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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 have been having heavy, irregular, and painful periods which last for eight to nine days. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last few months, my periods have changed drastically. My periods used to be relatively painless and would last about three to four days maximum and for a few months. Now my periods are unbearable due to excruciating pain, super heavy, eight to nine days long, and irregular. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. This condition is called dysmenorrhea. You should take painkillers like the tablet Zerodol spas (Drotaverine and Aceclofenac) during menstruation. Also you hot fomentations. Do regular exercise and yoga asanas, it will al...  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 »

I have missed my periods, and tested positive with my home pregnancy test. Should I use the MTP kit?

Query: Hello doctor,I have missed my periods. LMP was at the start of last month. I took a home pregnancy test today, which was positive. I am also having menstrual cramps since last week. I have got an MTP kit. Should I take it? If yes, how?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to Thanks for writing to us. The easy availability of abortion pills has led to so many complications these days. These can be dangerous if taken without proper consultation and examination by a gynecologist. Whenever these pills are taken, it is a must to rule out any ect...  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 »

I get irregular periods, discomfort, and dizziness throughout my period. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Please assist.

Query: Hello doctor, I had terrible periods since I was 14, and I am now 19 years old. I received two contraceptive injections, and after the first one, I began to experience a period that continued continuously for 11 months. After that, I went six months without a period, and my cycles were erratic for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Pain is normal. Moreover, every woman has pain during her periods. They feel less or more pain according to their structure, body hormones, capacity to withstand pain, and many more. Severe pain at an early age, prim...  Read Full »

Why do I experience headaches, dizziness, and cramps in my lower abdomen, legs, and waist on the first and second day of menstruation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently experiencing cramps in my lower abdomen, legs, and waist. I took the tablet Ibuprofen 200 mg, but the medication did not even lessen the pain. I am on the first day of my period. I might need a medical certificate because I was sent home from work. The right part of my h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ibuprofen 200 mg is a lesser dose for you, so I suggest you increase the dose to 400 mg. If you experience pain every time during periods, I would suggest you undergo an ultrasound examination once to check if there is any abnormality in the uterus or pelvic organs. ...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from menstrual cramps and severe lower abdominal pain for the past 14 years. Please help.I have been suffering from menstrual cramps and severe lower abdominal pain for 14 years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old with a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a weight of 50 kg. I am newly married. Since I was 14 years old, I have been bearing menstrual cramps, which result in very severe lower abdominal pain. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me start by saying that this is quite normal for this age. During the initial few years, the periods are irregular or even regular, and the uterus is still immature for seven days, just developing into healthy adult-size. So every month, wh...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old female suffering from severe dysmenorrhea. What is the reason behind my pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old female and I just want to ask what is the reason behind my extreme dysmenorrhea. I suffer every month from severe dysmenorrhea. On a scale of one to ten, I am am having ten or very severe pain. I do not have any other symptoms except for this. It is really painful. M...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The causes of dysmenorrhea are plenty but the most likely cause is physiological. Perception of pain varies from person to person. It can also be due to the excess production of prostaglandins. This type of physiological...  Read Full »

Which medications would help reduce menstrual pain, backache, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing period pains but my back hurts severely and my uterus feels like it is being cut. I have a headache but it feels like there is a lot of tension on my forehead and my eyes are throbbing. What would you recommend I take for the pain? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can suggest some general tips that may help you feel more comfortable: Heat therapy: Applying heat to your lower abdomen or lower back can help relieve the pain. You can use a hot water bottle or a heating pad. If you do not have any of those, a warm towel or a warm...  Read Full »

I have been feeling cramps in my abdomen, legs, and back and got an hCG injection which reduces the pain. Are these cramps normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been cramping on and off in my abdomen, legs, and back just like my usual PMS. Ever since I felt implantation cramps. But from June cramps felt as if I am just beginning to flow and were dragging down into my thighs and legs. Got relief from urination but cramps recurred though the...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Premenstrual syndrome could give you similar symptoms as you have described. But it is better to exclude any other cause. For that check all symptoms you have and follow up with the general physician. For nerve pain, you should have physiotherapy that slowly and gradua...  Read Full »

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