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Having severe cramps but light bleeding, how do I treat this?

Having severe cramps but light bleeding, how do I treat this?

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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Light bleeding for 2 weeks after D&C. Stopped for 2 weeks and started again & heavey (no clots). Severe cramps & have been bleeding for 7 days now?

Light bleeding for 2 weeks after D&C. Stopped for 2 weeks and started again & heavey (no clots). Severe cramps & have been bleeding for 7 days now?

Irregular (and heavy): Bleeding is not unusual after a D&C. In addition to the physical effects from deriding the uterine lining, there are often hormonal changes resulting from disruption of normal hormone regular of menstrual cycles. We often done expect a normal cycle to resume for 45-60 days. What you describe doesn't sound alarming to me, but I recommend you contact your treating OB/GYN specialist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can you have severe cramps during implantation bleeding?

Can you have severe cramps during implantation bleeding?

Would not: Anticipate significant cramps with implantation. Most women don't bleed with implantation. If bleeding does occur - it is usually a minuscule amount. ...Read more

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Lifted several 3cubic ft bags of mulch the other day after I started weird wound like bleeding and severe cramps am I in danger? Period isn't until6/10

Lifted several 3cubic ft bags of mulch the other day after I started weird wound like bleeding and severe cramps am I in danger? Period isn't until6/10

See the doc: I am concerned about the severe cramps and the bleeding. You did not say if you were on birth control or not. I suspect you are okay to try your normal medicine for the cramping and see your doctor tomorrow. If you are light headed and dizzy, you should see a doctor ASAP to see if you have anemia due to the bleeding; I am not sure the quantity of your bleeding. ...Read more

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I ejaculated in my girlfriend. She took plan B 12 hours later. It has been two weeks and she is having severe bleeding and horrible cramps. Help?

I ejaculated in my girlfriend. She took plan B 12 hours later. It has been two weeks and she is having severe bleeding and horrible cramps. Help?

That can happen: Her taking PlanB 12 hrs from when you had sex is within the appropriate time frame in which to take that med. Irregular bleeding & cramps can occur after taking Plan B. Obviously, pregnancy (normal or ectopic) needs to be ruled-out, so a home pregnancy test is appropriate. While she may take Motrin, Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for cramps, severe pain with or without bleeding, needs to be evaluated by a GYN. ...Read more

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Started with normal and now bleeding with clots heavily for 18 days- severe cramps- on tranexamic acid for 5 days- still bleeding hasn't stopped. Why?

Started with normal and now bleeding with clots heavily for 18 days- severe cramps- on tranexamic acid for 5 days- still bleeding hasn't stopped. Why?

Call your doctor: The medication you are taking may be making clots happen and these clots may be hard to pass--causing the cramps. Best to speak to your doctor who ordered the tranexamic acid. You need to be on an iron vitamin supplement with the bleeding you are describing. Again ask your doctor for specifics as they probably have blood work on you. Feel better. ...Read more

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My s/o and I had sex and he ejaculated in me on ovulation. At 14dpo I had bleeding (4days) and severe cramps. 24 dpo I have a pain in lower right area?

My s/o and I had sex and he ejaculated in me on ovulation. At 14dpo I had bleeding (4days) and severe cramps. 24 dpo I have a pain in lower right area?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you do not desire pregnancy then consider starting birth control ...Read more

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The past year my periods have been severe with bleeding and cramps. I had a clean annual six months ago. Only suggested lystedia or bc. Need releif. ?

The past year my periods have been severe with bleeding and cramps. I had a clean annual six months ago. Only suggested lystedia or bc. Need releif. ?

Vaginal bleeding: This is abnormal and you need to talk to your doctor about a referral to a specialist to find out the cause, as there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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I'm very nauseas, bleeding very heavily, & experiencing severe cramps. I got my period 1day ago. Is this ok?

I'm very nauseas, bleeding very heavily, & experiencing severe cramps. I got my period 1day ago. Is this ok?

Further evaluation: If this is not your normal cycle then I would recommend further follow up. If symptoms get worse or if you start bleeding in which you are soaking a maxipad full an hour then go to the ER. Otherwise follow up with your doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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Took the morning after pill. Week later severe cramps and bleeding. But period is two days late, had some cramps today.

Took the morning after pill. Week later severe cramps and bleeding. But period is two days late, had some cramps today.

