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Menstrual Pain And Tension
PMS: Premenstrual symptoms often bring a set of psychological and physiologic changes to a woman's body. They often improve once the periods finished and often recur right before their periods. ...Read more
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
Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(
What could severe lower abdominal and lower back pain with extreme mood changes and heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle be?
Endometriosis? C MD: Dysmenorrhea (painful periods), dysfunctional uterine bleeding (abnormal bleeding during menses), dysphoric syndrome (severe mood changes); could be hormonal. Could be endometriosis (abnormal deposition of uterine tissue outside the inner lining of uterus; hormonally sensitive, painful. Could be uterine polyp, fibroid, or mass. If rectal bleed, then poss infl bowel, ca. See your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache: Yes, tension headaches are typically "crushing" - like someone pushing on both sides of your head and the muscles in the neck can also be tense. If you have significant tension in the neck muscles, see if you can have someone try to gently massage these as that can often help the headache in general. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?
Confer with Dr.: Non-steroidal medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac can be quite effective in treating your symptoms. However, there is a risk that your crohn's might be reactivated or worsened. You really need to have a dr. Weigh the risks and benefits of that decision. You may also be experiencing other concurrent abdominal problems that are complicating your symptoms. ...Read more
Severe cramping and vagina pain stabbing back pain. And severe headache and blood pressure going up and down. 33 weeks pregnant?
What could cause: general aches and pains; mild to severe back stiffness and pain; muscle weakness; fatigue; sharp and cont.- occasional pain in head, lower abdomen, and hips; occasional shakiness; and excessive big, easily caused and long lasting(2 to 4w
These : These are very non-specific symptoms, and could mean a wide range of problems. General aches and pains could be secondary to viral illness, fatigue, stress/anxiety, musculoskeletal issues, etc. The shakiness could be due to low blood sugar, anxiety, chills secondary to infection process. The easy bruising could be due to a low plalelet count or other abnormality in blood count. The bottom line here is to have a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Hopefully after a detailed history, physical, and testing, your doctor will have a diagnosis(es) and will be able to provide a treatment plan. Best of luck. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serve abdomen and back cramps and abdominal soreness & intermittent stabbing pain near ribs. What can cause this? Also took aygestin (norethindrone) 10 before cycle.
I am experiencing excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps, abdominal discomfort, shoulder pain and lightheadedness.
Heavy menses: Heavy menstrual bleeding is something that a complete history and physical exam with possible testing at the GYN MD's office requires to give you the best answer. ...Read more
It could B but U-: -need a diagnosis from a specialist 2 B sure. If it's only when U have Ur periods, no. If always troublesome,& urgent need of a bathroom 4 bm's, many times a day, I would lean more toward IBS. ...Read more
I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .
Painful Menses: 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
Have pain in my shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Usually pain accompanied by severe headaches and muscle pains and spasms. What is pain and why?
Polyarthralgia: Polyarthralgia or pain in multiple joint could be seen in many rheumatological conditions. Headaches and muscle spasm may or may not be associated. You need to contact your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities may include lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lyme's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Cannot diagnose: The symptoms you have provided may or may not be in sync with one another, and in addition would have to see you face to face and examine you in order to assess this. See your family doctor, and in addition, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, fatigue and blood in toilet. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain and Lower abdominal pain. W...
Headaches, sore stomach and aching bones? Can it be withdrawal from having no pain killers/codiene?
Sure, but: It could also be a long list of other things, many common. The severity and duration would matter. If it is w/drawal - try to bear it - it will be worth it. And you can get medical help for it too. Have an exam if these seem to be unrelated at all. It can be wise. ...Read more
Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
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