It’s common for many girls to have mild pain with their periods a couple of days each month because the uterus tightens and relaxes to move the blood out. Some […]Read more »
Menstrual periods can be pain-free for some teens and adult women, but others may have mild cramps. Both are normal. Nothing is wrong with you. You just got lucky!Read more »
How do I know when to go to the ER when having period cramps? My lower back and legs are in pain, and my entire pelvic area is throbbing in pain. I can barely stand up.Updated 23 August 2016 under Ask Us.
It is normal to have mild cramps or no cramps during your period but it is not normal to have the pain that you describe. Cramps should not limit your […]Read more »
I took the Quiz on your page to find out if I have endometriosis and it came back that I have “one or more of the symptoms that can be caused by problems such as endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, or lactose intolerance, or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).” I have no idea what to do because I’m on vacation right now. Can you help?Updated 20 August 2015 under Ask Us.
The first thing you should do is tell a parent or guardian that you have been having painful periods/and or pain. Mention that you took a quiz about pelvic pain and […]Read more »
I have extreme pelvic pain, as well as irregular periods. Sometimes I don’t get my period at all. Could there be something wrong?Updated 19 June 2015 under Ask Us.
It is common to have irregular periods the first year that you start your period, but that doesn’t explain your “extreme pelvic pain” which isn’t normal. You should definitely make […]Read more »
Mild discomfort during your period can be normal, but if your periods are so painful that you’re missing school as well as social events, and/or taking pain medication frequently to […]Read more »
PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome; “pre” means “before” and “menstrual” refers to the menstrual cycle or periods. Not all girls will get PMS. Most girls and women with PMS have symptoms during […]Read more »
It’s true that menstrual periods can be easy for some teens and women, but others can have painful cramps. The medical word for the discomfort is called: “dysmenorrhea”, (pronounced dis-men-o-ree-a) […]Read more »
I’ve been having cramps in my lower abdomen and I’ve been moody, but I haven’t started my period yet. Is this normal?Updated 17 January 2014 under Ask Us.
It’s uncommon to have cramps in your lower abdomen (belly) before your period starts. The discomfort you feel could be caused from constipation, but there could be another reason for […]Read more »