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Is it ok to use hot water bottles for menstrual period cramps?

Is it ok to use hot water bottles for menstrual period cramps?

Depends: Hot water bottles in general are a fine method of dealing with menstrual cramps for those who cannot or don't want to take medication. Make sure the bottle is covered to avoid burning the skin. If cramping is becoming worse over time consult your md. ...Read more

Menstruation (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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Is it ok to drink salt water to reduce painful period cramps and aches?

Is it ok to drink salt water to reduce painful period cramps and aches?

Never heard of that?: 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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I get very bad period cramps and they usually last the entire period even the last day. Is it normal for them to last the whole menstruation cycle?

I get very bad period cramps and they usually last the entire period even the last day. Is it normal for them to last the whole menstruation cycle?

Yes it can because: when you have sloughing of your uterus after the menstrual buildup that resulted in bleeding, there are lots of chemicals that get released into the bloodstream. In certain women, there are an overgrowth of prostaglandins and cytokines which cause inflammation and cramping. You can try taking some ibuprofen 200 mg 2-3 times a day while you have your menstrual flow to minimize the cramping. ...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

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During my menstrual cycle I get painful cramps and its painful to pee the first couple days but then when my period ends i feel fine. Is this abnormal?

During my menstrual cycle I get painful cramps and its painful to pee the first couple days but then when my period ends i feel fine. Is this abnormal?

No: No, I have heard this complaint before. I think for some women the uterus just contracts so badly at times that it also causes the bladder to contract, causing painful bladder syndrome and thus painful urination for a short time, which sounds like what you are describing. Although not a lot of women experience it this badly, there are definitely some, so you are not alone. I wish you the best. ...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


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