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Severe lower abdominal pain during period

A female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Normal: These sound like typical pre and menstrual symptoms. Such pain and pressure can be annoying and debilitating. If they persist and worsen bring this ... Read More
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Very common: This is not uncommon at all. There are hormonal and inflammatory changes that cause these associated GI symptoms.

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dysmennorhea: Painful menstruating is not uncommon and occurs in many woman. I would take your Dr. to a Gynecologist who specializes in pediatric patients so she c... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pain can be from many things. Stomach acid problems cause pain, as does pancreatitis or gallstones. Appendicitis is always a concern (pain i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc..... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: Depending on the size ovarian cysts can cause pain but are usually not dangerous; very large cysts can sometimes twist or rupture causing sudden pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Options: There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Helping with period: pain: try ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), starting 1-2 days before your period every 6-8 hours. Making your period lighter is not as easy. Both issues may b... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, appendix, large intestine, abdominal muscles, kidneys, etc..... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Hard to say: Pregnant women often experience a variety of discomforts. They also experience periodic digestive disturbances. They are also prone to bladder infecti... Read More

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