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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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I had a D&C and the mirena inserted about 6 weeks ago due to severe menstrual pain. I am still bleeding and the pain is here again. Is this normal?

I had a D&C and the mirena inserted about 6 weeks ago due to severe menstrual pain. I am still bleeding and the pain is here again. Is this normal?

Mirena IUD: Insertion of the Mirena IUD just following a "D&C" may cause it to be pushed into the cervical canal from strong uterine contractions, leading to continued bleeding and pain. See the provider who did the D&C and put in the IUD for an exam and possible ultrasound to make sure the IUD is within the uterus and not the canal. ...Read more

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Extreme menstrual pain with eccessive pain and bleeding pain starts a week before my cycle and gets worse monthly?

Extreme menstrual pain with eccessive pain and bleeding pain starts a week before my cycle and gets worse monthly?

Need Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. 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 Dr’s approval. ...Read more

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Hi! Is it normal to have ongoing spotting and terrible menstrual cycles (pain, heavy bleeding) 3.5 months after fibroid surgery?

Hi! Is it normal to have ongoing spotting and terrible menstrual cycles (pain, heavy bleeding) 3.5 months after fibroid surgery?

Need evaluation: It really depends on how many fibroids were removed and their location. In general though I would say it's not normal over 3 months out. Especially if you feel like the pain is getting worse. Probably a good idea for you to go back to your surgeon and ask for an evaluation. In that period of time scar tissue can form (in uterus or pelvis) which can lead to pain. ...Read more

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On and off Back pain, menstrual cramping, bleeding for a week. Are these common symptoms of depo?

On and off Back pain, menstrual cramping, bleeding for a week. Are these common symptoms of depo?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. Back pain and menstrual cramping are not typical side effects. ...Read more

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I have been having the following symptoms and was looking for some insight as to what to do. Here are my symptoms: -pelvic pain -spotting -pain during sex -extremely painful menstrual cycle -back pain -pain and bleeding with bowel movements If you don't

I have been having the following symptoms and was looking for some insight as to what to do. Here are my symptoms: -pelvic pain -spotting -pain during sex -extremely painful menstrual cycle -back pain -pain and bleeding with bowel movements If you don't

MeetYourEndometrium: When I hear stuff like that, I think "endometriosis." Often difficult to diagnose because it's pieces of the womb tissue that have been scattered around and cause all kinds of discomfort and menstrual problems. So maybe get that checked out. The sooner they figure out if it's that or something else the better. I wouldn't bank on what you've described just miraculously going away all of a sudden. ...Read more

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Took Naproxen for menstrual pain and now it slowed my flow. Is this healthy? Should I avoid this in the future? I feel like bleeding is natural.

Menstrual pain: I doubt the Naproxen had anything to do with your menstrual flow. It is a very good medicine for pain and cramping during your period and is prescribed and recommended regularly. We all agree that bleeding during your period is natural. Do not worry about taking Naproxen, I'm glad it helped your discomfort. ...Read more

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Bleeding and intense menstrual pain caused after sex with over a year old cooper IUD. Is that normal? My period doesn't even start for another 4 days

Bleeding and intense menstrual pain caused after sex with over a year old cooper IUD. Is that normal? My period doesn't even start for another 4 days

IUD: If the IUD worked well for you earlier during the year then it might not be due to IUD. It is not unusual to have some menstrual irregularity once in a while but if the issues persist then see your PCP/OBGYN. ...Read more

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My mother is 47 years old. She is suffering from heavy bleeding and menstrual pain due to fibroids. Being on homeopathic medication for five years, sh?

My mother is 47 years old. She is suffering from heavy bleeding and menstrual pain due to fibroids. Being on homeopathic medication for five years, sh?

See a medical doctor: Sounds like your mom needs to see a medical doctor. There are many medical, and minor surgical procedures that could help her with her heavy bleeding. There is no reason for her to be suffering. Sometimes a simple IUD can stop her bleeding.

I'd recommend seeing a medical doctor to get the help she needs. An Ob/Gyn would be the best route. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.

Pcos: Suspect polycystic ovarian syndrome is the cause of the irregular menstruation and the pain. A pelvic ultrasound would be helpful. Metformin is a good adjunct to OCP in treatment of PCOS. ...Read more

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Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea?

Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea?

