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I'm having Dysmenorrhea. can i still be pregnant?

By June 10, 2011 - 3:32am
 
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Im 15, and this is my first time to have this extreme lower adominal pain. i had this lower abdominal pain, since june 7, and i started to have menstrual bleeding june 9. is this normal? cuz i can't really get out on my bed, it's really hurting a lot. they say its Dysmenorrhea. :) im hoping it is.

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Thank you so much! :D
i knew it, it's all about dysmenorrhea.

June 11, 2011 - 4:24pm

Anon,

Dysmenorrhea is a very painful period. Most women, at one point or another, go through periods that can be more painful than others. Dysmenorrhea is when the pain is so severe that it prevents you from doing activities of daily living. If this is the case with you, then it's important to go to the doctor to determine the cause.

Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea include:
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Headache
Irritability

Diagnosis
Your doctor will ask detailed questions about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a pelvic examination.

Diagnostic tests may include:

Pelvic ultrasound —a test that uses sound waves to examine structures in the pelvis
Pelvic laparoscopy —a thin, lighted tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to view structures in the pelvis
These tests are usually performed to look for causes of secondary dysmenorrhea.

Treatment
The treatment of secondary dysmenorrhea varies depending on the underlying condition (for example, antibiotics for an infection or surgery to remove fibroids).

Primary dysmenorrhea is usually treated with medications and lifestyle changes.

Medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
Oral contraceptives
Other Treatments
Using a heating pad on your abdomen or taking a warm bath can relieve discomfort.
Some herbs and supplements may be helpful, such as B1 , magnesium , and Chinese Herbal Medicine .
Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs and supplements. They may interact with your other medications and conditions.
Acupuncture can reduce pain. *
If you are diagnosed with dysmenorrhea, follow your doctor's instructions.

Visit our page for more information, http://www.empowher.com/condition/dysmenorrhea/treatments

Rosa

June 10, 2011 - 7:35am
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