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Painful periods to my wife?

Painful periods to my wife?

Dysmennorhea: 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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Why do i have such painful periods?

Why do i have such painful periods?

Dysmenorrhea: 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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What can help very painful periods?

What can help very painful periods?

Bioidentical hormone: Bio identical or human identical hormones can help. Nsaids like Naproxen can help. ...Read more

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Im 30yrs i started having painful periods?

Im 30yrs i started having painful periods?

Dysmenorrhea: 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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Is it normal to have painful periods in day one.?

Is it normal to have painful periods in day one.?

Probably: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Painful periods but tablets not working , what to do next ?

That depends on: what type of tablets you are using. Ibuprofen and naproxen are the over-the-counter medications that work best for cramps. If you've already tried them, make sure you are taking the proper "prescription strength" dose. Please speak to your doctor about what that would be and if that's not working, you should also speak to your doctor about prescription options. ...Read more

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I have very heavy painful periods how can I stop it permantly?

I have very heavy painful periods how can I stop it permantly?

Ablation, Birth Ctrl: If your periods are too painful and normal pain medications don't help, see a GYN for consultation and maybe US to determine whether or not you have masses/fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. Hormonal control using contraceptives like the pill/patch/ring/IUD/implant, used continuously, can lighten or even stop your periods, decreasing pain. Ablation is an option if done childbearing. ...Read more

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What pill do you take if you get painful periods and really sick?

What pill do you take if you get painful periods and really sick?

Depends: Period pain can be terrible. High doses of nsaids (like Motrin 800mg every 6 hours) before you actually start bleeding is key and with frequency; or take one pill the week before to help decrease bleeding and pain and more often with period, have your doctor confirm there is no other reason for such painful periods; and Progesterone can help, especially since you are older and perimenopausal. ...Read more

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Heavy prolonged painful periods, any chance of an underlying condition?

Possible u need: A good workup by a gyn, as it could be caused by many different reasons and no need to suffer, once the gyn knows the cause then u can be treated properly. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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. James Chapman
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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