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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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What is the definition or description of: Excessive menstrual cramps?

What is the definition or description of: Excessive menstrual cramps?

No definition: There is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated with oral contraceptive pills ...Read more

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Can stress and excessive worry cause my menstrual cycle to last longer and have cramping for more days this month?

Can stress and excessive worry cause my menstrual cycle to last longer and have cramping for more days this month?

Yes they can.: Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). ...Read more

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Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?

Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?

Get evaluated: Menstrual Cramps are rarely a sign of something serious, but they can be very disabling. If Advil/Motrin/Alleve is not helpful, see your clinician who can evaluate the cause of your severe menstrual cramps, and possibly perform tests to rule out more serious conditions - i.e., endometriosis, if indicated. They may recommend continuous birth control pill use or a Mirena IUD. Take Care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.

I am experiencing pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.

Consider pain source: You need to see a GYN MD first to determine why the pain, cramping and painful sex are occurring. Endometriosis is notorious for causing these types of symptoms and can be identified by Laparoscopy. Hysterectomy should only be considered when all your options are on the table. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My period is late and I have excessive discharge and occasional menstrual cramps. I am not pregnant and I have never had a late period before.

My period is late and I have excessive discharge and occasional menstrual cramps. I am not pregnant and I have never had a late period before.

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then redo a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

Menstrual cramps: If not on oral bcps, in mid-thirties the ovaries need more stimulation to ovulate, which produces more estrogen, and cells which line the uterus can infiltrate the uterine muscle walls: result heavier bleeding and cramps. Ask your gyn about low dose oral bcp's, if there are no contraindications, as they will reduce considerably the bleeding and the cramps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness).

Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, nausea (severity: moderate), difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, dry mouth?

All during period?: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sudden urge to urinate, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and nausea (severity: mo...

I am experiencing sudden urge to urinate, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and nausea (severity: mo...

Need to see..: .. a gynecologist or family practitioner ASAP. Cramping with the other symptoms may mean you are going through some flux in your hormone levels, though if you have menstruation it is unlikely that you are pregnant. I would check a pregnancy test anyway to be sure, and if negative another one 1 week later. Then check a blood sugar to make sure you are not diabetic. Then see a MD for proper Dx ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, ovary pain throughout the cycle, pain and stomach ache during sex, painful bowel movements, discharge?

I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, ovary pain throughout the cycle, pain and stomach ache during sex, painful bowel movements, discharge?

Get evaulation: I recommend that you start with a Gyn exam to assess whether you may have an ovarian cyst, or possible pelvic infection or endometriosis. Constipation can also be a source of chronic lower abdomiinal pain and discomfort with sex, and stool softeners or Miralax may be helpful. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

Pcos: Suspect polycystic ovarian syndrome is the cause of the irregular menstruation and the pain. A pelvic ultrasound would be helpful. Metformin is a good adjunct to OCP in treatment of PCOS. ...Read more

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No menstrual but having cramps is this normal?

More info please: If you are on the patch, pill or ring, this could be perfectly normal. Or if you are pregnant (early) you will experience cramps with no bleeding. If you might be pregnant do a urine pregnancy test to find out. ...Read more

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Serious menstrual cramp, what should I do?

A/W Dr. Livingston: 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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Why do I cramp so bad during my menstrual?

Pelvic girdle laxity: One reason loose ligaments of pelvis. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods. ...Read more

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Severe menstrual cramping. I'm 36 years old?

Cramping: Menstrual cramping may be caused by quite a few conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, primary dysmenorrhea or even an infection called endometritis. This space is too small to discuss it in detail. Have a thorough gynecologic check-up and ask questions about these conditions from your physician. You mar need an ultrasound or some other imaging studies done. ...Read more

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What are some menstrual cramp home remedies?

What are some menstrual cramp home remedies?

Remedies: 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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What are the causes for extreme menstrual cramp pains?

Menstrual cramps: Reasons for significant menstrual cramps can be endometriosis, cervical stenosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis ; pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause menstrual like cramps a week after?

Possible: Depending on how rough, you may have acquired some bruising in your vagina/cervix etc, causing pain that may feel like the menstrual discomfort you get. ...Read more

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Where in a female body does menstrual cramp take place?

Where in a female body does menstrual cramp take place?

The uterus: Menstrual cramps refer to cramping coming from the uterus itself. This pain, though, could be felt anywhere in the pelvis or low back. If there is a concern about something else going on, such as a bladder infection, then check with your doctor! ...Read more

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What are some good things I can do to relieve my menstrual cramp pain?

Options: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die)t with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain l. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. ...Read more

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My menstrual is lasting longer than normal but I have no real cramping?

Long period: Cycle changes can sometimes occur and nothing is wrong. However, if the flow continues to be longer after 2 cycles then see your doctor. Medications and weight gain can cause changes from month to month. See your doctor if you continue to have long cycles. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have menstrual like cramps a week after losing virginity?

Can be: It somewhat depends on where you're at in your cycle? If the cramping is prior to your period, then, yes, definitely. It's possible that you're more 'aware' of your cramps too, since you started to become sexually active. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective menstrual cramp relief remedies that really work?

Cramps: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Nsaid’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Hi I had my menstrual two weeks ago and now I'm bleeding again and I have bad cramps? What does this mean

Hi I had my menstrual two weeks ago and now I'm bleeding again and I have bad cramps? What does this mean

Intermenstrual bleed: It is not uncommon for women with normal menstrual cycles to have an episode of either bleeding between cycles, missed period, or heavier period than normal. These episodes are due to sudden hormonal changes, possibly due to recent illness, stress, weight changes, certain meds, living with other menstruating women, or pregnancy. If ur at risk for pregnancy get tested. If recurs, get evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cramp so weird? 1 month it was so bad that I was literally flat in class and the next month the cramp is slight.

See doctor: It sounds as though yu are not ovulating every month. This can be regulated with fertility pills, provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days every cycle, or birth control pills, depending on your desire to get pregnant. When you don't ovulate the period might not happen or be very light only to become very heavy when you have a withdrawal bleed after ovulation. Your doctor can help adjust your cycle if you want that ...Read more

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