Abdominal Pain During Periods

Abdominal pain and cramps during periods are called dysmenorrhea. The pain can be mild to severe. Conditions that can cause severe abdominal pain during periods are endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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What can be done for heavy menstruation with pain and vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, Every month, I have a very heavy menstruation, especially on the first day. I cannot move or do anything because of pain. My head, stomach, and lower back ache very badly. I vomit a lot and even when my stomach is empty, I feel like I want to vomit. I tried many painkillers, but they d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heavy menstrual bleeding could be due to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism means, your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormones. Excessive bleeding could also be due to infection in your uterus. Another possible cause is a benign tumor in your uterus. ...  Read Full »

I have a pain in my lower abdomen during every other period. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have had pressure or weight on my lower right abdomen for around a year. That side of my body hurts during every other period like it is alternating with my ovaries. There was no pain in the beginning but, more recently, my menstrual cramps have become wor...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Mild discomfort during menstruation is normal because you are shedding the inner layer of the uterus with blood. So, that is not an abnormality, and every female gets it. If your CT (computed tomography) is...  Read Full »

I have severe period pain. Will partial hysterectomy help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. Why does the area, which I believe is my ovaries, hurt when I stretch? The pain would be in both the left and right side. When I sit down for a long time or when I defecate, it hurts a lot in the area. During my periods, why do my legs go numb? Every month aroun...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history you have given, it sounds like something is affecting the neuromuscular area on both sides at the pelvic or may I say the deep groin area. If I may further explain, the uterus is 7 cm long muscular structure, which is being held in position, folded o...  Read Full »

What is the possible link between Koch's disease and irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from irregular and painful periods from more than a year. We went to the doctor, and he told us to perform several tests like serum vitamin, serum prolactin, thyroid function, hemogram, calcium level, and Mantoux test. The reports, which I have attached, showed th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a case of irregular, painful periods, which is not uncommon among the woman who has not become a mother yet. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), but I could not find anything suggestive of tuberculosis (Koch's diseas...  Read Full »

How to treat abdominal pain occurring during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old, unmarried woman. I have been suffering from PMS. I am getting severe abdomen pain during the menstrual cycle, and it is irregular also. What should be the treatment for my problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Several conditions can cause such pain during menstruation and sometimes, it can be no detectable reason. In order to determine the cause, a pelvic ultrasound needs to be done as well as a clinical examination. Usually, such pain can be due to a fibroid or a polyp. Both o...  Read Full »

How can we induce missed periods after taking a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex before four months, after which I consumed two contraceptive pills at very close intervals, with a gap of two days. In the next month, I faced irregular periods. My bleeding is deficient in the range that there is no need to use sanitary napkins. But I feel every us...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would request you to get a urine pregnancy test to be sure. If you have taken the test and it is negative, the delay and minimal bleeding are due to the contraceptive pills (imbalance in progesterone and estrogen). Do not stress. This a...  Read Full »

What are the effects of hormonal imbalance caused by Levonorgestrel?

Query: Hello doctor, During the first day of my period, I came in close contact with my partner without safety measures, and the next day I took a tablet Unwanted-72. After that, for one day, my period stopped. Now, my period is continuing, and there is abdomen pain as well. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Unwanted-72 (Levonorgestrel) is a hormonal pill, which causes hormonal imbalance in the body's naturally occurring hormones. As a result, it causes irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding, breast tenderness, vomiting, and delay periods. S...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes.

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has a painful menstrual cycle. Also before marriage, she took Femilon pills for six months for irregular menstrual cycle. We have been trying for a baby for around six months. My sperm analysis report is normal. Her HSG abdomen ultrasound is also normal. Is she having any serious...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Simply tubes do not get blocked, and even when tubes are blocked, it will not cause any symptom. If there was no history of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) and no pelvic operation done in the past, then there is no need to worry about tubes. If her menstrual cycles are ...  Read Full »

After getting periods, I have terrible pain in my right side of the ovary. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I usually have quite regular periods, but every month I get absolutely terrible pains to the point I am sick and shaking. I have tried taking the contraceptive pill to help my periods, but it made them worse. So, I stopped. It is not just a cramp. A really bad sickness ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all likelihood that you may have endometriosis and possible endometriosis cysts as well, which causes pain during menses alone. You should get an ultrasound pelvis done to diagnose it first and then should opt for laparoscopic cyst removal and fulgura...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for PMS and painful period.

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking you on behalf of my friend. Here are the symptoms, which she had around three to seven days before bleeding. All symptoms of PMS along with occasional migraine with glaucoma, nausea, pain in the lower part of spine and cramps. On the first day of bleeding, she is having pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is dysmenorrhea with premenstrual syndrome. If the pains are severe and symptoms are uncontrollable, then please follow the following prescription. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Tablet Arcalion (S...  Read Full »

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