If my period cramps hurt so much that it keeps me from doing normal tasks, are unbearable, and make me throw up, should i talk to my doctor?
Yes. If you have severe pain during menstruation, see your health care provider to get help managing your pain and to find out whether you have a more serious condition.
Women can try a variety of ways to relieve cramps during menstruation. You can
- have an orgasm
- soak in a hot bath
- take an over-the-counter pain reliever
- use a heating pad
Sometimes cramps during menstruation are bad enough that they make it difficult to do everyday things. Very rarely, cramps during menstruation may be a sign of another problem.
Severe cramps may be a sign of
- Pelvic inflammatory disease — an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs that is usually caused by an untreated sexually transmitted infection
- Endometriosis — a condition in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus begins to grows outside of the uterus, around other organs
- Fibroids — non-cancerous tumors that grow inside or around the uterus