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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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Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps ?

Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps ?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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My period last week, but I still have what feels like severe menstrual cramps. The pain radiates down my left leg. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. However, I've also been dealing with constipation for a few days, so I'm not sure if it's related to that.

My period last week, but I still have what feels like severe menstrual cramps. The pain radiates down my left leg. I have PCOS and hypothyroidism. However, I've also been dealing with constipation for a few days, so I'm not sure if it's related to that.

Fix constipation: We do not have enough information here to know the exact cause. It is often best to treat one thing at time. You can start with over the counter constipation treatment to fix that. Then you can see if your pain resolves once you have normal bowel movements. If not then see an Obgyn for further testing ...Read more

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Can constipation give you menstrual like cramps?

Can constipation give you menstrual like cramps?

Constipation can: Cause abdominal cramping (may not be exactly same as menstrual cramps however). ...Read more

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Severe unbearable pain during menstrual period. Hot, sweating, cramps, chills, shaking, constipation, back ache, etc. Etc. Any suggestions?

Severe unbearable pain during menstrual period. Hot, sweating, cramps, chills, shaking, constipation, back ache, etc. Etc. Any suggestions?

Dysmenorrhea: 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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Really severe cramps in my lower right side on and off for three days that feel like menstrual cramps but are not. Should i be worried?

Really severe cramps in my lower right side on and off for three days that feel like menstrual cramps but are not. Should i be worried?

It may be : A uti, it may be an ovarian cyst, constipation or in a bad case scenario a pregnancy in the tube. Get a upt and make sure that's not it. Otherwise make an appt this week, if pos get in asap. ...Read more

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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

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Why do I still have menstrual cramps after period is over?

Why do I still have menstrual cramps after period is over?

Unclear: There are several reasons why you still have menstrual cramps after your menses is over. You could have a bladder infection or pelvic infection. Uterine fibroids can also cause discomfort, as can an ovarian cyst. Constipation can also be felt as menstrual cramps. I suggest a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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