Endometriosis runs in my family and my mom thinks I have it. I have really painful periods, but on my periods I have a lot of back pain to the point where it makes me cry and not want to walk. Is that normal?

Updated 24 February 2023 under Ask Us.

Thank you for asking such an important question, especially since next month (March) is endometriosis awareness month! Did you know that 1 in 10 people born with female reproductive organs […]

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Menstrual Period: How to Prepare for your First Period

Updated 10 September 2022 under Health Guides.

Ever wondered about how to prepare for your first period? A great place to start is by understanding the “why” – why does a uterus menstruate? Next, get to know […]

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I’m having period cramps and it really, really hurts. What are the best tips?

Updated 9 July 2022 under Ask Us.

This is such an important question! Menstrual periods may be light and easy for some people, but for others, they may be heavy and/or accompanied by painful cramps. We’re sorry […]

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My periods are really painful to the point that getting out of bed is a challenge. I also experience a lot of dizziness and nausea. I recently started on the birth control pill, but it’s not helping. Is there anything else I can do?

Updated 20 July 2021 under Ask Us.

We are sorry to hear you that you aren’t feeling well. The best thing to do in this situation is contact your health care provider (HCP) and schedule an appointment […]

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Will an IUD help with cramps? My Ob-Gyn doctor suggested it because I have trouble remembering to take regular medication. I just want to know if it’s a good idea.

Updated 14 August 2019 under Ask Us.

The hormonal IUD (intra-uterine device) is one of the best ways to prevent pregnancy, as it is more than 99% effective. You don’t need to worry about forgetting a pill. […]

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All my friends say that they have really bad cramps. I just got my first period, and I’m not feeling any cramps at all. Is that normal?

Updated 2 August 2019 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question! It is completely normal for some girls to have mild to moderate menstrual cramps and for others not to have any cramps at all. The medical […]

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I’m 21 years old, and my cramps have always been very bad to the point that I throw up and miss school or practice. Is something wrong with me, because in the past my doctor would say it’s normal, but nobody else in my family gets it this bad either.

Updated 25 February 2019 under Ask Us.

Menstrual periods can be light and easy for some young and adult women, but for others, they can be heavy and/or accompanied by painful cramps. It’s normal to have mild […]

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I have very painful periods. Should I go on the pill? Will that help?

Updated 23 July 2018 under Ask Us.

While it is normal for some girls to have cramps during the first few days of their period, “very painful periods” are not. If your pain prevents you from going […]

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I get what feels like period cramps when I’m not on my period, sometimes accompanied with nausea. Also, when doing sports I get pain around where my ovaries are located. Why am I getting all of this?

Updated 8 June 2018 under Ask Us.

Some girls have mild cramping the first couple of days of their period and/or a twinge-like pain when they ovulate, but this discomfort should be relieved with over-the-counter pain medicine […]

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