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need pain killers, hot water bottle and tens machine

Hi All,

I've had the copper coil in since April 2012. Had no real problems with it. My first period was quite painful but after that was fine.

For my last 3 cycles (July, August and September), I've had quite painful periods. I had a sudden sharp pain in July that lasted a couple of days then fine.

I have noticed apart from the last 3 periods being a lot more painful, needing pain killers, hot water bottle and tens machine (I don't usually get period pain)that from anything from 2-7 days after my period ends, I have a pain on the left side of my abdomen.

Not sure what it could be, I'd like to hear some suggestions if anyone has any. If it happens in my next period, then I will make an appointment to see my GP.
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replied November 1st, 2014
Thank you for asking

Pain during menses is dysmenorrhea and it could have many reasons. it needs work up for issues like endometriosis, fibroids, PID , etc.

if you have fever or diarrhea or dizziness or a rash that looks like a sun burn then that needs urgent evaluation.

Apart from that symptomatic treatment with ibuprofen, antispasmodics and heating pads and avoiding caffeinated and salty foods or food rich in oils and fats and preferring vegetables etc would help.

let a gynecologist look into this matter further and see if it helps.

take care
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