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Do menstrual cramps get worse with age?

Do menstrual cramps get worse with age?

No general pattern: Menstrual cramps getting worse with age is not a pattern that is generally observed in aging women. ...Read more

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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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

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

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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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

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

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What are some tried and true ways to get of menstrual cramps?

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

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

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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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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How do I get rid of menstrual cramps?

Try other OTC meds: Medications that contain Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be helpful for menstrual cramps. Take as instructed; if you still do not get relief of your pain, see your gyn to discuss prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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I'm 32weeks pregnant and i'm gettin cramps like menstrual cramps and it kinda hurts is that normal.....

No. Get seen. : Having cramps "like menstrual cramps" can mean preterm labor. It can be braxton hicks contractions, which are normal, but shouldn't hurt so much. Call your OB now to discuss if u need to go to ed. Take care. ...Read more

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Does stress make menstrual cramps worse ?

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 more

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Is it true that tampons can make menstrual cramps worse?

Tampons: For some women, using tampons can make their menstrual cramps worse because of a drying effect it has on the uterus. Also, if not changed promptly, pain and/or infection can ensue ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

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

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My menstrual cramps are very painful, i get very blooded. What can I take to help me out for this.

NSAIDS: Nsaids like advil/motrin/ibuprofen are great for treating menstrual cramps. These are over the counter and are pretty inexpensive. Some people can't take these medications, so check with your doctor to see if these medications are safe for you to take. ...Read more

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How to get rid of menstrual cramps without medicine?

How to get rid of menstrual cramps without medicine?

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

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Please give advice on how to get rid of menstrual cramps?

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

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What can I take to get rid of very bad menstrual. Cramps?

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 more

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Can you get menstrual cramps 2-3 weeks before your expected period?

NO: menstrual cramps are the cramps associated with menses. However, you can get some cramping with ovulation at this time. This is called Mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old n want to get rid of menstrual cramps.. Suggest some natural solutions..

I'm 22 years old n want to get rid of menstrual cramps.. Suggest some natural solutions..

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 more

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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