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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Overview)

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 the uterus or ovaries.


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I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?

I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42).  What can be done?

Several: 1. Several types of medications including including birth control meds. 2. A medication that increases the clotting and decreases the bleeding. 3. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 4. Endometrial ablation. 5. Fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
114 doctors shared insights

Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Overview)

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 the uterus or ovaries.


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I am 21yr old I am suffering from bilateral polycystic ovaries, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsuitism, hormonal imbalance! please help me to get rid?

I am 21yr old I am suffering from bilateral polycystic ovaries, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsuitism, hormonal imbalance! please help me to get rid?

Couple things: Depression risk doubles. Also metformin may be helpful because it decrease Insulin levels; for 30% of women this will help ovulation. The other effects on skin can be managed with ocp. The combination of buproprion and metformin cam help wt loss. And mood but may need a little help with insomnia at first and i wouldn't start them simultaneously. Look up metformin and pcos, go slow, get the xl. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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I'v been having heavy, painful menstrual bleeding for about a year now (age 42). What can be done?

Several: 1. Several types of medications including including birth control meds. 2. A medication that increases the clotting and decreases the bleeding. 3. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. 4. Endometrial ablation. 5. Fibroid embolization if you have fibroids. 5. Hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have painful periods and very heavy bleeding. The dr. Put me on birth control, but we want another baby.?

I have painful periods and very heavy bleeding.  The dr. Put me on birth control, but we want another baby.?

Needs eval, pref REI: Need evaluation for polyps inside uterus, fibroids (depends on their size and location), endometriosis (tissue similar to the lining of the uterus gets outside uterus), adenomyosis which is endometriosis in uterine wall. See ob/gyn or reproductive endocrinologist (rei). Reis do ultrasound, saline sonohysterogram (shg) to check your uterus. Newer surgical techniques better than D&C or resectoscope. ...Read more

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Random Sharp cramp like pains worsened with exercise long heavy very painful periods weight gain unusual brown/black discharge and bleeding ?

Random Sharp cramp like pains worsened with exercise long heavy very painful periods weight gain unusual brown/black discharge and bleeding ?

Gyn evaluation: Since you are having multiple gyn complaints - cramping, painful periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal discharge and weight gain the best thing to do is to schedule a Gyn visit for a complete exam and evaluation. A sonogram may be done. Options for cycle control and pelvic pain reduction can be discussed. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more