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A 24-year-old female asked:

what causes stomach pain during menstruation?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gutman
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Well....: The uterus and adjacent organs are full of nerves. During your period you might have small contraction while expelling blood, this might cause discomfort
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Contractions of: the uterus as it expels the blood and irritation of nerve endings.

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Last updated Jun 22, 2014

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