Why do periods make you feel sick and bloated and give you stomach aches and cramps?

Painful periods. There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others.

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What can I do to address my stomach aches and cramps from my period?

Various medications. Cramping is caused by contractions of the muscle of the uterine wall and these contractions are caused by the release of a chemicals called prostaglandins. These chemicals are released with the period. Nsaids are mediations that can prevent the production of prostaglandins. Ibuprofen, Naproxen and even Aspirin are examples. They work best if you start them before the pain starts. Read more...

Day 3 of my period I had dark red to black color period and having stomach aches but not cramps. What is happening?

Periods. It is quite common to experience some discomfort from time to time during a period. Many people take Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for this. If this is a recurring problem for you consider seeing an Obgyn and discuss birth control options that will improve your period. The color of menstrual blood reflects the time it has been sitting in the vagina and is not clinically important. Read more...

How can I get rid of period pain and cramps and stomach aches during period and how can I make my period lighter?

Helping with period. pain: try ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin), starting 1-2 days before your period every 6-8 hours. Making your period lighter is not as easy. Both issues may be helped with hormonal treatment, i.e. birth control pill. Please see you primary care doctor or your gynecologist to discuss this further. Read more...
GYN MD visit needed. All of your concerns can be addressed with a visit to a local GYN MD's office at an appointment. Read more...