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Doctor insights on: Good Food To Help Menstral Cramps

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Good food to help menstral cramps?

Good food to help menstral cramps?

Cramps: Menstrual cramps are caused by the production of a chemical called prostaglandin. They cause an inflammatory reaction and trigger pain receptors. Medications such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen can help. Foods rich in omega 3 oils , such as salmon, egg yolks, flax seed oil, are natural anti-inflammatory. Add this to your diet and it may significantly help you. ...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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I've been having like menstral cramps but milder for 15 days now have a really bloated belly gone off food and tea, what could that mean?

I've been having like menstral cramps but milder for 15 days now have a really bloated belly gone off food and tea, what could that mean?

One-time symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any worrisome medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their menstrual symptoms on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with their doctors. Some symptoms are from changes in hormone levels; some symptoms might not be related to menses. ...Read more

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What causes menstral cramps?

What causes menstral cramps?

The uterus: Is a muscle, thus it cramps. Think of power required to deliver a baby. More specifically, chemicals called prostaglandins, a result of inflammation, sparks the cramp, try aleve (naproxen) when necessary and the birth control pill is helpful. Gd luck. ...Read more

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Why am i getting menstral cramps during the last day?

Why am i getting menstral cramps during the last day?

Cramps w/menses: Menstrual cramps can come anytime during the cycle. Sometimes you may develop a cyst with your menses and this ruptures and causes cramps at the end of the menses. See your provider and check this out if it continues to bother you! ...Read more

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What can cause menstral cramps that are extremely painful?

What can cause menstral cramps that are extremely painful?

Endometriosis, etc: Severe menstrual cramps can be due to endometriosis, uterine polyps, uterine fibroids, or adenomyosis. These are the most common causes of severe menstrual cramps and you should see a gynecologist for further evaluation. Cramps that do not resolve with over the counter anti-inflammatory agents are more likely to be one of the above. ...Read more

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Where does it hurt on ur body when your having menstral cramps?

Depends: Most women have an anteverted uterus (tilted forward) and usually complain of cramping in the lower abdomen above the pubic area. Women with a retroverted uterus (tilted toward the spine), may have cramping more in their back. Some have both. And women with an enlarged uterus (like fibroid uterus) may have the pain and cramps even higher. The uterus sits behind the bladder. ...Read more

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What can I do ease my menstral cramps without taking so many meds?

Birth control: If dysmenorrhea is a problem you might consider long term contraception. Mirena (levonorgestrel) decrease your menstrual bleeding and most women become amenorrheic within the first 6 months. ...Read more

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What causes severe menstral cramps a week prior to menstration?

What causes severe menstral cramps a week prior to menstration?

May be PMS.: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Having menstral cramps only on the left side what could be the reason to this?

Referred pain: Possibly you are subjectively experiencing the menstrual cramping on the left side, and if you normally have no pain when you are not menstruating, i wouldn't worry about this if it is the first time it has occurred. You could have had a cyst on the ovary that ruptured, you could have uterine fibroids that are affected by hormonal change. ...Read more

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Is there any reason why menstral cramps are bad one month and barely there the next?

Anovulation: The most common cause of abnormal bleeding is anovulation. Anovulation is jthe absence of ovulation. Anovulatory cycles are more common in women who are under stress, dieting, traveling, or have other medical problems such as thyroid dysfunction. Adolescents also don't always ovulate. Of course there are other causes, so speak to your physician. ...Read more

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Can i take metaxalone for menstral cramps?

Would consider a: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication before a muscle relaxant. Here are more options. Try 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. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnet and having menstral cramps and pelvic pain.?

I am 36 weeks pregnet and having menstral cramps and pelvic pain.?

Contractions: That type of pain is common by 36 weeks and sounds like contractions. If they are not too painful, and they do not last for several hours they are most likely braxton-hicks. Once they increase in intensity and last more than 2 hours- its time to call your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had menstral cramps since 11 this morning, and i went pee and there was blood on the paper. Whats this mean? Im 26 weeks and 5 days.

Get seen by your doc: The likelihood is that everything is fine and you are just having cramps/braxton-hicks contractions. But at 26 weeks, it could be preterm labor and the bleeding makes it a little more concerning. You should go to the hospital to be checked for preterm labor, which may need to be stopped. You don't want to deliver early if we can avoid it. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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