Sometimes, menstrual problems make women wish they were born a man. Can a baby ever really be worth all this trouble?

Well of course, for those whose maternal instincts are driving at them.

But it’s an undisputed fact: Periods Are a Pain!

Some women are literally disabled for two or three days, curled up in bed with a hot water bottle, dreading every time they must exit their bed and use the toilet.

Menstrual cramps can be so agonizing that a woman will forego eating and drinking water, no matter how hungry or thirsty, just to maintain her tight ball of a position with the heating pad.

Oh, of course, she’ll definitely get up to upchuck, but then promptly get back into her defensive position.

When period pain hits like this, you have no choice but to ride it out and let it run its course.

However, don’t dismiss the possibility that your gynecologist might be able to suggest some remedies that you’d never even think of.

Here is a sampling of some very helpful articles:

One of the problems that many women experience with their monthly cycle is the persistence of abdominal cramping after their period ends.

A normal cycle does not cause its associated cramps to continue when the bleeding stops.

Another common issue is slow, prolonged menstrual bleeding.

If your bleeding (not residual spotting of old blood, but actual bright red bleeding) goes beyond seven days, you need to find out why this is happening.

It may seem like your period is extra long, but what might be going on is another, unrelated cause of the prolonged vaginal bleeding.

Many women wonder about a somewhat reverse situation: spotting a week before their period begins.

Ideally, you’ll want to see a gynecologist who has a special focus on menstruation.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.  


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