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    Endometriosis

    Around 2 million women suffer from Endometriosis, and it's when the cells from the womb end up elsewhere in the reproductive and digestive system. Read more →

    Hi I'm 22 I've always suffered from heavy and painful periods, I went on to the De pro jag about nine months ago as contraception and to help with my periods. As I started sleeping with my partner during inter course I became very tender and sore and now has gotten to the stage of not been able to have sec as it's just to painful, I seem to suffer from a lot of the symptoms but unsure what to do as i havent been to my gp about sex been uncomfortable





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    I have really painful periods, can you help me? I'm 16 and have been having periods since I was 13, at first they were fine but recently they've been really painful and getting worse each time, they're also pretty heavy. I fainted in class today due to the cramps, and paracetamol and heat pads just don't work for me. I eat well and excercise daily. I normally have a high pain threshold and this really brings me down for a few days a month. Any ideas? Thank you SO much x





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    I had the same problem so my Dr advised to start having the contraceptive injection (can't think what it's called though sorry, but it's in your bum cheek every 12 weeks) since starting having this injection over a year ago, my periods have completly stopped and so has the pain:)

    Hi im 27 years old and my periods can be very painful to the point that im being sick or have diarrhea. It took me several years for my periods to get into some kind of a routine and in the last year i get a pain in my right side of my groin/lymph gland which are enlarged and can be very painful. I had ultrasound scan to check for cancer and got the all clear but nothing was ever followed up and the Dr. said it was just one of those things.





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    ask for a laparoscopy to check for endomitriosis. i was told for years that it was 'just one of those things' and it turned out that actually there was a physical cause for it and once it was removed the pain and stomach problems went away. (its now come back which is a pain but at least now we know what it is) x

    i suffer from really bad periods i get painful periods where my periods pass blood clots i sometimes bleed very heavy heavy my hormones are everywhere and i might have a genetic problem called men type 1





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    I've been having irregular periods. My periods have always been regular (you could set a clock by them!), but, when I had a baby 2 and a half years ago, my periods were irratic. They, firstly, were 6 weeks apart, then 5, then 10 and now, not at all. I have noticed I've gained weight and I don't feel feminine at all. Also, I get sharp pains in my breasts, which don't last long at all and painful cramps that only last about 1-2 minutes. What is happening?





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    im sexually active and im 17, i started my periods at the age of 9, i am slightly worried due to i have been getting heavy strong smelling discharges and lighter more painful periods, if you have expirienced this and/or know about it please comment as i am scared it is menopause and i havent yet had a child but wish to as i get married to my fiance. can someone please help as it is an early age to stop having my periods and my bra size is only 32B this is not what i want at all but i think i may be right!





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    hey im 21 used to get periods really heavy and painful so i went on the contriceptive pill, now they are a bit lighter and less painful however last september i went on holiday and my period lasted 2 weeks then it would stop and come back for 3 days go away and im currently on for 9 days waitin for it to stop im pretty sure this isnt normal i was concidering geting the coyle aparently one type can stop periods aswell??? please help x





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    Hiya, I used to have the same problem, until 2 years ago when my doctor said I shouls get the marina coyle. It lasts 5 years and can be good for some. It is very painful to have it put in as it's inserted into your womb, but once it's in - that's it for 5 years. No pills and nothing to have to think about. Good luck!

    Also, I haven't had a single period since it was inserted!

    Hi, I'm 16 years old and I started my periods when i was 13 years old. I originally had very irregular periods and severe stomach pain. Since being prescribed Ovranette I now have regular periods but they are still fairly painful and stop me from doing things as I feel too ill. Does anyone have any suggestions for stopping the pain? or if I stop the pills for a few months whether my periods will be regular now?





