Conditions with symptom: 'cramps'
Hi I have a retroverted uterus only just found out from a ultrasound I'm 5 - 6 weeks pregnant been getting bad intense cramps on and off lasting up to 20 mins could this be a cause of it I'm unable to work at the moment as it's causing so much discomfort all I can do is wait for the pain to go away and use a heat pack so confused and worried my cramps won't go away
I have heard that getting on your knees in the fetal position will help your uterus to fall forward (temporarily of course) to take the pressure off and lessen the pain. Worth a try. I had a retroverted uterus (never had any children though) 1 week ago I had my uterus suspended and my tubes tied to prevent it from falling again. All the best luck to u!
I'm 18, I started my periods when I was 11, I always suffered extreme cramps and mood swings during my periods, often the cramps caused many sleepless nights and left me unable to move. I started taking the contraceptive pill about 2 years ago, this really helped with my periods, made the flow lighter, lessened the severity of my cramps and eased the mood swings, however, I decided to stop taking it about 6 months ago and haven't had a regular period until this month, the rest have been irregular and have only amounted to a small brown discharge. This first normal period is the heaviest I have ever had and the cramps and mood swings are back with a vengeance, much worse than I ever had before. Is this normal after taking the contraceptive pill for so long?
I'm 23 and my period has been irregular. When i just started puberty at 12, i'd have cramps 2 days before my period starts and these cramps lasts a day after my period ends. At 14, i realised that if i were to masterbate using my fingers (still a virgin), i wouldn't have menstrual cramps. This became a habit that i'll masterbate once a week (is this normal for women..?) But at the same time, my period became irregular. I thought it might be due to my diet (i either hav a single meal or two a day depending on how hungry i am, this was one way to reduce my heavy flows) and i began to bleed less. But almost 2 years ago, my period cycle changed again. at times, it'll stop for 2 months and i'd bleed at least 4weeks when it comes (in part, the amount i bleed won't even soak an entire regular pad). And during this period, when i masterbate, it'll only prolong my period. Due to this irregularity and lack of cramps, i wear liners everyday just to make sure i'm safe if my period decides to come.. Is it because of the small amount of daily mensural discharge that my period lasts so long or a combination of reasons...?
Hi I'm 15 and my periods seem normal. Sometimes ot absolutely fine and I don't get any cramps but other times the cramps are so intense that I physically can't move. Nothing helps, hot water bottles, pain killers, nothing seen to help. It disrupts my sleeping as I'm in so much pain. Is this normal? Is there any way at all that I could relieve the pain, even if its just a little?
If nothing works, go to your GP and ask for some pills to relieve you of your pains, cuz you dont have to put up with the pain. :) Also, I think its quite normal as my friend can't move at all when shes on her period
im almost 16, ive had my period for a year and a half. this summer i had a period that lastest a little over a month. it went back regular for awhile, but now ive had my period for about 20 days. it was just a normal period for me at first, pretty light and no cramps. but now its super heavy and i have insane cramps, i have to wear a super tampon and a pad and im replacing both every 2 hours. there is also a lot of blood clots. please help?
Do I have IBS? For quite some time I have been suffering with painful stomach cramps and incredible bloating. I am 22 and a fitness fanatic so I do eat well and also train hard (running 6 miles 3 times a week, weight training 2 times a week and a restful swim). I thought my cramps were due to my intolerance with dairy, gluten, bananas and cinnamon, however even though I have stayed away I am still encountering the cramps. My cramps can be so painful that even after a few mouthfuls of food I will need to take all restricting clothes off and lay flat on the sofa. My bowel movements are varied, sometimes it can be all or nothing. Excessive Flatulence can be extremely embarassing too! The pains spread to my lower back and I often sleep with a hot water bottle. I have been so down and stressed, mainly from work, but also from feeling so uncomfortable and from looking 4months pregnant all the time! Lately I've been extremely tired and having constant headaches and dizziness.. Not sure if this is anything to do with IBS? My grandma suffers from IBS, my grandad sadly passed from bowel cancer and my aunty passed from ovarian cancer. Unfortunately I have not registered to the doctors where I have moved to as they have no space and my doctors at home find it difficult to fit me in (taking into account the 3hour drive). Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you Daisy
Hi, This sounds exactly like me! The Dr said I have ibs, unfortunately everytime I go to see them about it I'm actually feeling ok! :( I was given peppermint oil tablets but stopped taking them as they didn't seem to make any difference. Exercise helps me, but after running I am really bloated and uncomfortable, embarrassing! And stress makes things worse too, so trying best to be mindful of this. Also I try to avoid the food which effect like bread, milk, fizzy drinks, apples etc Hoping you find a way to manage, try and see a Dr when you can :)
I'm 20,and I had my first period at the age of 13, My period have always been irregular and skips 3 to 5 months,.i am a virgin,concerned about this, I went to see the gynae,I had my uterus scanned to see any cyst and thankfully there is no cyst and Uterus is in right size and position,she prescribed me Hormone tablets,but I'm afraid to take it as the side effects include nausea n weight gain,I also took vitamin c to induce my period but it does not always work,I also experience cramps,similar to period cramps,but still no sign of it coming,I'm very worried and is it true it is a sign of infertility? I have vaginal discharge,it is frequent but not abnormal,it comes in normal amount,please help me,what should I do ?
Hi, I have the same problem when I was single , it is lots of worry , I went to my gp , they prescribe me the harmone tablets which help me get back to regular my period . It not gonna harm you and do lots of exercise .now am married and even had a child , so do consult your gp .As him to give you tablet , which you have to take just 5 days before you due to your period .sorry for my poor explanation but will help you lots , was in same situation like you ...
