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Painful Periods

A painful period is also called dysmenorrhea. There are two types of dysmenorrhea known as primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. The primary dysmenorrhea is the pain occurring in the lower abdomen before or during the menstrual cycle, in the absence of other diseases. If there are painful periods due to any disorder or infection in the female reproductive system, it is known as secondary dysmenorrhea. Pain from secondary dysmenorrhea can usually begin earlier in the menstrual cycle and lasts longer than the common menstrual cramps.

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Is fever with chills and painful menstrual bleeding indicative of PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)?

Query: Hi doctor, I lost 25 lbs quickly with no effort. I have managed to keep my weight up with a high-calorie diet. I get low-grade fever, chills, night sweats. Nine months back, I had no mass on CT and ultrasound. As I had worsening painful periods took another ultrasound last month, which showed a comp...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you give, such as fever, chills, low backache, abdominal ache, painful menses, increased frequency of urine, indicate painful intercourse, and all hint towards pelvic inflammatory disease. The presence of a complex adnexal mass near the right ovary ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painful period, facial hair, and pimples on my armpit?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an irregular period ever since I was in college, and when it comes, my period usually lasts for four days (abdomen pain is just usual, not much). However, just this month, I had a very painful experience. I do not know if it was caused by air cause I had the fan turned on while slee...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeeta Milap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your problem. You could be having PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), in which there is ovarian dysfunction due to multiple cysts in the ovary. You might also be having pain due to some infection in the uterus, tubes, or ovaries. Get an ultrasound ...  Read Full »

Can back pain with painful periods be symptoms of PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my back on the right side for a few weeks. The problem varies from flank to lower back. With some movement, I have pain. My bladder also feels full, very often having an urge to urinate even if the bladder is not full. So I took a muscle relaxant and Ib...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. I have gone through your history and USG (Ultrasonography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) . Your ovaries are bulky, but ovarian volume is not mentioned in the latest report. According to the size, it will be more than 10...  Read Full »

Is there any solution to get my period a little late without affecting my health?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-years-old female student. My query is that I have a three-day continuous journey that is exactly on my period dates for this month, and the tickets are already booked. Naturally, I used to have very painful periods. So is there any solution without affecting my health to get m...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest Tablet Primolut N (Norethisterone) twice a day for three to five days. Periods will occur within a few days after stopping this tablet.  Read Full »

I have prolonged bleeding after taking a contraceptive pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My previous periods were regular with a cycle of 28 to 32 days. Last month I had unprotected sex and consumed a contraceptive pill the next day. Periods did not start on the expected dates but bleeding occurred six days later. The flow was also similar to my periods. I expected my next...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Contraceptive pills have a high doses of Progesterone hormone, the same hormone which is produced in your body in the second half of the period after ovulation. This pill will suddenly increase the thickness of the inner...  Read Full »

I am getting extremely painful period. If I skip my period my taking continuous birth control pill, will it be harmful?

Query: Hello doctor, My questions are regarding my painful period. I used to have extremely painful period every month, similar to contractions. I am unable to drive, work, or do normal activities while on period. Birth control pills were prescribed (to control acne) and lower the pain last year. Medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Painful periods are widespread, and they usually get resolved with pills. But if you still think that your pain is not getting fixed with those, then you might try pain killers like Mefenamic acid during your periods. And yes, that is possible to go without periods ...  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 a 21-year-old woman having sharp pain in my right pelvic region during periods and sexual intercourse. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old girl, and for the past six to seven months, I have been experiencing sharp stabbing pain on my right side and occasionally in my pelvic area. During most months of my period, I endure excruciating pain. It is like, if one month I have heavy periods with slight back pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. You have been experiencing these symptoms for six to seven months, so you should seek medical consultation at the earliest. However, based on your symptoms of pain during intercourse and pelvic pain, it suggests a possible...  Read Full »

Why are my periods heavy and painful after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having an issue. Now I had an abortion two months back when I was just a couple days past two months. Now since I did that, my periods have been heavy and very painful. Also, I keep having pelvic pain and sometimes stomach pain. Could I please get some advice on what might be the is...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It would be better if you could send me your detailed gynecology, obstetrics, medical, and drug history. Have healthy habits like daily exercise, walk, yoga and a healthy nutritious diet with less salt, sugar, oil and spice. Have a soft diet and complete check-up and tr...  Read Full »

I have pain before I get my period. What is happening?

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 »

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