Painful menstrual cramps in perimenopause

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Avatar n tn All the blood on the tissue smelt bad too. I occasionally had cramps in the lower pelvic area and tummy but these were not consistent and only low level rather than the time I had a bad kidney infection and it was constant, awful pain in one place. So, I discounted a kidney infection but wanted to be sure so went back to GP. Went back to the doctor and got pee tested. It had blood in it so I was given three days of antibiotics.
Avatar f tn ) borderline anemia (from either menstrual bleeding or internal endo-related bleeded) 2.) so much swelling in the abdominal area that causes my internal organs to push up against the diaphragm and back against my spine 3.) endometrial tissue invading the diaphragm and lungs - this can really happen I think for most of us, it could be a combination of the swelling and short-term anemia, since endo in the lungs is rare (OR more common than we think, but few have been diagnosed).
Avatar n tn I get those too. I had one burst yesterday, very painful. I've had them the past few years but I do have high blood pressure which is controlled by medicine. I've always assumed it's harmless or genetics?
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar n tn It feels like a buzzing or vibrating sensation in my cervix although it is hard to actually pinpoint where it is exactly. It isnt painful, but distracting. It buzzes for around 3 seconds then stops for a few seconds, but there is a rhythm to it which is weird. I am due my period any day and had put it down to that even though i have never had it before. I am 35 with two children, 10 and 5, and have an IUD in place.
Avatar n tn it sounds like a little more than perimenopause and the fact it started after you gave birth may be an in dication of hormonal disruption. I certainly would not go on Bio-identical hormones until I had my hormone levels checked out (all hormone levels, not just the sex hormones). When cortisol levels are high, you can develop all sorts of skin problems normally associated with aging. Growth hormone will thicken the skin but at your age you should be producing enough of it.
Avatar f tn Even one of my friend is suffering with the similar type of issue she is having breast cancer and her menstrual cycle is very irregular like she has periods twice in six months and when it comes she has to face heavy bleeding with menstrual cramps. Some how with the use of menstrual cups she manages the bleeding but the pain and other problems she faces during this is unbearable.Check here for more information about menstruation at .
Avatar f tn Perimenopause marks the interval in which your body begins its transition into menopause. Perimenopause encompasses the years leading up to menopause — anywhere from two to eight years — plus the first year after your final period. It's a natural part of aging that signals the ending of your reproductive years. The levels of your reproductive hormones — estrogen and progesterone — rise and fall unevenly during perimenopause.
Avatar m tn With the exception of horrible menstrual cramps - I'm perimenopause - I have all your symptoms. Also wake up constantly all night long, and have full body spasms as I am drifting off to sleep, which abruptly wakes me up. This happens several times until I finally manage to drop off to sleep, out of sheer exhaustion I'm sure.
Avatar n tn Night sweats, PMS, breast tenderness, moodiness, insomnia completely disappeared. Menstrual cramps and heavy flow drastically reduced. No hot flushes during the day. Three weeks ago I changed brands of natural progesterone cream to save a bit of money. I like the new cream fine, as it's working just as well as the previous cream, with one exception. For the first time in over 25 year, I am not having a normal, daily bowel movement. I am extremely constipated.
Avatar n tn All month I had what felt like very mild menstrual cramps. All this has such an emotional impact on a woman. I applaud you all for your battles for health. I was married in June last year(second marriage) and we postposed our honeymoon till early May this year. Everything's payed for and my poor husband has been so patient. I have no sexual desire physically. Mentally it sounds good. I am always exhausted. My boss had surgery(groin, with two 14 inch cuts at the top of each thigh!
1347364 tn?1278188947 I can relate to the long, painful periods. It's how I've been my whole life. (Though now coming into perimenopause on occasion I'll get a break of 12 weeks without one. But then I go back to the every 2 weeks. Mine has always been extremely heavy. Do they give you anything for pain? Does it help? Have you tried those ThermaCare pads for period cramps? I've used them for back pain, bad period cramps, and the hand ones for my hand, and I do find them somewhat beneficial.
Avatar n tn How is dysmenorrhea treated? Anti-inflammatory medication – If your menstrual cramps are painful, you may want to take an over–the–counter nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory (NSAID) medication for 1–2 days of your period. If your pain is severe, you may want to begin taking an NSAID 1-2 days before your period starts. These medications are “anti–prostaglandins” (pronounced: an–tee–pross–ta–glan–dins), meaning that they work to stop the cramping effects of prostaglandins.
298579 tn?1192250448 I used to experience a similar thing during the worst of my menstrual cramps in my mid to late forties. Sitting on the toilet, bearing down, and defecating were the only things that would relieve these cramps. Those cramps could be so miserable they'd drop me to the floor when they came on. I'm happy at least to be done with periods now. It's funny because I had no problems with cramps whatsoever until my cervical surgery when I was 33.
Avatar n tn Hi MC68 Hormone fluctuate thus hormone blood test may not be accurate even though blood best may show normal but it can be in perimenopause mode. I am having the same symptoms - numbness/tingling in feet and hand. Burning warm sensation on the leg and arm at times. It will also travel up to head, face and tongue but its not intense. Only feet and hand are constant tingling/numbness. Period started to get light 3mths ago. I am 43 and went to many doctors but it came back normal.