Your body may: Need several months to re-regulate your cycle. Please use safer sex practices like condoms if you & partner have not both been 100% monogamous for at least 6 months. Please also use effective contraception unless you both are prepared to raise a child. If cycle does not return to normal in 6 mos, please see your doc. ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation done 2+ years ago & since then have been great! All of the sudden I now have severe cramps & bleeding. Is this normal?

I had an endometrial ablation done 2+ years ago & since then have been great! All of the sudden I now have severe cramps & bleeding. Is this normal?

Can be: I see that you are 29 years old. The younger a woman is when she has the ablation, the more likely that she may need additional treatment. I would definitely see your ob/gyn and get tested to make sure that this bleeding is pre-cancerous with a uterine biopsy. And then also you can talk about treatment options from here. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Severe cramping and bleeding a year after ablastion, is this normal? It is during a normal cycle time. Also had tubes tied. Cramps worse each month.

Severe cramping and bleeding a year after ablastion, is this normal? It is during a normal cycle time. Also had tubes tied. Cramps worse each month.

It can happen.: This is not normal but it can happen. If the pain persists despite medical therapy then some people will require a hysterectomy. Consult with your doctor about your options and to be sure their are no other problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a threatened miscarriage due to severe cramps and bleeding. But my hormone levels are increasing. What could cause that?

I was diagnosed with a threatened miscarriage due to severe cramps and bleeding. But my hormone levels are increasing. What could cause that?

Threatened miscarry: Many of the answers to your questions depend on getting more information from you. First of all it depends on how far along in your pregnancy you are now. The second thing is what hormone levels you are talking about. The pregnancy hormone (HCG) rises with pregnancy and if that level is going up quickly early in your pregnancy that is a good thing ...Read more

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My period was two weeks late. Once it started I was very nauseous and had severe cramps. It lasted 8 days. 7 days later I'm bleeding again! Ideas?

My period was two weeks late. Once it started I was very nauseous and had severe cramps. It lasted 8 days. 7 days later I'm bleeding again! Ideas?

Bleeding: The first thought of course is that you were possibly pregnant. If that is not likely then you have to think that maybe that was a hormonal problem or maybe an anatomical problem such as a polyp or fibroid causing this. I think you need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am miscarrying at around 3 weeks preg. I had a d&c with my last preg and got preg again before I had a period. Bleeding, cramps are severe. Concern?

Call your GYN: In addition to this being a new pregnancy, it could also be retained products left from the D&C or maybe even an ectopic pregnancy. Most of us have answering services if we delivery babies as well. Call the office today and relate your symptoms. At the very least an HCG level and CBC need to be done. ...Read more

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Had severe cramps and pinkish color bleeding around my period. Next morning woke up as period was like normal with clots in it with severe cramps. Bleeding gradually got lighter and pink and now not bleeding at all. Only lasted 2 days, what could this mea

Had severe cramps and pinkish color bleeding around my period. Next morning woke up as period was like normal with clots in it with severe cramps. Bleeding gradually got lighter and pink and now not bleeding at all. Only lasted 2 days, what could this mea

Sounds ok: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

No: If you have significant symptoms from fibroids you can keep your uterus and instead treat the fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). There are many reasons to keep uterus in patients who have completed childbearing. Uterus important in sexual health, cardiovascular health, bone health. For ufe you would need to consult an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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I am on the second day of my period and I am having severe cramps. At times the bleeding is lighter. Can I be pregnant?

I am on the second day of my period and I am having severe cramps. At times the bleeding is lighter. Can I be pregnant?

Period cramps: Pregnancy test helpful to answer pregnancy question. Can use anti-inflamatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen) to help cramps. Change in how much flow you are having day to day is common. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My period's usually very heavy w/severe cramps (I have cysts on my overies). Today I'm 3 days late with very light bleeding and no cramping. Normal?

My period's usually very heavy w/severe cramps (I have cysts on my overies). Today I'm 3 days late with very light bleeding and no cramping. Normal?

Wait and see....: Everyone has different amounts of bleeding and discomfort. Even if you are consistent with pain and bleeding amount, occasionally it can change. You shouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Period or spotting? Cramps came 3 days before estimated period cycle. Severe cramps day 1. Day 2 light cramps. Bleeding in drops of blood. Pregnant?

Period or spotting? Cramps came 3 days before estimated period cycle. Severe cramps day 1. Day 2 light cramps. Bleeding in drops of blood. Pregnant?

Take a test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more