Menstration Cramping

By Heziakiah Griffith, Block 3

What is Menstration ..

Menstruation, Is the shedding of the uterus and tissue from inner lining of uterus. ( reproductive age ) When your eggs are not fertilized during ovulation the eggs drop to be released from from body which is the menstrual cycle also known as a period.

This cycles occurs when puberty is hit and is the release of hormones.

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What Causes menstrual cramping ?

Cramping is caused by prostaglandin which a girls body produces to make the muscles of the uterus to contract.

Contract in of the muscles help push the blood of the vagainal canal


  • Acne
  • Mood changes
  • Cravings, headaches
  • Abdominal pains

What's wrong ?

The tissue of the uterus is implanted outside the uterus, the shedding of the uterus ( womb ) which causes you to bleed.

The lining of the uterus separates from the uterus because it is no longer needed which then causes the contraction of muscles ( smooth muscle )

Production of Prostaglandin

Treatments ..

  • Heating pads
  • Midol
  • Rest


Prevention of menstraul cramps include a heathy lifestyle and a well balanced diet with a good amount of nutrients.

Prevention of a Menstration cycle

  • Pregnancy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Menapause

Facts about Menstration

You can bleed light, moderate, heavy and can bleed from anywhere to 3-7 days.

Cramps can occur during or before a cycle begins.

You can go swimming during a cycle with the use of a tampon ONLY not a pad and you will not bleed. ( can't bleed in water )

Tampons and Pads are Used for a menstraul cycle. Tampons can come in regular or super, heavy or regular or nighttime are differ kinds of pads, pads can also have wings or no wings

Birth control can regulate your period so it can come regularly.

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