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Pain management for menstrual cramps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abdominal Pain
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a question for gynaecologist
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   i want to ask about periods problem
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   i had a severe stomach ache during that time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when has this been happening?
User :   from last 8years
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you get the pain throughout the period or only on the first days?
User :   throughout the periods
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are your periods regular apart from that?
User :   but its very severe on first 2 days
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Has the bleeding recently increased in severity?
User :   yes they are regular now but not earlier
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   yes
Doctor :   The pain is a natural consequence during the early years of a woman's life. They usually become regular after a few years especially after marriage and child birth.
Doctor :   There is as such nothing to worry about as long as the periods are regular.
Doctor :   Has there been any recent weight gain?
User :   yes but not much
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you take any pain killers during the pain?
User :   yes i used to take meftal
Doctor :   I suggest that you use Tab. Meftal Spas during the first two days twice a day after food.
Doctor :   Not plain Meftal
Doctor :   Also take plenty of rest during that time.
Doctor :   Bed rest is preferable.
Doctor :   Dont walk, climb stairs and sit for prolonged periods unless unavoidable.
User :   ok
Doctor :   During the regular time you should exercise regularly
Doctor :   as that reduces pain during the periods.
Doctor :   At least 1/2 hour of exercise 5 days a week is good.
Doctor :   soaking in a hot bath or using a heating pad on your abdomen may ease your cramps.
User :   what type of exercises
Doctor :   Massage, yoga and meditation are also found to help.
Doctor :   Regular walking or treadmill is sufficient.
Doctor :   If inspite of all these precautions the pain in unbearble
Doctor :   then you may need hormonal medicines
Doctor :   but that is unlikely with the precautions
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User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
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User :   yes
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   ok
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