discomfort caused by the contraction of the uterus, usually beginning before your period and tapering off during your period
Pains in the lower abdomen (just below your tummy) that can occur during or before menstruation. No one knows for certain why this happens, but doctors think that it may be linked to poor eating habits (too much fatty food and not enough fibre and vegetables in our diets) and too little exercise. See also DYSMENORRHEA.
Painful menstruation known clinically as dysmenorrhea.