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Serve abdomen and back cramps and abdominal soreness & intermittent stabbing pain near ribs. What can cause this? Also took aygestin (norethindrone) 10 before cycle.

Serve abdomen and back cramps and abdominal soreness & intermittent  stabbing pain near ribs. What can cause this? Also took aygestin (norethindrone) 10 before cycle.

Need to be seen: Many things on the list of what could cause your symptoms (intestine/stomach issues, gyn issues, muscle issues, infection..the list is long). You need to be seen by a doctor and evaluated ASAP. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Yes: Its probably not the best drug for menstrual cramping because it is an opiate, but it can help with pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

See doctor: See your doctor and discuss this. There are many reasons including tolerance and disease progression. ...Read more

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Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?

Other medications: If Ibuprofen doesn't help, you can try other nsaids. There are other pain medications like anti-seizure medication, muscle relaxants .... They can be used for nerve pain. If your pain persists, i recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes menstrual like abdominal cramps in between cycles?

What causes menstrual like abdominal cramps in between cycles?

Mittelschmerz: Many woman will have cramping mid-cycle when they ovulate. This is called "mittelschmerz" which is german for "middle pain". ...Read more

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Menstral pain down there cramps what causes that?

Menstral pain down there cramps what causes that?

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. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. times Ideas?

What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. times  Ideas?

Addition of caffeine: For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine(i.e. coffee or Mountain Dew) often helps. An ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at a time is also helpful as is stretching affected neck, etc. muscles. ...Read more

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What could cause my 14 yo daughter to have abdominal cramping, bloating & nausea as well as joint and radiating neck pain after menstrual cycle?

Maybe not related: I think maybe the joint and neck pain are not related to just having the period but may be something else. The neck and joint pain could be a virus but could also be serious,especially if there is a fever or rash going on. Bloating and cramping and nausea usually come before and during period so if they are still going on after they may be related or not to neck pain so I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can diclofenac help in pain from abdominal cramps??

May not if it does: May not, but if it does one needs to know why! The clue is the true cause of the abdomenal pain. If diclofenac works we woudl be concerned about the cause and it is not a standard way to treat abdomenal pain. You should ask your physican to get you evalauted and even see a gastroenterologist. I suspect you will at teh least need an abdomenal CT scan ...Read more

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I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

See your GYN.: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet). Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. Take care. ...Read more

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Can hot balm relive menstrual pain(stomach cramp) and help with the flow of menstruation??

Some: The balm or just a hot bath may relieve the pain some but it is unlikely to do anything for the flow ...Read more

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Severe unbearable pain during menstrual period. Hot, sweating, cramps, chills, shaking, constipation, back ache, etc. Etc. Any suggestions?

Severe unbearable pain during menstrual period. Hot, sweating, cramps, chills, shaking, constipation, back ache, etc. Etc. Any suggestions?

Dysmenorrhea: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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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