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What could these symptoms indicate (for a woman)? Bloated belly, cramp, cold sweat, faintness, feelingl like need to go to bathroom?

What could these symptoms indicate (for a woman)? Bloated belly, cramp, cold sweat, faintness, feelingl like need to go to bathroom?

Are you pregnant?: Your symptoms may indicate irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, a "dumping syndrome", maldigestion, pelvic inflammatory conditions, urinary tract infection, gallbladder or pancreatic disease. Since you're a woman, pregnancy is a possibility. Avoid gut stimulants (like caffeine), fizzy drinks, gas-forming foods, add water-soluble fiber, eat healthy, exercise, re-evaluate your meds & see your doctor. ...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


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What are the causes of sudden feeling of nausea, abdomen pain, faintness, bad foot cramps all at the same time, lasted for 30 minutes weak but ok now.

What are the causes of sudden feeling of nausea, abdomen pain, faintness, bad foot cramps all at the same time, lasted for 30 minutes weak but ok now.

Ignore no symptoms: Abdominal discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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6 weeks pregnant w/ sharp & dull abdominal cramps randomly in day (like bad period cramps). Faintness. Bad neck pain. Symptoms related to pregnancy?

6 weeks pregnant w/ sharp & dull abdominal cramps randomly in day (like bad period cramps). Faintness. Bad neck pain. Symptoms related to pregnancy?

Maybe: Maybe they are or not. I assume you have gone to an OB MD to be examined for this pregnancy by now, and if not it is certainly time to do so for conclusive answers. ...Read more

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Every time I start having menstrual cramps, my blood sugar drops. I get lightheaded, dizzy, shaky, and today I even passed out. What's wrong?

Every time I start having menstrual cramps, my blood sugar drops. I get lightheaded, dizzy, shaky, and today I even passed out. What's wrong?

See your doctor: Have you documented low blood sugars? Typically our female patients with diabetes have trouble with high blood sugars around the time of their periods. If you don't have diabetes or haven't had documented low blood sugars during your period, but suspect hypoglycemia, discuss with doctor. If you've lost consciousness you need medical attention. May have nothing to do with blood sugar. ...Read more

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20 yr old f: suddenly hot and dizzy. Walking to office, I was breathing heavy, cold sweat and nearly blacked out, then unbearable menstrual cramps.

20 yr old f: suddenly hot and dizzy. Walking to office, I was breathing heavy, cold sweat and nearly blacked out, then unbearable menstrual cramps.

Low blood sugar: If indeed your are not pregnant you probably experienced a mild attack of low blood sugar.
But, if it is possible that you could be pregnant then it could an ectopic pregnancy or bleeding and you should go and see a dr now. ...Read more

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Last couple weeks gas mood swings late period tired a lot dizziness & headache feeling faint nausea back pain mild cramps one min energy then next none?

Last couple weeks gas mood swings late period tired a lot dizziness & headache feeling faint nausea back pain mild cramps one min energy then next none?

Sexually active? If: Yes, take a home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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No menstrual but having cramps is this normal?

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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How do I know if my menstrual pains and cramps normal?

How do I know if my menstrual pains and cramps normal?

If severe: Or impacting your ability to function - that isn't normal. If that is the case - then please seek gynecological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are my menstrual pains and cramps normal?

Not if really severe: Reasons for severe menstrual cramps can be endometriosis, cervical stenosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis ; pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Do you ever grow out of having really bad cramps or menstrual symptoms?

Do you ever grow out of having really bad cramps or menstrual symptoms?

Yes, it can: Can get better after childbirth or menopause. Sounds like you have dysmenorrhea. Just painful periods. You can take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6 hours starting 24 hours before your period. Naproxen 500 mg every 8 hours also helps. Depending on your age oral contraceptive pills can lighten the period and ease the pain. Also, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can lessen the period and the pain. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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My menstrual usually lasts four days and now I am on my seven day with a lite flow in cramps please help.?

Periods vary: Menstrual periods can vary in length and duration, especially as we age. Pregnancy is always a consideration, but once that is ruled out, a cautious wait and see approach for the next month is reasonable. ...Read more

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My menstrual has always been heavy and last about 4 days along with bad cramps. It lasted 1 and a half days and now its off. Help!?

My menstrual has always been heavy and last about 4 days along with bad cramps. It lasted 1 and a half days and now its off. Help!?

