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What is the best medicine to take for tummy cramps while I am on my period?

What is the best medicine to take for tummy cramps while I am on my period?

Anti-inflammatory: Ibuprofen and other inflammatory medications work well. Birth control pills can also help. There is a new medication called Lysteda which works really well to decrease the amount of bleeding. ...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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Hi, my period is due & instead began to spot I am only spotting a little while having tummy cramps. Am I prego? &, is it safe to wear a tummy wrapper?

Hi, my period is due & instead began to spot I am only spotting a little while having tummy cramps. Am I prego? &, is it safe to wear a tummy wrapper?

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. In minutes you will have your answer. ...Read more

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My period is due in a week. Have tummy cramps & back pain but getting heartburn which I've never experienced before. What is going on is this normal??

My period is due in a week. Have tummy cramps & back pain but getting heartburn which I've never experienced before. What is going on is this normal??

Gastrointestinal: Tummy cramps, back pain, and heartburn sounds more gastrointestinal than gynecologic. You could even be having gallbladder problems. See your PCP or an urgent care clinic to have it checked out. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps from period but am going out drinking tonight. Can i take ibruprofen with alcohol? Im also having anxiety from my period.

I have stomach cramps from period but am going out drinking tonight. Can i take ibruprofen with alcohol? Im also having anxiety from my period.

Cramps: It is not recommended that you take Ibuprofen with alcohol because it can case problems with your stomach. Anxiety is something you should discuss with you doctor. She/He can assist you with ways to help...Hope you feel better...Dr. Jones Singer ...Read more

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I will be having my period in next week, since 2 days complaining lower back pain and stomach cramps.Can i be preg, when should I take my pregnant test?

I will be having my period in next week, since 2 days complaining lower back pain and stomach cramps.Can i be preg, when should I take my pregnant test?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I am 20 and been on my period for 2 weeks and a half, it isn't heavy but I have horrible stomach cramps also. Should I be worried???????

Yes, be worried.: If you're sexually active, check your pregnancy test. We become worried about ectopic pregnancy if you are pregnant with these symptoms. If not pregnant, we evaluate for fibroids, polyps, bleeding disorders, and other causes of abnormal bleeding. Infection is a possibility also. Make an appointment with your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more