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Hello Doctor. My wife feels pain in her lower part of stomach and vagina after approximately 12 days of her period. This is happening from last 3 months. Whenever she stands for a longer period of time her vagina pains. Kindly tell me the reason.

Dr. Dinesh Kumar Jagpal 95% (72019 ratings)
MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
Pain in her lower part of abdomen and vagina is due to urine infection. I advise you to do her urine routine examination test and tell me report for better guidance and proper permanent treatment, by calling through Lybrate.
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9 Ways To Manage Menstrual Cramps!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Visakhapatnam
9 Ways To Manage Menstrual Cramps!

Experiencing menstrual cramps for a few days every month is quite common for every woman. These cramps are commonly accompanied with pain. Menstrual cramps are referred to as dysmenorrhea. This is not a very serious health condition, but still the cramps can cause you pain and distress. You can manage the pain caused by menstrual cramps by making some simple changes and starting some practices. They are as follows:

  1. Dietary Changes: You have to make several dietary modifications to manage menstrual cramps. Reduce fat from your daily diet and consume more vegetables. A low-fat diet helps in reducing the levels of inflammation in your body. These changes will successfully help you to reduce the severity of menstrual cramps. You have to adopt a well-balanced diet.

  2. Medicines: Several painkillers which fall under the non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory groups are prescribed to relieve pain caused by the cramps. These medicines lower the production of prostaglandin that causes menstrual cramps. Inflammation and pain are relieved.

  3. Consume Green Tea: There are certain green teas, which relieve menstrual cramps. Herbal tea has been used since medieval ages for this purpose. Cramp bark is an effective tea used for this reason. Peppermint oil tea is also considered good.

  4. Fish Oil Supplements and Vitamin B1: Fish oil supplements and vitamin B1 help in naturally treating menstrual cramps. You will get quick and long-lasting relief by consuming these.

  5. Acupuncture: Acupuncture can be utilised to treat menstrual cramps. The nervous system gets relaxed, which increases the flow of blood to the internal body organs. Acupuncture assures effective pain relief.

  6. Massage Therapy: You can undergo massage therapy using certain essential oils. This provides great pain relief and is beneficial for menstrual cramps.

  7. Heating Pads: Heating pads provide efficient relief to menstrual cramps. Topically applied heat is also considered to be effective and pain relief is obtained in a short period of time.

  8. Boosting Endorphins: A boost in the endorphins improves your mood and gives relief from menstrual cramps. Endorphins are released when you work out or have an orgasm. Aerobic exercises and stretching techniques should be carried out regularly.

  9. Boosting Magnesium: Boosting the amount of magnesium in your diet helps in relieving pain from menstrual cramps. You can consume food items rich in magnesium or magnesium supplements.

Menstrual cramps usually do not require hospitalisation and you can self-treat it using simple remedies. However, if the pain experienced due to cramps is very severe and does not go away, you must consult a doctor. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Severe Menstrual Cramps - How To Get Relief?

Dr. Manisha Patil 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DGO, Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine
Gynaecologist, Pune
Severe Menstrual Cramps - How To Get Relief?

A menstrual cramp is something which every woman complains of for a day or two every month. Menstrual cramps are usually the pains felt in the lower abdomen which can occur both before and during a woman's menstrual period. These cramps are caused by a hormone called prostaglandin that causes the uterine muscles to contract during menstruation. When the uterus contracts to shed its natural lining during your period it releases a hormone called prostaglandins which causes pain and inflammation. So higher the level of prostaglandins more severe the menstrual cramps.

It might be just a minor discomfort for some, but for others it can be severe. The symptoms of menstrual cramps include pain in the abdomen, pressure in the abdomen and pain in the hips, lower back, and inner thighs as well. However, if the cramps are severe you might have an upset stomach, loose stools and vomiting too.

Three out of four women experience menstrual pains and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps. Here are few remedies that might help in relieving the pain:

  1. Exercise, brisk walking or any type of physical activity can help to ease your belly pain as by being physically active your body pumps more blood, which helps to release endorphins to counteract the prostaglandins and reduce your cramps.
  2. Apply heat on the lower abdomen or the area where you feel the pain as it helps to relax the contracting muscles in your uterus.
  3. Improve your diet by reducing fat and increasing vegetables. However, avoid foods that contain caffeine and salt.
  4. Take a warm bath as it may also provide some relief.
  5. Add ginger in your food as it helps in lowering the levels of the pain-causing prostaglandins.
  6. Drink chamomile tea at least three times a day.
  7. Take fish oil supplements, vitamin B1 or both.
  8. Make sure to get enough vitamin D.
  9. Have an orgasm as it releases endorphins which has a pain-relieving effect and helps in boosting your mood as well.
  10. Include more dietary magnesium such as dry almonds and boiled spinach as it helps to ease the pain of cramps.
  11. Acupuncture also has an anti-inflammatory effect.
  12. Take a safe painkiller to reduce pain.
  13. Birth control pills may help relieve painful cramps, but they do come with side effects which may include spotting, breast tenderness, nausea and low sex drive.
  14. Refrain yourself from smoking and drinking alcohol.
  15. Finally, have appropriate rest.