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    its completely normal to have painful periods and the best thing you can do is take some pain killers like paracetamol or do some exercise but what makes me feel better is drinking some tea and have a hot water bottle across my stomach :)

    i find feminax is very effective when i have extremely bad period pains :)

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    Im 21 and have been having periods since i was 12 to start with they were ok, then became painful and very heavy, i was put on tablets to help, which they didnt, nowadays they are very irregular can last anywhere between 2-10 days and can come evey 2 weeks they are also very painful and heavy again, and cause a pain on my right side, i have had ultra sound and test but nothing has been found, please help its painful and annoying thanks





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    I'm 24, I first started my periods at 13 they were always heavy,painful and were accompanied by bad headaches. After about 3 years of this my periods became very irregular and more heavy/painful. I did go to a gynocologist in my late teens who said just go on the pill. As I have a heart condition my options are limited with the pill but I have been on micronor for about 3 years now. While it did not regulate my periods it did make them a little better but they were still very irregular. However since about December they have been very heavy again (I used a tampon and pad and need to change them every 2hours or so or I leak. I am bleeding more than I'm not, I currently bleed for about 5-7 days and get 4-7 days break. I also am in alot of pain, headaches and cramps so much that I really feel I cannot go to work- being anything other than curled up has me nearly in tears. I am also very depressed just before I get one. Is anyone else experiencing this type og thing?





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    Hi? I'm 15 and started my periods when I was about 13, maybe a bit before. When I first has them they were very heavy and painful but afterr about 2 months or so they calmed down. Shortly after that I had very long time periods of not having my periods as often as I should be. As I get older those time periods get wider. The longest gap I've had between periods is 3 months now. Because of this they become so heavy and so painful, it's kind of hard to take. I don't know weither I'm being a bit of a drama queen about this but I just want an answer. Thanx XP





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    As your only 15 you are still growing. Therefore irregular periods are normal. Sometimes if you miss a month or so then your next period can be heavier. These can sometimes be very hard to live with. If it is really bothering you then boom an appointment to see your GP and discuss the option of birth control which is a methord of contraception but it can also help tp reduce perid cramps and make your periods lighter more controllrd and more bareable for u. Hope ypu get some relief.soon x

    Hi I'm 27years old, I don't really suffer from heavy periods but I don't know the condition tho it is to do with a periods, last three perionds I've had very painful pain down my left side I keep losing clots and when I do the pain increase and after losing the clot I only bleed alittle after it also hurts more when I go for a poo, I've had two periods in last month and feel like I shuld be on heavy period but I only bleed alittle. I'm not sexual active ain't been for 8years, I also suffer with pain in back for two day and in-between were my ribs split ,very painful I've never suffered with painful periods before, please help





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    I had painful periods since 11yr old. At 15 i was diagnosed with endo and was put on the pill to tri-cycle with. I had 3 laposcopies were they lazer it away. I then had 2 children, second pregnancy I fell pregnant with twins but lost one of them early on. After the ssecond birth my peroids returned heavy and more painful than before. Sex has always been painful and very painful after which could last for 2 to 3 days with stomach pain etc. They fitted me with the marina(coil) and although that has stoped my periods, the pain issue with sex has not stop and i am at the point were i would rather not have it at all.Waht can i do?





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    I am nearly 18 years old and have been suffering from very painful periods. I thought it was due to the fact that i dont get my periods very often and have gone for at least 3 to 4 months without seeing it, and have been very worried. i wonder if you can help me and tell me if there is a reason why i am not getting them regulary and when i do why are they so painful? many thanks





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    Im 16 and started periods when 13 and have had very painful and heavy periods since my very first one, when on I suffer from very painful back pains and stomack cramps, i was put on the pil as was have a period at the tart and end of every month and while on the pil took methanamic and transmic acid i would take 2 of each along with 2 cocodamol and am still bent over in pain, i have now stopped the pil for the implant but still have very painful periods and have to spend a few dats in bed when on as in too much pain to move even after taking all the pills possible (cocodamol, methanamic and transmic acid) i was wondering if there is something wrong or anything that can be done to help





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    the pill can help regulate your periods. i first went on the pill to control mine, as they were very painful and very heavy due to a lack of progestoerone. a lot of people go on the pill to regulate their periods! i was put on microgynon 30 and my periods went from being 9 days long, heavy and so painful i could barely move to 5 days long and very light with practically no pain throughout. i got switched onto dianette which has no progesterone and my periods went back to how they were before, so i've been swapped onto yasmin. you dont have to go on the pill just to protect yourself against pregnancy! they're great for helping regulate your periods :)

    hi im a women of 24 and me and my have trouble having intercorse and its painful as well.also one of my breasts is lower then the other.i also have heavy periods and they are also painful.and my vaginal area is some times iches before and after my periods.i also have spots on my bottom my face and arms.what i have can be embaressing.





