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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you become older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you become older?

Yes and No: The nature of the menstrual period can change with time. For some women the periods will become worse with more cramps, clots, and pain. For others the periods will be better with less cramps, clots, and pain. For women with endometriosis, the tendency is for the menstrual cycles to worsen with time. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

No: After age 38, ovulation frequency is markedly diminished and those periods without an egg being produced(anovulation) produces fewer cramps and pain. See a gyn md for an evaluation of other possible causes of increasing pain such as endometriosis, . ...Read more

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Why do you get period pain at the time your due for your period when your actually pregnant? Does your body still think it's about to have a period?

Why do you get period pain at the time your due for your period when your actually pregnant? Does your body still think it's about to have a period?

It could: From having regular monthly periods, your body and brain become "programmed" to the events, and you may get "phantom" pain when pregnant. This usually resolves though after the first trimester. Let your OB dr. Know and keep getting regular examinations during your pregnancy, good luck! ...Read more

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On your period is not a lot of bleeding then a period pain and enough blood so you can tell your pad is wet normal?

On your period is not a lot of bleeding then a period pain and enough blood so you can tell your pad is wet normal?

I don't understand ?: I don't understand your question. It is normal for young women to occasionally have changes in their period frequency , duration or flow. I would not be concerned about a lighter than normal period, unless you had unprotected sex since your last period. If so, you may want to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me medicine for my period pain because it is so bad. Is it normal to gain 5 pounds a few days before your period?

My doctor gave me medicine for my period pain because it is so bad. Is it normal to gain 5 pounds a few days before your period?

Yes: Some women have a lot of trouble with pms; premenstrual disorder. This is usually the 10 days prior to your period and can be either mental (moodiness) or physical (tender breasts, bloating, fluid accumulating in your body). Some women have bad periods (bleeding/cramping) as well. Consider going on a birthcontrol pill/patch/ring/nexplanon for relief! talk to your doc about risks/benefits! ...Read more

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Any way to prevent or to ease menstrual/period pain?

Any way to prevent or to ease menstrual/period pain?

Yes: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can 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. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Every few months i get extremely bad cramps and sharp pains in my lower tummy. Feels like period pain but 10 x worse. I'm in tears and can't move?

Every few months i get extremely bad cramps and sharp pains in my lower tummy. Feels like period pain but 10 x worse. I'm in tears and can't move?

Dysmenorrhea: We call that "dysmenorrhea, " meaning "painful periods." this is a condition that requires a gyn doctor to evaluate. There are many possible reasons for this, and an exam is necessary to figure it all out. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more