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I get really bad cramp during my period is there anything to stop the cramp?

I get really bad cramp during my period is there anything to stop the cramp?

Yes!: First line treatment would be Ibuprofen or naproxen. If you take the medication before your symptoms get bad and continue them for the first 48 hours of your cycle, you will likely see improvement. Another good option is the birth control pill. If neither of these are effective, you can pursue the pain further with ultrasound and/ or laparoscopy. ...Read more

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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 causes period cramps during & after sex ?

What causes period cramps during & after sex ?

Cervix bumping: With deep penetration during vaginal sex, you may be getting pressure against your cervix. This can cause some cramping. Try positions in which your partner does not go in as deeply and see if it gets better. If not, do see your doctor to make sure there are no other issues. ...Read more

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When you are cramping that means what during your period?

When you are cramping that means what during your period?

The uterus contracts: Cramping during a period is often the uterus contracting or squeezing to express the blood and menstrual tissue from your uterus. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the intensity of my cramps during my period?

How can I reduce the intensity of my cramps during my period?

Options: Ibuprofen is a good start. Lysteda is a new nonhormonal prescription medication that works great. Birth control pills and NuvaRing work. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud very effective. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to get rid of cramps during a period?

What are some good ways to get rid of cramps during a period?

Tips: 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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose my appetite and have cramps during my period?

Is it normal to lose my appetite and have cramps during my period?

You are ill: No. It sounds like you are ill and with the cramping, most likely have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Always have terrible cramps during my period, don't know what to do?

Always have terrible cramps during my period, don't know what to do?

Dysmenorrhea: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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