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Does Too Much Sex Cause A Girl To Have Painful Periods
Can eating too much garlic, ginger, bottled & packaged seasonings cause painful periods and excess bloating? Make them earlier?
No: No it will have no effect the periods and will not make them earlier ...Read more
My 18 year old daughter is having dark brown discharge, what would cause that? She is on birth control, for painful periods and she is not having sex
Could be break thru: Bleeding on her pill or something else, she needs to see her gyn for an exam, blood work and an ultrasound. ...Read more
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
What is the cause of very painful periods? I had gotten an ultrasound & I had no cysts & all was clear, what could be other reasons for abnormal pain?
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 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
Yes: Yes, but we generally only see that in women who have had some form of procedure done to their cervix, such as a leep or a cone biopsy. It would be unusual for this to occur in a cervix that has not been operated on. ...Read more
My friend is having heavy flow n very painful periods this time she is 20 yrs of age neva had sex what should she do?
See your doctor: See a doctor for a more thorough assessment. She will need an exam and maybe tests. ...Read more
What could cause painful periods? For the first 1-2 days, I have moderate to severe pelvic pain (is pelvic pain the same as vaginal pain)?
JHS: Premenstrual Disorder, PMD, pain condition is common in women with benign Hypermobility Syndrome. Inherited loose pelvic joints become looser during menses as effect of hormone Relaxin. Tonifying pelvis, low back & abdominal muscles via aquatherapy & yoga will help to stabilize loose joints. Cannabis has helped many women with PMD symptoms. ...Read more
I have very painful periods and my mom won't take me to see an obgyn i just started having sex but she doesn't need to know that I need relief?
That is a great resource so this situation. Here is the contact information for the planned parenthood close to where you live:
http://www.Plannedparenthood. Org/health-center/centerdetails. Asp? F=2637&a=90500&v=details. ...Read more
Could a tight/closed cervix cause extremely painful periods and infertility? Would my dr notice this on examinging me? Concerned he missed something
It could: Technically its called a "stenotic cervical os". It can cause painful periods. It could, but not usually, cause infertility. It's unusual to have a stenotic os without having had a previous procedure done on your cervix. A gynecologist should be able to tell on an exam, but might not mention it, if symptoms weren't discussed previously. Also, another type of md might miss it. ...Read more
I have severe pain during sex nearly to the point of crying and terribly painful periods. My mom had endometriosis. How likely is it that I have it?
Does having a c-sec cause you to have painful periods? 7wks pp and I am also breastfeeding is 7wks too early to get my period? Also, 2nd wk on birth con
Painful periods that have gotten worse over six months, painful sex and nodules/graininess felt on pelvic exam. Does this sound like endometriosis??
Yes: Yes it does, find a GYN MD with the expertise to treat you ...Read more
Hi after sexual intercourse lots of times Ive vomited after or get nauseous. Is this a cause for concern? Im 20 years old I had clymidia 2 years ago but I am all cleared. No other health issue. I get painful periods and also I get very badly depressed
Recommend: Consulting with your gynecologist to determine why your periods are so painful and why sexual intercourse is often followed by emesis. The depression is also very important — recommend comprehensive psychiatric assessment. Nausea and vomiting after sexual intercourse might have an emotional component (or not). Take care. ...Read more
Painful periods with shooting pains down my legs, painful sex, severe cramping in mornings especially. Got ultrasound at gyn -nothing. Endometriosis?.
Can be: Have you tried using ocps to control the pain? That may help. If it still persists, you may need laparascopy to assess pelvic structures. ...Read more
37yr old w/ very painful periods & bowel movements post delivery. Started birth control & pain decreased. Now clay colored stool during period, causes?
Painful periods. Painful sex. Painful bowel movements. Sore abdomen crampy. Always seem to have had this. Ultrasound tech thinks endometriosis?
Possible: Book an appointment with an OB/Gyn for an evaluation and treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Probably: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Pain control vs othr: Naproxen sodium had been used for years for menstrual pain before it became otc as Aleve (naproxen) (& others). Taken a day before expected onset until the end of cycles has been helpful. For pain unresponsive to nsaids the oral contraceptives have been useful. A visit with your pcp & review of all issues should help you come up with a plan. ...Read more
Period pain: NSAIDs, SSRIs, 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
Yes: Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug that block the production of the substances that can cause menstrual cramping in the smooth muscle of the uterus. It may not be strong enough, so other nsaids of varying strength are available as well to help with painful periods. If pain continues however, an evaluation with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more
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