A 29-year-old female asked:
menstrual pain hello, for a few years now my menstrual cycle has gotten worse each year. i have one good week out of a month, the rest of the time i get pre cramps and during cramps. i get nausea no vomiting. pain during sexual intercourse. i have also
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
The : The bulk of your answer is coming from dr. Salisbury. I just wanted to add to the excellent information that she provided. In conjunction with a comprehensive assessment and any recommendations by your doctor, you may wish to consider adjunctive medical acupuncture treatment. It has been practiced for thousands of years in china and there are excellent protocols for cramping.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Nancy Salisbury answered
68 years experience Gynecology
Dear : Dear dysmenorrhea- so sorry to hear that you have pain with periods and pain with intercourse.Feeling pain all the time is exhausting and affects everything! it sounds like a clinician suggested that you might have endometriosis. This is not a diagnosis that is made on physical exam though it can be suggested based on your history and findings on a physical.. The diagnosis is made by a minimally invasive surgical procedure called laparoscopy. Basically using a camera under anesthesia to look at your pelvis and treat problems that are found. If you are not feeling well 3 out of 4 weeks of the month and intercourse is painful i would seek treatment with a gynecologist. There are medical treatments that might help including oral contraceptives but it might be time for a surgical procedure. Imaging such as u/s or ct scan are not often helpful other than excluding ovarian growths. It sounds like you want to preserve fertility if you have had multiple miscarriages so make sure to make this clear to your clinician. Try other the counter nsaids, these are the most useful for this type of pain. Good luck. Dr n gyn at www.Drngyn.Com.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month