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I've been having abdominal pain. Feels like cramps, sometimes the pain is like a shooting sharp pain. But not on my period what's causing this pain?

I've been having abdominal pain. Feels like cramps, sometimes the pain is like a shooting sharp pain. But not on my period what's causing this pain?

Many things: Your abdominal pain may be due to indigestion, gas, muscular tenderness as well as your female organs. Proper evaluation is in order. See your doctor a soon as possible. ...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


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Frequent chest pain stomach pain back pain and abdomenal pain a few days after sex. What could this be?

Frequent chest pain stomach pain back pain and abdomenal pain a few days after sex. What could this be?

STD: If you're a woman, it cold be pelvic inflammatory disease. If you're a man, it is not. If you're female, you need to be examined asap since pid can become very serious. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain just like periods coming,nausea,lower legs pain and also nipple pain and pain during sex?

I have lower abdominal pain just like periods coming,nausea,lower legs pain and also nipple pain and pain during sex?

Complex topics: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Painful intercourse is a very complex topic. An exam and detailed history will be needed to begin the evaluation ...Read more

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My back pain kidney discomfort feels like needles of pain sometimes.

Not entirely sure: what you're asking. If you're wondering if such pain can be normal, then yes, it can. If you are concerned about the symptoms or if they represent a change from your normal state of health, see your doctor for testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having really bad stomach pain like period pain?

I'm having really bad stomach pain like period pain?

Exam needed.: You know that you need that. Please don't delay. Your life may depend on it. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...Read more

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Experiencing leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain ?

Experiencing  leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain ?

Sciatica??: If the pain is shooting down your leg, if it is burning, lightenening jolt like, you may be suffering from sciatica. I would tell your doctor. You may need an MRI. Sometimes, rest, warm compresses helps. If persists, you may need an MRI. ...Read more

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I have nipple pain and legs pain with nausea before periods and also pain in my lower abdominal just like periods pain. Why?

Normal PMS: These sound like normal premenstrual symptoms. The nerve roots from your uterus join nerve roots from your legs as they enter the spinal cord. Sometimes the brain thinks the impulses are coming from the legs instead of the uterus. As the uterus prepares to expel blood there can be some muscle cramping causing abdominal pain. The hormonal changes can make the nipples/breasts more sensitive. ...Read more

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What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain also diarehha and lower abdominal cramping pain?

What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain  also diarehha and lower abdominal  cramping pain?

Low back pain diarrh: Sounds like an inflammation of the rectum or lower colon; diarrheal illnesses can cause low back pain and cramping; however, the list of things is rather long. If it has been for a few days then no worries but if it has been around a while then its time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dull achy pain in lower right abdomen. Sometimes feels throbbing or pulsating. Irregular frequent menstral cycle related? What could cause this pain?

Dull achy pain in lower right abdomen. Sometimes feels throbbing or pulsating. Irregular frequent menstral cycle related? What could cause this pain?

An MD can help u : Are you saying it occurs more often with an irregular menstrual cycle? If so it very well could be related. Endometriosis, ovarian, uterine issues can all give you that pain. As can pregnancy. Does it feel like period cramps? How long does it last ? Do certain foods make it worse. Have you tried any meds? Does a bowel movement make it worse? Better? Constipation, muscle strrains, herniae. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right hand side/pregnant 3mths pregnant/ constapated/ when booped pain releived a little.

Any : Any pain in a pregnant patient must be taken seriously. If a patient has pain that persists, has vomiting, or fever, and is pregnant, then they must notify their gynecologist. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right hand side/pregnant 3mths pregnant/ constapated/ when booped pain releived a little.

Abdominal : Abdominal pain in pregnancy is an issue that must be brought to your doctor's attention right away. You could be dealing with gastritis, gallstones, urinary tract infection, etc. If you have not seen or contacted your doctor by now and the pain is still present do so immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist  back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Severe sharp pain in my vaginal wall/pelvis when sitting/standing. Lower back pain. Feel like I have to poop. Started period yesterday. Bladder pain.

Needs MD visit: There are so many things that could be the problem here, that it requires a real live MD visit to sort out. ...Read more

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Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are they cyst popping?

Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are  they cyst popping?

See doctor ASAP: A ruptured ovarian cyst is one possibility, but there are many other potential causes as well, some of them potentially serious. Any abdominal or pelvic pain should be professionally evaluated, so see a doctor ASAP. If the pain remains severe or if you have fever, do it immediately, even if it means a visit to an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Good luck! ...Read more

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Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?

