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I got cramping in my lower abdomen after intercourse. Is it normal? In my first pregnancy I got cramping but everything was good I gave birth to girl baby and den in second pregnancy also I got this cramping but it was severe and led to abortion Now after intercourse I'm having this again. Is there any problem in it?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 89% (22293 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I got cramping in my lower abdomen after intercourse. Is it normal? In my first pregnancy I got cramping but everythi...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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Postpartum Menstrual Pain - Know The Most Common Causes Of It!

Dr. Nitin Lad 88% (10 ratings)
Master of Clinical Embryology, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Diplomat of Indian Board Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Gynaecologist, Nashik
Postpartum Menstrual Pain - Know The Most Common Causes Of It!

Having a child is one of the best things that can happen to a woman. While giving birth to a child is a very happy scenario, something called ‘postpartum menstrual pain’ can act as a damper. Postpartum menstrual pain occurs during the first period post-delivery. To understand it in a better way, here is a detailed overview that should help you out:

Period after childbirth
Periods usually return after 7-8 weeks of the delivery, provided there is no breast feeding. If you breast feed, then the timing of the period can vary. In some cases, a woman misses out on her periods for the entire duration of breast feeding; whereas in others, the period returns irrespective of whether she is breast feeding or not.

Once the periods start post-delivery, tampons are recommended against. Women who are breastfeeding don’t usually have their periods due to hormonal changes in the body. Hormones that induce periods are suppressed by the hormones which are responsible for the production of breast milk. The entire process of ovulation gets suppressed, thus leading to the absence of menstruation.

Difference in periods

Once your periods begin after the delivery, it will be different from the ones you have had before childbirth. As the body adjusts to the menstruation process post childbirth, one generally experiences the following symptoms:

  1. Stronger cramps
  2. Heavy menstrual flow
  3. Formation of small blood clots
  4. Pain during periods

Postpartum menstrual pain happens because of the following reasons:

  1. Pain in the vagina: The childbirth process may lead to swelling and stinging in the vagina. Painful periods will persist till the swelling subsides.
  2. Contractions of the uterus: Post childbirth uterus contractions are common as it comes back to its regular size; this may be a source of the pain.
  3. Breast feeding: Breast feeding can also trigger menstrual pain as it results in the release of ‘oxytocin’, which causes contractions in the uterus.

This problem of painful periods doesn't last longer.

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Hello sir/madam am 26 old female I have rregurla period but now is late by 10 days I took test but its negative now I have a light period with small clots and light cramps the cramps last only few hour wat could b the problem.

Dr. Manvinder Kaur 91% (1032 ratings)
PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir/madam am 26 old female I have rregurla period but now is late by 10 days I took test but its negative now I...
As your pregnancy test is negative, it seems to be normal periods. Consult if required with details.
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Dysmenorrhea - 5 Ways To Treat It!

Dr. Vandana Gupta 87% (18 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Dysmenorrhea - 5 Ways To Treat It!

Dysmenorrhea is a condition marked by severe menstrual cramps. This is caused due to contractions in the pelvic area during the menstrual cycle. While most women go through some degree of cramping, when the cramps become too serious and severe, it should be reported to a doctor to find out if there are any other related problems like Endometriosis, Fibroids, Adenomyosis or some infections.

Here are the ways in which this condition may be treated effectively:

  1. Medication: One of the main ways of dealing with this condition includes taking pain relievers that must be prescribed by your doctor. Also, one can take over the counter drugs to relieve the pain. These include ibuprofen as well as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Acetaminophen can also help in most cases. Some women may need antibiotics to take care of pelvic infections that cause pain in the pelvic region.

  2. Hormonal Birth Control: if your symptoms are too severe and debilitating, then the doctor can also put you on hormonal birth control treatment to bring down the pain and severity of the cramps. These are usually prescribed in the form of oral tablets which need to be consumed daily as advised by the Gynaecologist . Sometimes, some women may be unsuitable / unwilling for oral medications and in such cases, other routes for hormonal administration may be followed. This can be administered in the form of an injection. Also, you may wear the dose as a patch on the skin. A surgical procedure can also implant the same under your skin. This also comes as a flexible ring that the doctor can insert into your vagina with the help of an intrauterine device (IUD).

  3. Surgery: In very extreme cases, the doctor may recommend surgery. This is usually conducted in case there is an underlying condition like endometriosis or fibroids, which can create severe complications for the patient as well. The doctor may also carry out surgical removal of the patient's uterus in case there are many complications.

