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 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 Mulchand

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 »

I have been having menstrual cramps for the past six months, and I am unable to drink or eat during this time. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very concerned about my bad menstrual cramps, as I started getting them when I was 11. I am nearly 18 years old, 5 feet 3 inches in height, and 155 Ibs weight. But for the past six months, I have been getting severe cramps that make me unable to eat. I cannot eat as the food comes up...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As a teenager, you have been experiencing menstrual periods with symptoms. Abdominal pains should be felt around your ovulation or menses. I think you can go for physiotherapy for pain relief. You should go for a transvaginal scan and discuss...  Read Full »

I have dysuria and dysmenorrhea, along with the presence of dark clots during my period. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. It has been a year since I started experiencing pain during my monthly period. I did not have any problems before regarding my period. Then, I experienced severe dysmenorrhea. I feel more unusual pain, especially when urinating. Heaviness leads to pain when u...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It would be best if you had some investigations to reach the cause of the pain. Pain during menstruation could be premenstrual syndrome, but heaviness, painful micturition, and previous history of inflamed Pap smear...  Read Full »

How to get my acne scars removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. My height is 158 cm and my weight is 50 kg. I have severe acne scars on my face, back, lower back and below the neck. I have pimples on my face. I am using Benzoyl peroxide for the same. I have attached my photos here. My problems also include hair fall, thinnin...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Benzoyl peroxide will not work on your acne as you are having grade 4 acne (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need to start Isotretinoin immediately. Let me know your marital status, because you should not get pregnant while on Isotretinoin and a...  Read Full »

I have severe period pain. Is it because of endometriosis? What is the treatment?

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 »

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 »

I am having stomach pain and I am passing blood clots. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old female with a height of 4.9 feet and a weight of 67 kg. I am experiencing heavy menstrual blood flow continuously. Blood clots are there and I am having stomach pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cause of heavy bleeding may be fibroid in the uterus or abnormal hormonal balance. This may also be due to hyperthyroidism. Please get a complete blood count and thyroid profile done. Apart from this, you can also get an ultrasound of your lower abdomen done for ...  Read Full »

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 Atta

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 »

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