Note that the medications for such cramps are to be taken after consulting a Gynecologist.

If you still do not get any relief despite trying some of these options then you must visit your doctor to rule out more serious health issues as the menstrual cramps are sometimes caused or worsened by other conditions. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Actually it's a problem about my sister. When she is having the period circulation, she is having a unbearable pain. She cried all night. So can you tell me about some medicine to control the pain.

Dr. Guganeswari 89% (215 ratings)
BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Actually it's a problem about my sister. When she is having the period circulation, she is having a unbearable pain. ...
Hi, Ask her to take fenugreek and butter milk in empty stomach two times a day. Her pain will be reduced.
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I took unwanted 72 on 21 April'2018 after which I got few days painful bleeding and after few days my periods had started which was before time (approx. 6 days before) but from last two months my periods are not coming. This month it was scheduled on 12 July'18 but no show. I am feeling pain in body and stomach and mild stress in vagina also. When can I expect my periods?

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (21018 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I took unwanted 72 on 21 April'2018 after which I got few days painful bleeding and after few days my periods had sta...
Hello, You need to monitor your weight ,first. • Take, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins  to absorb neutrients to nourish your body, establishing your flow.  • Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress in order to improve haemoglobin level. • your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. •Take, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts. •Take, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. •Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. • Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion Take care.
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Hello, My breasts and nipples pain before few days of my period. What is the reason for this doctor? Please help me.

Dr. Pratibha Gupta 89% (31 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Hello, My breasts and nipples pain before few days of my period. What is the reason for this doctor? Please help me.
Pain in breasts before periods is normal and is a part of premenstrual syndrome. Take primose oil for couple of months. And avoid taking too much salty food before periods.
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I have a backache due to my periods starts which will become worse after several days? How to get rid of it?

Dr. Neetu Rathi 91% (246 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT, CDNT, CKTT, Osteopathy, Cupping
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have a backache due to my periods starts which will become worse after several days? How to get rid of it?
Use hot pack on pain area for 10-15 min. Also start some stretching n strengthening exercises. If still pain persist then visit to the physiotherapist.
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I am facing too much pain in stomach during my periods. Is it any problem in my ovary. I have migraine too. How to get rid from it.

Dr. Neelu Gautam 91% (66 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
I am facing too much pain in stomach during my periods. Is it any problem in my ovary. I have migraine too. How to ge...
Hello, sometimes abdominal pain during periods is normal due to hormonal changes only .but if it is long lasting then better to go for USG once .u can start Homoeopathic treatment for your Migraine n abdominal pain both .Homoeopathy has very good result in treating d same.
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Hi Sir, I am facing too much pain in stomach during my periods. Is it any problem in my ovary. I have migraine too. How to get rid from it.

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (21018 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi Sir, I am facing too much pain in stomach during my periods. Is it any problem in my ovary. I have migraine too. H...
Hello,  Tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself ,to eliminate toxins  to absorb neutrients to nourish your body, establishing your flow.  • Go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety to calm your nerve to ease your stress in order to improve haemoglobin level. • your diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible on time to maintain your digestion, avoiding gastric disorder. •Tk, Apple,carrots, cheese,milk, banana,papaya, pomegranate, spinach,almonds, walnuts. •Tk, Homoeo medicine, gentle & rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. •Ensure, sound sleep in d night for at least 7 hrs. • Avoid, caffiene,junkfood, dust,smoke, exertion Tk, care,
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Hi Doctor, Me and my GF had sex on 26 of lst month but I was wearing condom and after sex within 2 hour I gave her i-pill, next we had sex on 3 of this month this time also I was wearing condom. Yesterday she got her periods she is having same pain in her legs and back but this time discharge is less compared to her normal periods. What could be the reason, is there any chance of pregnancy?

Dr. Nikul Patel 92% (217 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Hi Doctor, Me and my GF had sex on 26 of lst month but I was wearing condom and after sex within 2 hour I gave her i-...
Hello Lybrate USer! 1. Already all time you had used condom, this is enough to avoid pregnancy, Although you have given emergency pill too. So there is not needed to fear abut pregnancy. 2. Already had periods too, that's why its not a chance of pregnancy. 3. Now for leg pain, back Pain, and blood flow issue, its due to emergency pill side effect. May she will have same problem 2-3 months and then after she will be normal. 4. After Using condom there is no need to take ipill 5. Always use condom to avoid pregnancy as well as Infections.
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