Irregular menses: Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? If not that is the first thing you can do to help distinguish if your pain is coming from an ovarian cyst or if you are having possible issues with endometriosis. Either way it's time to go see a Gynecologist for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I have pain like period pain, in my right side though I went through the menopause 10 years ago?

Need an evaluation.: Their are many potential causes of pelvic pain. To be certain of the cause you should have an exam and possibly an ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Got pregnancy result positive, today is 38th day but I am often getting sharp pain like period pain for past 8 days exactly under abdomen, reason?

Got pregnancy result positive, today is 38th day but I am often getting sharp pain like period pain for past 8 days exactly under abdomen, reason?

Abd pain: Lower abdominal pain is not uncommon in pregnancy. Most of those pains are benign and are related to the growing uterus. Some, however, are of concerning especially when associated with vaginal bleeding or passing fluid or other material. Also, urinary tract infection is fairly common and usually associated with pain with urination, frequency, urgency, etc. Discuss your case with obgyn as well. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad stomach pain like period pain?

Exam needed.: You know that you need that. Please don't delay. Your life may depend on it. ...Read more

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2004 had a hysterectomy and only have 1 ovary left. In the last 2 days i've had terrible lower abdominal pain like period pain & tender itchy breasts?

2004 had a hysterectomy and only have 1 ovary left. In the last 2 days i've had terrible lower abdominal pain like period pain & tender itchy breasts?

Possibilities: Lots of things can cause lower pelvic pains (could be the ovary maybe even a large cyst on it; could be an intestinal problem; or a bladder condition). Need a little more information but could be numerous things. ...Read more

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I had a full hysterectomy 30 years ago. I am now having low tummy pain a bit like period pain and a yellow/green discharge?

Vaginal infection : You could have vaginitis, a type of infection. Bacterial vaginosis is a type of overgrowth of normal bugs in the vagina that can cause these symptoms. However, if you are sexually active, you should be evaluated by a physician. The pain is also a little concerning ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain liked period, back pain, n breast tender i m worried about it?

What can I do for this pain liked period, back pain, n breast tender i m worried about it?

See Your PCP/OB: If it is happening around your menstrual cycle, you may have endometriosis, menstrual cramps, etc. If this is ruled out then consider having your spine evaluated. ...Read more

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Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain , legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain , legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Not necessarily: The symptoms do not tell us whether you are going to be pregnant or not. You should however discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Its 15 days of my IUI and having back pain period like pain what can be the rason?

Cysts: The most common reason is cysts as cause of back pain at this point. It is a good idea to see your doctor about this just to be sure. ...Read more

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I keep getting a pain in my abdomen that's like period pain but it isn't. What could it be?

Depends: Type and location, duration, relation to food and bowel and bladder movement help stream line diagnostic procees. Don't sit on this....See pmd asap. ...Read more

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It feels like i'm on my period, pain in stomach, pressure, but i'm not on my period, what could it be?

It feels like i'm on my period, pain in stomach, pressure, but i'm not on my period, what could it be?

See your doctor: You could have an infection or another cause of your symptoms so see your doctor asap. If the symptoms get worse or you are running a fever go to er. ...Read more

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What causes bad period pain?

Many things: There can be several causes of painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Some women have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, sensitivity to pain. You should see your physician to evaluate the source. Usually treated with pain medication or birth control pills. ...Read more

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Suggest me something for period 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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How can I cure period pain?

How can I cure period pain?

Multiple ways tohelp: There are multiple ways to decrease period pain. Anti inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen or naprosyn are the most helpful at the moment. If your periods are bad, you might want a birth control formulation to control your periods, or even to start skipping periods. ...Read more

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How can I reduce period pain?

1-2 days before: Ibuprofen taken 1-2 days before menses is great in preventing and decreasing dysmenorrhea (menstral pain). Take 400 mg every 6 hours x 2 days and may continue 1-2 days of menses, if necessary. ...Read more

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Will period pain subdue with age?

Usually: Dysmenorrhea or painful periods usually wane as a woman matures or after pregnancies. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease period pain!?

Dysmenorrhea: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. 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. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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How can I treat extreme period pain?

Period pain: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. 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. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What's a good medicine for period pain?

Period pain: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. 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. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more