Yes: This medication decreases pain and bleeding during the menstrual cycle. It's a great tool for those women in whom a common medication like Ibuprofen hasn't done enough to help with either bleeding or pain/cramping. Good luck and hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Every menstrual cycle I have 3days bleeding& bld clots, then cease for one day and return dark brown blood, is that ok? Beside late period, pain, dysuria

Every menstrual cycle I have 3days bleeding& bld clots, then cease for one day and return dark brown blood, is that ok? Beside late period, pain, dysuria

Sounds ok: A 3 days cycle followed by some old bloody discharge sounds fairly normal. If you are not happy with your level of cycle control there are many birth control options that can lighten and shorten the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Every menstrual cycle I have 3days bleeding& blood clots, then cease for one day and return dark brown blood, is that ok? Beside late period, pain, dysuria

Every menstrual cycle I have 3days bleeding& blood clots, then cease for one day and return dark brown blood, is that ok? Beside late period, pain, dysuria

Blood: Each woman's period can have different patterns. The dark brown blood may simply be older blood being cleaned from the uterus. Are you saying that you are also experiencing period pain, late period and pain with urination? ...Read more

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Why does menstrual pain occur?

Why does menstrual pain occur?

Hormonal changes &: Hormonal changes & their effects on many inflammatory mediators and your mood. A multimodal therapy is frequently necessary, since there is no one pill that can do it all. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco. You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl. Com/kw94lmx. ...Read more

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How can u prevent menstrual pain im a virgin?

How can u prevent menstrual pain im a virgin?

Birth control pills: You can try advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin etc. You can also try birth control pills which can be prescribed without needing a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Should I still be having body pain during menstrual pain at 44?

Should I still be having body pain during menstrual pain at 44?

Yes: At age 44, your menses have no reason to be different than they have always been. If they are significantly changed, or if you think your symptoms are abnormal, there are many options to help you improve your menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain I suffered before. Is there anything I can do?

I'm nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain I suffered before. Is there anything I can do?

Time: If you have been on oral contraceptive S for some time, your menses may have regulated such that you may not experience severe cramping. You can also use ibuprofen or naproxen to ease menstrual cramps. Good luck in starting a family. ...Read more

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How does one treat menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa. ...Read more

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How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: 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

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What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Does menstrual pain has to do with one being a virgin?

No relation: Virginity (the state before first sexual intercourse) is unrelated to menstrual pain. ...Read more

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What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

Cramping: 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, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

Options exist: You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available. Your individual medical history will dictate which ones are best for you. ...Read more

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Menstrual pain in left side first day. Please advice if this is normal?

Yes most likely: Now you know your own body so if something does not feel right see your doctor. But yes your described symptoms are not unusual for onset of period ...Read more

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How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

Tips: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Heat. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to control menstrual pain in an emergency (when we somewhere else)?

Try OTC Motrin: U can take 600 mg every 8 hours if it is too bad then go to an urgent visit center to be evaluated and once they evaluate u then they can prescribe something better, and u will need to followup with your gyn when u get back home. ...Read more

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I have severe menstrual pain, is it normal to be in so much pain? It's very unbearable.

See Gyn: If your menstrual pain is severe and lasts throughout the period then you need to be checked for endometriosis by your Gyn doc. In the meantime try Ibuprofen and warm packs. Also getting on BC pills helps. ...Read more

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For some years now I have been undergoing a difficult menstrual pain, I am 26 years old, I don't know what to do?

Get GYN Eval.: 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. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid off from pain during menstrual pain?

Options: 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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Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

Is this a change?: Many women experience pain with their menstrual cycle while on birth control pills. If there has been a change in the pain, you should see a gynecologist. You may have fibroids or polyps which are growing. You may have endometriosis. Change at 40 needs to be taken seriously. ...Read more

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Is ok to have menstrual pain using nuva ring for only one week of using it?

Is ok to have menstrual pain using nuva ring for only one week of using it?

Confusing: Nuvaring should be inserted after your period. It is then used for three weeks and then removed for one week which triggers your period. Menses should happen the week it is out. It's unclear to me what exactly you are experiencing. If this is unhelpful please restate the question and we can try to address your concerns. ...Read more

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I have bad menstrual pain during some periods but not all. Why only some periods?

Pain with periods: The amount of pain varies depending on many factors such as whether you ovulated, has a very early miscarriage, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Navita Modi
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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