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    Hi,do not be afraid this sounds like what I went thru when I was a teen. Your body is getting you ready to be a full women but is making it hard for you. My daughter is going thru the painful periods also and I hope I can help you also. Warm soakes in bath, heating pad on tummy, pain pill and talk to your Mom, school nurse or an older teen woman to get other ideas on how to deal with the painful periods. Everything that is happening is normal but you really need to see a gyn dr as going on birth control pills will help lighten the cramps, fainting and such. You have the extreme periods and need to go get a gyn's help!!!

    hi im 17 n i started my periods at 13 but they were always irregular n very very painful where i would curl up in a ball n rock back n fourth in so much pain. However as im only 6 n a half stone now i hardly get periods at all sumtyms i can go a yr without them unless my weight goes up. but i jsy wanted to no is there any long term affects that i could end up with if i dnt av periods.





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    I am 15 and have been very heavy periods ever since i started which was at the age of 11 :/ pretty young. I am a active person but it doesnt seem to help, I went to the doctors and have told me to take mefenamic acid which is ment to be helping but its not its made the flow slightly lighter but more painful. I go through 2 sometimes 3 night towels in a day. How can i make my periods lighter and less painful?





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    I'm 16 and have been fairly regular with my periods but every now and then i get two in the same month. I also get terrible period pains and they have caused me to miss school and not allow me to go about my usual routine. So my doctor gave me some very strong pain killers as simple pain killers like paracetemol just didn't even scratch the surface and now i'm on mercilon. While this helps the pain slightly my periods are still very heavy and have become longer, my longest being nearly 10days. I've also been told that i have an over-active ovary and that this may be why my periods are so painful and if so, can it be corrected? Other than that mercilon has been ok for me, but i've become extremely tired all of the time and don't know if the two are related. So if you could tell me if my tiredness is related to being on mercion and whether or not i can have something done about my over-active ovary and why my periods are so, so painful. I would really like that, thank you.





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    hi ive been suffering with painful periods for 14 yrs after i had my last son i had a laparoscopy which diagnosed endometriosis i had it lasered away for a while i was ok then the heavy painful periods came back even worse i had another laparoscopy that showed the endo had come back but worse it is attached round my bowels my bladder my ovaries everywere it destoyed my chances of having anymore children i thank god everyday that i have my two boys before this horrid painful disease started for the last 5 yrs i went back n forth to the docs in agony all the doc done was give me painkillers suggest the pill i tried that it didnt stop my painful periods so i tried having the coil that didnt work either still heavy periods losing large blood clots eventualy my doc retired so i got a new doc i made an appointment to see him straight away he said this had been going on to long an sent more for a scan n an internal scan which showed i had a large endometrioma cyst all the scar tissue from the endometiosis is on my bladder my ovaries my bowels within a week i had an appointment to see a gynacologist who said i had no alternative but to have a full hysterectomy im relieved its going to be allover soon no more painful periods suffering in agony if id have been taken seriously off my doc all those yrs ago it might not of destoyed my chances of more children and i wouldnt be needing major surgery

    Hello I am 25yrs old and i have always had irregluar, heavy and very painful periods. I have had two children and the births were only two hrs and 15mins and the second child was two hrs and thirty mins long also it is really painful when my Husband and I are having sex, I would like to to know if there is anything that I should worry about as my periods are coming every two weeks in the past six weeks I have been to my G.P. and she has put me on Mefenamic Acid 500mg but it does not stop the pain nor the bleeding it does reduce the blood flow. Can you help. Thank you





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    i watched the programme last night and cant belive how much it has made me think and all this morning i have been researching into this. since i started my periods at 12 i have had painful but regular periods so painful i cudnt phyisically walk i would go to the doctors and they would just brush it of i have always been quite hairy (gettin the nick name monkey girl of my dad) but now i am 20 and have a little girl i get really bad lower back pains still really heavy periods where i tend to clot and they last at least 3 weeks (its so draining) i have but on a lot of weight do u think it sounds like i may have this? i would just like to add its not tht easy going to the doctors they make you feel like your moaning about nothing and it makes you feel really stupid so any advice wud help x





