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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate), fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful periods: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...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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I am menopausal and am experiencing menstrual cramps and period like bleeding. Is that normal?

I am menopausal and am experiencing menstrual cramps and period like bleeding. Is that normal?

Maybe: Any bleeding in a menopausal woman needs to be evaluated for possible precancer or cancer. That is the least likely cause but obviously the most important to be sure of. More common causes include non-cancerous polyps and hormonal issues, either a final ovulation or tissue thinning from lack of estrogen. ...Read more

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Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps?

Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps?

Yes: Mefenamic acid (meclomen) inhibits production of the inflammatory chemicals that participate in breakdown of the endometrial tissue and blood vessels that cause menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the chances of normal pregnancy after little bleeding and menstrual cramps in 5th week of pregnancy? . .. Please give suggestions

What are the chances of normal pregnancy after little bleeding and menstrual cramps in 5th week of pregnancy? . .. Please give suggestions

Pregnancy: Really impossible to give percentages or "Chances" for you, but rest assured many women have had mild bleeding and cramping with a normal pregnancy following. You need to discuss your symptoms with your OB Dr. To keep them involved in the continuity of care of your pregnancy. An examination would be warranted with your symptoms too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I went to doctor and found out I'm pregnant last week. Now I'm bleeding and menstrual cramps I don't know how far along I am first app. Is Thursday?

I went to doctor and found out I'm pregnant last week. Now I'm bleeding and menstrual cramps I don't know how far along I am first app. Is Thursday?

Can monitor, BUT: These are at the very least the signs of a threatened miscarriage. An appointment is critical to complete. Bleeding requiring more than a pad per hour or severe abdominal pain requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant and have already had a peri g sac haematoma at 6 weeks without external bleeding. Is it normal to have menstrual cramps everyday?

I am 9 weeks pregnant and have already had a peri g sac haematoma at 6 weeks without external bleeding. Is it normal to have menstrual cramps everyday?

Yes and no: These are not menstrual cramps
but discomfort from congestion in pelvis
some discomfort is expected
but should be no real pain
repeat sonogram for hematoma resolution or increase in size also fetal heart condition. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Possible ovulation cd13. Bad menstrual cramps off and on starting cd22 to present, cd27. Still no bleeding. Is period like cramps normal?

Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Possible ovulation cd13. Bad menstrual cramps off and on starting cd22 to present, cd27. Still no bleeding. Is period like cramps normal?

Ovarian cysts: This is probably related to the cysts that are recruited through the use of clomid (clomiphene). When you get your next period, check a pregnancy test and schedule a visit with your OB before you start another round of Clomid (clomiphene) to check your ovaries. ...Read more

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I've had sex w/out a condom yesterday but he pulled out way before he came, next day I have menstrual cramps then some vaginal bleeding. What is it?

I've had sex w/out a condom yesterday but he pulled out way before he came, next day I have menstrual cramps then some vaginal bleeding. What is it?

Uncertain: It is obviously not pregnancy related given the condom use and withdrawal. Cramping and spotting sometimes occurs midcycle related ovulation (related to cyst rupture and an abrupt drop in estrogen mid-cycle). If it continues, then it would be easier to sort out in person with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should we be concerned? My wife is approximately three weeks pregnant according to her doctors. Today, she has been experiencing what she says feels like menstrual cramps and slight vaginal bleeding.

Should we be concerned? My wife is approximately three weeks pregnant according to her doctors. Today, she has been experiencing what she says feels like menstrual cramps and slight vaginal bleeding.

By: By the date of your post almost a week has passed. I hope she is ok. Typically cramping and spotting can occur in early pregnancy and be completly normal or it could be the start of a miscarriage. If it persists and/or worsens her doctor should be notified immediately.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Period is almost 2 weeks late. Now I am bleeding lightly. Had sex 1 month ago. Normal menstrual cramps and backaches. Implantation bleeding or period?

Period is almost 2 weeks late. Now I am bleeding lightly. Had sex 1 month ago. Normal menstrual cramps and backaches. Implantation bleeding or period?

