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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Why am i having bad menstrual cramps a week after my period ended?

Why am i having bad menstrual cramps a week after my period ended?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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I got bad pre menstrual cramps last night but no period. Can't be pregnant. What can it be? Please help.

I got bad pre menstrual cramps last night but no period. Can't be pregnant. What can it be? Please help.

May be normal: Premenstual cramps are not unusual. If you have no other symptoms like discharge or not been sexually active for sometime then Advil/ Motrin would help. However if you have any other symptoms you need to be checked out ...Read more

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I have the mirena for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal I only feel 1 thread I have only felt one thread. ?

I have the mirena for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal I only feel 1 thread I have only felt one thread. ?

Mirena: Mirena is a progesterone only contraceptive. As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a major side effect. This could mean bleeding everyday or no bleeding at all or anything in between. The cramping associated with bleeding is not uncommon. ...Read more

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I have the mirena for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this n?

I have the mirena for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this n?

See your gyn: You should have the position of your iud checked by your gyn. If it is in place normally, your doc can give you medication to help with cramping. ...Read more

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Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Good hydration: Make sure that you hydrate well before, during and after strenuous exertion. V8 or Naked Juice actually have more minerals and vitamins than sports drinks do. Dehydration and / or mineral deficiency(ies) are major contributors to muscle cramps. Strenuous exertion can cause dehydration or mineral losses that lead to cramps. ...Read more

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I get menstrual cramps on my period this month they are so bad the only way i'm not almost doubled over is applying pressure or a heating pad help?

I get menstrual cramps on my period this month they are so bad the only way i'm not almost doubled over is applying pressure or a heating pad  help?

Many options: There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Discuss these options with your doctor. You may have endometriosis and these options will help. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

Menstrual pain is also known as Period pain. A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more