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I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

I had a d&c for a miscarriage at 13 weeks in October. Since then I have had painful periods. Should I go see my Ob soon or wait for my annual in June?

Painful periods: There are many options for dealing with painful periods. It is not likely to be directly related to a miscarriage 6 months ago. Your obgyn can do an evaluation and discuss the many options to improve this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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I am 46. Last month my period was only spotting, this month it is 2 weeks late and I have heavy painful period. Is a miscarriage possible?

I am 46. Last month my period was only spotting, this month it is 2 weeks late and I have heavy painful period. Is a miscarriage possible?

Not likely: Although pregnancy is possible, it is not likely.

I do tell patients to use contraception until the menopause.

Buy a pregnancy test.

Your cycles will get more irregular as you get older. ...Read more

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How would you know if you've had a miscarriage or a very short & painful period?

How would you know if you've had a miscarriage or a very short & painful period?

Pregnancy test: The only way to tell a miscarriage from a period is to check a pregnancy test. It is very unusual to be pregnant (even if it is a miscarriage) with a negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is so different after the miscarriage is more strong and painful and is like crazy red is this bad???

My period is so different after the miscarriage is more strong and painful and is like crazy red is this bad???

Not usually.: Not unless you become anemic or febrile from retained products of conception. If it persists, please see your gynecologist. Hopefully, you will not need a dilation and curettage, but perhaps cycling with birth control pills for a few months might be beneficial in alleviating these symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after a miscarriage the period goes to normal?? I had it already 6 months ago but my period is very painful and a weird red

How long after a miscarriage the period goes to normal?? I had it already 6 months ago but my period is very painful and a weird red

Miscarriage/ periods: Would seek medical attention. There are change after any pregnancy. If you are asymptomatic between periods it is unlikely to be infection or retained products but would consider sonogram to check it out. ...Read more

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Second period after miscarriage is it normal to have a heavy and painful period?

Second period after miscarriage is it normal to have a heavy and painful period?

Can be: After a miscarraige it takes a couple of rounds for menstrual cycles to return to normal. Be patient. ...Read more

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Had sex May 29 & June 6. Got period June 15. Worst period ever. Painful. Heavy. Positive pregnancy test July 9. How far along could I actually be? Some suggest I may have had a miscarriage but I have not had a period since.

Had sex May 29 & June 6. Got period June 15. Worst period ever. Painful. Heavy. Positive pregnancy test July 9. How far along could I actually be? Some suggest I may have had a miscarriage but I have not had a period since.

Repeat test: If you have not had sex since your period on July 9, it is unlikely that your are pregnant. You may get a blood test for HCG which is more sensitive and specific than urine test. You may repeat the urine test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Irregular period, massive amounts of blood lost, soaking super plus tampons in 10 minutes, painful cramps, feeling dizzy. Miscarriage? Go to er!?!

Yes it can be miscar: It can be miscarriage
can also be someimes fiboids or dysfunctional bleeding
date of her last period is impotant
also history as to past menstrual cycles, pain and blood count is imp also clinical exam and a sonogram would help. ...Read more

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I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

I have my period but my blood is watery, really painful cramps that last long. All I could find out is ruptured ovarian cyst or miscarriage? Or pregnay

Watery period: If this is the first time this has happened, it may be. Pregnancy may be hard to prove if you miscarried because PT may be negative by now. Ovarian cysts may be shown on ultrasound, especially if you continue to have pain. Recommend birth control if you are not trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Watery period. First cramp was really painful and last hours. Heavy bleeding. Am I having a miscarriage? Or am I pregnant? Or do I have ovarian cyst?

Gynecological issue: Recommend to see specialist,
If is still ongoing go to the emergency room.

You need a MRI of the pelvis, good gynecological, examination,

Measure hormones in blood. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take painkiller evrytym for painful periods?

Better choices: Many women with painful periods benefit from using oral contraceptives (the pill). Consult with your ob/gyn for treatment options. ...Read more

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If I went on the pill would it stop my painful periods?

Possibly: Painful cramps with menses is called dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea can be reduced by as much as 85% with hormonal birth control pills. Other causes of dysmenorrhea such as endometriosis and fibroids need to be ruled out if your pain continues with hormonal birth control. ...Read more

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Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Not related: The leep procedure is done on the outside of the cervix. This would not impact periods. Discuss treatment options for painful periods with your obgyn. The medical term is dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Heavy painful periods after child birth whilst on depo. What can I do?

Very common: Although most women will not have periods at all on Depo-Provera some will have irregular bleeding. If it continues you may consider an alternative method of birth control that can give you better cycle control. If you do not want more children consider essure. ...Read more

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Do women sometimes report more painful periods after having their tubes tied?

