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Painful periods after tubal surgery. Why didn't they warn me?

Painful periods after tubal surgery. Why didn't they warn me?

Not related: The nature of your periods can change with time. They can get better, with less cramps and lighter flow - or worse with more cramps, clots, and heavier flow. Periods can also get worse as a result of infections, endometriosis, fibroids, or because of stopping oral contraceptives. Many studies have shown that the periods do not change as a result of having a tubal sterilization. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 have really heavy painful periods, I can't leave the house for four days but I have work in the morning. Is there any way I can make this lighter?

I have really heavy painful periods, I can't leave the house for four days but I have work in the morning. Is there any way I can make this lighter?

Yes: Yes, you can make your periods lighter by finding out from a MD and examination as to why your periods are so heavy and painful. High on the list of culprits is endometriosis that can be either treated or controlled. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have a question? I haven't been actually diagnosed with it, but for the past few years now I have had extremely heavy and painful periods. I used to

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review.(diagnosed with what?)You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete,We do not have access to any previous question or data you use to sign up. ...Read more

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What herb promotes less painful periods?

Magnesium: It is not an herb, it is a mineral, but magnesium decreases cramps. ...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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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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How is dysmenorrhea treated (chronic & extreme painful periods)?

Check up first: First step is to see a doctor to know why the periods are so painful to better know which treatments will help. Treatment options include birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation, lupron, Depo-Provera provera, laparoscopy, anti prostaglandins (such as Ibuprofen ) or hysterectomy. Work with a doctor to figure out which options are best. ...Read more

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Can the Plan B pill cause painful periods?

Can the Plan B pill cause painful periods?

No it should: Not be causing side effects during multiple menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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I am a teenager that has painful periods.. What can I do?

I am a teenager that has painful periods.. What can I do?

Pain control vs othr: Naproxen sodium had been used for years for menstrual pain before it became otc as Aleve (naproxen) (& others). Taken a day before expected onset until the end of cycles has been helpful. For pain unresponsive to nsaids the oral contraceptives have been useful. A visit with your pcp & review of all issues should help you come up with a plan. ...Read more

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What can my daughter do if she has really painful periods at a really young age?

What can my daughter do if she has really painful periods at a really young age?

Ibuprofen: She can take Ibuprofen or similar medication to help with this. She must start at the onset of her cycle and continue for 2-3 days for maximum benefit. Taking birth control pills is another option. ...Read more

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I have very painful periods. What can I do? I currently take midol every few hours.

I have very painful periods. What can I do? I currently take midol every few hours.

Period pain: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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. Barbara Lavi
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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