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Constantly Painful Period

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I'm 21 and ever since I was 13, I've had really painful and usually really heavy periods. I started taking birth control a couple of years ago and it helped for the first year or so, but now I'm back to bad cramping and nausea. Even on birth control, I still get ovulation cramps and PMS symptoms even though birth control is supposed to stop the menstrual cycle. I don't know what to do or what could possibly be wrong. I'm feeling really discouraged too; no matter what I try (diet changes, more activity, hormonal treatment, iron and vitamin supplements, etc.) the pain just comes back eventually. It's at a point where even heavy-duty migraine medicine doesn't work on the cramps. What's the issue and what can I do to fix it?
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replied December 21st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
What you are having is polymenorrgehia and dysmenorrhea
Contraceptive pills is one of the treatment options
You can try other options like warm compressions and nsaids for pain.
You should get an ultrasound , make your period diary and consult a gynaecologist
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Dr Khalil
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replied December 21st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
What you are having is polymenorrgehia and dysmenorrhea
Contraceptive pills is one of the treatment options
You can try other options like warm compressions and nsaids for pain.
You should get an ultrasound , make your period diary and consult a gynaecologist
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Dr Khalil
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