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Doctor insights on: Menstrual Cramps Or Implantation Cramps

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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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Can you have implantation cramps 2 days after ovulation day if is the case you might be preggo? Do they feel like menstrual cramps but lighter?

Cramps? Misinformed?: Cramps are in no way a symptom of early viable pregnancy. Implantation means that a fetus smaller than a speck of dust lands on the wall of the uterus. There is no trauma that would cause 'cramps' or 'bleeding'. ...Read more

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Severe Menstrual cramps, bright pink to dark red blood but not much discharge. Do have clots. Period due 8 of Nov. Period or Implantation?

Severe Menstrual cramps, bright pink to dark red blood but not much discharge. Do have clots. Period due 8 of Nov. Period or Implantation?

Sounds like a: period. Bleeding doesn't usually occur with implantation and when it does - the amount of blood is minuscule. Take care. ...Read more

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Period is almost 2 weeks late. Now I am bleeding lightly. Had sex 1 month ago. Normal menstrual cramps and backaches. Implantation bleeding or period?

Period is almost 2 weeks late. Now I am bleeding lightly. Had sex 1 month ago. Normal menstrual cramps and backaches. Implantation bleeding or period?

Breakthrough: It's probably breakthrough bleeding, can't say for sure 'why' over the internet. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage online now, but it's over-rated in importance. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. A pregnancy test in a few days will confirm one way or another. ...Read more

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How to remove menstrual cramps?

How to remove menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: 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 heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. What facilitates this involves the production of very powerful chemicals by the body known as prostaglandins. These produce very strong contractions of the uterus which in some women can be as painful as labor. This also explains menstrual diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the cause of menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: Blood and tissue passing through the cervix causes cramping, as does the prostaglandins that are elevated during menstruation. Ibuprofen is an anti-prostaglandin and is the best medication for cramping. Be sure to take 600 or 800 mg in order to ensure you are getting adequate treatment. ...Read more

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How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

NSAIDS: The non steroidal anti inflammatory disorder medications are common first line medications for menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium are available otc and can be used without prescription. If started just prior to expected menses they can suppress some of the discomfort before it is established.If not adequate, confer with your doc. ...Read more

Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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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