# Menstrual cramps
Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Home Treatment for Menstrual Cramps
Dysmenorrhea is the medical name for menstrual cramps or pain during your period. Menstrual cramps are throbbing, aching cramps in your lower abdomen that occur shortly before and during your period. They are among the most common and irritating aspects of your menstruation.
The painful period paradox
To all my lovely ladies who go through their periods briskly and gracefully.... how I envy you!. There is not a month that goes by where some ladies like myself are able to have what some would call, "A happy Period". While it is inevitable as a female to not have a bleeding session downstairs, there are ways you can lessen or combat the painful cramps like a ninja before the lightning strikes. P.S cramps feel like unleashed lightning strikes, just wanted to throw that in there.