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Very sharp pain during period that comes out of nowhere. How can I stop this?

Very sharp pain during period that comes out of nowhere. How can I stop this?

Get 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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Skipped period last month got period this month. During period have a sharp pain in left ovary area going trough to anus while on my period.

Skipped period last month got period this month. During period have a sharp pain in left ovary area going trough to anus while on my period.

Possible cyst: It may simply be referred pain since all of our pelvic organs lie on the same muscular bed and pelvic nerves. It may also represent some type of cyst on the ovary as well. Since it is arouond the time of your period, a gyn may be the best to see if the pain becomes severe or debillitating. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Muscle spasm?: Chest pain can occur with low blood pressure. If during your period you have low blood pressure your blood pressure medications could make BP go too low and cause pain. That would be easy to check. Muscle spasm could cause such a pain. Low potassium or magnesium may predispose to that. Consider changing life style to normalize blood pressure. ...Read more

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R side ovulation pain for years, several months-blood clots during period, sharp pain in rectal area a wk b4 period, cramps day b4 period starts?

R side ovulation pain for years, several months-blood clots during period, sharp pain in rectal area a wk b4 period, cramps day b4 period starts?

Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis. This is a chronic condition associated with painful menses, rectal pain, pain with intercourse, etc. The way to definitively diagnosis this is with laparoscopy. Symtom relief occurs with suppressing menses either with birth control pills, depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Lupron. There are many other reasons for pelvic pain. It is important to have an evaluation by a GYN Doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my right side hurt so bad during period?

Cramping: There is some normal cramping that occurs during periods; however, if it is severe pain, you should get evaluated for endometriosis, where some endometrial tissue attaches outside the uterus and can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it ok to feel dizzy with sharp chest pain during period?

Is it ok to feel dizzy with sharp chest pain during period?

No: What you described is not normal. But you did not provide sufficient information for a meaningful opinion. Dizziness may be due dehydration and you should drink enough water, daily, so that your urine most colorless. If the chest pains persist, you should see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Have side pain during period & constipation. Is it sign that my body will ovulat 1-2 days aftr period? Can LH surge happen so soon?

No: There are many things that can cause pain in women in the abdominal/pelvic area. Pain associated with ovulation is usually in the pelvic area this is just above the pelvic bone, may be more on the right or left but is not on your sides. ...Read more

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OaiOaad heaviness of upper and right side of right breast two weeks before period then stops during period. What is this?

OaiOaad heaviness of upper and right side of right breast two weeks before period then stops during period. What is this?

Hormones: Breast tenderness can be normal before your menses, however, it should not be distressingly uncomfortable. Try limiting stimulants like caffeine and nicotine and add vitamin E during that time. This will also help if you have fibrous breasts. ...Read more

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Taking birth control during period, what are the side effects and will it stop your period?

Taking birth control during period, what are the side effects and will it stop your period?

If u take the regula: Regular pills and no placebo pills that is totally fine to prevent your period, but please discuss with your gyn and make sure your gyn knows u are taking the pill continuously cause u will need more than 1 pack evey month and I give my patients samples for the extra days as insurance will usually not cover the extra pills. ...Read more

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Sudden & Severe hip & lower back pain during period (right side) -goes away as soon as my period ends. What could this be?

Sudden & Severe hip & lower back pain during period (right side) -goes away as soon as my period ends. What could this be?

Loose joint: 38y female w. menses-related hip/back pain. Women with benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, often suffer greater hip/back/groin pain during menses & late pregnancy because hormone Relaxin causes even greater sacroiliac joint ligament laxity. See comments: ...Read more

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I have sudden onset of sharp, stabbing pain in my ovarian area, not during period nor ovulation, no stds, clear ultrasound in last 2 yrs.

I have sudden onset of sharp, stabbing pain in my ovarian area, not during period nor ovulation, no stds, clear ultrasound in last 2 yrs.

