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Painful period-like cramps, not on my period, not pregnant

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June 18, 2019 / By Foley
Question: Hello So I just finished my period last Friday (3 days ago). I haven't had sex since, so I can't be pregnant. But, for the last 3 days I've been having very painful period-like cramps. Does anyone know what this might be? Sometimes just after the cramps start I have to go to the bathroom, usually #2. Also, sometimes it is very painful when I go #2, sorry this is graphic, but it almost feels like my butt hole is too small for the #2 and it feels like stretching and it usually bleeds afterwords a little bit. I don't know if these two things are related or what might be going on but any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks so much!
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Dave Dave | 4 days ago
You sound like you have constipation. Constipation is when your stool is too dry to move easily through your bowel, causing cramps as the bowel tries very hard to work the constipated stool out- plus the trapped gas behind it. That can hurt a great deal. The bleeding is caused by hemorrhoids, which are varicose veins on the outside and inside or your rectum, caused by straining at stool. They clear up as the constipation clears up. Constipation sounds like not a big deal, however, it can cause some bowel issues down the road. The best idea is to make sure that you eliminate constipation from your life.(Poor pun, please excuse me) For the immediate time period, you can go buy some stool softeners, such as Ducolax and take once twice day, morning and evening, until things start to move. Then reduce to once a day and then, change your diet and stop taking the pills completely. If it is unbearable, buy a Fleet's enema, and use it as the directions on the box tell you. Then you need to make sure you don't get constipated again! Cures for constipation; Drink more water Eat more fiber, taking in more veggies and fruits and whole grains, or simply include a fiber supplement in your daily diet. Exercise more.
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Dave Originally Answered: What can I do about bad period cramps?
Don't use painkillers, they just numb the pain and can actually make cramps progressivly worse, instead try Clary Sage oil rubbed into your stomach, it works better than painkillers, you don't build up immunity, and it supports estrogen production and acts on pituitary gland to prevent cramps. Cell salts are a good too, when you get cramps take them every 5-10 minutes until the pain stops. Excercise to stretch abdomen and improve breathing, this video of yoga postures for cramps - http://www.videojug.com/film/yoga-postur... Masturbation is also good excercise as it relaxes you and helps circulation. Complimentary treatments can help such as Chiropractice care or Acupressure, this video showing you how to use certain points to stop cramps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afYHM9y4l... Try drinking herbal teas; yarrow, lemon balm, black haw, chamomile, red raspberry, wild strawberry, valerian, and raspberry leaf all help, also try the Chinese medicine Bupleurum (xiao yao wan) you take 3-4 tablets 4 times a day a few weeks before your period. Also take Evening Primrose oil or Black Cohosh capsules daily to regulate hormones. If you use tampons remove them, they expand into the cervix causing more pain, they are also bad for vaginal health which effects your periods, instead try wearing a pad for a while and consider menstrual cups or softcups which are healthier than tampons and can reduce cramps. Diet is a big deal, get a balanced diet with foods rich in essential fatty acids and low in refined sugars, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats, avoid foods that make you bloated such as salty foods, and some find dairy, caffeine and soy cause problems. Vitamins will help; omega 3, flaxseed oil (approx. 500Mg 2-4 times a day), B vitamin complex with 100mg of vitamin B6, Magnesium (100mg every 2 hours during menstruation), and vitamin E in d-alpha tocopherol form (50mg 3 times a day) - or just try a multi-vitamin daily and increase magnesium, calcium and potassium. If all else fails see a doctor, many doctors use the pill as a quick-fix but this isn't a good option as it's not guarenteed to work, may cover up problems and suppressing your cycles effects how you care for your sexual health. Get tests to see if there is an underlying cause, if everything seems okay then ask for an anti-inflammatory drug such as Mefenamic acid to block the the synthesis of prostaglandin F2 alpha, a hormone responsible for cramps, you take these 3 times a day for the first 4 days of your period and they will help cramps better than any other prescription medication. http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice...