Avatar n tn I had a HTA done in February. The first day was pretty rough. The cramps were torture that night but I haven't had any problems since. My one complaint and I don't know if it is related is the weight gain. I have gained some weight around my middle & I can't get ride of it. So far no periods and I would do it again if my period did come back.
Avatar n tn I have two full periods a month, and was tested for endometritis, which came back negative, I now have horrible cramps in my back. The doctors and gynos won't listen, they just want to push me back on the pill. Any other suggestion?
Avatar n tn if you have an ovarian cyst like me you may experience nausea,vomiting pain in abdomen, sometimes back pain or cramps in your lower back. nauseous may sometimes cause of sinusitis. cyst is cause by our hormonal changes. gynecologist often prescribed pills to correct and lessen the pain for dysmenorrhea. so expect also for some changes if you stop using pills like shorter and lighter period sometimes it's brown in color.
Avatar n tn Some cramping and spotting with medication but similiar to a menstrual cramp. Initially this procedure was tried in the exam room with a doctor and medical ***'t. My cervix was "stuborn" and after about 30 min. of continual cramping from the "poking", they decided to move to the procedure room where another doctor would use an ultrasound to locate the cervix while my doctor tried to get the sample.
Avatar n tn I have sever muscle cramps over my entire body the doctors say my levels are normal, But the cramping will not go away I am in so much pain all the time if i move in any way that stretches my muscles i get severe painful cramps I have told my doctor this several times and yet nothing is done. I am at my wits end because my insurance doesnt cover a different endocrinlogist can anyone help ???
Avatar n tn Its a somewhat sharp pain on the upper left side in my chest which seems to radiate to the upper left side of my back in a fairly localized area. It is more painful the deeper I breath. I have also recently (within the last 2 months) started taking birth control and have noticed that I experience the pain, no longer prior to my period but right when I start my period after beginning the sugar pills.
Avatar n tn Prior to having them tied, I NEVER had menstrual cramps, night sweats or terrible mood swings. I now have severe cramps, night sweats a few days before my period and one week of " pure crazy emotional roller-coaster". I'm a RN and have asked several docs that I work with about my problem and most have told me they have no clue what is going on. I have also been to several GYN's and they all tell me that chances are it's from having my tubal ligation done.
Avatar n tn I was hoping I would be able to read the insert that was supposed to come with the filled prescription, but the pharmacy didn't include it in the bag. Anywho, can anyone tell me if they had swollen, sore breast and sore nipples when they first started taking this type of bc? My stomach is also a little tender to the touch. I'm just wanting to see if anyone else experienced these side effects when first starting this type of bc. I used to use the Nuva Ring prior to the switch.
Avatar n tn i take 2 tbs of flax & 4 prunes soaked in a cup of water overnight every AM & try to chew some of the flax...(i'm 50 yo). it may not taste great, but it is a healthy alternative to OTC laxatives etc. it has phytoestrogens & anti-viral, anti-fungal properties to name a few, and has the EFAs that are so important..may take a few days for it to "kick in", but give it a has helped my skin & hair a lot too.
Avatar f tn I'm 20 years old and I had the Mirena fitted about 18 months ago due to heavy, long, agonising periods (7/8 pads a day, 5 weeks if not more bleeding at a time with only a few days in between [caused me to become anaemic] and symptoms so bad and painful it was affecting my education and my everyday life) due to Polycystic ovarian syndrome. I had tried everything else first (all the pills, losing weight) and nothing else had worked.
Avatar n tn I'm a 46 yr old fem. fit & in good health, B/P 110/70. In June '02, I got sick with an illness which had the major symptom of orthostatic hypotension & other organ symptoms. After 1 wk I could only crawl on my hands/knees due to fainting/weakness.I was sent to Stanford Med Ctr for 10 days.Had an echocardiogram, blood tests, tilt table testing, etc.I was on IV only for 10 days.Their diag: Orthostatic hypotension & gave proamitine. Proamitine made me sick & altered.
Avatar n tn I have been spotting on and Off in a Brown color, i am having alot of acne problems, no sex drive and alot of cramps with lower back pains. Please advise if any of you think i should remove it immediately or just keep it some time longer.
Avatar f tn I have the watery discharge only during my period. It soaks through my clothes. I have painful stabbing cramps several days before my period starts. I haven't experienced any clots as of yet. I have been out of regular work for over 5 mos and though my daughter has insurance, I have none for myself so it's good to hear your findings when you have them. I wonder how doctors receive information about other patients experiencing the same problems as their patients and that it's gone undiagnosed.
Avatar n tn hi, it seems like we're going through the same thing, i was expecting my period on 7/22, i had menstrual cramps, backache and everything so i was sure my period was coming but 1 week went by and nothing. i started feeling nausea everyday at night right before bed which was really weird for me. so i went to take a blood hcg which came back neg.
Avatar n tn section. You might want to ask your doctor about hyperparathyroidism and also see if your Depot-Provera shots could be causing the hot flashes.