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What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

Birth control pills: For true prevention, the birth control pill (or patch, ring) are the best bet. Most women find they make their periods lighter and less painful. Another option is to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication as early as possible for the first 24-48 hours of each menses. Examples are Ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best. ...Read more

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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Constant worsening period pain for over 2. Months with no periods?

Constant worsening period pain for over 2. Months with no periods?

Needs to be checked : You need to be seen by the doctor. Pain is always a sign that something is wrong. It is the body signal to you that something is not normal. It is not normal to miss a period either. Could you be pregnant? It is possible that you might have a tubal pregnancy and that can be an emergency. Do not wait. Get seen right away. ...Read more

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Its that time of the month, my mood's changes more that usual and I feel period pain. Problem is, there is no bleed coming out?

Its that time of the month, my mood's changes more that usual and I feel period pain. Problem is, there is no bleed coming out?

Irregular menses: At your age, menses can be quite irregular, sometimes not coming back for several months. If applicable in your case, make sure you are not pregnant. If not, just relax and schedule to get checked with your physician to rule out any other condition that may require treatment. Feel good ...Read more

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My periods have been late 2 months in a row by 10 days and now 13 days. I wake up in unbearable pain and the pain is worse than usual period pain. Period lasts 3 days max and are light. My periods are usually heavy. None of this is normal for me. Help? Wh

See GYN: changes in hormones affect the cycle and affect the period and the flow. a lot of factors affect the hormones and the cycles,like viral infection,stress,etc.... my advise is to go and see your GYN,they might have to place you on medication to regulate your cycle. ggod luck ...Read more

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Get strong period pain 7 days before period due, had this the past few months, recently had smear. Not preg, what is it? :)

Premenstrual pain: Consider vaginitis with BV or mycoplasma/ureoplasma (which can be treated with Zithromax, BV is treated with Flagyl), or change in period pattern which can occur. Also discuss with doctor the possibility of ovarian cyst pathology,fibroids or endometriosis. ...Read more

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Miscarried in Oct. had a scan after and everything was clear but now I get servere period pain every month can this happen? Ttc and I'm worried

It can: you might want to discuss with your doctor medication you can take the week prior to and the week of your period to help control these symptoms. Best of luck ...Read more

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Took dim-plus for 2 weeks=2 periods in1 month (beginning of oct+end of oct).Sexually active(protected)now:spotting and period pain. What can it be?

Maybe the supplement: The dim-plus you are taking is marketed as a "hormonal "supplement. While it is impossible for most of us to know what is really in it and how it works, we do know that taking hormones can disrupt your cycle. Also, whenever you have irregular periods it is good idea to rule pregnancy with a urine test. ...Read more

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Every few months i get extremely bad cramps and sharp pains in my lower tummy. Feels like period pain but 10 x worse. I'm in tears and can't move?

Every few months i get extremely bad cramps and sharp pains in my lower tummy. Feels like period pain but 10 x worse. I'm in tears and can't move?

Dysmenorrhea: We call that "dysmenorrhea, " meaning "painful periods." this is a condition that requires a gyn doctor to evaluate. There are many possible reasons for this, and an exam is necessary to figure it all out. ...Read more