May not ovary: Maybe it is. Which side is it on? On right side, you have your appendix, on the left, your colon. Could be a kidney stone in a ureter...Ultrasound two years ago doesn't mean same today. Worth having an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

No: This is unlikely to be normal. Painful Menstruation (along with pelvic irritation (resulting in bowel symptoms) can be treated. See your Gynecologist. Birth Control pills may help!! ...Read more

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Doctors think I have endometriosis. Missed periods, sharp pain during period, severe cramps. Wary of birth control. Other options besides bc or iud?

Doctors think I have endometriosis. Missed periods, sharp pain during period, severe cramps. Wary of birth control. Other options besides bc or iud?

Hormones or surgery: Endometriosis is a condition where the cells that line the inside of the uterus are in the wrong place such as on pelvic surfaces; every month these areas menstruate and this causes pain. Endometriosis is stimulated by estrogen so turning off your own estrogen will temporarily help: pills or hormone shots etc. The only way however to really get rid of it is to remove it laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Had csection in march. B4 baby had ez short period. Now I have heavy bleedin sharp stomach pain before and during period& sharp pains in my scar. Why?

Had csection in march. B4 baby had ez short period. Now I have heavy bleedin sharp stomach pain before and during period& sharp pains in my scar. Why?

Not uncommon: You need to see your ob-gyn to get an exam that will help answer this question as there a several causes that cannot be answered "off the cuff". ...Read more

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Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Sounds normal: The symptoms you describe are not unusual during a normal period. Many women have diarrhea and nausea during a period. Even though you have not experienced this before, a woman's body undergoes changes all of the time. And most women will have symptoms with a period once in a while that are unusual for them. ...Read more

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Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

Random Sharp pubic bone pain, sharp pain upon pushing during bowel movement, diarrhoea, nausea normal during period? Never had it before.

? IBS: Could be IBS but concern over recent onset. This may be the result of a recent infection resulting in residual bowel sensitivity-known as "post infectious IBS"
Please see our website and book for more details "The Gut Solution". ...Read more

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Sharp burning shooting pains in breast/underarm that only disappear during my period - ultrasound showed nothing (during period). What could be the problem? Would birth control help? Very frustrated!

Sharp burning shooting pains in breast/underarm that only disappear during my period - ultrasound showed nothing (during period). What could be the problem? Would birth control help? Very frustrated!

Neuritis pain: This kind of pain has a nerve-irritation quality. If it is from cyclical hormone changes, birth control might help - but, I do think you need a clear diagnosis first, talk w/ your doctor. Regardless of the diagnosis, this kind of pain responds to nerve pain medicines - like gabapentin. An anti inflammatory diet (like a whole-food, low fat, plant based vegan diet) & exercise helps! Avoid caffeine. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause pain on just one side of your stomach? Or does this sound more like ovarian cyst? Mild cramps during period. I have pcos

Belly pain: Endometriosis will cause pain on whatever side the actual deposits are and should radiate based on ur Neuro/Embrio anatomy. Ovarian cyst will most of the time hurt only to the side of its location. However, there are other reasons to have pain in the belly in a young woman, like u. If pain is persistent, please have your doctor examine u ASAP to determine he need for further workup. Hpe u feel btr ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea. Is it normal?

Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea. Is it normal?

See gynecologist: These symptoms may result from endometriosis if they are limited to days during period, however a thorough medical check up and evaluation by gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 39. Severe cramps AFTER period, radiate to L side & low back w/some vag. Pain. Lots of clots during period. S/P c-sections x3 w/tubal 4 yrs ago w/last c-section. TV US w/enlarged uterus - no fibroids (what doc thought it was).?

I'm 39. Severe cramps AFTER period, radiate to L side & low back w/some vag. Pain. Lots of clots during period. S/P c-sections x3 w/tubal 4 yrs ago w/last c-section. TV US w/enlarged uterus - no fibroids (what doc thought it was).?

Likely adenomyosis: Pockets of normal endometrial cells can become embedded in the muscle wall of the uterus causing swelling of uterus, pain and heavier bleeding.

This a variation of endometriosis, formerly called internal endometriosis. ...Read more