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Period Pain In Legs Is It Normal?

Legs Pain in second trimester

Hello friends, Today we have brought to you an interesting topic which you would love to read because it’s all about – “ all those 5 days…” yes it’s about periods. So speaking of periods, it is a natural process faced by every girl after the age of 12 or 13, when she attains puberty. It is a cycle that repeats itself every 28 to 40 days depending on your food habits, sleeping pattern, family history, and many more. During these periods, girls or women experience bleeding and there are a lot of changes happening inside that area, which causes pain in our body. But why we are here today is to understand all about period pain in legs. Do you feel weak legs during period? or leg cramping during period or achy legs during period? You must be wondering why do my legs hurt on my period? Actually leg pain from period is common.

Changes Happen During Period

Heavy period Flow
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We will see what changes are happening in our bodies and what are its effects and how to cure them.

During periods, the uterus in the female’s body contracts to aid expel its lining. These contractions are a continuous process going inside the body, sometimes they even do not feel, but in some cases, they cause severe pain.

Many women have complained that the pain begins a day or two before their periods, it is extreme during the menstrual cycle( periods) and vanishes as the days are over. Generally, you can feel the pain in your Sciatic nerve and it expands in either one leg or both. It starts from your lower back and lower belly and extends to your feet. Some women may face pain in their hips and thighs and even period pains in thighs, but the majority face it till the thumb of their leg.

Endometriosis leg pain – In scientific language, it is known as Endometriosis. There are cells called endometrial that grow outside or other parts of the uterus and shed themselves during or on the finishing stage of the menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis leads to Period Pain In Legs, it may get worse before the period starts. Now, let us see why that happens? The Endometrial cells cause inflammation in the area near the uterus. The swelling in the tissue causes inflammation and leads to pain.

Symptoms Of Endometriosis

Endometriosis pain in legs – See the below symptoms and verify do you feel any of them?

  • Back painBack Pain in second trimester
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Pain feeling while pooping or peeing
  • The heavy flow of blood
  • Blood spots in stool or urine
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Pain while intercourse
  • Fatigue feeling
  • The issue to get pregnant
  • NauseaVomit and Nausea
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Intolerance towards some smell or food or noise.
  • Headaches
  • Bloating
  • Periods Cramps

Period Pain In Legs- Complications of Endometriosis

 If you are feeling any of the above symptoms, it may affect your life’s quality. Some get depressed and feel anxiety and should seek the help of a doctor.

 Some women may face the problem of infertility due to the endometrial cells present in their uterus area.

Let us understand in detail – the endometrial tissue wraps the ovaries and blocks the sperm from reaching the fallopian tubes, and stops the fertilized egg from sliding down from the tubes to the uterus. So, in this way, you might face the issue of getting pregnant.

 Can it be examined?

Yes, your doctor might check through various tests such as Pelvic exam, Imaging tests, laparoscopy, Biopsy, etc.

How to cure Period Pain In Legs?

Endometriosis leg pain relief – There are top 5 tips that you can follow to reduce the pain in the legs or simply Leg pain during periods remedies during periods.

  • Applying a heated pad or hot water bottle to the area of pain
  • Lying on the side and taking a rest.
  • Take some pain relief pills
  • You may try practicing yoga
  • A daily light exercise can help your body relieve pain naturally.

You can check out google exercise during periods, or exercise to reduce period cramps, you may find out various poses that can help you.

When to seek a doctor?

It is not necessary that you’re experiencing the pain in the legs due to endometrial cells only, there may be some other reason too.

If you are feeling severe pain in your leg, you are unable to walk, or feel that your legs have given up, simply lie down and call your doctor,  he might examine the symptoms and can treat you based on the severity. In some cases, it can be cured with some hormonal pills or the doctor might suggest some test stated above.

The most important thing you should take care of during your periods is to eat healthy foods, the food that helps in making blood in your body, drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated, and take proper rest and sleep. Because sleep is a natural pain reliever sometimes.

Wishing you all my ladies safe periods, thank you. If you have any concerns regarding the article, do let us know in the comment sections, I will be glad to answer your queries. Thank you once again.

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