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Dr. Peter Baumann
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I have bad lower stomach pain after i goto the bathroom. I also get a similar pain after intercorce The pain is worse but similer to menstrual cramps.

Dr. Peter Baumann
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I have bad lower stomach pain after i goto the bathroom. I also get a similar pain after intercorce The pain is worse but similer to menstrual cramps.

Bladder infection?: I wonder if you have a bladder infection. To be sure you would need to see a doctor who will run a few tests on a urine sample. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I've suffered from PMS since I started my period at age 13 (I'm 23 now). This month has been significantly worse than usual, with this intense abdominal pain that feels like a mix of acid reflux and menstrual cramps. It's nauseating and nothing seems to g

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I've suffered from PMS since I started my period at age 13 (I'm 23 now). This month has been significantly worse than usual, with this intense abdominal pain that feels like a mix of acid reflux and menstrual cramps. It's nauseating and nothing seems to g

PreMenstual Syndrome: I feel your distress of 10 years and worsening symptoms since last month. “This month has been significantly worse than usual”- Reflect stresses during this time including relationship turmoil or less Vitamin B6, Calcium and Magnesium in diet. Acid Reflux can be due to Stress, Alcohol, Caffeine, Ibuprofen. See Gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Anxiety and Depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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My wife has been having extremely painful stomach cramps. Possibly menstrual cramps. It happens every time, but seem to be getting worse. What to do?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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My wife has been having extremely painful stomach cramps. Possibly menstrual cramps. It happens every time, but seem to be getting worse. What to do?

Go see her doctor: You didn't mention how long your wife has been having these stomach cramps, just that they're getting worse every time. Not sure from who she got her hydrocodone ; Ibuprofen but it's time for her to go see her family doc or gyn ; get evaluated rather than try to mask w/more pain medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Nagaraj Gabbur
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Could the pain I am having be more then menstrual cramps. Always get them but never this bad. Feeling on lower right side more and in back. ?

Dr. Nagaraj Gabbur
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Could the pain I am having be more then menstrual cramps. Always get them but never this bad. Feeling on lower right side more and in back.  ?

Endometriosis: Pain during the period may be a sign of endometriosis especially if the period is very painful. Although endometriosis is not a life-threatening condition it can cause severe pelvic pain. But there are other reasons for increased pain during the period including infections and fibroids. I would go see a gynecologist in person to find out if there is anything that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Gildner
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What to do if i get really bad menstrual cramps, what can I do to make it less painful?

Dr. James Gildner
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What to do if i get really bad menstrual cramps, what can I do to make it less painful?

Several choices: If not on birth control pills that is a good start especially taking them intentionally not to have periods. Very safe. Many women benefit from the hormone iud. If periods are regular starting a Motrin or Ibuprofen product several days in advance sometimes helps. Some women (usually older than you) develop a condition called adenomyosis. Not dangerous but harder to control. Suggest sono if persist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stuff to avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt and junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I get menstrual cramps but nothing comes down the cramps are just there what could this be?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I get menstrual cramps but nothing comes down the cramps are just there what could this be?

No ovulation: It is common for some women to have irregular periods. This is usually due to irregular ovulation. Schedule a visit with an obgyn for testing. They will likely test you for something called pcos as well as thyroid disease and a prolactin level. Birth control will usually regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Do women still get menstrual cramps after having a child ?

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Sure: Sometimes they are worse and sometimes they get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Brown
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What are some tried and true ways to get of menstrual cramps?

Dr. Timothy Brown
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Birth control pill: The pill is usually the first choice to manage cramps. Short of that, try starting an analgesic like Motrin or advil on a regular schedule before your period starts and continue through the period. It is always more effective to prevent pain from the beginning rather than chasing it after it starts. ...Read more

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