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Do Menstrual Cramps Go Away After The Birth Of Your First Baby
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
Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?
Yes: Birth control pills (containing hormones) can be used to help other conditions besides birth control. The pills can help women with acne, frequent periods, heavy periods, etc... If one just wants non-hormonal medication for menstrual cramps, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can help, after an evaluation to be sure nothing unusual is happening in the body. Read more
I have extremely painful menstrual cramps for 2-3 weeks out of every month. I'm currently on birth control. What could this be?
JHS: 29 yo bemoans intense menstrual pain. I have noted this symptom in women who have inherited ligament laxity found in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton Criteria). Around menses hormone Relaxin is secreted & further loosens ligaments. Lumbar and pelvic muscles probably become painful & spastic holding the loose pelvis together. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can she treat extremely painful menstrual cramps? (She started taking birth control again roughly 3 weeks ago.) Also, she's on a smoothie diet.
I have severe menstrual cramps that have me doubling over in pain. I don't want birth control. I read that there is a way to remove some of the lining?
Not at age 19: Endometrial ablation is designed for treating heavy or abnormal periods of women where there is not a pathologic cause. Those women are usually older then 40 and not of reproductive age. Moreover, even if ablations are done, severe cramping can still occur. You need to go see a GYN MD and find out why the cramps are so severe as there is usually a cause and solution. (Rx) Read more
Feeling a lot of menstrual cramps after starting birth control pills, is it supposed to be like this?
Hello. I recently stopped taking the birth control pill (2 or 3 months ago) and this month the menstrual cramps I am experiencing are really severe.?
Dysmenorrhea: Birth control pills not only regulate and lighten your period but they do markedly decrease the cramps that accompany it. Dysmenorrhea is the name for painful periods, and you may want to consider resuming your pills if your periods continue to be very painful Read more
Mild like menstrual cramps on birth control 5 days in. Been on it for long time. Switched to generic brand. Feel like I'm on period but not. Not preg
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Switching to a generic pill should not be related if chemically it is the same as the name brand. Read more
I stopped taking birth control pills almost a month ago. Ever since, I occasionally experience cramping that feels similar to menstrual cramps. Normal?
Yes: Now that you are off the pill your ovaries are starting to cycle and ovulate again, and you should be getting a period, probably soon. The cramping you are feeling is probably related. If your periods don't return within 2 or 3 months you should be checked. Read more
Is it safe for me taking birth control pills for severe menstrual cramps caused by endometriosis at age 42?
Yes and no: Birth control pills to help with endometriosis symptoms have estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen is associated with clots in the legs - what is called increasing hypercoagulation. If a person also smokes or has other conditions that increase likelihood of clots, taking pills will really increase the risk. Just being forty however is not necessarily something thatshould prevent taking pills. Read more
I'm on birth control pills. I never got menstrual cramps before them but now I do, even in-between periods. They're not very strong but is it normal?
Maybe: Women all feel different things on the pill. Usually there is an adjustment time on time on the pill that can last 3-6 months. Read more
I have really bad menstrual cramps. Like too the point where I cry. But my mom won't let me do birth control. What is therr I can do too help pain?
Yes: 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 ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Read more
I have been having severe menstrual cramps, vomiting, and fatigue ever since getting off birth control. Besides getting back on it, what are my options?
I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?
I took plan B and have been experiencing low back/stomach cramps like menstrual cramps, but my period isn't for another week. I'm on birth control too?
Menstrual cramps for 7 days no period sexually active and no birth control but 1 negative pregnancy test?
Repeat PG test: Repeat the pregnancy test in 4 to 5 days to be certain that it is negative if no period. Read more
Severe menstrual cramps. Even my bones hurt in pelvis. Birth control doesn't help. I feel like I am in labor. Doc can't find reason why.
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