Ballard Ballard
It sounds like constipation and that is most likley where the cramps are coming from. They sometimes can feel like period cramps. Try taking a stool softener like senocot. You can buy it over the counter at any drug store. I would take 1 three times per day and if you don't see any results in a day then up it to 2 per day. If that doesn't help then make an appointment with your doctor.
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Wren Wren
you might have a bad infection either in your intestine or your cervix, i just got outa the hospital 2 weeks ago for an infectin i had in my cervix, but your intestine is all wrapped arround your womanly area. painfull #2 that wont come out was what i had, you also might have whats called a fisher....a small cut on the inside of your colin, bleeds when you push try stool softeners no laxitives!! that combo sux!!! calll your dr immediatly!! I went to the ER, they said if i waited a week i wouldnt have been able to have kids.
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Shawna Shawna
You can do many things at home to ease itching and pain from hemorrhoids. Read here https://tr.im/Vc32P These tips can also keep them from getting worse. They may also help you avoid them in the future. Try them and see what works for you. Take these steps to avoid constipation and make it easier to go. That can stop many hemorrhoids before they form.
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Pamila Pamila
That happens to me sometimes after my period stops. The cramp like pains are usually gas or gut cramps. Depending on what you crave while you are on your period, you may be constipated. I recommend taking a stool softener or laxative to see if that helps. Be sure to take it as recommended!
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Pamila Originally Answered: i have terrible cramps during my period.?
Cramps are not normal at all, they can be common but that doesn't mean you should just put up with them, they're a sign of there being something wrong so you should look into doing something about them. In most cases women can totally prevent cramps, rather than just ease them. Avoid painkillers! They numb the pain at best, but can make cramps progressivly worse, instead try Clary Sage oil rubbed into your stomach, it works better than painkillers and it supports estrogen production and acts on pituitary gland to prevent cramps. Cell salts are a good painkiller alternative too, when you get cramps take them every 5-10 minutes until the pain stops. Diet is a big deal, get a balanced diet with foods rich in essential fatty acids and low in refined sugars, refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats, avoid foods that make you bloated such as salty foods, and some find dairy, caffeine and soy cause problems. Vitamins will help; omega 3, flaxseed oil (approx. 500Mg 2-4 times a day), B vitamin complex with 100mg of vitamin B6, Magnesium (100mg every 2 hours during menstruation), and vitamin E in d-alpha tocopherol form (50mg 3 times a day) - or just try a multi-vitamin daily and increase magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium which are needed for healthy menstruation. Excercise to stretch abdomen and improve breathing, this video of yoga postures for cramps - http://www.videojug.com/film/yoga-postur... Masturbation is also good excercise as it relaxes you and helps circulation. Complimentary treatments can help such as Chiropractice care or Acupressure, this video showing you how to use certain points to stop cramps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afYHM9y4l... Try drinking herbal teas; yarrow, lemon balm, black haw, chamomile, red raspberry, wild strawberry, valerian, and raspberry leaf all help, also try the Chinese medicine Bupleurum (xiao yao wan) you take 3-4 tablets 4 times a day a few weeks before your period. Also take Evening Primrose oil or Black Cohosh capsules daily to regulate hormones to help prevent cramps. If you use tampons then consider switching to a better option. Tampons expand into the cervix causing pain and outwards adding to the bloated feeling so well-known for increasing menstrual cramps. Tampons are also bad for vaginal health in general which effects your menstrual health, instead try sanitary pads, softcups or menstrual cups, which are not only healthier and more convenient than tampons but menstrual cups can also significantly reduce menstrual cramps. If all else fails see a doctor, get tests to see if there is an underlying cause as well as investigating yourself possible causes and treatments. If everything seems okay then ask for an anti-inflammatory drug such as Mefenamic acid to block the the synthesis of prostaglandin F2 alpha, a hormone responsible for cramps, you take these 3 times a day for the first 4 days of your period and they will help cramps better than any other prescription medication. Be warned - many doctors use birth control as a quick-fix but this works not to 'regulate' your periods but to stop them all together (the bleeding you do get break-through bleeding not menstruation). Although this will stop your cramps it's only because the problem is being hidden, as cramps are a sign of an underlying problem they may return once off birth control and cause other problems. Menstrual suppression also risks side-effects including increased cramping, and seriously lessens your ability to care for your sexual health - in short it's better to get the problem treated.

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