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Menstrual Pain But No Bleeding
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am experiencing stomach cramps, low back pain, excessive menstrual bleeding and missed or late menstrual period as well as blood clots and tissue.
Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea?
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& blood clots, then cease for one day and return dark brown blood, is that ok? Beside late period, pain, dysuria
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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Buscopan: No, not if she only took it one time ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are ways I can minimize menstrual pain? Natural and not? I want to have kids but not now, maybe in 5-10 years. It's quite painful first 48 hrs.
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
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
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
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
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