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What's recommended as a cure for stomach pain during period?

What's recommended as a cure for stomach pain during period?

Abdominal pain: 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.

Dr. Walter Husar
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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".

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Girlfriend took Plan B pill during period. Period has been going for a week now. She has stomach pain and nausea. Any idea what's going on? She preg?

Girlfriend took Plan B pill during period. Period has been going for a week now. She has stomach pain and nausea. Any idea what's going on? She preg?

May be side effect: The symptoms of nausea and stomach pain are well known side effect of the pill and Plan B can effect the menstrual period as well and can prolong the peeriod in some cases and shorten in others.

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Lower abdomen gurgling during period, should I be concerned?

Lower abdomen gurgling during period, should I be concerned?

It is possible: Changes in hormones during period can possibly cause some abdominal sounds. It can sometimes casue diarrhea. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and rest.

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Swolen adbimen, during period painfull swollen stomach, first time

Swolen adbimen, during period painfull swollen stomach, first time

Hello,: Hello, many women develop abdominal bloating before or during their period. You have bowel movement tagged but not specific details. Either constipation or gastroenteritis could give you abdominal problems.

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Bubbly stomach during period what could it mean? It's the first day of my period for this month.

Bubbly stomach during period what could it mean? It's the first day of my period for this month.

Borborygmi: A 'bubbly' stomach is call borborygmi and is a very nonspecific symptom. Irritable bowel syndrome is a common condition to have which is characterized by borborygmi and can be worse around menstrual cycles. However, IBS usually also has abdominal pain and either diarrhea or constipation.

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I have pain upper left abdomen very high up in ribs. Tennis ball sized swelling that comes and goes worse during period. What could this be?

I have pain upper left abdomen very high up in ribs. Tennis ball sized swelling that comes and goes worse during period. What could this be?

Need more info: You mention a significant swelling that needs to be investigated. It would be helpful to know your history and age. Please make an appointment with your family physician and have him/her examine you when this swelling occurs.

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Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Possible: More then 150 symptoms have been associiated with menstrual cycles, even though only about 20 are common. More of these complaints tend to occur in the second half of the menstrual cycle. Your complaints have been described as have abdominal bloating, fatigue, and obviously mood changes. I still would discuss this with your primary md or your ob/gyn to make sure nothing else is going on.

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What causes pain in right lower stomach before, after and during period I have pain in my right lower stomach im going to the doctor?

Needs evaluation: 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.

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Would someone normally have back pain and lower stomach pain during her period?

Would someone normally have back pain and lower stomach pain during her period?

Yes: Menstrual cramps are not uncommon. Some of the symptoms that can occur during a woman’s period include: cramping of the lower abdomen, thighs and back; nausea, vomiting, sweating, loose bowel movements & dizziness.

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What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

Common symptoms: Your multiple symptoms are very common, but there are multiple solutions as well. Please see your healthcare provider for some suggestions that are right for you.

Dr. William Harris
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