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Help a guy understand the feeling of menstrual cramps?

Help a guy understand the feeling of menstrual cramps?

You are on the right: Path. Ask your gal that question. She will want to know you care and desire to understand. Not having that organ means you are viewing the experience thru another. Hopefully with love. ...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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Could the pain I am having be more then menstrual cramps. Always get them but never this bad. Feeling on lower right side more and in back. ?

Endometriosis: Pain during the period may be a sign of endometriosis especially if the period is very painful. Although endometriosis is not a life-threatening condition it can cause severe pelvic pain. But there are other reasons for increased pain during the period including infections and fibroids. I would go see a gynecologist in person to find out if there is anything that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I took Plan B one step about a week ago and had mild side effect. Now I started to have bad cramps like my menstrual cramps and a feeling like my flow was trying to come down. Is this normal?

I took Plan B one step about a week ago and had mild side effect. Now I started to have bad cramps like my menstrual cramps and a feeling like my flow was trying to come down. Is this normal?

Side effects vs STI: Some women notice that their periods are off in timing +/- 2 days after taking Plan B. It is often the next month's period that is heavier or longer, not the current one. In your case, I suspect you had unprotected sex (hence the need for Plan B) and may be experiencing pain from a pelvic infection/ STI. You need to see a physician for STI testing and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I had sex on my ovulation days and now a couple of days later I'm feeling menstrual cramps so what does that mean?

What to do if I had sex on my ovulation days and now a couple of days later I'm feeling menstrual cramps so what does that mean?

Not sure: It may simply be ovulatory pains. There is no way of knowing. If the pain persists, your physician may suggest an ultrasound evaluation. ...Read more

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Feeling a lot of menstrual cramps after starting birth control pills, is it supposed to be like this?

Give it time: Usually cramps improve after starting the pill, mostly because menstrual flow is decreased. Since you are just starting you should wait a few cycles for your body to adjust to it. ...Read more

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I been feeling very tired lately, having feelings of menstrual cramps but no period been that way for two weeks. What should I do?

Take pregnancy test: If you missed your period and are having symptoms it is possible you could be pregnant and this is the first thing that should be ruled out. If the answer is no then you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am a 49 y.o. female and for the first time I skipped a period this month. But... I have been feeling like pre-menstrual cramps all month (more like very very mild discomfort around my ovaries/pelvic area). Is that normal? Anything special I need to d

I am a 49 y.o. female and for the first time I skipped a period this month.  But... I have been feeling like pre-menstrual cramps all month (more like very very mild discomfort around my ovaries/pelvic area).  Is that normal?  Anything special I need to d

Wow...you're special: To have not skipped a period in perhaps 35+ years of menstrual life is amazing! You're super normal! Now you are experiencing some not atypical perimenopausal symptoms. HOWEVER, the fact that the cramps have persisted all month is of some concern. Visit your doctor and consider an ultrasound examination of the pelvis for reassurance. ...Read more

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On 12&13days post ovulation had menstrual cramps. no periods,2day on 14 DPO lower portion of the body feeling heavy, also feeling dizzy. pregnant?

On 12&13days post ovulation had menstrual cramps. no periods,2day on 14 DPO lower portion of the body feeling heavy, also feeling dizzy. pregnant?

Pregnancy Test: It is just easier to do a pregnancy test. Then you will know. Drink lots of water and take care of yourself. Make sure you are taking your vitamins. ...Read more

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What might be the reason(s) for why i have menstrual cramps a week after my period ?

Ovulatory pain: Some women get a little cramping when they ovulate this is called " Mittelschmertz" about 20% of women get this mid cycle for a day or so. Some women can identify which ovary is releasing the egg, by the side the pain localizes too! This is not harmful, and you can take regular otc meds as ibuprofen if the pain warrants. ...Read more

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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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How can I cure menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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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Incredibly bad menstrual cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: 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 black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. ...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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How can I avoid menstrual cramps?

Menstrual 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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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

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