Ovulation Pain (Mittelschmerz) VS Menstrual Cramps: What’s The Difference?

  Mittelschermz? Is that the name of some fancy German dish? Close enough. Referred to in the medical community as mittelschermz — German for “middle pain,” (how apt!)— Mittelschermz, also known as Ovulation cramps, are the pain some people feel mid-way through the menstrual cycle, approximately during the time of ovulation.   What exactly is Mittelshermz? What…

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ALL You Need To Know About Menstrual Cramps (Reliefs, Myths AND MORE!)

  An estimated 50% of all women experience menstrual cramps of differing degrees. Among these, up to 15% would describe their menstrual cramps as severe. Surveys of adolescent girls show that over 90% report suffering from menstrual cramps.   What are menstrual cramps? What are its symptoms? Credits: Giphy.com Menstrual cramps, otherwise known as dysmenorrhea,…

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4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Self-Care

Ever heard of the phrase: TREAT YOURSELF ? While this phrase often carries the connotation of splurging on expensive food or material goods, it can also simply refer to taking time off for some me-time, or doing things that you enjoy. In order words, ‘TREAT YOURSELF’ is the millennial-ised term for ‘self-care’! Self-care means setting…

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Oral Contraceptive Pills: What You Need To Know

  Previously, we discussed about the Period-Delaying Pill and the Morning-After Pill. Heard of the Oral Contraceptive Pills but not really sure how it works? Fret not! By the end of this post, you’ll be sure to be well-equipped with the relevant knowledge. Without further ado, let’s dive right into the world of Oral Contraceptive Pills…

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6 Possible Worrying Reasons Behind Your Severe Menstrual Cramps

  Previously, we talked about 5 Warning Signs That Your Menstrual Cramps Are Not Normal. Now, we’ll discuss in detail what implications those warning signs could indicate.   Endometriosis Credits: infertilityivfhouston.com A common cause for severe period pain – Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition where the tissue forming the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) starts…

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