Breakthrough: It's probably breakthrough bleeding, can't say for sure 'why' over the internet. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage online now, but it's over-rated in importance. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. A pregnancy test in a few days will confirm one way or another. ...Read more

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I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle?

I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle?

Good skeleton: The information provided a "good skeleton" to hang on more information from a physical and history exam. In other words, a GYN MD visit is necessary as I am not sure exactly what your question is. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Menstrual cramps no bleeding for a week, tender breast, and period late 5days. Could I be pregnant?

Menstrual cramps no bleeding for a week, tender breast, and period late 5days. Could I be pregnant?

You may be.: Would take a pregancy test to know. 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 is > ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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Did not ovulate this month. Severe menstrual cramps and bleeding every month. OB has done nothing for me. Should I go to fertility specialist? 1yr TTC

Did not ovulate this month. Severe menstrual cramps and bleeding every month. OB has done nothing for me. Should I go to fertility specialist? 1yr TTC

You can but...: At age 23 with only one year of actively trying to conceive, it might be a bit early for an Reproductive Endocrinologist (Fertility) specialist. Most people your age conceive within 2 years of unprotected intercourse. A GYN MD who can assess your physical status for conception is a good first step along with your partner obtaining a sperm analysis before you engage in expensive and involved care. ...Read more

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Can menstrual cramps become less severe after puberty?

Abdominal pain in a: Pre-pubertal girl cannot be attributed to menstrual cramps, as menarche or onset of menstruation occurs usually in Stage IV of puberty. If you mean after Stage V of puberty is complete, not necessarily. Excessive pain that limits activity requires evaluation for endometriosis & other possible causes. See http://m.kidshealth. Org/teen/sexual_health/girls/endometriosis. Html ...Read more

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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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I have severe menstrual cramps, could I have endometriosis?

I have severe menstrual cramps, could I have endometriosis?

I am assuming this?: Is not in regard to a 57 yr old:) dysmenorrhea in a reporoductive age women could be a sign of endometriosis and warrants a pe and pelvic ultrasound to rule out any pelvic pathology. Alternatively in the post menopausal women with cramping and menses, cancer must be ruled out but I am guessing this question deals with the former. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are having severe menstrual cramps or if it's appendicitis?

How can you tell if you are having severe menstrual cramps or if it's appendicitis?

History and Exam...: This can certainly be confusing to distinguish. Appendicitis often starts as pain around the belly button that eventually localized to the right lower side of your belly. There is often associated nausea. These symptoms might also occur in the setting of menstrual cramps and pregnancy! I am happy to help you further. I have a clinic in madison: (608) 227-7007.

www. Mscwomenshealth. Com. ...Read more

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What kind of pain medication can I suggest to my physcian for severe menstrual cramps.?

Several: There are several options to treat painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Typically, start with nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Motrin and naproxen. If those don't work, can try lysteda. It is a newer medication used for 5 days during your cycle. If those do not work, often using birth control to make periods shorter and lighter will treat the pain. ...Read more

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I'm having severe menstrual cramps. At what point should I call my doctor?

Depends: If the menstral cramps one is feeling is severe or different in any way from prior cramps, one should at least call or be evaluated by your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe menstrual cramps help?

Gun eval: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What should I do for severe menstrual cramps?

There are many good: Meds for this nsaids work well, u need a workup by your gyn to r/o endometriosis, fibroids and other possible causes and then your gyn can prescibe a med atht will work well or meds to make u not get a period, at your age if nothing strange is going on I do endometrial ablations in offcie to stop the period which will stop the cramps, safe, easy takes 8 minutes miss 1/2 day of work, no cuttin. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce severe menstrual cramps?

Some options- See Dr: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. 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, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for severe menstrual cramps?

Cramps: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Really severe cramps in my lower right side on and off for three days that feel like menstrual cramps but are not. Should I be worried?

It may be: A uti, it may be an ovarian cyst, constipation or in a bad case scenario a pregnancy in the tube. Get a upt and make sure that's not it. Otherwise make an appt this week, if pos get in asap. ...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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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


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Bleeding (Definition)

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