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A 23-year-old female asked:

i never used to have period pains before but recently i do and the pain is usually sharp, what could be the cause?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Pelvic ligaments?: Dysmenorrhea has several causes; Hypermobility Syndrome is a common genetic variation highly associated with this; see Brighton or Beighton criteria. Recent childbirth can loosen pelvic ligaments as can bio-mechanical injuries. During menses hormone Relaxin is released; further loosening pelvic ligaments; enlisting painful compensatory pelvic muscle spasms. Many sufferers benefit from Cannabis.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I would like to know what type of pain, period pains feel like, are they really bad ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some women do: Not experience period pain. For others it is mild crampiness. There are some women who experience severe menstrual cramping which can occur in pelvis, abdomen, back and anterior thighs. Severe pain should be medically worked up.
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A 40-year-old female asked:

Extreme period pains is there something that can be done to stop the pain.

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Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Assuming you are not allergic to NSAIDS I would suggest the use of ibuprofen ( Advil )2-3 tablets every 6-8 hrs or naproxym sodium ( Aleve) 220mg for severe pain take 1 tablet every 8 hrs.

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