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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10 Myths About Periods BUSTED!

  The amount of myths and old wives’ beliefs revolving around menstruation is simply too much to count. It can range from the ridiculous smearing of your first period blood on your face to prevent acne outbreaks, to the more ‘luxurious’ practice of receiving gifts of gold as congratulations to a girl for entering womanhood….

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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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