  4. Home remedies: One can exercise on a regular basis in a moderate manner so as to ensure that the cramps are not too severe. Also, you can use heat therapy in order to bring down the pain. This can be done by taking a hot bath and soaking in a tub of hot water. Also, you can use a heat compress so as to relieve the pain. Other dietary supplements can also be taken in order to reduce the cramps. For this purpose, one should regularly indulge in fish and flax seeds as well as other ingredients that are rich in omega three fatty acids. Also, vitamin B1 is an important ingredient that can be found in leafy green vegetables. Magnesium supplements can also be taken by the patient for such cramps.

  5. Stress: one will need to take care of the stress levels by staying away from stressful situations and also cutting back on the consumption of alcohol. One should also avoid smoking completely. Meditation & Yoga have been known to help in relieving stress and you can practise a little bit of these on a daily basis. Also, devoting time to your hobbies and listening to good music can be a stress-buster when incorporated in your daily routine.

So eat right, exercise right, think right and have a positive attitude- That helps take care of most non-pathological cases of dysmenorrhoea.

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Menstrual Cramps - Is Homeopathy The Best Line Of Treatment?

Dr. Nandini Sharma 91% (997 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
Menstrual Cramps - Is Homeopathy The Best Line Of Treatment?

Menstrual cramps affects all ages of menstruating women, ranging from mild to severe crippling ones. Menstrual cramps may sometimes develop along with irregular blood flow, irritability, headache, fatigue and extreme discomfort in the lower abdominal region. Also light exercises, warm beverage and hot compress may provide momentary relief; these may also aggravate the cramps causing utmost misery.

Homeopathy is a safe, natural and non-toxic method of treating any physical discomfort, disease and infection. It can effectively cure mild infections as well as severe organ malfunctioning. Homeopathy never causes adverse side effects that may be detrimental to the general well being of a person.

Some homeopathy remedies known to ease and cure menstrual cramps:

  1. Belladonna is known to provide relief from violent, throbbing muscle spasms in the lower abdomen that come suddenly during the course of menstruation. It controls profuse bleeding and prevents blood clots. It is also known to keep irritability and depression in check during this time period.
  2. Chamomilla is prescribed to patients who are hypersensitive to pain and easily lose mental and emotional stability. The pain is sharp and stinging and extends down to the inner thighs. There are blood clots and profuse bleeding, causing agonizing discomfort to the patient.
  3. Pulsatilla is prescribed to patients who grow extremely sensitive, depressed and suffer from temporary mental breakdowns during the menstruating period. The cramps are accompanied by nausea and dizziness.
  4. Magnesia Phos is prescribed to patients who find a little relief from warm applications, bending forward and comforting food or beverages. This is mostly given to women who feel the cramps centred on the uterus but radiating to all sides.
  5. Caulophyllum is a remedy meant for women who feel the onset of painful cramps before the menstruation begins. Lower abdominal pain, dizziness and a sudden spell of malaise precede the menstruation.
  6. Apis is meant for women who feel sharp stinging pain near the ovaries, accompanied with dark red mucous and the urine is generally very scanty and dark coloured.
  7. Veratrum Album is given to patients who have severe cramps accompanied by diarrhoea and nausea.
     
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Hi, I am having pain (can say cramp) in my right upper abdomen just where the ribs end. I also had sonography but nothing was diagnosed. It generally happens after eating or whenever I do any physical activity for a few minutes.

Dr. Utsav Nandwana 91% (417 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Udaipur
Hi, I am having pain (can say cramp) in my right upper abdomen just where the ribs end. I also had sonography but not...
Can you send me sonography reports? This could be simple muscular pain but it could be inner pathology also. Do not ignore this. Send me reports and consult me directly on Lybrate for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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I have been having nausea for a week an still happening. Last weekend I started having mild cramping in my lower abdomen and slightly above the uterus. I thought I might be pregnant so I got a test an it said negative nut i am still having nausea an mild cramping. What can I do?

Dr. K.S Jeyarani Kamaraj 90% (938 ratings)
MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I have been having nausea for a week an still happening. Last weekend I started having mild cramping in my lower abdo...
Dear Mr. Nicole Garrison, Thanks for your enquiry. It could be due to colitis (infection of your intestine) get treatment for this.
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Hi. I am 35 year old man. I face lots of cramps in my body. For example in my stomach, at my chin during yawning. At my forelegs while sleeping. Please tell me the reason and how I solve this?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 90% (27657 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi. I am 35 year old man. I face lots of cramps in my body. For example in my stomach, at my chin during yawning. At ...
You have muscle jerking and need to take Zinc, multivitamins and do mild exercises in steps and drink 3-4 liters of water daily
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