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Severe Cramps But Light Bleeding
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
Period was 6 days late, now have severe cramps light bleeding and a lot of small clots. Tubal ligation 2 years ago. What's going on??? I'm scared!!!!
Ok: May be ok. Sometimes periods late. If worsens see doc ...Read more
Pre cum touched vagina on 15 apr, period on 23 apr (missed), 3 -ve pregnant test, 4 may-severe cramps, backache, light period like bleeding. Can I be preg?
I used protection but im lightly bleeding and hormonal a lot and have mild to severe cramps. What is happening?
No way to know: Without a pregnancy test, a more thorough history and then an exam. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
I have had three full periods in one month (not breakthrough bleeding) with severe cramps. What could be causing this?
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
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
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
Have had light bleeding, not enough for tampon for about 12 days. Usually severe bleeding w/clots and cramps. Neg preg test. Any suggestions?
I had sex w my husband (no bc; pulled out). 2 days later & a rough 2 mile run, I had temporary but severe cramps & bleeding in the shower. Preggo?
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Normally I have period of 30 days, strong and with severe cramps. Been late 2 days no cramps, today light bleeding. Preg test negative. What do I do?
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
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
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
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
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.
I am a week late today & started very lightly bleeding, I have mild to severe cramps. Periods are usually heavy & horrible cramps, am I still pregnant?
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
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 daughter is 11 & started her first period she is adopted so I don't know her genes but she is bleeding heavy and has severe cramps is this normal?
Yes: Eleven is a normal age for menarche. Heavy periods are also normal and common when the cycles first begin. ...Read more
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
I had a D&C 5 days ago. The bleeding has stopped, and I thought the cramps had gone away too but today they came back and are severe & quite sharp. They're not responding to Advil (ibuprofen). Is this normal?
No: This is not normal. You need to call the surgeon who did the D&C now. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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