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Im on birth control pills. I never got menstrual cramps before them but now i do, even in-between periods. They're not very strong but is it normal?

Im on birth control pills. I never got menstrual cramps before them but now i do, even in-between periods. They're not very strong but is it normal?

Maybe: Women all feel different things on the pill. Usually there is an adjustment time on time on the pill that can last 3-6 months. ...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 have menstrual cramps but my periods are late. Why?

Not sure: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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54, perimenopausal. I have heard that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

54, perimenopausal. I have heard  that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

Answer: You will need to choose a route of treatment to alleviate your symptoms: conventional medecine or alternative medecine, all medication either chemical or botanical have side effects, . ...Read more

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What can I take for menstrual cramps and heavy periods?

Dysmenorrhea: 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 am having painful cramping, which feels exactly like really intense menstrual cramps., I had NovaSure ablation 2&1/2 years ago with no periods since?

I am having painful cramping, which feels exactly like really intense menstrual cramps., I had NovaSure ablation 2&1/2 years ago with no periods since?

A number of things: Lower abdominal/pelvic pain can be very difficult to differentiate as many things can feel similar to menstrual cramps. This is because there are a number of other organs in that location that can cramp - this includes intestines, urinary bladder as well as reproductive organs. Additional eval could be necessary depending on other symptoms. More info on HealthTap consult or doc visit could help ...Read more

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Period a week early and heavy. I have paragard IUD and periods are regular. No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

Period a week early and heavy.  I have paragard IUD and periods are regular.  No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

 Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis.: The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Last month I was affected by dengue&my platelets was low now recovered.planning for baby.periods delayed with pre menstrual cramps.Preg/dengue effect?

Last month I was affected by dengue&my platelets was low now recovered.planning for baby.periods delayed with pre menstrual cramps.Preg/dengue effect?

Do pregnancy test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Period is two weeks late but i've already had one since the last time i had sex. Two neg. Tests, cramping today feels like menstrual cramps. Help?

Late period.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

May be normal: On the pill, periods can become very light and even disappear. Some cramps may be the only sign of it. You still should rule out pregnancy with a home test, but that is less likely if you have not missed any pills and have been on no other medications. You should have resumed your pill on schedule and will now have to use alternative contraception. Restart the pill when your next period begins. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

Menstrual pain is also known as Period pain. 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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dysmenorrhea (Definition)

Dysmenorrhea is a term for pain during menstruation and may indicate menstrual cramps or may ...Read more