Pregnancy Test: The first thing to do anytime your cycle is other than usual, check a pregnancy test. If that's negative, there are a lot of different possible causes for a slightly erratic cycle. ...Read more

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A week or so after my menstrual I bled lighty for about two days and then nothing. I have also been having cramps on and off. What could this mean?

A week or so after my menstrual I bled lighty for about two days and then nothing. I have also been having cramps on and off. What could this mean?

Random Bleed: By your description it is likely just occasional left over menstrual bleeding. If this rarely occurs then it does not mean much of anything especially since it was light and ended after two days. If the bleeding was over 7 days and occurred more frequently (every 2-3 weeks) then there should be some level of concern. But likely your fine. ...Read more

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My menstrual was 5 days late. It came on, on the 27th, went off then came on full blast with the worst cramps ever. Took a pt testand it was negative?

Completely NORMAL: This is very common and its unlikely that you were pregnant. If if continues to happen you might check with your OB-GYN doc. There is a "myth" that the "extra heavy" period = failed pregnancy.....not proven... ...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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How to remove menstrual cramps?

How to remove menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. What facilitates this involves the production of very powerful chemicals by the body known as prostaglandins. These produce very strong contractions of the uterus which in some women can be as painful as labor. This also explains menstrual diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the cause of menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: Blood and tissue passing through the cervix causes cramping, as does the prostaglandins that are elevated during menstruation. Ibuprofen is an anti-prostaglandin and is the best medication for cramping. Be sure to take 600 or 800 mg in order to ensure you are getting adequate treatment. ...Read more

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How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read more

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'having menstrual like cramps at 37 weeks?

'having menstrual like cramps at 37 weeks?

Third trimester: Menstrual like cramps at 37 weeks if you have good fetal movement, no vaginal bleeding, no leakage of fluid is probably without consequences. Labor pains are usually contractions that come and go. There are also braxton hicks or contractions but not labor, which in some people can be crampy. Bladder infection which is common in pregnancy can cause cramps. Please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

NSAIDS: The non steroidal anti inflammatory disorder medications are common first line medications for menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium are available otc and can be used without prescription. If started just prior to expected menses they can suppress some of the discomfort before it is established. If not adequate, confer with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of menstrual cramps in virgins?

What is the cause of menstrual cramps in virgins?

Dysmenorrhea: The causes are the same whether you are a virgin or not, although infection is less likely. Range from unknown to anatomical such as cervical problem, to pathological such as endometriosis or fibroids, to infection etc. It is also normal to have menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) work well for normal cramping. ...Read more

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What are the causes of really bad menstrual cramps?

What are the causes of really bad menstrual cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: Several reasons- retroverted uterus, poly cystic ovaries, endometriosis. ...Read more

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Think im miscarrying bleeding and have cramps, all tests I have done since found out have been postive but very faint done 1 2day its pos and very stro?

Think im miscarrying bleeding and have cramps, all tests I have done since found out have been postive but very faint done 1 2day its pos and very stro?

Possible Miscarriage: It is time to go see a physician today. If you can't get in to see your OB/GYN, then a trip to the ER is warranted. Tests need to be done including an Ultrasound to see what is going on and to make sure this is not an ectopic pregnancy which can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Piroxicam: (Felvin) is an NSAID - so it could help to diminish pain. ...Read more

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What's a great remedy for menstrual cramps?

Remedies: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of a >>. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use felvin for menstrual cramps?

Yes, Felvin = NSAID.: 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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Menstrual cramp pain in the leg and butt. Why?

Menstrual cramp pain in the leg and butt. Why?

Swelling in pelvis: When you menstruate, you have an egg rupture from one side of the pelvis or the other. This causes swelling in the lower abdomen in an area where the nerves pass thru onto the lower leg. This is a fairly common problem and can be treated, usually, with an anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's just appendictis or just menstrual cramps?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell without blood and imaging tests, even for medical professionals. If you have nausea, vomiting, severe pain, or fever, get to ed right away. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

That can happen: Sometimes. Some things to consider to reduce sxs are: 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 >. ...Read more

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Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps?

Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Wondering if I am having menstrual cramps and pain while I urinate, what causes this?

Probably not: These are probably not menstrual cramps if it is only when you urinate. You should get a urine analysis to see if you have cystitis. You may need an antibiotic and a pill to soothe the bladder. See your family doctor or a urologist. ...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

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more