Mid-cycle pain syndrome is characterized by a disruption of the menstrual cycles and manifests itself by bleeding during the ovulation period or during the days that precede or follow the cycle. It only occurs in some women whose menstrual cycle is changing and is sometimes accompanied by pain of varying intensity.
Mid-cycle pain syndrome can be identified by the presence of bleeding outside of menstruation. Bleeding can last two to three days and usually occurs at in the middle of the cycle during the ovulation period, either a few days before or after if takes place. In some cases, the bleeding only lasts a few hours. Bleeding is the hallmark symptom of mid-cycle pain syndrome, and is sometimes accompanied by pain.
Pelvic pain will vary in intensity from woman to woman. It can be intense or moderate, and may either be located on the right side or on the whole abdomen. Pain may be also be felt in the perineum, vagina, anal region, lower back, thighs, and sometimes even the breasts.
Bleeding is also accompanied by headaches and a slight fever or gas in the intestines.
In general, there are two homoeopathic remedies that are specially tailored to relieve mid-cycle pain syndrome. One can either take five granules of Actaea racemosa 9 CH from the 7th to the 15th day of the cycle, or 5 granules of Bovista Gigantea 5 CH from the 10th to the 15th day of the cycle. In both cases, two daily intakes of the mentionned remedies will be necessary.
For the treatment of related pain such as back pain, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Folliculinum 7 CH during the first 13 days of the menstrual cycle. The following days and just before menstruation, this dosage may be used in combination with Progesterone 5 CH or Lutéinum 5 CH.
In case of mid-cycle pain syndrome, the need for a medical consultation will depend on the severity of symptoms and on the sensation of discomfort experienced by the patient. Sometimes the syndrome is temporary and virtually painless, in which case resorting to a few homoeopathic remedies is enough to relieve the symptoms. When they become recurrent over several cycles and self-medication is not sufficient to relieve the pain, consulting a general practitioner or a gynaecologist is strongly advised. The consultation is also recommended to determine the true source of the disease, and to detect the presence of any possible underlying infection. If the bleeding, headaches, pelvic pain and back pain persist and affect daily life, it is strongly advised to consult a doctor without delay.
Good to know: To alleviate pain linked to the mid-cycle pain syndrome, homoeopathy provides effective remedies that may be used for long-term treatment.