I'm a 22 year-old male and I was recently told I have IBS and as a result have been switching aspects of my diet - I have been trying to eat healthily while exercising regularly. So I have switched to lactose-free milk and soya protein and have buscopan for any cramps. However I notice more recently that I'm not suffering from the cramps as often and instead can be quite bloated and windy! I notice that despite being slim everywhere else my abdomen can often make it look like I'm pregnant (I'm a fella btw!), I feel as though this may be a combination of bloating and perhaps excess Visceral fat. I don't drink much alcohol (a few glasses of wine a week) and I exercise regularly (at the moment 3-5 days a week), mainly cycling and weights. Is there anything else I could be doing which may help me?
should also say, my abdomen can often be quite sore and particularly tender if I press on it or wear tight trousers!
i have had bad watery diarrhea sometimes vomiting stomach cramps and really bad rotten egg burps i was taken in to hopsital because of it all a the surgens said i had bowel distress showing in the x-ray then they gave me a ct-curb which showed a kidney stone and a spigelian hernia but these are not where am getting the stomach cramps am still getting the bad burps and indestion and diarrhea and constipation and feeling sick please can you help also when i was at a&e when i got taken in to hospital i had some blood test done by my gp a few days earlier which they told me at the hospital showed signs of colitus but when in hospital all my blood tests and stool samples came back clear of anything but the symptoms are still there. please can you help
I am 5ft 2, and weigh 11 stone 2. When i wasa younger i was very slim, until i got diagnosed with ploy cysistic ovary syndrom when i was 15, was put on a cocktail of medication but but on so much weight and had stomach cramps i stopped them after a few months and now i have the contraceptive injection and have no stomach cramps or pain at all. however i have tried everything to lose weight, i eat healthy and exercise by doing zumba twice a week and walking everyday. But i can not seem to get rid of this weight no matter what i do, i have also tried diets like weight watchers, slimming world and slim fast but no matter what i do i can not shift it, it is really getting me down and i hate how i look, i hate buying clothes and hate being center of attention. my confience and self esteem is very low. Any advice would be good.
Hey there. You sound like me and I lost neary 10 stonne. Well I too was diagnosed with PCOS and at 19 I weighed in at 20 stonne. My first efforts at loosing weight left me no closer, and now on reflection I can say that I just wasnt doing enough. However my weight did stop growing, perhaps you are doing enough to maintain your weight right now?I started to do swapsies! I never went on a diet at all, You need to change what you eat for life not just for a short period of time. I now weigh just over 10 stonne and I am 5ft 8-9, I am dress size 10 too and have been now for nearly 2 years, I went from a dress size 24. It took me a long time and I have extra skin on my legs and belly (quite a lot) but I am a lot healthier. Swapsies is small but lifelong changes you can make, e.g. oven baked instead of fried, sweetners instead of sugar, wotsits instead of mccoys. swap full fat full sugar for low fat low salt options and although it will take longer you will see results! as some people just eat too little when they diet you feel like your punishing yourself and that wont help your current low mood.Calorie count your intake for one week I bet its more than you realise,,,, my fella did it and he couldnt believe just how much he was eating. We each compared our version of a 'portion' of different foods and his was often double what mine was, that may be where you dont realise how much your eating... im not assuming at all though just trying to think what may be happening. For example his bowl of cereal was twice the size of mine and he didnt think that nearly half a bag of pasta was too much. Also work out dvds helped me a lot cuz i could fit it in around my son and i didnt have to motivate myself to go out and look half decent! and I started chinese kick boxing and karate. learning a skill and art form like that is less boring than the gym. do you get all hot and bothered during your exercise? if not perhaps you need to push yourself a little more, swimming was something i loved doing but because i didnt find I was pushing myself hard it wasnt having a hugh effect on my weigh loss at first, try and pick up the pace when during exercise maybe.My sister lost 6 stonne with slimming world but once she met her target she started eating her usual way again and went right back up to her starting weight.. infact an extra stonne on top too!).. thats why changes you can manage for your whole life are better rather than short term.Dont cut anything out either let yourself have a small treat, I opt for low cal options or have just a few squares of chocolate so you can feel proud that you were able to have your treat but stop and were not tempted by the whole bar.. a big one for me was having a solero ice cream instead of a magnum almond! Do you drink much alcohol? I couldnt believe it when i found out how many calories were in a bacardi and non-diet coke... shocking. I know contraceptives can cause or make you feel bloated too, I often feel my stomach reflects the size I was when I was 3/4 months pregnant which can sometimes make me feel like saying stuff it and eat a lot or pig out, just remind yourself at certain times of the month you will be bloated or feel sluggish. I found the contraceptive coil (IUD) was better for me as there is a lot less of the hormone (because it is direct to the area needed) and so feel less bloated or head aches than when i took the pill but im not sure this would be an option you would consider. I obviously dont know you at all but it does sound like my case when I was bigger. I first didnt loose any weight but a very blunt and direct message from a nurse made me realise just how little change I had made at first. sometimes when you start going to the gym you may gain weight as your muscle mass grows, but I bet your loosing inches and just dont realise. At around 12 1/2 stonne i got stuck for a while my weight didnt budge for a good few months but i went down at least a dress size! I found success in never letting myself go hungry so I dont over eat in one sitting, so eat little and often. lots of water. get a mantra! Whenever i felt like i could just give up i used to say to myself ' Pull yourself together woman you jumped out of a plane you can do this!' Im sorry if this was too long and no help! but dont give up .. the very fact that you are trying and dont want to let it go further shows you have character and capacity to do it! good luck
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