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What do Menstrual Cramps Really Feel Like?

  1. gclitty profile image90
    gclittyposted 5 years ago

    What do Menstrual Cramps Really Feel Like?

    Mainly a question for the women..actually this should only be a question for females.  But I am looking for someone to relate the feeling to us guys who have no idea.

  2. Sage in a Cage profile image79
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    I usually tell guys it's a little like a really (I could emphasise the really part forever!) bad and achey deep stomach cramp but located a little lower inside the pelvic area. It's like someone has tied elastic around my insides and my womb area feels constricted. Women's experiences of the intensity of the pain varies from one individual to the next. Some women might only feel mild cramps that don't interfere too much with their daily functioning. Others can have pain to the extent that they will need prescription medication to manage the pain each month. Also it is not unusual to faint or even vomit from the pain of menstrual cramps.

    It's truly hard to explain the sensation to a guy. It's like trying to explain what toothache feels like to a creature who will never have teeth!

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    They have actually created a device that can be surgically put into a male that causes him to bleed from his penis and feel cramps. It is so funny to me and it's great for women to watch. Needless to say, guys hate the device. But they claim it is like getting hit in the nuts all day long. The pain just doesn't go away. Other guys say it feels like you need to take a giant number 2, but it won't come out. Take your pick of which example you think it feels like.

  4. Express10 profile image89
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Like an elephant stomping on my lower back, then my lower abdomen, then both simultaneously. Then imagine alternating between all three of these 23/7 and for the extra hour of no pain, you think, I feel okay so I can do this or that. Just minutes later as soon as you're about to do whatever it may be, the elephant is back. When I was 14, 16, etc., I had none of this pain. Nowadays I do. It is not fun.

  5. Markie W profile image60
    Markie Wposted 4 years ago

    It varies from woman to woman. Some women hardly ever have to deal with any cramps while others suffer immensely. I've personally had to go to the emergency room and have been given one prescription of Vicodin for mine. The worst ones feel like a deep sharp pain and it just feels like something's ripping deep inside of me, that won't decrease in pain even with handfuls of Midol, Ibuprofen, etc.. I've had many painful incidents from horse riding accidents to surgeries, but menstrual cramps have been by far the worst pain I've ever had to deal with. When they're less severe it's just a dull, bloating pain.