Sounds like regular cramps to me. A lot of women get pretty harsh cramps around or during their periods. If they are very severe or you are concerned, you should talk to a doctor. When you have your period, you uterus is having contractions. Sort of like a very mild form of the contractions during childbirth. Some people recommend taking Advil, Tylenol, or Mydol, and some people claim taking medicine makes the cramps more intense the next time you have your period. I, personally, need my Advil! My daughter has the same problem and the pain is so severe that she ended up in the ER. She says the pain usually last for at least 3 days. They told her that she had a cyst on both of her ovaries ( the cyst are larger than her ovaries ) and that a lot of women get them when they have their periods and when their periods are over the cysts will shrink. If you continue to have painful periods go to your Dr. and have him exam you. Mine was caused by endometriosis that eventually required two surgeries to remove the growth and then a hysterectomy. It could be normal cramps or cysts as well. If it is severe and is disruptive to your life it is not something you have to live with. Even if it is "normal" and you are perfectly healthy there are still options to help lessen your discomfort. I would talk to your GYN about it and see what options are available. They can include stretching/exercise, pain pills (like Advil or my favorite Aleve), hormone pills (like Birth Control) that help regulate your period and for many women reduce or eliminate cramps, or heating pads. Whatever is comfortable and effective for you. Sometimes the fallopian tube may be narrow and cause some problems, or if the person is stressed their abdominal muscles are tense and can cause cramps. If this continues with each period then you should see your Gynecologist for a check-up to be sure everything is OK and you don't have cyst.
Hi, Yes abdominal cramping is normal during early pregnancy unless the cramping becomes severe. In cases of severe cramping, then you must contact your doctor.
This could be caused by several things. If it is period cramping, it is happening because the uterus is contracting. This is the same thing that happens during labor, although not nearly as strong.
About 10% of women who have this type of dysmenorrhea cannot work, attend school, or participate in their normal activities.
If you are having irregular periods and moderate to severe abdominal pain you should probably see a gynecologist.
severe abdominal pain and cramping nausea and vomiting abdominal distension (swelling) constipation and the inability to pass gas symptoms of dehydration.
In young children, symptoms of an incarcerated femoral hernia include severe irritability, abdominal pain, cramping, and vomiting.
It is very normal to have some cramping during pregnancy. If it is severe or continues for a long period of time, see your doctor.
severe abdominal pain, either cramping or constant abdominal distension due to the inability to pass stool and gas an extremely tender abdomen signs of systemic (body-wide) illness
No you shouldn't be having severe or uncomfortable pain. Abdominal cramping is normal during pregnancy providing it isn't severe or very uncomfortable. See your Doctor for a check up.
It means that you should go to the hospital immediately, because it sounds like you have a severe internal injury.
Severe abdominal pain & bleeding is always experience during a miscarriage. Small abdominal pains can be a indication of problems & you should seek a doctors opinion on this. Severe abdominal pains require A&E. However mild abdominal pains are very common during early pregnancy & in the majority of cases are not a threatened miscarriage.
Women with severe menstrual pain have higher levels of prostaglandin in their menstrual blood than women who do not have such pain.