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Menstrual Cramps (Dysmenorrhea)
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
I am having excessive menstrual cramps since I had my 3rd baby. She is 11 months now. My periods r late and excessively painful. Cause of it.
To be determined: The cause is to be determined by your OB GYN MD when you see him/he and express the above concern as there are many etiologies for painful periods. ...Read more
Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?
Get evaluated: Menstrual Cramps are rarely a sign of something serious, but they can be very disabling. If Advil/Motrin/Alleve is not helpful, see your clinician who can evaluate the cause of your severe menstrual cramps, and possibly perform tests to rule out more serious conditions - i.e., endometriosis, if indicated. They may recommend continuous birth control pill use or a Mirena IUD. Take Care. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.
Consider pain source: You need to see a GYN MD first to determine why the pain, cramping and painful sex are occurring. Endometriosis is notorious for causing these types of symptoms and can be identified by Laparoscopy. Hysterectomy should only be considered when all your options are on the table. ...Read more
I am experiencing painful menstrual bleeding. The following also describe me: Excessive menstrual cramps and Cramping pelvic pain. What should I do?
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps and no menstrual periods. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain, Pain during sex, Irregular menstr?
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...
Painful periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, nausea (severity: moderate) , back pain (severity: severe) (side: lower) , chills, vaginal odor and ...
Time to see GYN MD: A multitude of gynecological symptoms requires a visit to a GYN MD to sort our and resolve these issues and treat them. ...Read more
I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?
Menstrual cramps: If not on oral bcps, in mid-thirties the ovaries need more stimulation to ovulate, which produces more estrogen, and cells which line the uterus can infiltrate the uterine muscle walls: result heavier bleeding and cramps. Ask your gyn about low dose oral bcp's, if there are no contraindications, as they will reduce considerably the bleeding and the cramps. ...Read more
I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .
Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: 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
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, nausea (severity: moderate) , difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, dry mouth?
All during period?: Dysmenorrhea Tx: 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
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...
Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more
I am experiencing pelvic pain, ankle pain and infertility. The following also describe me: Cramping pelvic pain, Chronic pain syndrome, Side pain, Excessive menstrual cramps, and Feeling depressed. What should I do?
I am experiencing sudden urge to urinate, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and nausea (severity: mo...
Need to see..: .. a gynecologist or family practitioner ASAP. Cramping with the other symptoms may mean you are going through some flux in your hormone levels, though if you have menstruation it is unlikely that you are pregnant. I would check a pregnancy test anyway to be sure, and if negative another one 1 week later. Then check a blood sugar to make sure you are not diabetic. Then see a MD for proper Dx ...Read more
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge, missed or late menstrual period and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describe me: Vaginal odor, Irregular menstrual periods, No menstrual periods, and Vaginal itching. What should I do?
My Girlfriend is experiencing frequent urination, excessive menstrual cramps, vaginal odor with the mons pubis aching and the labia majora and a swollen labia manora.
I would encourage: her to see her physician for this constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, ovary pain throughout the cycle, pain and stomach ache during sex, painful bowel movements, discharge?
Get evaulation: I recommend that you start with a Gyn exam to assess whether you may have an ovarian cyst, or possible pelvic infection or endometriosis. Constipation can also be a source of chronic lower abdomiinal pain and discomfort with sex, and stool softeners or Miralax may be helpful. ...Read more
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All ways am experiencing severe menstrual pain diring periods.. but this month no any pain during menstruation just a mild cramp only.why is that?shuld i worry?
Varies: Menstrual pain can vary from month to month. This is nothing to be concerned about. Hope this helps and thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
Menstrual pain hello,
for a few years now my menstrual cycle has gotten worse each year. I have one good week out of a month, the rest of the time i get pre cramps and during cramps. I get nausea no vomiting. Pain during sexual intercourse. I have also
The : The bulk of your answer is coming from dr. Salisbury. I just wanted to add to the excellent information that she provided. In conjunction with a comprehensive assessment and any recommendations by your doctor, you may wish to consider adjunctive medical acupuncture treatment. It has been practiced for thousands of years in china and there are excellent protocols for cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: First line of treatment is usually an NSAID or cousin to aspirin. The best otc option is Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn, 400-500 mg twice a day, starting several days before the cramps start. This will usually prevent the cramps and often other symptoms as well by preventing the production of prostaglandins in the body. Next line is hormonal birthcontrol which decreases flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med eval: 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
How can I differentiate between primary and secondary dysmenorrhea? I get bad cramps 1 or 2 days of cycle but ALWAYS feel comfort with just 1 advil
Yours Primary Dysmen: Primary Dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in lower abdomen occurring just before and during the menstruation in the absence of any disease.Secondary Dysmenorrhea is when the symptoms are caused by a disorder in woman's reproductive system such as Endometriosis,fibroid uterus,Adenomycosis or infection.Your case fits in the Primary Dysmenorrhea ...Read more
Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea ?
I have primary dysmenorrhea. Last month i came on 2 weeks after my periods but had no cramps which has never happened. Could i b pregnant?
I don't believe that: I understand what you are trying to describe. If you had a period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to the period. If you aren't sure if you had a period then go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Lack of cramping does not equate to pregnancy however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a bicornuate uterus be a cause of dysmenorrhea? I've always had severe cramps, got checked out & the only thing they found was bicornuate uterus.
Possibly: A bicornuate uterus, is a partially split uterus that has formed in the shape of a heart, with two “horns” or areas at the top of the uterus. Like any abnormality in the shape of the uterus, bicornuate uterus can cause dysmenorrhea. More importantly, bicornuate uterus can cause recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, or fetal growth retardation, but successful term pregnancy is possible. ...Read more
I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , frequent urination (worsened by: worse at night) , sudden urge to urinate, pelvic pain, cramping pelvic pain, normal menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps, legs cramping, headache (occurred:
I am experiencing vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro
Dysmenorrhea: Question was cut off. Dysmenorrhea Tx: 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing excess hair, irregular menstrual periods (quality: spotting between periods) , excessive menstrual cramps, unintentional weight loss, insomnia and breast pain (quality: tenderness) . The following also describe me: Fatigue, Mood swings,
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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