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I have extremely painful periods. All my tests came up good but I'm in so much pain. What can I do?

I have extremely painful periods. All my tests came up good but I'm in so much pain. What can I do?

Things that can help: Treating very painful periods can help a lot. Medications such as continuous birth control pills or Depo-Provera may prevent periods from happening at all, and that can help. And a laparoscopy may find problems no other tests can find, such as endometriosis. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more


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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

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I have extremely painful periods and cannot function. Ultrasound showed 2 fibroids. What options do I have. Can they go away on their own?

I have extremely painful periods and cannot function. Ultrasound showed 2 fibroids. What options do I have. Can they go away on their own?

Fibroids: Bad news is fibroids will not go away on their own. Good news there are multiple options for treatment. The most important question when you look into treatment is your future plans for children. Options include removal of the fibroids, and how that is done depends on location, hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization are other options. All of these should be minimally invasive options. ...Read more

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Could a tight/closed cervix cause extremely painful periods and infertility?Would my dr notice this on examinging me? Concerned he missed something

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 possibly, 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

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I have a question? I haven't been actually diagnosed with it, but for the past few years now I have had extremely heavy and painful periods. I used to

I have a question? I haven't been actually diagnosed with it, but for the past few years now I have had extremely heavy and painful periods. I used to

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.(diagnosed with what?)You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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Painful periods to my wife?

Dysmennorhea: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medicaitons do not help, see a GYN for a consultation and maybe an US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. You may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant. Used continuously they can lighten or even stop your periods, thereby decreasing pain. ...Read more

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Why do i have such painful periods?

Why do i have such painful periods?

Dysmenorrhea: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medicaitons do not help, see a GYN for a consultation and maybe an US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. You may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant. Used continuously they can lighten or even stop your periods, thereby decreasing pain. ...Read more

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What can help very painful periods?

Bioidentical hormone: Bio identical or human identical hormones can help. Nsaids like Naproxen can help. ...Read more

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Im 30yrs i started having painful periods?

Im 30yrs i started having painful periods?

Dysmenorrhea: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medicaitons do not help, see a GYN for a consultation and maybe an US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. You may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant. Used continuously they can lighten or even stop your periods, thereby decreasing pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have painful periods in day one.?

Is it normal to have painful periods in day one.?

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

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Painful periods but tablets not working , what to do next ?

Painful periods but tablets not working , what to do next ?

That depends on: what type of tablets you are using. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the over-the-counter medications that work best for cramps. If you've already tried them, make sure you are taking the proper "prescription strength" dose. Please speak to your doctor about what that would be and if that's not working, you should also speak to your doctor about prescription options. ...Read more

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I have very heavy painful periods how can I stop it permantly?

Ablation, Birth Ctrl: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medications don't help, see a GYN for consultation and maybe US to determine whether or not 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

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What pill do you take if you get painful periods and really sick?

What pill do you take if you get painful periods and really sick?

Depends: Period pain can be terrible. High doses of nsaids (like Motrin 800mg every 6 hours) before you actually start bleeding is key and with frequency; or take one pill the week before to help decrease bleeding and pain and more often with period, have your doctor confirm there is no other reason for such painful periods; and Progesterone can help, especially since you are older and perimenopausal. ...Read more

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Heavy prolonged painful periods, any chance of an underlying condition?

Possible u need: A good workup by a gyn, as it could be caused by many different reasons and no need to suffer, once the gyn knows the cause then u can be treated properly. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Secondary Dysmenorrhea (Definition)

Once you've had periods, then they cease (not in pregnancy) this is secondary amenorrhea. Many causes and needs the ...Read more