Some women suffer heavy menstrual bleeding which affects their day-to-day life. There may be passage of clots with heavy menstrual bleeding. It can be attended with weakness and anemia. Uterine pain is felt with heavy menstrual bleeding. Pain is felt in the lower abdomen but pain in the lower back can attend too. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (loose motion) may occur with pain during menses. Several reasons can lead to heavy menstrual bleeding with pain. The first and most important among these is uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids also known as myomas and leiomyomas refer to non-cancerous (benign) growths developing in the uterus and mainly affect women of childbearing age. These can be small to large sized and can be single or multiple. It causes symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent periods, prolonged periods, lower back pain and painful intercourse (dyspareunia). Other symptoms can be pain during stool, fullness in lower abdomen, constipation, leg cramps, difficulty in emptying the urinary bladder completely and vaginal discharge. The second cause is endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that lines the inner surface of the uterus starts to grow in places other than the uterus like in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, rectum, intestines and urinary bladder. There may be bleeding from these parts at the time of menstrual bleeding. The symptoms of endometriosis include painful periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, bleeding from the rectum or bladder during menses, rectal pain and difficulty in urination. Third is adenomyosis which refers to a condition where there is growth of endometrial tissue in the muscle wall of uterus. This condition can cause heavy and prolonged menses, painful periods, spotting in between the periods, and pain during intercourse. Next PCOS can be the reason. PCOS refers to polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a hormonal syndrome affecting women of reproductive age group resulting from hormonal imbalance. In this syndrome, there is irregular menstrual cycle, delayed menses, heavy or scanty menses, facial hair, pimples, hairfall and weight gain. Besides the above, heavy menses may occur in cases of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid).
There is tremendous scope for managing heavy menstrual bleeding with pain in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines aim at treating the root cause behind bleeding and pain for excellent relief. Along with managing heavy bleeding and pain, these medicines also help to manage attending symptoms like prolonged periods, frequent periods, lower back pain, painful intercourse, pelvic pain, spotting in between periods. Homeopathic medicines are free from any side effects as they are prepared from naturally occurring substances. There are numerous homeopathic medicines to manage cases of heavy menstrual bleeding with pain and the most suitable medicine is recommended after detailed case evaluation of symptoms. It is advised that every case of heavy menstrual bleeding with pain should be evaluated by a homeopathic physician for correct prescription. Self-medication should be avoided in any case. In cases with severe anemia, help should be taken from the conventional mode of treatment.
Homeopathic Medicines For Heavy Menstrual Bleeding With Pain
1. Sabina – Topmost Medicine
Sabina is a leading homeopathic medicine to manage heavy menstrual bleeding with pain. In cases needing it, there is heavy bleeding during menses of bright color with dark clots. The bleeding may be foul-smelling in some cases. Bleeding gets worse from the slightest movement. Pain is well marked along with bleeding. The characteristic feature is that the pain is felt from the sacrum (a triangular bone at the bottom of the spine) to pubes (lower abdomen part in front of the pelvis). Pain during periods gets better by lying flat on the back. There is pain in the uterus that may extend to the thighs.
2. Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris – In Cases Of Uterine Fibroids
Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris is a prominently indicated medicine for managing cases of heavy menstrual bleeding with pain in cases of uterine fibroids. There is heavy bleeding during menses with clots where this medicine is required. The periods may remain for long time extending from 10 to 14 days. The periods may also occur before time in few cases. Sometimes every alternate period is heavy. Pain is felt during menses. There may be vomiting along with pain. There is cutting type of pain in the pubes (part of the lower abdomen in front of the pelvis) from side to side. The uterus feels sore.
3. Sepia – For Heavy Menses And Bearing Down Pain In Uterus
Sepia is a useful medicine for heavy menses and bearing down pain in the uterus. The females needing it feel as if the pelvic contents will come out from the vagina and tend to cross legs to prevent it. The menstrual bleeding is dark in color and is more heavy at night time while lying down. The menses start before the expected date. Chilliness is felt during menses. There may be pain in the lower back before menses. After menses, vaginal discharge (leucorrhea) may be seen. The discharge is thick and yellow. In cases needing it, intercourse may be painful along with the above complaints. In some cases, intermenstrual bleeding occurs.
4. Calcarea Carb – For Heavy, Prolonged Menses With Cutting Type of Pain
Calcarea carb is a very beneficial medicine for managing cases of heavy and prolonged menses along with pain. The menses may also occur early, say every 15 days. There is pain in the abdomen and the back during menses. Cutting type of pains are felt in the lower abdomen. Pain is also felt in the hip bones. Nausea and headache may be felt during menses.
5. Trillium Pendulum – For Heavy Bleeding With Uterine And Back Pain
Trillium Pendulum is of great help for managing cases of heavy menstrual bleeding with sore pain in the uterus and the vagina. There may be back pain. There is a feeling as if the back and hips may fall into pieces. There is relief by tightly binding the back and hips. There is gushing of bright red blood along with dark clots. Even little movement worsens the bleeding. Along with the above, there may be frequent urge to pass urine. Bearing down sensation may be felt in the pelvis when walking or standing. This medicine is also indicated for complaint of intermenstrual bleeding.
6. Belladonna – For Heavy Bleeding With Pain In Lower Abdomen, Back And Limbs
This medicine is valuable to manage cases of heavy bleeding with pain in the lower abdomen, back and limbs. Lower abdomen pain gets worse from every movement. Menstrual bleeding is bright red and hot. At times it can be dark and clotted with bad smell. Along with the above, there may occur a sensation of weight, pressure in the uterine region. Burning sensation may be felt in the uterus.
7. Ferrum Met – With Pain In Lower Abdomen And Lower Back
This medicine is suitable for cases of pale, watery bleeding during menses. Pain is felt in the lower abdomen and lower back. The menses occur early and remain for a prolonged time. Weakness is felt along with these complaints. Menses may cease for a day and then return. Headache and vertigo can also occur during menses.