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Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

Is it possible for you to still get menstrual cramps even after a hysterectomy?

Abdominal pain: If your ovaries were left behind at the time of hysterectomy, you might get pain coming from them if you develop an ovarian cyst or torsion of the ovaries. Also have in mind gastrointestinal conditions that can mimick cramps like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal adhesions , bladder infections etc. ...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


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I am experiencing pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.

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

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What could cause menstrual like cramps 4 years after total hysterectomy?

What could cause menstrual like cramps 4 years after total hysterectomy?

Not your uterus...: Obviously, if there is no uterus, the cramps can't be menstrual. But your bladder and intestines are still "down there", so they would need to be evaluated if you are still having pain.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Here are some ...: UTI would not be related with the presence of spotting & mens-like cramps, which in fact are more likely related with topical physical or/& chemical stimulation - usually related with sex / masturbation. Hence, analyzing the sequence of events will deduce possible Dx. So, bring the related info to gyn-doc timely for analysis + objective investigation so to confirm what is going on... Best wish ... ...Read more

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I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

Call your surgeon: This may be granulation tissue bleeding from the vaginal cuff where the vagina was sewn closed which can be treated sometimes in the office. ...Read more

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Cramps after a total hysterectomy (& r ovary removal) surgery was 3 days ago. I'm having menstrual type cramps. Normal? & yellow minimal discharge.

Cramps after a total hysterectomy  (& r ovary removal)  surgery was 3 days ago. I'm having menstrual type cramps. Normal?  & yellow minimal discharge.

Could be: Don't forget you had major surgery. It is normal to have postoperative pain after a major surgical procedure such as a hysterectomy. Discharges also normal. Although this is nothing to worry about, since you are concerned mention it to your dr. ...Read more

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61 yrs old female. Complete hysterectomy. 20 yrs ago. Having menstral-like cramps on left side. Why?

61 yrs old female. Complete hysterectomy. 20 yrs ago. Having menstral-like cramps on left side. Why?

Left side cramps: It's not possible to tell what is going on without taking a more complete history, examining you and getting some imaging such as a pelvic ultrasound. Cramps in that location can arise from the bowels, bladder, ovary, scar tissue and other causes. ...Read more

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How can I cure menstrual cramps?

How can I cure menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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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Incredibly bad menstrual cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: Try 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

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How can I avoid menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like Black Cohosh with your dr. Sipping Chamomile & Green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. NSAID’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get GYN eval – check Magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more

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I have severe menstrual cramps help?

Gun 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 more

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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

Stuff to avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt and junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop menstrual cramps?

Tips: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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What to do for menstrual cramps in general?

Options: 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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Wondering what to do with menstrual cramps?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad menstrual cramps..?

What to do:: 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

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What should I do to relieve menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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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What should I do for severe menstrual cramps?

There are many good : Meds for this nsaids work well , u need a workup by your gyn to r/o endometriosis , fibroids and other possible causes and then your gyn can prescibe a med atht will work well or meds to make u not get a period, at your age if nothing strange is going on I do endometrial ablations in offcie to stop the period which will stop the cramps , safe , easy takes 8 minutes miss 1/2 day of work , no cuttin. ...Read more

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What's a good way to handle menstrual cramps?

GYN.eval.: 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. 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. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What are the common remedies for menstrual cramps?

Natural remedies: If you desire non-medication 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 help to dissipate pain. A small amount of essential oil massaged onto the abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. ...Read more

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When is the earliest time to feel menstrual cramps?

When is the earliest time to feel menstrual cramps?

Menarche: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody. ...Read more

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I have terrible menstrual cramps! what should I do?

Options: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. 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. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for menstrual cramps?

Tips: 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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What are some solutions for severe menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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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What could be a cause for debilitating menstrual cramps?

What could be a cause for debilitating menstrual cramps?

Cramps: Possibly hormonal & relating to time of cycle. Best to consult your pcp or ob/gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more