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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
I have endo and am ttc. I am 5 days past IUI and feeling like i'm having menstrual cramps. Is this implantation cramps or the dreaded pre-period ones?
Hard to tell: You will have to wait it out and give it time. Good luck! ...Read more
Menstrual cramps no period it was due on the 9th. I haven't had a penis in me, i've been feeling sick guess it was stress i been dealing w/?
I've been having more painful menstrual cramps, and today woke up feeling super sick so i made myself puke my knee is purple arms has red patches?
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?
I'm 39 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing lots of pressure since Thursday. Lately I've been feeling menstrual cramps as if my period was here. ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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