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Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

See doctor: See your doctor and discuss this. There are many reasons including tolerance and disease progression. ...Read more

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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What cause menstrual cramps and long thick clear discharge. No projected to start period for another 9 days. ?

What cause menstrual cramps and long thick clear discharge. No projected to start period for another 9 days. ?

Cramps: During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps. however other causes include cervical stenosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids the discharge is ...Read more

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54, perimenopausal. I have heard that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

54, perimenopausal. I have heard  that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

Answer: You will need to choose a route of treatment to alleviate your symptoms: conventional medecine or alternative medecine, all medication either chemical or botanical have side effects, . ...Read more

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Is a very stretchy cervical mucus (at least 5 cm) all cycle long a cause for concern if I do ovulate ? Other symptoms: PMS and menstrual cramps.

Is a very stretchy cervical mucus (at least 5 cm) all cycle long a cause for concern if I do ovulate ? Other symptoms: PMS and menstrual cramps.

Evaluation: You can schedule a doctor and have them evaluate. They can make sure you do not have a cervical or vaginal infection that would be causing this mucous. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant.Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot.Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

I am 10 weeks pregnant.Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot.Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

Normal.: Mild cramps and aches are common in pregnancy as the uterus grows and stretches its supporting ligaments. Not to worry if there is no vaginal bleeding and your obstetrician's examination is normal at each prenatal care visit. You may only use regular tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomforts of pregnancy - not advil/aleve/motrin or other nsaids! take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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mild like menstrual cramps on birth control 5 days in.Been on it for long time. Switched to generic brand. Feel like I'm on period but not. Not preg

mild like menstrual cramps on birth control 5 days in.Been on it for long time. Switched to generic brand. Feel like I'm on period but not. Not preg

Pelvic pain: 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. Switching to a generic pill should not be related if chemically it is the same as the name brand. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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Pain Relievers (Definition)

Pain relievers are medicines that reduce ...Read more