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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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I have severe period cramps. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and have suffered from painful period cramps, sometimes starting up to a week before and ending after the first two days of my seven-day period. They tend to feel like they are using sharp nails to scrape my uterus, whilst the pain extends to my back and thighs. I gene...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello,Welcome to just read your query. I can understand your concern.According to your description, you have moderate to severe dysmenorrhea, and I would suggest doing a USG (ultrasound sonography) pelvis scan to rule out any fibroid or cyst because there is some possibility of having ...  Read Full »

Why do I get chest congestion in between periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old girl. I have been feeling symptoms for two days but this is happening to me between periods and the other but now it is I feel constriction in the heart area. There is no pain, but I feel constricted and disturbed, this increases when I stand for a long time. But wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the Your main complaint is pain and fatigue with some gastric issue. Let me know you that excess stress with anxiety can lead to chest pain as well as gastric ulcer. For gastric issue, Pantoprazole tablet can be prescribed for two weeks. If gas excessive then Simethico...  Read Full »

Why do I feel vomiting sensation after having a contraceptive pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken morning after pill after having unprotected sex on my 1st day of periods. Feeling vomiting sensation, but there is no vomit happening. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, I would like to tell you that morning after pill was actually not required on the first day of your menses at all as you had started your period. As there is no ovum to fertilize on day 1, fertilization and pregnancy would not have taken place anyway. Neverth...  Read Full »

Is the severe pain in my lower abdomen due to the missed period?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have my periods on the 28th every month. It is regular, but last month, I missed my periods. There was very little bleeding in my underwear that looked like an implantation bleeding. So, I thought that I am pregnant because I had all the symptoms such as breast tenderness, ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you have mentioned are of course seen in pregnancy, but they are not exclusively seen in pregnancy. In pregnancy, the progesterone hormone rises, which causes the symptoms that you mentioned. If you have not had the ovulation of this month, then the...  Read Full »

My girlfriend has intense period pains. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend has severe period pains that are certainly endometriosis. Her recent scan showed endometrium was 16 mm thick. She has crippling pains, and she is completely immobile during her period and sometimes in between. It is getting worse month by month. She is infertile. It is painf...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I did go through the ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although it reads normal, endometriosis is a laparoscopic or operative finding. The symptoms she has correlates with the condition. She may be helped with hormonal medicines. Ho...  Read Full »

I had random abdominal pains, and cramps for two years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl in her early teens who has been experiencing abdominal pain and cramps for around two years now. The pain does not occur every day but it occurs very often. The pain occurs randomly and is very sharp and irritating. I have really bad periods accompanied by vomiting, so mayb...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do you have alterations in bowel habits too? Does passing stools relieve pain? Is there any weight loss since you experienced pain? If there is no weight loss, loose motions, or constipation and pain relieves with defecation, most probably you...  Read Full »

I am getting shooting abdominal pain during and in between periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, female, I am 5'2" and 129 lbs. Lately, I have been getting shooting pains across my abdomen, when I am off and on my period. I also cannot eat a lot or else I will get nauseous but I am still extremely hungry afterward. I have had an ovarian cyst in the past but thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is called primary dysmenorrhea. It can start anytime within five years of the beginning of periods in girls. Do not worry. It is a benign condition but definitely painful. I would advice start taking tablet Naproxen 250 mg twice daily with meal two days before your...  Read Full »

I feel pressure on my lower right abdomen. What could it be?

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 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 »

Which medicine can work best for severe menstrual pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female nurse, I have been having severe menstrual pain throughout my life, and sadly each year the pain increases. Since I was a college student, each month for all the four days of my period, I had to stay home lying in the fetal position, had to keep a heating pad ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The diagnosis is indeed endometriosis. And yes, endometriosis causes very painful periods, and the only way to stop this pain is to stop your periods, which can be done through pills, injections or surgery. Surgery is not the answer for you, as you have already had o...  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 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 »

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