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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
122 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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What is it? I have painful menstrual bleeding.

Dysmenorrhea: Severe menstrual pain(dysmenorrhea) is often associated with any number of pathologic GYN conditions. The best advice is to see a GYN MD, get examined with possible testing. and then treatment can resolved many of those concerns. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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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 am experiencing regular menstrual periods, and painful menstrual bleeding.

I am experiencing regular menstrual periods, and painful menstrual bleeding.

Time to see GYN MD: t is now time to see a GYN MD at your earliest convenience and obtain a pap smear and begin the process of finding out why the periods are painful. There are several causes for the same, but the number one diagnosis is usually Endometriosis after documentation by the MD. Oral contraceptive Rx is usually a place to bring immediate pain relief. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...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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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing  excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods and painful menstrual bleeding. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain and Excessive menstrual ...all while on the birth control depo shot?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods and painful menstrual bleeding. The following also describe me: Pelvic pain and Excessive menstrual ...all while on the birth control depo shot?

Contraceptive change: You should consider a change in your contraceptive method as Depo provera shot methods are notorious for irregular menstrual bleeding. Talk to your MD about this change after he/she does a thorough examination to rule out other causes for the painful menstruation issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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I am experiencing pain during sex, painful menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual bleeding, fatigue and back pain. A dull ache in lower stomach ?

I am experiencing  pain during sex, painful menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual bleeding, fatigue and back pain. A dull ache in lower stomach 
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Time to see GYN MD: All of the symptoms that you have listed are best resolved by a visit to a local GYN MD. I know that there can be a wait with the British National Health insurance plan, but it is time to make an appointment and get in the queue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe cramping in lower abdomen and painful menstrual bleeding while pregnant, no insurance, what could cause this, been 4 days ?

Miscarriage?: If you are indeed pregnant, then this is not normal "menstrual bleeding". A positive pregnancy test takes the bleeding into the range of a possible early miscarriage. There are county clinics in Pharr that can see you for no charge, or go to the ER for further evaluation if the bleeding intensifies. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain (side: right) , painful menstrual bleeding and abnormal vaginal discharge.

I am experiencing  upper abdominal pain (side: right) , painful menstrual bleeding and abnormal vaginal discharge.

See your Doctor: Abdominal pain can have many complex causes. You need a physical exam to try and figure this out. Please see your doctor. If you are in severe pain go to an emergency center as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Bleeding for three weeks straight after using nuva ring for almost 2 months, is this normal? Also, I have more bleeding and pain as the days go by. I started using nuva ring because I suffer from heavy and painful menstrual periods and I hoped that it wou

Bleeding for three weeks straight after using nuva ring for almost 2 months, is this normal? Also, I have more bleeding and pain as the days go by. I started using nuva ring because I suffer from heavy and painful menstrual periods and I hoped that it wou

Not normal: Best to see and discuss with your gyn provider. If you were using it to help menstrual cycles may need to go back on some form of hormone therapy to control them. Other option is to wait 2-3 months and see if things sort themselves out. Tough to do. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. In know it is not fun. Sorry. Dr R ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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

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 
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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

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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& bld clots,then cease for one day and return dark brown blood,is that ok?beside late period,pain,dysuria

Sounds ok: A 3 days cycle followed by some old bloody discharge sounds fairly normal. If you are not happy with your level of cycle control there are many birth control options that can lighten and shorten the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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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

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

Blood: Each woman's period can have different patterns. The dark brown blood may simply be older blood being cleaned from the uterus. Are you saying that you are also experiencing period pain, late period and pain with urination? ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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