Uterus pain can be a symptom of a variety of conditions and can potentially be debilitating, affecting your ability to live your normal life every day. While a consultation with Mr Jonathan Broome, a Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, can be the first step towards a long-term resolution to your uterus problems, it is important to be able to manage the pain in the interim, so that you can enjoy your work and social life as normal.
Fortunately, there are a variety of simple but effective remedies for uterus pain that can be applied at home or work and may help relieve your symptoms.
Over the counter pain remedies, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, can help ease your uterus pain quickly and effectively, and can be taken safely for a period of time. Low dose codeine (8 mg) is also available without prescription and is highly effective against pain, but must only be taken for a maximum of three days. If you are pregnant or suffer from asthma, however, taking ibuprofen, aspirin or codeine is not recommended without the agreement of your GP, so seek professional advice first.
For many people, gentle warmth can be soothing and help to relieve discomfort in many areas of the body, so you may find that it is an effective remedy for uterus pain. A hot water bottle, wrapped in a light towel to prevent scalding, or a heat pad (such as those you can warm in the microwave) are ideal, while a warm bath may also ease your pain quickly.
Some women who experience uterus pain find that relaxation techniques, such as yoga, meditation or breathing exercises, can help decrease their discomfort. Not only do these activities aid muscle relaxation, they can also focus your mind so that you can become more tolerant of pain and improve your ability to manage your symptoms while continuing your usual daily routine.
When suffering from uterus pain, running the London Marathon probably isn’t ideal, but moderate, gentle exercise can be extremely beneficial. Exercise improves blood flow and increases the natural endorphins in your body, which can relieve pain, so by engaging in a regular programme of light physical activity, you may find that your symptoms improve. If exercise causes an increase in pain, observe the warning signs and ease off.
Managing your uterus pain in the short term is important to enjoy life, but a consultation at The Pelvic Clinic will provide you with the information you need to make a decision about resolving your uterus problems once and for all.