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    Hiya,, i have had my periods since i was 12 i am now 16 and they are still so irregular and painful i was prescribed medication from my gp but it does not help i can get 2 periods one month then not get any the next month my gp is useless and doesnt explain nothing. they are that bad i ended up in hopsital last month because of the pain and was kept of morphene until they had finished they said something about backflow of blood what is this? they are so painful and irregular and when i do get them i am very heavy xx





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    My daughter has just been to the doctors again today . She's only had sex once, ever, that was 6 weeks ago. She's on the oestrogen pill , because of heavy painful periods. Has been over a year. When she was 15 she had an abdo scan through painful heavy periods. They wouldn't do an internal. Over the last year she's had lots of discharge , bleeding between periods. Bad pelvic pain . She's 17 . She had to have tests rule out std's , swabs and urine, which came back clear. Today she had an internal. We had to really push for this. The doctor was a woman and was lovely. Turns out she has a cervical ectropian. Google it. Sounds like your problem. Hope this helps.

    Hi I'm 16 and ever since i started my periods when i was 11 i've had the same problems... really heavy bleeding and strong cramps. I also get a lot of discharge between periods. It's likely to be completely normal if it's been like this for the past three years. I wouldn't worry, but maybe rather than changing your underwear too often you could use a pantyliner when your discharge is heavy. As for the heavy periods... see your GP as they can prescribe you hormone supplements or the contraceptive pill which could help make your periods less heavy and less painful.

    I started my period when I was 11, and have always been regular. When I was about 14 my periods started being really painful, so much so that I was throwing up from being in so much pain. I took medication for it, but when I started taking the oral contraceptive at 16, my periods became irregular, so the pain medication was no longer practical. I'm 18 now, and for the past year my periods have been averaging about once a month, and 2 WEEKS LONG. I hate periods.





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    I'm 15 and i suffer really badly from heavy, painful and irregular periods. I am on mefanamic acid and was on the pill Yasmin in semptember but had to be taken off of them because i had lumps come up on my left leg. I want to go back on the pill but my GP won't let me even though i have been off of them for 7 months now. Can you suggest anything that i can take to stop or at least calm my periods down? If not can you give me any suggestions as to why my periods are this bad and if there is can you let me know how i should deal with it Thank you. Thank you.





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    Try drinking a herbal infusion of Yarrow tea (Achillea millefolium), once a day for 10 days, starting from the first day of your period. You can buy the leaves online. Make it into tea by brewing a teaspoonful in hotwater for 10 mins, then strain out the bits. Tastes unpleasant but I found it helped a lot. Made periods regular and less agonising.

    I am 13 and have had periods since I was 11. When I started they were not painful and not heavy, but a few months later they were so heavy and painful that I couldnt even go to school. I saw my doctor and she put me on the pill to try and stop this. I have been on the pill for 5 months now and it hasnt helped. Please help!! My periods are making my life a misery!!!





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    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Medi+Vend machine

    Teens Below the Belt

    Episode 4 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies tackles conditions including a swollen bladder, toilet phobia and chlamydia. Read more →

  • Psoriasis

    Episode 2

    Conditions being seen by the doctors in Episode 2 included Psoriasis, a very flaky scalp, a botched circumcision, painful Bunions, problem Moles and some very excessive sweating. Dr Dawn Harper also headed to Birmingham University Hockey Club to teach… Read more →

  • Beach

    Boys, Boys, Boys

    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

  • Athletes Foot

    Episode 1

    The first set of cases through the EI doors included cases of Piles, Flatulence, Athlete's Foot, Skin Tags, Inverted Nipples and Vaginal Discharge. The boys of Moseley Rugby club were on hand to drop their towels for a lesson on testicular self examina… Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Peridinal Sinus

    Episode 4 - Feet

    This week's episode includes a podiatry roadshow, a mouthful of manky molars and a painful case of cystic acne. Read more →

  • Man boobs

    Breasts

    In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. Read more →

  • Christian

    Bodies Behaving Badly

    Episode 1 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies examines conditions including bladder control, sunburn and STIs. Read more →

  • Acne

    Men

    The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →

  • Christian and his dad

    Embarrassing Old Bodies Special

    The Embarrassing Bodies clinic has opened its doors for a one off special looking at the conditions and problems that affect older people. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 8 - Oral

    This week's episode includes a man whose armpits are making his life hell, a couple with severe sexual discomfort and a case of very painful privates. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

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