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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
362 doctors shared insights

Period Pain (Overview)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right with the menstrual flow"


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Abdominal pain and spotting after periods?

Abdominal pain and spotting after periods?

Not sure related...: ...With the limited information provided, but you sound concerned and appropriately you should be, regardless of your age (you didn't provide us that information). Get a good examination with appropriate testing for differential diagnosis, reassurance (hopefully), and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
362 doctors shared insights

Period Pain (Overview)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right with the menstrual flow"


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Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

Period 7days late, period cramps, sickness and crippling lower back pain?

No period yet?: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. Take HPT. ...Read more

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Period pain (Tip)

Period pain: eat smaller meals but eat more often. ...See 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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Breast pain two weeks before period and sharp cramps shooting downwards?

Breast pain two weeks before period and sharp cramps shooting downwards?

Consider mettleshmer: two weeks before your period if you are regular is the time when estrogen and progesterone ( your female hormones) are at their peak right before ovulation. That is the time when the breasts swell. As far as the cramps i would need some more information unless what you are describing the pain of ovulation. First one side then the next month on the other ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Period pain (Tip)

Period pain for some athletes is more than just periodic pain, it's a disruption to avoid, to succeed. ...See 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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Back pain nausea and brown/pink spotting (3days)2weeks after period?

Back pain nausea and brown/pink  spotting (3days)2weeks after period?

Discharge = LBP?: They may be unrelated but would be concerned if they were. This is may be normal but you should take a pregnancy test if it is even a remote possibility. You will likely need to see your GP to evaluate for other concerning causes. ...Read more

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Period pain (Tip)

Period pain: yoga can help. Try the locust pose, head to knee pose, or the bridge pose. ...See 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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Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

Lower back pain and missed menstruation?

MY FIRST THOUGHT...: My first thought in any woman with back pain and missed menstruation is ectopic pregnancy, because it could be life-threatening. Immediate gyn examination first, everything else thereafter. ...Read more

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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What to do for severe ovulation pains, debilitating period pains, back pain and cramping after period is over?

What to do for severe ovulation pains, debilitating period pains, back pain and cramping after period is over?

Pelvic pain: You need to see a doctor for sure with these complaints, to get a meaningful answer. Endometriosis would be one possibility that's high on the list. ...Read more

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Lowe Back pain lower left abdominal pain brown discharge 10 days after period. On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months?

Lowe Back pain lower left abdominal pain brown discharge 10 days after period. On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months?

Get a pelvic exam t.: To rule out pelvic infection.Although it is not unusual to get spotting on Mirena (levonorgestrel), (levonorgestrel)a persistent pain with a discharge could signal infection or Mirena (levonorgestrel) trying to expelll or become displaced ...Read more

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Period pain (Tip)

What is the leading cause for females missing school between teens to twenties? Period pain. ...See 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
Daily
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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