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Do Menstrual Cramps Get Worse With Age
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
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.
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Sometimes they are worse and sometimes they get better. ...Read more
Birth control pill: The pill is usually the first choice to manage cramps. Short of that, try starting an analgesic like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 32weeks pregnant and i'm gettin cramps like menstrual cramps and it kinda hurts is that normal.....
Consider it: Consider stress as a potential source for making anything worse. Stress is known to influence physiologic processes, so it would be no surprise that it can make your cramping worse. Try and identify your stressors and if possible, address them to eliminate them. If unable to, consider ways to relieve your stress such as exercise, meditation, or therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Abdominal pain: If your ovaries were left behind at the time of hysterectomy, you might get pain coming from them if you develop an ovarian cyst or torsion of the ovaries. Also have in mind gastrointestinal conditions that can mimick cramps like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal adhesions , bladder infections etc. ...Read more
Some herbs can help: But you should have an exam and ultrasound and possible blood work to make sure you do not have certain gyn conditions that may require meds or surgery. There are many meds that can help now and it is better to take a med for a few days than to suffer. There is a newer med called Lysteda that slows down bleeding so that usually decreases cramps and many older meds that will help with cramps. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Gyn eval: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The cramps and bleeding do not necessarily coincide. ...Read more
Magnesium,homeopathy: I agree with Dr. Robinson's excellent advice. See http://wellnessmama.com/7199/pms-cramps-remedies/ for more on supplements, herbs and diet changes. Magnesium, esp. as taurate or glycinate often helps. Also consider homeopathy- ideally see a homeopath but you could try on your own: http://treatment.hpathy.com/homeo-medicine/homeopathy-menstrual-cramps/ Acupuncture/Chinese herbs can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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