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I have really bad cramps before and during mu minstral cycle .What will help it?

I have really bad cramps before and  during mu minstral cycle .What will help it?

Start with NSAIDS: Cramps prior to starting your period are quite common. There are many treatment options available from simply taking over the counter acetomenophen, Naproxen or Ibuprofen to treatment prescribed by your physician. Also using a heating pad may help .If the over the counter pain medications do not help, i would recomend scheduling an appointment with your physician to try other options. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Im experiencing really bad cramps during my menstrual cycle and Im just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?

Im experiencing really bad cramps  during my menstrual cycle and Im just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?

Medications: Typically women use a pain reliever or anti inflammatory medication for temporary relief. Any of the non steroidal agents will work well - naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, meloxicam, etc. If the pain is persistent the hormonal contraceptives may be a good option for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps so bad that you can't sleep and feel nauseated during your menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to have cramps so bad that you can't sleep and feel nauseated during your menstrual cycle?

Maybe, but not nice!: Tina, It's common to have this, and you should be evaluated by your pediatrician, possibly by a gyn. If unable to tolerate an internal exam, a pelvic sono can be done to exclude any serious concern. Usually this responds to NSAIDS, and/or oral contraceptives. So, while this may be normal, it doesn't mean you have to put up w/it. See someone, and do something about it. Good Luck ...Read more

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The week before and week of my menstrual cycle my legs ache and cramp very bad. Why is this?

The week before and week of my menstrual cycle my legs ache and cramp very bad. Why is this?

Prostaglandins: The hormones before your period as well as the contractions the uterus has before and during your period cause a release of prostaglandin. NSAIDs like Ibuprophen can help. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle is really painful every month and i can't take the pain anymore. What causes me to cramp so bad?

Menstrual cycle is really painful every month and i can't take the pain anymore. What causes me to cramp so bad?

Inflammation/bleed: Elevation of prostaglandins in the menstrual cycle is what causes the pain, alongside inflammation of the pelvic organs/tissues as well. Ibuprofen is the best medication for this. Sometimes women have endometriosis, however, and that can make periods more severe. Discuss this with your gynecologist if Ibuprofen doesn't help ease the pain. You may need more extensive treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle hasn't come for 3 months. It's never been normal, but not this bad. Plus, I have heavy and long periods and cramps. What's wrong?

My menstrual cycle hasn't come for 3 months. It's never been normal, but not this bad. Plus, I have heavy and long periods and cramps. What's wrong?

Irregular periods: You have dysfunctional uterine bleeding most likely. May need to check some hormone level and start medications to regulate this. See your physician to start the process. ...Read more

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What does severe cramps and vomiting during menstrual cycle mean? Is seven days normal for period?

What does severe cramps and vomiting during menstrual cycle mean? Is seven days normal for period?

Effects of hormones: The uterus releases a lot of chemicals that cause these symptoms. You might try birth control pill which generally make these symptoms better. ...Read more