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Why are late menstrual periods more painful?

Why are late menstrual periods more painful?

Thicker endometrium: When your periods are late there is more time for the estrogen from the ovaries to stimulate the enometrial lining to grow, resulting in more endometrial tissue to sluff off giving rise to more pain and more bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


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Im having irregular periods and painful sex?

Im having irregular periods and painful sex?

2 complex problems: Irregular periods and painful intercourse are both complex medical conditions beyond the scope of a simple answer. Consider scheduling a visit where we can take a careful history, do an exam and perform indictated tests to help determine the cause of your problems and discuss various treatment options ...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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Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful cramping Irregular periods Not eating Hot flashes Constipated and diarrhoea Painful intercourse?

Menstrual cycle symptoms are :
Vomiting
Painful cramping
Irregular periods
Not eating
Hot flashes
Constipated and diarrhoea
Painful intercourse?

Birth Control Pills: With all the symptoms you have, it will be worth trying birth control pills to avoid having a period.Please discuss it with your doctor. You can also get a virtual consult and we can help you with a prescript of rebirth control pills. ...Read more

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Excessive bleeding irregular periods and sometimes terrible pain?

Excessive bleeding irregular periods and sometimes terrible pain?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea (painfule period), take Motrin a few days befiore period start and during the period. Excessive bleeding, keep pad diary per day (normal is about 4-5 per day) bring to doctor; i will take iron 1-3 times a day, and have anemia test done. See pcp or gyn. ...Read more

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Do contraceptives help painful periods?

Do contraceptives help painful periods?

Absolutely.: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medicaitons do not help, see a GYN for a consultation and maybe an US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. You may benefit from hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant. Used continuously they can lighten or even stop your periods, thereby decreasing pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, knee stiffness, missed or late menstrual period, less frequent urination, joint stiffness, bloating...

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods, knee stiffness, missed or late menstrual period, less frequent urination, joint stiffness, bloating...

Jt pain, abn menses: Would check thyroid for hypothyroidism-TSH- and for autoimmune disease-lupus or rheumatoid arthritis check ANA, DS DNA, CCP and RF, rarely may be sarcoid( cough?). Would also get basic complete metabolic profile, urine and may need transvaginal ultrasound. Follow up with doc in 24-48 hours due to decreased urination need to check kidneys ...Read more

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Are my severely painful menstrual periods linked to pcos?

Are my severely painful menstrual periods linked to pcos?

Doubtful: Pcos is associated with pelvic fullness and bloating due mainly to the enlargement of the ovaries because of the increased number of follicles. Severe dysmenorrhea probably has a different cause, and may be due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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Extremely painful cramping but no period?

Pelvic pain: You might have a ovarian cyst, endometriosis, GI abnormalities etc. Have your obgyn examine you. ...Read more

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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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Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Consultation needed: We're going to need to know just a little bit more about your health history before being able to provide you with an answer as to why your periods have become irregular. Thyroid issues? Other symptoms? Pap history? Hormone use? Etc. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, no periods, occasional bleeding, pain when having intercourse, bruising, fatigue?

Pelvic pain: The combination of pelvic pain and no periods requires a GYN MD to examine and evaluate you as to why and give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Why endometriosis causes painful bowel movement during period?

Why endometriosis causes painful bowel movement during period?

Because: endometriosis are islands of the uterus cells scattered outside the uterus majority are located around the uterus and the ovaries some could be located on the colon and the small bowels rarely they could be located inside or on the lining of the stomach,small bowels,or large bowels So when it is your periods started ,these cells bleed as well and cause inflammation and sometimes bleeding ...Read more

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Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Endometriosis : Though you may have more than one condition causing these symptoms, endometriosis is common to all these. A gynecologic emanation and a laparoscopic diagnosis may settle the mystery. The illustration shows common locations for this disease. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful,cramping,Irregular periods,Hot flashes,Constipated and diarrhoea,Painful intercourse, Endometriosis?

Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful,cramping,Irregular periods,Hot flashes,Constipated and diarrhoea,Painful intercourse, 
Endometriosis?

Not likely: 20's female w. painful periods, IBS symptoms, vomiting, & dyspaerunia speculates "endometriosis". Endo is a fashionable label beset w. symptom/physiologic speculations. IMO endo treatments cause iatrogenic exacerbation. Differential diagnosis mandates consult w. Gastroenterologist, Gynecologist, & Osteopath. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome w. pelvic girdle joint injury can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Bleeding and 10/10 pain after intercourse? Painful, heavy and clotty menstrals. Endometreosis?

Bleeding and 10/10 pain after intercourse? Painful, heavy and clotty menstrals. Endometreosis?

ER is severe : If you are having pain 10/10 this means you feel you are dying and are in agony. Usually 10/10 is related to gunshot wounds broken bones and other trauma. If that is true then you should be in the er now. If you were exaggerating and now feel fine schedule a visit with your obgyn and discuss the work up for endometriosis. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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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


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Secondary Dysmenorrhea (Definition)

Once you've had periods, then they cease (not in pregnancy) this is secondary amenorrhea. Many causes and needs the ...Read more