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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Overview)

Excessive menstrual cramps are clinical findings in which a woman feels significant pain before or during her menstrual period, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or headache.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
77 doctors shared insights

Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Overview)

Excessive menstrual cramps are clinical findings in which a woman feels significant pain before or during her menstrual period, sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or headache.


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What does it mean when you're having very bad menstrual cramps & vomiting

What does it mean when you're having very bad menstrual cramps & vomiting

What's your normal : If you always have periods like this you may have endometriosis. If your periods are usually normal then maybe your cramps and vomiting are unrelated problems. Any sort of gastroenterologic infection could cause this symptoms. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

It is not necessary to live with menstrual pain. See yr hcp for several medical and hormonal options. ...See more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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What is the best way to treat severe dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)?

Med 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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

Most women have less menstrual pain while on the pill. It can be taken even when b/c isn't needed. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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Is there any natural therapy to relieve menstrual cramps?

Yes, there is: Check out these websites. I's go with ginger. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=herbal+remedies+for+menstrual+cramps ...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


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