Menstrual Cramps Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Vaginal Bleeding Normal vaginal bleeding (menorrhea) occurs through the process of menstruation. Abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are...learn more »
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    Vaginal Bleeding Article
    • Vaginal bleeding facts
    • What is normal vaginal bleeding?
    • What is abnormal vaginal bleeding?
    • What conditions cause abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are ovulating regularly?
    • What conditions cause vaginal bleeding after menopause or abnormal vaginal bleeding in women who are not ovulating regularly?
    • What causes abnormal vaginal bleeding during pregnancy?
    • What causes vaginal bleeding during or after sexual intercourse?
    • What diagnostic tests are used to evaluate abnormal vaginal bleeding?
    • How is irregular vaginal bleeding treated?
  • Endometriosis Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines,...learn more »
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    Endometriosis Article
    • Endometriosis facts
    • What is endometriosis?
    • Who is affected by endometriosis?
    • What causes endometriosis?
    • What are the

      symptoms

      endometriosis?
    • Endometriosis and cancer risk
    • Does diet affect endometriosis?
    • How is endometriosis diagnosed?
    • How is endometriosis treated?
    • Medical treatment of endometriosis
    • Surgical treatment of endometriosis
    • Treatment of infertility associated with endometriosis
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is considered a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMDD has also been referred to...learn more »
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    Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Article
    • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) facts
    • What is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)?
    • What causes PMDD?
    • What are the symptoms of PMDD?
    • When should I call a doctor about PMDD?
    • How is PMDD diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for PMDD?
    • What are the complications of PMDD?
    • Can PMDD be prevented?
    • What is the outlook for PMDD?
  • Women's Health Women's health is an important topic area to guide a woman through the stages of her life, as well as knowing the conditions and...learn more »
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    Women's Health Article
    • Introduction to women's health
    • Women's general health and wellness
    • Female anatomy
    • The female reproductive System
    • Female hormones
    • Diseases more common in women
    • Cancer in women
    • Women's cosmetic concerns
    • Menstruation
    • Sexuality
    • Fertility, birth control, and infertility
    • Pregnancy
    • Motherhood
    • Menopause
    • The mature woman - post menopause
  • Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time in a woman's life when she is approaching menopause. During this time a woman starts to develop...learn more »
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    Perimenopause Article
    • Perimenopause facts
    • How does the menstrual cycle work?
    • What is perimenopause?
    • 1. Irregular vaginal bleeding or menses
    • 2. Hot flashes or flushes
    • 3. Night sweats
    • 4. Breast tenderness
    • 5. Weight gain
    • 6. Nausea
    • 7. Mood changes
    • 8. Decreased libido (sex drive)
    • 9. Decreased fertility
    • 10. Loss of bone density
    • 11. Vaginal pain during intercourse
    • 12. Bladder problems
    • 13. Alterations of blood cholesterol levels
    • What kind of doctor treats a woman in perimenopause?
    • When should I contact my doctor if I think I may be experiencing perimenopausal symptoms?
    • How is perimenopause diagnosed?
    • What types of medications ease perimenopausal symptoms?
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Systemic hormonal products (medications)
    • Topical vaginal estrogen
    • Gabapentin (Neurontin)
    • Antidepressant medications
    • Testosterone
    • What alternative medical therapies help ease perimenopausal symptoms?
    • 8 Lifestyle changes to help ease perimenopausal symptoms
  • Menstruation Menstruation (menstrual cycle) is also referred to as a "period." When a woman menstruates, the lining of the uterus is shed....learn more »
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    Menstruation Article
    • Menstruation facts*
    • What is menstruation?
    • What is the menstrual cycle?
    • What happens during the menstrual cycle?
    • What is a typical menstrual period like?
    • What kinds of problems do women have with their periods?
    • When does a girl usually get her first period?
    • How long does a woman have periods?
    • When should I see a doctor about my period?
    • How often should I change my pad/tampon?
  • Chronic Pain Chronic pain is pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to...learn more »
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    Chronic Pain Article
    • Chronic pain facts*
    • Introduction to chronic pain
    • The A to Z of pain
    • How is pain diagnosed?
    • Pain management
    • What is the role of age and gender in pain?
    • A pain primer: what do we know about pain?
    • What is the future of pain research?
    • Spine basics: the vertebrae, discs and spinal cord
    • The nervous system
    • Phantom pain: how does the brain feel?
    • Chili peppers, capsaicin and pain
    • Marijuana for pain treatment
    • Nerve blocks for pain treatment
    • Where can I get more information about pain?
  • Menstrual Cramps Second Source WebMD Medical Reference...learn more »
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of physical and emotional disturbances that occur after a woman ovulates and ends...learn more »
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    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Article
    • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) facts
    • What is premenstrual syndrome?
    • How common is PMS?
    • When was PMS discovered?
    • What causes PMS?
    • What are the symptoms of PMS?
    • How is the diagnosis of PMS made?
    • What conditions are like PMS?
    • How is PMS distinguished from other conditions?
    • What treatments are available for PMS?
    • What medications are used to treat PMS?
    • Are there herbal or natural remedies for PMS?
    • Can exercise help relieve some of the symptoms of PMS?
    • Is there a "cure" for PMS?
  • Sexual Health Sexual health information including birth control, impotence, herpes, sexually transmitted diseases, staying healthy, women's...learn more »
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    Sexual Health Article
    • What is the most common cause of sex problems among men and women?
    • What is the most common sexual problem in men?
    • What is the true definition of erectile dysfunction -- and what are the most common causes?
    • What causes sexual dysfunction in women?
    • What causes pain in the penis?
    • Why do some women have painful intercourse?
    • What is retrograde ejaculation, and how is it treated?
    • Is having an erection for an extended period of time dangerous?
    • Which medications commonly cause sex problems for men or women?
    • Is it true that sex can actually give some people a headache?
  • Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men) There are numerous causes of pelvic pain in women and men. Causes of pelvic pain in women and men include: Pelvic pain...learn more »
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    Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men) Article
    • Facts about pelvic pain
    • What is the pelvis?
    • What is pelvic pain?
    • What other symptoms are associated with pelvic pain?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain during pregnancy?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain in women?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain in women and men?
    • What are causes of pelvic pain in men?
    • When to seek medical care for pelvic pain
    • Which specialties of doctors treat pelvic pain?
    • How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for pelvic pain?
    • Can pelvic pain be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for a person with pelvic pain?
  • Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide Menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms include abdominal cramping, bloating, a feeling of fullness, abdominal...learn more »
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    Menstrual Cramps and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Medication Guide Article
    • Menstrual cramps and PMS medication facts
    • What are menstrual cramps?
    • What is the treatment for common menstrual cramps (primary dysmenorrhea)?
    • What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
    • What treatments are available for PMS?
    • What medications are used to treat PMS?
    • What are some guidelines for the safe use of OTC products for menstrual cramps and PMS?
  • Reproductive Health Reproductive health encompasses the beginning of menstruation for women, choosing the right birth control method for you and your...learn more »
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    Reproductive Health Article
    • Menstruation and menopause
    • Pregnancy and preconception care
    • Fertility/Infertility
    • Contraception
    • Sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS/HIV
  • Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...learn more »
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    Teens Article
    • What's involved with teen disease prevention?
    • What can teens expect during health checkups?
    • What immunizations do teenagers need?