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Menstrual Cramp

A menstrual cramp or dysmenorrhea is a throbbing or cramping pain experienced in the lower abdomen due to the contraction of the uterus. These cramps occur even during normal periods and are not pathological, hence termed menstrual cramps.

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I get severe stomach pain on using birth control pills. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I was a patient of vertigo and migraine earlier; however, I do not have any symptoms. I have taken an Ipill three to four times and started getting painful menses. The pain starts before I get my period and gets worse after the onset of the period. I also exp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most likely, you are suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with overlapping fecal incontinence. Firstly a small briefing on irritable bowel syndrome and why every patient is a unique case when we deal with IBS. In IBS, there is some problem in the functional abili...  Read Full »

I am concerned that taking two doses of contraceptive pills in a day will fluctuate my menstruation dates. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to ask whether my menstrual cycle or period time will change if I started taking two doses of contraceptive pills in a day and stopped taking them after that. I had two pills in just 24 hours furthermore I started to take them even a week or two before my period time. For clar...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.Yes, actually it can change the cycle because contraceptive pills contain hormones so it definitely affects the menstrual cycle and we have observed that most females experience delayed menstruation. Due to that only, you are...  Read Full »

Why do I experience unbearable lower stomach pain during periods?

Query: Hi doctor,My lower stomach hurts more than usual, and I have been experiencing this severe pain for an entire week. Today, I got my period, but the pain is unbearable, and I think it is abnormal.Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for healthcare. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. But based on your symptoms, it is best to consult with a healthcare provider. The combination of lower stomach pain and menstrual cramps that are m...  Read Full »

Why is there painful heavy periods in the first few years?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old and have always suffered from awful period pains and I am having extreme heavy flow (changing a super tampon every hour, otherwise I leak through). I get cramp so bad that if I do not sort of move around I feel as if I am going to throw up or pass out. I am honestly si...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand what you are going through. Till the age of 19 to 21, the hormonal balance between the brain and ovaries is not proper. So, the bleeding will be altered, not on a proper date and maybe more than normal. When the blood more than normal has to pass out throug...  Read Full »

I am experiencing symptoms of severe pain during periods and intercourse. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,Every month, I have incredibly painful and heavy periods, I can scarcely move because of my cramps, and intercourse is always painful. Also, I am taking birth control pills.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The condition explained by you is called Dysmenorrhea. However, I would like you to inform me if this discomfort has been there since you began having periods or whether it is a recent occurrence. I would also like...  Read Full »

I have stabbing pain in my vagina during menstruation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing vaginal stabbing pain during my period. It is the first time it feels like this. It is not cramps. My cramps normally feel different. It got much worse when I wore a tampon. Normally, I always wear a tampon and it never hurts. But even without a tampon, it hurts.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi,Glad to hear from you.I am here to answer all your questions.Vaginal stabbing pain during your period particularly if it is a new and different sensation for you, could have various potential causes such as infections. Yeast or bacterial infections can cause pain or discomfort in the vaginal area...  Read Full »

My 17-year-old sister has period pain, white vaginal discharge, heavy blood flow, and leg stiffness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 17 years old, with a height of 5.3 feet, and weighs 90 pounds. She has white curd-like, colorless, and odorless vaginal discharge with no itching for the past four years. She has not consulted any doctor or taken medication for the problem until now. While waking, her leg ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Her problem may be due to weakness as she has heavy bleeding, and her weight is also inadequate. Her white discharge can be due to a fungal infection. She should go for a vaginal discharge examination to find th...  Read Full »

I suffer from periods pain. What is the solution?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer a lot because of the pain caused during periods. I am 110 pounds and height of165 centimeters. I did not take any medicine. What is the tip to control it?  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. Pain during periods is very common and can affect quality of life. If it has been troubling you from the onset of menarche, then it is what we call as primary dysmenorrhea (...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain before getting my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, After my second child (born three years ago) I had PPH. It was a terrible experience and my ob/gyn literally had to pull the clots out with his arms while two nurses held me down. It had to be done so quickly. And now to this day, I always have pain before I get my period, and at rando...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not be stressed and think positive. It would be better if you send me your complete history of menses, gynecological, obstetrics, medicine, and medications you had ever. As far as I could understand, you had postpartum bleeding (after delivery of your second child...  Read Full »

I have painful periods and severe pain during and after urination during periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have painful periods every time but my periods are regular. The blood flow is normal during periods but I have severe pain in the uterus during periods and during and after urination on my periods. How can I get over it? The pain is not tolerable at all and I fear that it might be...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need some investigations, some healthy tips like exercise, physiotherapy, and some treatment. Better to have one transvaginal scan, and one hysteroscopic examination by a senior specialist. Have physiotherapy, yoga specific exercises after consultation wi...  Read Full »

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