Experts say that almost half of women of childbearing age complaining of dragging pain in the abdomen for a day or two before menstruation. I must say that any woman feels the onset of menstruation. Some have a stomach ache, the other poured and heavier Breasts, someone feels pain or psychological discomfort which manifests itself in a state of despair and depression. In 90% of cases anxiety completely unnecessary.

In any case, the pain before menstruation – the norm

Most often, slight abdominal pain before menstruation is directly dependent on the number of endorphins. These hormones are produced by neurons in the brain and responsible for sensation of pain. The people they are known under the name "hormones of happiness".

The secretion of endorphin, the "subject" progesterone and estrogen, which are non-permanent. A week before menstruation progesterone is at its peak, although estrogen decreases somewhat. A sharp drop of both hormones before menstruation leads to the same drop in the level of endorphins. Hormonal changes can not be unnoticed because it happens at the level of the Central nervous system.

Pain in the lower abdomen before menstruation can be the cause of premenstrual syndrome, if they are even close to such symptoms as:
• unbearable desire to hide from others and cry;
• resentment at all, which results in aggression;
• weakness and headaches;
• pain in the heart region and shortness of breath;
• excessive appetite;

In most cases this condition does not require treatment, but if the depression goes too far and affects the quality of family life, contact a doctor.

Abdominal pain as a signal of functional disorders

Abdomen before menstruation can hurt and due to anatomical disorders (uterus is rejected to the back wall). Then it hurts like stomach and lower back. Sometimes the beginning of menstruation is accompanied by to all the diarrhea. Often suffering from such problems parous women who have postpartum soreness disappear.

Sometimes the cause of pain before menstruation is insufficient luteal phase (the release of an egg before menstruation). Hormones prostaglandins are responsible for uterine contraction and rejection of the inner layer, you can start to develop early and with greater intensity, failing the entire cycle. Excessive activity of prostaglandins causes increased pain.

In any case, when the pain becomes unbearable or eliminated with medication only for a short time, an urgent need to see a specialist. The reason can be as intrauterine infection and inflammation and problems in the thyroid gland, resulting in impaired regulation of hormones. Foreign bodies in the form of cysts and fibromatous nodes can also cause pain before menstruation. The presence of intrauterine spiral can be attributed also to the category "foreign". Sometimes enough to remove it, and the pain disappear or do not cause significant discomfort.