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What Exactly Is Mentrual Cramps
Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. The result is no symptoms, to chronic pain, to difficulty conceiving, to pelvic masses. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6–10% of women, presenting in the early reproductive years. Laparoscopy at times is used for diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Vaginal bleeding: Btb is vaginal bleeding. It usually refers to mid cycle bleeding in users of contraceptives. So if the cycle is 28 days you have spotting at a time that does not match your cycle. It sometimes is attributed to not enough estrogen. It usually ceases after one or two cycles. If it continue go to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In-between periods.: Inter-menstrual bleeding refers to vaginal bleeding in-between your periods, that is at unpredictable times and for unpredictable duration/severity. This may be due to fibroids, vaginal infections or pathology, cervical cancer/dysplasia/infections, or sexual trauma among others. See your gynecologist to evaluate this further as some of its causes are very serious (as you can see above). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild: Mild cramping can occur, but everyone's threshold for pain can be different. Best to discuss any cramping concerns with your ob/gyn to assure they know your case the best and for continuity of care. Good luck to you. ...Read more
It depends: Constipation is the inability to have a bowel movement. Some patients only have a bowel movement once every 3 days, but they are not constipated. However 95 percent of patient should have a bowel move within days. Patients who only go to the bathroom 2 times or less per week are constipated. If the is a new symptom, you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No short ans.: When you say you have "regular stomach cramps"--why do you consider stomach cramps to be "regular" if you have a bit of a cramp before a bowel movement, which is eased as soon as you move bowels--fine, but you should not be having on-going stomach cramps. Period cramps are in the pelvis and are only there just before and the first few days of a period then go away--otherwise week medical help! ...Read more
Mettleschmertz: This can sometimes occur in mid cycle as a result of ovulation. It is called mettleschmertz...Or "middle pain". It should be very, very limited bleeding and pain you do well to note this and keep track of this. I would advise your family doc of this if this gets worse or changes, you need to see your ob/gyn physician. And, as always, regular check-ups are advised.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a woman gets her period not pregnant? Right? What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and implatation bleeding? Thanks..
Difficult to tell: Bleeding patterns can vary from woman to woman. Most of the time it's difficult to tell the difference between a normal period and 1st trimester bleeding based solely on appearance. You should perform a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. This is a quick and accurate way to distinguish between the two. If you are pregnant and bleeding, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
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