Do women sometimes report more painful periods after having their tubes tied?

Yes, but....: This is not unusual, but it's not because of the tubal ligation. Many women have been on some sort of birth control or pregnant. Without either, chemicals called prosaglandins are produced in association with ovulation that cause uterine contractions/cramps. ...Read more

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Why am I still having painful periods after a laparotomy? I have endometriosis

Chronic illness: Painful periods have many causes -- spasm of the uterus muscle, inflammation, hormone changes, bleeding out of our tubes into the belly ("retrograde menstruation"), stretching of the tubes, changes in gut function from ovary hormones, and oh yeah, endometriosis. That's inner uterus lining stuck on other tissues inside (sometimes outside) belly. See your gyn md -- many causes, needs careful care! ...Read more

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Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Are very heavy and painful periods normal after a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and d&c?

Depends on why: Depends a bit on why you had the hysteroscopy and d;c to start with. Many times, these procedures are done because of heavy menstruation, or menorrhagia. Causes include hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, adenomyosis or rarely cancer. If this was not present, then these symptoms may be temporarily related to the procedure. If symptoms persist, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. What are the side effects?

Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. What are the side effects?

Nausea, vomiting, diar: Side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Dizziness and low blood pressure
deep vein thrombosis
pulmonary embolism
cerebral thrombosis
acute renal cortical necrosis
central retinal artery and vein obstruction
acute allergic reaction
headache
stuffy nose
many more listed
but not all patients feel all the side effects and most can tolerate the drug, sometimes the dose needs to be lowered. ...Read more

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I have painful periods. Is there any good medication that I can take. Will it affect my pregnancy..

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I can feel a lump on my ovarias when I press down. I get heavy painful periods. Could this b a cyst or ca?

I can feel a lump on my ovarias when I press down. I get heavy painful periods. Could this b a cyst or ca?

Abdominal mass: A lump in your abdomen could be a cyst, cancer, constipation or none of the above. See your doctor; an ultrasound may help identify the lump. ...Read more

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Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

Been prescribed with tranexamic acid tablets for heavy, painful periods. Is this normal? What are the side effects?

Yes it is used: It is used by some for menorrhagia more so in europe than in us. It enhances blood clotting and seems to be effective for it. But first you have to know if it is true menorrhagia as half of the women who complain of heavy bleeding do not loose lot of blood
side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Dizziness and low blood pressure
deep vein thrombosis
pulmonary embolism
cerebral thrombosis. ...Read more

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Remeron (mirtazapine) is causing me painful periods I want to stop the medication and I take 15mg how should I do that?

Remeron (mirtazapine) is causing me painful periods I want to stop the medication and I take 15mg how should I do that?

Not a likely cause: You should stop the medication under instructions from the prescribing doctor. As a reproductive endocrinologist I will tell you I do not believe the Remeron (mirtazapine) is making your periods painful, but you may still choose to get off it - just do it with a doctor's help, we cannot prescribe or treat you online. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have 4 cysts on my left ovary and could that be the cause of my heavy extremely painful periods what do u recommend I do?

I have 4 cysts on my left ovary and could that be the cause of my heavy extremely painful periods what do u recommend I do?

Depends: Sometimes patients have follicular cysts, these are normal functional cysts of the ovary. They are typically no more than 2.5 cm in max diameter. Did your physician say you had a bigger cyst than that? Some cysts are associated with endometriosis which causes extremely painful periods. Those types of cysts, endometriomas, sometimes need to be removed. Consult DR for more information ...Read more

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I have the merina coil fitted for 3 years. My gyne has put me on dianette for painful periods associated with endo. Is this combination safe?

Painful menses: Using a oral contraceptive in conjunction with an IUD is a common practice. It does put you at higher risk of side effects common to both medication such as blood clots especially if you also smoke. ...Read more

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I was put on the pill for my painful periods. It regulated them and decreased the pain, but I started getting periods very week. What happened?

See a doctor: Usually frequent intermenstrual bleeding while on bcp is due to low estrogen levels. This can be fixed by changing the pill you're on. There are other causes for this, though, like infection, or anatomic anomalies (e.g. Endometrial polyp). ...Read more

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I'm 26 and I had a miscarage 8 years ago. Didn't get a dnc they said my cervics was to thin? . Since then I have suffered the most painful periods. Why.

Cervical stenosis: At the time of your miscarriage, the comment that your cervix was too "thin" is unusual. I am not sure what they meant. One possibility is narrowing of the cervical opening called cervical stenosis. This leads to an obstruction of menstrual blood possibly causing your painful periods. You need to see an ob/gyn for an exam and an ultrasound. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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I'm 30yrs I started having painful periods?

I'm 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

Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...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