The prostaglandin found in both the uterus and intestinal tract cause
s smooth muscles to retract, therefore some women are prone to experience diarrhea or constipation during menstruation
***Most things that
put you at risk for painful periods
are out of your control. You are more likely to have severe menstrual cramps if they run in your family history and/or you had an early puberty (eleven years old or younger).