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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Can bleeding after seven days of taking Unwanted 72 indicate early pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee is a 28 year old and weighs 43 kg. We had unprotected sex on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle, and I am sure I did not ejaculate. But, I am worried about her getting pregnant. She took Unwanted 72 tablet 12 hours later. A week later, she had cramps and menses-like bl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she had withdrawal bleeding seven days after taking Unwanted 72, which lasted for three days, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. The pregnancy can be conclusively ruled out with a serum beta hCG test, as home pregnancy test may provide false negative results. If ...  Read Full »

I am 30 years old and got my periods today. Do I experience kidney pain due to menstruation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female and got my periods today. I have severe kidney pain that started today and worsens day by day. My current medications include tablet Plaquenil for inflammation and tablet Endep for migraines.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During the menstrual cycle, pain or cramps occur diffusely in the lower abdominal area. Your kidney pain is not related to menstruation. Please answer the following questions: 1) Is the pain localized to the lateral and posterior aspects of the body? 2) Is the pain...  Read Full »

I have excruciating pain during my periods. How to relieve the menstrual cramps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 years old and miss my classes in school due to excruciating pain during menstruation. It did not subside even after taking medications. My mom also experienced periods pain during her teens. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.The pain during periods is normal unless there is intense pain. If yes, an ultrasound investigation of the abdomen is required to diagnose endometriosis. Revert to me with the ultrasound reports.  Read Full »

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. Balakrishnan. R

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 »

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