List of QueriesCategory: Health ConcernsWhat is the reason for menstrual cramps?
Jyoti Mehta asked 1 year ago
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Dr Juneja answered 1 year ago

I’ll try to put this in layman’s terms. If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm it must be dispelled and this process is initiated by the lowering of progesterone and estrogen levels that cause the uterus lining to break down and release a compound called prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins cause the contraction of the uterine muscles that causes the breakdown of the egg and further contractions cause it to expelled through the vagina. 
Now with all this churning and contracting it is surprising that the majority of women go through the pain called menstrual cramps.
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