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19 year old having irregular menstrual cycle and unbearable stomach pain during menstrual cycle.What would be the cause?How can it be reduced?

19 year old having irregular menstrual cycle and unbearable stomach pain during menstrual cycle.What would be the cause?How can it be reduced?

See gyne: Please see your gyne. Dysmenorrhea is common and can be impairing to some women. Things need to be ruled out, like endometriosis, particularly if getting worse, but oral contraceptive agents may be helpful if your gyne thinks so. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What can cause stomach pain during my menstrual cycle?

What can cause  stomach pain during my menstrual cycle?

Stomach Pains: Get checked out for endometriosis, but it is likely caused by a hormone caused prostaglandin. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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This month my cycle came on a week late and my stomach hurts pretty bad its this normal./ I have never really had stomach pain at all during my menstrual cycle. My cycle came on a week and 3 days late, is it normal for me to have this pain in my stomach

This month my cycle came on a week late and my stomach hurts pretty bad its this normal./ I have never really had stomach pain at all during my menstrual cycle. My cycle came on a  week and 3 days late, is it normal for me to have this pain in my stomach

Is : Is there a chance you are/were pregnant? It is estimated that more than 1/3 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage with the woman never even knowing she was pregnant. This would explain the late period and the increase in pain. If applicable take a pregnancy test. If you were otherwise, you could be having a heavier and more painful cycle this month due to it being late. If the pain persists beyond your period see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I was suppose to come on my menstrual two days agoo now I have stomach pain, what could that be?

Some thoughts...: The stomach pain and the late menstrual cycle may not be related, however whenever we someone in clinic with belly pain and a late period, we almost always get a pregnancy test. If negative, you could just be getting your period late, or it could be something completely unrelated but requires a further workup by your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing stomach pain and getting worse. why could that be?Could I have Pre menstrual? almost threw up at 8:30 pm

Experiencing stomach pain and getting worse. why could that be?Could I have Pre menstrual? almost threw up at 8:30 pm

Maalox moment?: How about stomach pain being a stomach ache? Consider a GI remedy, like a liquid antacid (Maalox) to see if it quiets things down. If not, try Tylenol (acetaminophen). If both fail, may need to see your Dr for proper identification of source of discomfort. ...Read more

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Woke up with terrible stomach pain last night. Tought it was menstrual cramp, was not. I had liquid diarreah, and still have stomach pain & diarreah?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis is most likely. It is usually caused by a virus and will usually run its course. Norovirus is common and there are crypto outbreaks also. Influenza can present this way also. See a physician if symptoms do not resolve. ...Read more

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A women with strong nipple pain and sharp stomach pain what type of STDs could that be? Also weird menstrual periods

A women with strong nipple pain and sharp stomach pain what type of STDs could that be? Also weird menstrual periods

Hard to say: Nple pain is not indicative of any std. See your gyn or pcp about this. Stomach pain may be a sign of certain std's, for instance gonorrhea. See your gyn if you are worried about any std exposure. Remember abstinence is best, but if that is not possible, always use condoms to decrease the risk for getting an std. ...Read more

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Tightness and extreme pain in her stomach?pain last awhile.shes sexually active,cant sleep,or eat and menstrual cycle last for almost a month.

Tightness and extreme pain in her stomach?pain last awhile.shes sexually active,cant sleep,or eat and menstrual cycle last for almost a month.

Abdominal pain: This sounds like a very complicated picture with a broad spectrum of possible causes. I would seek medical attention. First stop would be to a GYN to evaluate the prolonged menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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I am currently not on my menstral cycle; however, the past few times i've had intercourse, I have bled and there has been an odo ordor. I also have slight abdominal pain in the upper right area which is a constant "ache". It seems as if the blood is ol

I am currently not on my menstral cycle; however, the past few times i've had intercourse, I have bled and there has been an odo ordor.   I also have slight abdominal pain in the upper right area which is a constant "ache".  It seems as if the blood is ol

The : The source of vaginal bleeding after sex is most commonly from the cervix - the part of the uterus that hangs into your vagina. It is most likely just cervical irritation from the friction of sex. As long as you are premenopausal, the bleeding is infrequent, and you have normal, regular pap smears, then you don't have to see your doctor for it. If you are postmenopausal, have bleeding that is heavy or every time you have sex, or if you have had abnormal paps smears in the past, you should see your doctor to rule out more serious causes such as cervical cancer or infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do I do about severe stomach pain in lower abdoman and it's not menstral cramps.?

What do I do about severe stomach pain in lower abdoman and it's not menstral cramps.?

Depends on duration: How long has this been happening and have you been passing gas and stool? If it has been longer than a week, you have not had a fever, then you should see your physician for a w/u which would include blood work and probably a ct scan. If this is of 1 - 2 days duration, you have not had any bowel function, then you need to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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On the pill & dont have a perod. Been waking up w/severe stomach pain like menstral cramps. I take something,15 min later gone. Do i c gyno for this?

On the pill & dont have a perod. Been waking up w/severe stomach pain like menstral cramps. I take something,15 min later gone. Do i c gyno for this?

GYN or primary : Either GYN or your primary care provider would be appropriate to see in this setting. Timing depends on severity and duration of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Very heavy feeling in abdomen during menstrual period. What could be happening?

Very heavy feeling in abdomen during menstrual period. What could be happening?

Likely cramps: Menstrual cramps can cause a heavy sensation. Also various gyn conditions--such as fibroids may cause this sensation. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Very heavy feeling in abdomen during menstrual period; what could it be and why is this happening?

Very heavy feeling in abdomen during menstrual period; what could it be and why is this happening?

See below: If this is a chronic condition, it could be related to fibroids in your uterus. You may have some slight prolapse of the uterus which is giving this heavy feeling. If it is gone after your cycle then i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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How come girls suffer from stomach ache at the time of menstrual cycle?

How come girls suffer from stomach ache at the time of menstrual cycle?

Simple: Cramping of the abdomen during monthly period is called dysmenorrhea and some women have it some do not. It is caused by a substance called prostaglandin and in which case local heat and Ibuprofen drug can be helpful. Of course other explanation exist too such an iud, fibroids, cysts. Etc. So a trip to your obgyn is highly suggested ...Read more

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Im having upper stomach pains and I be getting dizzy and can't eat certain foods and no menstrual for this month yet?

??Pregnancy possible: Of course pregnancy is a possibility. I am sure you are curious as well. But it may as well be caused by other etiology. Have your urine also checked for urinary tract infection. If both are negative then you need an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Why am I having stomach pains for a few days now can't sleep at night. I've been taking midol for my menstrual cramps and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for my headaches?

Why am I having stomach pains for a few days now can't sleep at night. I've been taking midol for my menstrual cramps and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for my headaches?

Menstrual cramps: You may need bcp to prevent menstrual cramps or decrease the severity of the menstrual cramps. Please call your doctor and discuss it with your doctor as soon as possible. If you want to discuss shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...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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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more