Mentrual or Uterine cramps can be VERY painful. It afflicts 10% of all women and could be a sign of underlying pathology such as fibroids or adenomyosis. It may be benign and can be controlled with medications. Seeking care to alleviate this sometime debilitating issue is the first step!
Fibroids (AKA Leiomyoma) is a common problem that affects many woman, but negative impacts black women in a disproportionately compared to others. It tends to run in families and can cause a litany of issues including: heavy bleeding, pressure, fullness, urge to pee or poop, pain with sex, infertility, back pain, severe menstrual cramping or leg pain. Prompt diagnosis offer the hope of early intervention and treatment.