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Heavy cramps and delayed periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXX here
Doctor :   how may i help you?
User :   Hi Dr. XXX. My period was due on 9/21/10. On 9/24/10 I woke up early in the morning with bad cramps in my lower abdomen area. I thought it was my period (I have had bad cramps in the past. My period never came and every once in a while, I get mild cramps since
Doctor :   Your age?
User :   I am 31
Doctor :   Do you have a child?
User :   I have 2 kids
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   One more question
Doctor :   Are you on any Pills ( OCPs)
User :   no
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   It common for few women to have cramps before the period and also during the bleeding phase
Doctor :   Its caused mainly due to Hormonal imbalances
Doctor :   During periods
Doctor :   Avoid Fatty foods during periods
Doctor :   Adn also try using Warm water filled Glass botlles
Doctor :   Roll then over the lower abdomen will have good releif
Doctor :   Only when there comes severe pain
Doctor :   Then can opt for pain killers and antiospasmoidics
User :   But I have never had cramps for this long without any period. No bleeding at all
Doctor :   And see to that you also consume IRON rich foods
Doctor :   There are some instances where periods can be irregular
Doctor :   Did you miss the period for this month
User :   I missed it. It was due on Sept. 21 and it is now Oct. 5. I get mild cramps every few days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were you sexually active in the precious month
User :   I don't usually miss my period
Doctor :   * previous
User :   Yes, but I'm not pregnant. My husband has had a vasectomy
User :   7 years ago
Doctor :   But i will also ask you confirm the same by home pregnancy tests
Doctor :   You can still wait for a week then get tested
Doctor :   There are also 1-5% failure rates in vasectomy
User :   could there be something else wrong, because I doubt I'm pregnant
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you feel any palpable mass in the lower abdomen
Doctor :   Like hard mass?
User :   no
Doctor :   Then need not worry
Doctor :   Plz get tested for preganacy
User :   and the cramps are only felt on the left side
Doctor :   And also get an D&c done for diagnostic purpoose
Doctor :   And also an ultrsoung might help
User :   ok. I'll do both
Doctor :   * ultrsound
Doctor :   That will help you
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   Thanks Dr.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Your are welcome
User :   Have a nice day!
Doctor :   You too
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   bye
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