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What Exactly Is Mentrual Cramps
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
For three months now, a few days after my period ends I get unbearable cramps, exactly like menstrual cramps, which last the whole month...any ideas?
I am having painful cramping, which feels exactly like really intense menstrual cramps., I had NovaSure ablation 2&1/2 years ago with no periods since?
A number of things: Lower abdominal/pelvic pain can be very difficult to differentiate as many things can feel similar to menstrual cramps. This is because there are a number of other organs in that location that can cramp - this includes intestines, urinary bladder as well as reproductive organs. Additional eval could be necessary depending on other symptoms. More info on HealthTap consult or doc visit could help ...Read more
What exactly is a menstrual cramp? Is it just soreness from the uterine lining sloughing off, or does it actually have to do with muscle contraction?
NSAID: The standard midol contains acetominophen (like tylenol), pyrilamine (an antihistamine) and caffeine. Often cramps are helped most by non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like aspirin, ibuprofen, or Naproxen sodium. The midol extended relief contains Naproxen and the midol cramps and body aches contains ibuprofen. Sometimes a heating pad can help, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can: Can get better after childbirth or menopause. Sounds like you have dysmenorrhea. Just painful periods. You can take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6 hours starting 24 hours before your period. Naproxen 500 mg every 8 hours also helps. Depending on your age oral contraceptive pills can lighten the period and ease the pain. Also, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can lessen the period and the pain. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
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