Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pains are caused due to the involuntary contraction of the uterus. Factors like heavy blood flow, menarche, prostaglandin sensitivity, endometriosis, and the use of birth control can result in intense menstrual pain. Applying heat and taking painkillers can help relieve this pain.

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Why am I seeing spottings in my underwear with delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old¬†female. I am concerned about my menstrual cycle. About two weeks ago, I noticed spotting in my underwear. It went on for two and a half days. On the first day it was reddish, and on the second day, it seemed a bit brownish. I was supposed to get my periods four days...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? That was an excellent and elaborate history. You will do well in medicine. And, I am happy that I can use medical terms. Let me tell you though that the only significant part of this history was the high-stress levels which you laughed away. About th...  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 »

Is is normal to have spotting after implantation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old female of height 5 feet 8 inches, and weight 138 pounds. I have a question. What is the difference between implantation bleeding or spotting, and periods? I have strong stomach cramps with brownish-red (light red) spotting. Do I have my periods? Kindly assist me on t...  Read Full »

Dr. Saadia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to It is difficult to predict the condition, but if the spotting is observed at the time of your expected period and bleeding is heavy, then most likely it is your period. On the other hand, implantation bleeding is more likely if it is just spotting and occurring before th...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from menstrual cramps from the age of thirteen?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from severe menstrual cramps since the age of thirteen. I feel cramps on the first three days of my period every month. A doctor suggested Fertiova medicine before the arrival of periods to permanently get rid of cramps. I did the same for the last month, but cramps a...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like you to upload your USG (ultrasonography), blood reports, thyroid reports that you have done, and a new thyroid report. I suggest doing your blood CBC (complete blood count) to know if you are anemic. Do not worry. Pain during peri...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding after five days of taking an i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an i-pill eight days before my menstrual period was due, and after five days of taking it, I started bleeding. The bleeding lasted for three to four days, light spotting towards the end. But now, I have again started to bleed much ahead of my menstrual period. This does not usua...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest taking one gynecologic ultrasound and a routine urine examination to rule out the cause. Most likely, the symptoms are because of hormonal imbalance because of the I-pill. I suggest you start a combination of the Tranexamic acid with Mefenamic acid 500 ...  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 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 »

Why do I get abdominal pain on the first and ninth day of my period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting abdominal pain twice every month. Once during the first day of my period, and then in the middle lower abdomen (where the uterus is) on the 9th day of my period. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Many individuals experience such pain. The period day pain is dysmenorrhoea (pain due to menses). The mid-cycle pain is ovulation pain called as Mittelschmerz in our term, due to the release of the egg. This usually indicates the ovulatory cycle.  Read Full »

Can the cyst in my mother's uterus be cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 48 years old, and she was having a problem with menstruation. So, she got a sonography done, and the sonography reports showed a large, and ill-defined heterogeneous mass lesion with moderate internal vascularity in cervix extending into the lower uterine region and upper one...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the history, I do not think you have to worry. Let me explain why. It mostly appears to be a fibroid arising from the lower uterine segment, just above the cervix and extending to the vagina. Never diagnose any disease by just an investigation report. Most impo...  Read Full »

My 11-year-old daughter is suffering from stomach pain. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 11 years old. She weighs 94 pounds. She is healthy but has been experiencing stomach pains for about two months after eating or at random times. She visited her pediatrician a couple of occasions and an urgent care nurse, who have checked her out and done a urine test. She ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is one of the most common problems (vague tummy aches) brought to the notice of the pediatricians. It looks like she weighs a bit more than expected. Encourage her to do regular exercises and try to reduce weight around 32 to 34 kg for her age. Consult a gynecologist f...  Read Full »

Why do I have vaginal pain during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, What could be the reason for vaginal pain during periods? It happens for a few minutes when the periods start and sometimes on and off on the second and third day. It is happening for many years. My periods are regular. My sonography is normal. I experience a lot of vaginal dryness and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathawane Aparna Milchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your sonography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is normal although it has a different name over it and not a recent one. Pain during menses is common, and it is called as dysmenorrhea. It is due to uterine contraction to expel blood ou...  Read Full »

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