Does Herpes Cause Menstrual Cramps?

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Many different factors can trigger menstrual disorders, such as hormone imbalances, genetic factors, clotting disorders, and pelvic diseases.


  • Contraction-Causing Chemicals. Powerful chemicals known as prostaglandins and arachidonic acid can induce uterine muscle contractions. Prostaglandins also play a large role in the heavy bleeding that causes dysmenorrhea.
  • Abnormal Nervous System Response. Some women with primary dysmenorrhea may have autonomic nervous systems that are...
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