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Suggest treatment for severe menstrual cramps

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1991

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Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Hi
I am 8 months post partum
And my period has returned today for the first time
I'm in exhucating pain
Like contractions can't sleep can't stand still
Crying in pain
Soaking through 3 pads in an hour
Help :(
Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 12 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:

The first period after having a baby can be very heavy, but what you are describing is excessive (soaking 3 pads in an hour).

I highly recommend you go in to be seen immediately. In the clinic/ER, they can give you medicine to slow down the bleeding. Without some help right now, you can get anemic. So please do go in now.

I welcome you to let me know how you are doing after you are seen.
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