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Date : 11-Sep-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User:Hello Doctor
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User:actually before start of my period I get lower stomach ache few days before
Doctor:Please proceed with your question.
User:i feel it will start any moment now
User:actually before start of my period I get lower stomach ache few days before
User:but it dosent
User:i cannot concentrate on dalily activities due to this
Doctor:Stomach pain just before periods is normal in most women.
Doctor:But if it is severe and troubling you, you can see a gynecologist
Doctor:who will check if there are no missing elements such as fibroid/endometrosis.
Doctor:If no such abnormality is found, she can suggest medicines to lower the pain.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:and I feel the flow has reduced
User:before i used to have it for 4 days
User:now by 2nd day its over
User:i am 34 yrs now
Doctor:Is it an one time occurrence or do you mean the flow has reduced for last few cycles?
User:last few cycles
User:maybe 3 months now
Doctor:Reduced flow may have various explanation - both normal and abnormal ones.
Doctor:I am sorry, without physical examination I would not be able to name the close possibility.
Doctor:Until you see a gynecologist, my opinion is that you should avoid stressors
Doctor:eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and iron rich source.
Doctor:Sometimes stress, anemia and nutritional deficiency is the cause of reduced flow.
Doctor:therefore my suggestion to add nutrition.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes..i did
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:so is it fine for a few months to try these natural remedies
User:and then if no change to visit a gynac
Doctor:Yes, you can try the natural remedies. If symptoms don't improve, see a gynecologist.
User:ok..and does eating papaya induce periods
Doctor:There are no scientific claims that papaya alone induces period.
Doctor:however there are anecdotal reports suggesting it.
User:and if there is a craving to have a papaya being pregnant
User:as elders suggest to avoid it
Doctor:Anything in excess can be harmful. A few mouths of papaya is ok.
Doctor:Prefer to avoid unripe ones however.
Doctor:during pregnancy.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no..thank you doctor
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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