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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

A few: Endometriosis and adenomyosis can cause sever menstrual cramps, as can fibroids and other uterine growths such as a polyp. On rare occasions, uterine cancer. Chronic low level uterine infection can also cause cramping. Other symptoms may be heavy bleeding and a constant pelvic pressure or pain with intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that doctors call dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: This term is used generally as painful periods can be primary and secondary types. ...Read more

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What menstrual symptoms would not be called dysmenorrhea?

Many: Dysmenorrhea referrs to pain with menstruation. Anything not associated with pain is not dysmenorrhea including heavy bleeding, frequent bleeding or no bleeding. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Know of no evidence: for this. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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52 perimenopause. trying to choose between Cyclen 21 and Minestrin for symptoms. Which will provide a good balance(mood, fatigue, dysmenorrhea)?

52 perimenopause. trying to choose between Cyclen 21 and Minestrin for symptoms. Which will provide a good balance(mood, fatigue, dysmenorrhea)?

Perimenopause: Before thinking of these meds it is time for you to have a complete evaluation by a gynecologist. When that is complete the gynecologist will discuss all options for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

No: After age 38, ovulation frequency is markedly diminished and those periods without an egg being produced(anovulation) produces fewer cramps and pain. See a gyn md for an evaluation of other possible causes of increasing pain such as endometriosis, . ...Read more

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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you become older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you become older?

Yes and No: The nature of the menstrual period can change with time. For some women the periods will become worse with more cramps, clots, and pain. For others the periods will be better with less cramps, clots, and pain. For women with endometriosis, the tendency is for the menstrual cycles to worsen with time. ...Read more

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A week after ovulation and white discharge has appeared as well as cramps similar to period pain. Is this a sign of successful conception?

A week after ovulation and white discharge has appeared as well as cramps similar to period pain. Is this a sign of successful conception?

Not symptoms : White discharge and cramping are so common and are nonspecific findings to any particular problem. Neither of these would lead me to thinking that someone has conceived. A much better approach would be to simply take a pregnancy test 7 to 10 days after intercourse. This will give you a reliable answer. ...Read more

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Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain , legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain , legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Not necessarily: The symptoms do not tell us whether you are going to be pregnant or not. You should however discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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These are my symptoms. Slight vaginal bleeding; not related to period. Pain in left and right side of hips. Overly tired. Lower back pain?

These are my symptoms. Slight vaginal bleeding; not related to period. Pain in left and right side of hips. Overly tired. Lower back pain?

Possibly serious: You should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. This could be any number of things from a urinary tract infection to pelvic inflammatory disease to an ectopic pregnancy. You should have a physical exam and lab work done. ...Read more

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Is shortness in breath a possible sign of pregnancy? If its accompanied by heavy tender breasts, irratic emotions and period pain like cramps?

Is shortness in breath a possible sign of pregnancy? If its accompanied by heavy tender breasts, irratic emotions and period pain like cramps?

SOB: Yes it can be associated with irratic emotions and pregnancy. On the other hand it may be something else. Time to see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Do u think I have endometriosis? Because i having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.

Do u think I have endometriosis?  Because i having lots of symptoms.  Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain.  Period pain.

I am sorry but this: Is simply not something that one can guess on. You will need to your gynecologist to obtain hx, do physical exam ; other needed studies. ...Read more

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Can sore throat, metal taste be preg symptoms? LMP 19/10, had sex 01/11 & 09/11 unprotected. Light period pain/backache on/off. Twinges in ovary.

Can sore throat, metal taste be preg symptoms? LMP 19/10, had sex 01/11 & 09/11 unprotected. Light period pain/backache on/off. Twinges in ovary.

No: No;however unprotected sexual intercourse will definitely lead to pregnancy. Here's an idea: go shopping with sexual partner and pick up a variety of condoms PLUS spermicidal jelly, foam, inserts, or sponge. Additionally, it is probably time to see a GYN for a pelvic exam and definitive oral contraceptive pills. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more