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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.

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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.

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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. So, analyze 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. ..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Which foods make menstrual cramps worse?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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