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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Which medicine works 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 pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 alread...  Read Full »

Can I take Brufen and Aspirin at the same time for period cramps and migraine?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I get migraines (three times per year) and Aspirin is the only tablet that help me in that situation. I was wondering if I get migraines during my period can I still take Aspirin?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement you have been suffering from migraine occasionally and your query is whether you can take Aspirin during your menstrual period or not. According to your query, if you take Aspirin regularly you can notice your ...  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. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. 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 »

Is ovarian cancer genetic?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days before I got my periods and I started having sudden, sharp stabbing pain in my right ovary. These pains would slowly subside, although I could always feel a small sensation in the same spot, until it flare up again. It seemed to be agitated by the movement. I stay perfectly still...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your worry. Yes, family history of ovarian cancer from maternal side is no doubt a great risk factor and no age is safe. A type of ovarian cancer (germ cell variety) can happen in your age group. Now, the pain you described could be for many reasons. You ...  Read Full »

Can contraceptive pills make you nauseous?

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Why are there cramps, noise in stomach and gassy feel before periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. The day before my period I got bad cramps and they stopped before I go to bed. On the day of my periods, my stomach is making weird noises and I feel that it is filled with gas and getting little cramps. What is my problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is autonomic nervous dysfunction before the period comes, and this period can stretch as long as 14 days before your period. You may experience bloating due to excess gas discomfort in your back and pelvis. Weird sound in your tummy, constipation, diarrhea, a...  Read Full »

Can birth control pills cause blood clots during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been cycling on birth control pills for about four months. My gynecologist told me that if I experience spotting, I should stop taking the pills for three or four days to let everything come out, and then start back again. I experienced some pretty heavy spotting. So, I decided to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Do not worry. What you are having is the expulsion of the thick endometrium lining of the uterus. As days have passed without the shedding of the lining, the thickness of the endometrium has been increasing, which has to fall off one day. When you...  Read Full »

Can eye freckles disappear on their own?

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Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have sent I do not see a freckle in either eye. A freckle will show as a pigmented patch in the retina of the eye. If there is a freckle it will not reduce in size on its own. It will increase in size...  Read Full »

I have severe and uncomfortable abdominal pain during periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe and uncomfortable abdominal pain when I have my monthly period. My menstrual cycle and pain last for 5 to 6 days each month.  Read Full »


Dr. Magesh T

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your symptoms. It looks like the regular pain that comes on during the menstrual cycle. So I just want to know if you have any medical conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes or any other general medical conditions if you have had any surgery in the past, i...  Read Full »

What is causing shooting pains in abdomen during and in between periods?

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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