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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea (or painful periods) is a medical condition of pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities. This is a common occurrence in many women. Discuss with your dr. As there are several medications that are approved to help with this condition and can make your life more tolerable at the beginning of your period. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have been having prolonged and painful menses for ayear now. My doctor suggested a hysterectomy but i'm reluctant to do it hoping that the symptoms will go. Should i get it done?
Several solutions: First, you should use an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like ibuprofen or naproxen, which you can get over the counter. I think naproxen (Aleve) works better and it's longer lasting. Second, if that's not enough, you can talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for stronger pain medication, like hydrocodone. Finally, consider a change in your birth control pill. See your doc! ...Read more
I m 16 yrs old with pcos i hve irregular painful menses acne low fever weak stomach nausea are all my symptoms related to pcos? Im taking metamorfin
PCOS: Pcos can cause increased hair growth and irregular periods you could have nausea at mid cycle occasionally but nausea could be due to metformin reduced doses extended release forms or taking after meals should help you are 16 work on a good life style exercise low fat diet should help. ...Read more
Progesterone!: Try having your doctor write for Progesterone 100-200mg at night for the last 14 days of your cycle. Start day 15. Remember, have her write for Progesterone not progestin. She can write for name brand prometrium (micronized progesterone). Exercising regularly may also help. Good luck! ...Read more
Check up first: First step is to see a doctor to know why the periods are so painful to better know which treatments will help. Treatment options include birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation, lupron, Depo-Provera provera, laparoscopy, anti prostaglandins (such as Ibuprofen ) or hysterectomy. Work with a doctor to figure out which options are best. ...Read more
Yes !!!: See you gyn, you need a work up and if you want to preserve your fertility there are meds you can take, if you do not want to have any more children then for my pts I do office tubals and then you can have an endometrial ablation- which is a short 8 minute offfice procedure to either totally get rid of periods which are worthless after child bearing is over or make them much lighter. ...Read more
PMS can start 1 to 2: Weeks prior to your period.Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ; exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more
I am have dysmenorrhea since my periods started. I take painkillers since then. Is there any harmful affects due to that on my reproductive system.
Depends on the cause: "Primary dysmenorrhea" or painful menses,usually attributed to excess or imbalance of prostaglandins in your endometrium and treated with various NSAIDs is not likely to have any "harmful effects on your reproductive system". Causes of "secondary dysmenorrhea" which include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or other genital tract pathologies may. ...Read more
Dr rx’d me xulane patch for dysmenorrhea & acne. I do NOT want any periods. can I wear cont. w/ NO breaks? How long do I have 2 wait 2 have unpro sex?
If started with: first day of cycle, no waiting period, if other start time, 2 weeks should be plenty of time. ...Read more
Dr prescribed me xulane for acne & dysmenorrhea. Do I have to leave it off every once a mo? I don’t want periods.
No: It is safe to continue to use the active patches and skip the period week, which is similar to the long acting combiination bc pills or skipping the placebo pills on the 28 day packs., There may be some spotting after a few months, and taking a med break to bring on a full period may help. You may find a problem with insurance payment, however, in getting refills earlier than 28 days. ...Read more
Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea ?
I have primary dysmenorrhea. Last month i came on 2 weeks after my periods but had no cramps which has never happened. Could i b pregnant?
I don't believe that: I understand what you are trying to describe. If you had a period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to the period. If you aren't sure if you had a period then go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Lack of cramping does not equate to pregnancy however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the treatment for dysmenorrhea?
Several issues: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The birth control pill can be very helpful to control this. Women who are in their late 40's are perimenopausal, meaning close to menopause. At this time, your body is more sensitive to poor behaviors such as smoking and alcohol. You will feel best with a healthy diet and exercising, not smoking, and no excessive alcohol. ...Read more
Im having dysmenorrhea every month signaling the start of my menstruation. Its very painful. How will it stop?
NSAIDS: If your period is predictable, you can start taking an anti-inflammatory medication like Naproxen or Ibuprofen at the first sign of crampin. Starting the medicine before the pain becomes intense will help keep it under better control. Heating pads are also very helpful. Birth control pills and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud also improve these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY normal!: In cycle, hormones rise to release an egg; if it doesn't get fertilized and stick to our uterus = not pregnant = have a period. Those hormones have powerful effects on our breasts, too. Our breasts make milk every day, and more when we have high levels of hormones. Making more milk stretches those tissues, which leads to tenderness. Use moist heat, advil, (ibuprofen) and relax -- you are fine. Good luck. ...Read more