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How Can I Reduce The Intensity Of My Cramps During My Period
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
How can I get rid of period pain and cramps and stomach aches during period and how can I make my period lighter?
Im experiencing really bad cramps during my menstrual cycle and Im just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?
Several ways: 1. Acupuncture- my #1 recommendation. It is awesome 2. Eat more foods with magnesium(pumpkin seeds are a good source) 3. Cramp bark or vitex can help 4. Evening primrose oil, fish oil, may help 5. Eat less junk- no sodas, processed sugar, stop dairy , stop gluten. These are a few suggestions. Birth control pills can help and are not my first choice. ...Read more
Not much: This is a huge problem for a lot of women. Hormones are driving this change. Sometimes weight loss can help (if you are, in fact, overweight). Sometimes taking birth control pills can lessen degree of changes during period. You can also try menstrual suppression... Skipping placebo week of pills and going straight to new pack, again, if you are on birth control pills. Ibuprofen can help too. ...Read more
Everytime i get my period on the day of my eyes get swollen and puffy. Just started in november. What is the cause and how can I prevent it? Or reduce
I get severe cramping pain during my time of the month how can I reduce this pain, sometimes with the headaches during this time aspirin won't work?
Heavy menstrual blee: Heavy bleeding with menses can be caused by several things. There is probably little you can do on your own to make a big difference. Birth control pills, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or prescription Lysteda are medical options. An outpatient endometrial ablation is a good option for many women. An ultrasound can determine of uterine fibroids are present as well. ...Read more
How can I ease the muscle cramp pain? It occured two days ago during the night and it distrubed my sleep. Sometimes I get cramps in my legs. Help! :(
Stretch: Try some stretching. You should also get your labs checked to see if you have any electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more
Should i change my birth control i started taking the pill 3 months ago to help get rid of my severe cramps and pain i get during the first few days of my period. I decided to take seasonique because of the less period, but during my last month of the pa
Seasonique : Seasonique is known to cause a lot of spotting within the first three months. Now that you have changed to Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) you still may get some spotting which should get better during the next three cycles. At this point, you should give the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) a try. Be patient while your body adjust's to this new hormone. Hang in there! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started menstrating on the 19/11/2012 and my cycle lenght is 30, how can I increase my chances of having a baby boy?
You cant: Gender of baby is a chance occurrence. There are special methods of ensuring the procurement of a specific gender. Males outnumber females 52/100 vs 50/100 live births. So chance is slightly on your side to have a boy. ...Read more
I regularly get very intense cramps and diarrhea at the start of my period every month. What can I do to minimize the cramping and diarrhea?
Period cramps: The best 1st option is high dose ibuprofen. The sooner you take it, the better it works so don't wait for things to get worse. Dose is 800mg every 8 hours for up to 3 days. Take with food or it can upset your stomach. Do not take if you have a history of gastritis or stomach ulcers or were otherwise told not to take ibuprofen. If this doesn't work, seek help. It will probably help the diarrhea too ...Read more
I had unprotected sex the first day of my period and i didn't stop bleeding the rest of the week can I pregnant and when can I do a pregnancy test ??
Back to school.: You get pregnant when you ovulate you do not get pregnant when you menstruate. ...Read more
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