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I have 4 cysts on my left ovary and could that be the cause of my heavy extremely painful periods what do u recommend I do?

I have 4 cysts on my left ovary and could that be the cause of my heavy extremely painful periods what do u recommend I do?

Depends: Sometimes patients have follicular cysts, these are normal functional cysts of the ovary. They are typically no more than 2.5 cm in max diameter. Did your physician say you had a bigger cyst than that? Some cysts are associated with endometriosis which causes extremely painful periods. Those types of cysts, endometriomas, sometimes need to be removed. Consult DR for more information ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more


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Pap smear went from normal to large hgsil cin3 lesion in 1 year. It causes painful heavy periods. Leep or hyst? I have no desire for more children.

Pap smear went from normal to large hgsil cin3 lesion in 1 year. It causes painful heavy periods. Leep or hyst? I have no desire for more children.

Follow advice of Gyn: Your gynecologist is the one who can guide you best. I doubt if the cervix lesions have anything to do with heavy periods. So handle these as 2 separate issues for the sake of treatment. I would say hysterectomy is not indicated for treating the cin3 (it can be manged with leep). Heavy menses/periods can be often manged with hormonal therapy with help from your gyncologist....Hystrecto last resort. ...Read more

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What causes painful periods with heavy flow and clots that are the size of half dollars?

What causes painful periods with heavy flow and clots that are the size of half dollars?

Heavy periods: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medications don't help, see a GYN for consultation and maybe US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. Hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant, used continuously, can lighten or even stop your periods, decreasing pain. Ablation is an option if done childbearing. ...Read more

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I have very heavy painful periods how can I stop it permantly?

I have very heavy painful periods how can I stop it permantly?

Ablation, Birth Ctrl: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medications don't help, see a GYN for consultation and maybe US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. Hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant, used continuously, can lighten or even stop your periods, decreasing pain. Ablation is an option if done childbearing. ...Read more

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Heavy prolonged painful periods, any chance of an underlying condition?

Possible u need: A good workup by a gyn, as it could be caused by many different reasons and no need to suffer, once the gyn knows the cause then u can be treated properly. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I am having 14 day heavy, painful periods one week apart for the last three months?

Should I be concerned if I am having 14 day heavy, painful periods one week apart for the last three months?

Yes that is not Not: Normal please see your gyn or a gyn as u need a workup with blood work and exam, ultrasound and your gyn should be able to get u back on track, u may need bc pills or other meds but u should have a not heavy period once a month not twice. ...Read more

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I have a question? I haven't been actually diagnosed with it, but for the past few years now I have had extremely heavy and painful periods. I used to

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. (diagnosed with what?)You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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Can the Plan B pill cause painful periods?

Can the Plan B pill cause painful periods?

No it should: Not be causing side effects during multiple menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I have really heavy painful periods, I can't leave the house for four days but I have work in the morning. Is there any way I can make this lighter?

Yes: Yes, you can make your periods lighter by finding out from a MD and examination as to why your periods are so heavy and painful. High on the list of culprits is endometriosis that can be either treated or controlled. ...Read more

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Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on Depo-Provera some will have irregular bleeding. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control that can give you better cycle control. If you do not want more children consider essure. ...Read more

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Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Depends on why: Depends a bit on why you had the hysteroscopy and d;c to start with. Many times, these procedures are done because of heavy menstruation, or menorrhagia. Causes include hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, adenomyosis or rarely cancer. If this was not present, then these symptoms may be temporarily related to the procedure. If symptoms persist, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. What are the side effects?

Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. What are the side effects?

Nausea, vomiting, diar: Side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Dizziness and low blood pressure
deep vein thrombosis
pulmonary embolism
cerebral thrombosis
acute renal cortical necrosis
central retinal artery and vein obstruction
acute allergic reaction
headache
stuffy nose
many more listed
but not all patients feel all the side effects and most can tolerate the drug, sometimes the dose needs to be lowered. ...Read more

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I can feel a lump on my ovarias when I press down. I get heavy painful periods. Could this b a cyst or ca?

I can feel a lump on my ovarias when I press down. I get heavy painful periods. Could this b a cyst or ca?

Abdominal mass: A lump in your abdomen could be a cyst, cancer, constipation or none of the above. See your doctor; an ultrasound may help identify the lump. ...Read more

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Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

Yes it is used: It is used by some for menorrhagia more so in europe than in us. It enhances blood clotting and seems to be effective for it. But first you have to know if it is true menorrhagia as half of the women who complain of heavy bleeding do not loose lot of blood
side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Dizziness and low blood pressure
deep vein thrombosis
pulmonary embolism
cerebral thrombosis. ...Read more

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Is it true that ovarian cysts cause more painful periods?

No: I am not aware of any evidence that ovarian cysts lead to more painful menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are primarily related to the release of prostaglandins in the uterus. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Secondary Dysmenorrhea (Definition)

Once you've had periods, then they cease (not in pregnancy) this is secondary amenorrhea. Many causes and needs the ...Read more