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Why does my period hurt so bad? It's to the point where I can't get up without sharp pains in my back and I keep vomiting.

Why does my period hurt so bad? It's to the point where I can't get up without sharp pains in my back and I keep vomiting.

Inflammation!: Athough over half of women who have menstrual periods experience some discomfort, 10% are temporarily disabled by symptoms. Women more likely to experience menstrual cramps have: •First menses less then 11 years old. •Heavy bleeding. •Obesity . •Smoking / alcohol use High levels of prostaglandins cause more intense contractions and more pain. Prostaglandins also cause the vomiting & diarrhea. ...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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I'm on my period and my vagina hurts, why?

I'm on my period and my vagina hurts, why?

Pain: Some reasons for labial pain during menstrual period include ^’ed inflammatory chemicals in vulva ; ^ prostaglandins. ...Read more

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My side hurts during my period.

My side hurts during my period.

Pain can radiate: anywhere during your period. I usually recommend starting ibuprofen (2) three times a day starting 1 or 2 days before you think you start your cycle. Get ahead of the pain. this will help for most women. Also, getting on birth control pills can help decrease your pain and your flow. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when i'm on my period?

Dysmenorrhea: The uterus is a muscular organ. Cramping results from the contracting that shuts down on the blood vessels causing the inner lining (endometrium) to shed monthly. Yet , if this pain is severe, requires narcotics to control or disrupts your routine, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my stuff hurt on the inside before my period?

Why does my stuff hurt on the inside before my period?

Not sure what stuff: you are referring to. Please ask specifics, then I can answer specifically. ...Read more

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Why my ovari hurt, I have dizzi and my period is 10 days late?

Need to do peg test: This could be a sign of pregnancy. 1st step is to do a test. ...Read more

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I have fiberocystitist an it hurt a lot when I have my period. What can I do?

See your doctor: You could try medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) for cramping, but if this doesn't work you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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