Monday, 10 May 2021

I feel an extreme pain on my lower abdomen even after my menstrual cycle ends

Monthly, we ladies will experience that time of that month we called menstrual cycle or period. The menstrual cycle is the monthly hormonal cycle a female’s body goes through to prepare for pregnancy. This is when our menstrual blood and tissue will flow from the uterus through a small opening in your cervix and pass out of your body through the vagina. Scientifically, there’s a change in hormone levels that cause our menstrual symptoms. We ladies, know how bad it can get once it comes. You’re strong!





I’ve always had bad period pain on certain days. It would be a blessing if one doesn’t really experience that much pain. The level of pain is different for each individual. Some may not be able to work at all but there are also those who can still do everything like usual like nothing happens. The pain would eventually go away after several days. But this time it wasn’t the case for me as it lasts far longer than I expected. It lasts for a few weeks. 


I feel an extreme pain on my lower abdomen even after my menstrual cycle ends


Yes, I was in pain for a few weeks that it affects my daily routine. I couldn’t sit, stand and walk for long. I feel like being stab again and again. Even when I’m driving, I sweat heavily from trying to bear the pain. I had to stay in bad for a few days. Even staying in bed was painful. I sleep in all kinds of positions trying to make the pain go away. I thought it would subside after a few days but it came back even after my menstrual cycle ends like it’s never-ending.


Thanks to my sister for sharing one of her friend's experience, she introduces me to a gynecologist clinic, which later I googled it myself and found one. If you don’t know, they are doctors who specialize in women’s health, with a focus on the reproductive system. They deal with a wide range of issues, including obstetrics, or pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and fertility issues, hormone disorders, and others. 


The pain was no lesser by day and we decided to not wait any longer and went to the gynecologist the next day. She did ask a lot of questions and here let me tell you one thing. Ladies, it is important to take notes of our very own menstrual cycle date. Thank god, I am one who always keeps it tracked and jot down my cycles in my calendar. Now that the technology has evolved, I used an application for that. Easier. Used to write it down manually tho. I’ve been doing it for years since the very beginning. 


I went for a quick checkup and did an ultrasound scan. Thankfully there was nothing bad but due to my lacking to take care of my own body, it suffers. I’ve been so busy that I neglected the most important thing. My diets. I’ve been eating less and irregularly for quite some time that my intestines were not in the best conditions. It still wasn’t too bad but I can never imagine the pain I’ve to go through if it were that bad. One of them might be gastric too. You’ll never know until you’ve experienced it. 


It turns out that the crampy pain might be due to gas, indigestion, inflammation or infection, or, in women, from menstrual cramps or endometriosis. I'm not a fan of caffeine, spicy food, and all but still, all the doctors still remind me to not be consuming any of them as it may not be good for the recovery. I can't even have tea. Oh, my favorite tea. 


The doctor prescribed me some medication and advice me to improve my nutritional intake. Basically, I have to eat well and rest well. The thing is, I have always been someone who takes nutrition very seriously but this time I failed. Being indulge in work and a lot of other things makes me neglect my health. I thought I was okay but the truth is I’m not. It was painful but it’s good to know. 


Actually, a few weeks prior to that I went for a Full Blood Count (FBC) at a nearby clinic. The result was okay but my cholesterol readings were a bit, you know different. Still, it was not bad and I’m in good condition. Since then my lifestyle is changed again. Knowing all these helps me improve my general health back again. Seems like this has been a bit too long, I’m going to continue in my next post. I’ll share how I overcome it and what I do to improve my general well-being. Thank you so much for dropping by. 


You guys experience anything similar to this? 


Stay safe and take care.

33 comments:

  1. I feel the same especially when I got the menstrual pain. Its abnormal pain make me skip school a day every month. Sometimes, I lied down at the rest room at works to make the pain go away. And yeah I agree with you, we need to take care of our health especially in food intake. hehe. Get well soon, Ray.

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    1. oh my that must've been so painful too. I feel you. Sometimes, I wonder how were we able to overcome it for years. Because the pain could be unbearable but still we managed to pull through. Thank you so much.πŸ’œ

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  2. Harap Ray sudah ok sekarang. Akak tak pernah ada period pain, even waktu anak dara. Mungkin sekali kot, waktu mula-mula datang period. Lepas tu, dah takde. Baguslah, keep track menstrual cycle kita. Take care, ye.

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    1. Alhamdulillah. I am better now. Wahhh syukur, that's a blessing. Mine was not bad but sometimes bila dah teruk tu, murung jugak for a few days. haha

      Thank you so much akak.

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  3. I have period pain too, and I've had it worse during high school. I'd often took a leave or went home early every once in a month due to extreme menstrual pain. As I grow older, the pain kinda subsides a bit, but now I'd have a difficulty untuk buang air besar due to the pressure from the uterus. I'd feel bloated, gas and indigestion during the first 3-4 days of menstrual cycle :')

    Apa-apa pun, health comes first. Take care, Ray :)

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    1. I feel you 😭. I have friends who went through similar situations like you. Oh no, one after another. If that's the case, like the doctor said, we should watch our diet. Our diets are playing a major role in it.

      Thank you so much. You too take care and stay safeπŸ’•

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  4. Yup period pain was really2 SAKIT for me since mula2 lagi... Tp bila dh tua2 ni the pain dah kurang, still ada cuma x seteruk dulu..

    My cycle masa mula2 kena pun x betul, pernah 2 bln sekali br period.. Tp dh tua2 ni eh elok je dia dtg tetiap bulan, cuma x lama.. Around 5 days je lately..

    Kak ret pernah rasa period pain smp kena vomit... Berguling2 atas katil, cramp both leg.. Breast pain.. Pinggang mcm nk patah.. Perghh ngeri πŸ˜‚ but now dah tua2 ni dh kurang sakitnya tu

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    1. everyone have different kind of pain yg diorg experience when it comes to menstrual cycle kan. Oh my I'm glad it's better for you now. Alhamdulillah, it's better for me now too. The pain was not as much as it used to be before. Hopefully berpanjangan la. In shaa Allah. Aamiin.

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  5. semoga kesakitan masa haid ini akan berkurangan seiring dgn pertambahan usia.
    salam aidil fitri. maaf zahir n batin...

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    1. terima kasih abam kie.
      selamat hari raya !

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  6. Sakit dalaman ni macam2. Terus jumpa doctor ni jalan paling tepat. Mereka lebih tahu dari kita.

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    1. yep true. There are things that needs to be figured out together with mereka yang lebih arif.

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  7. thans for sharing your experience. it reminds me to take care of my health too

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    1. No problem. I'm glad you find it helpful.
      Stay safe stay healthy and take care.

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  8. Maybe it's my descendant but the women in our family never experience period cramp. A part of me glad it's the case but a part of me worry as people were saying it's good to experience as it is half the pain of giving birth. Anyway, wishing for speedy recovery for you Ray!

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    1. Ahhh I see. yeah there are those who are lucky/blessed that they don't have to experience it. We all have our own difficulties in dealing with it so I think that's fine. Thank you so muchπŸ’•

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  9. pls jaga makan ye ray.. take care of yourselg.. kalau sebab angin mmg sakit tu.. syafakillah

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    1. Thank you so much mama. In shaa Allah. I will.
      Btw selamat hari Raya! Stay safe and take care.

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  10. Alhamdulillah..good to know that u met the doctor and get prescription.I feel u sister..the pain feel worst for the first 3 days and gradually getting stable then after.
    Feeling it's coming again for the particular month made me anxious again πŸ˜‚

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    1. IKR. I've never thought it would lead me to see the doctor. But as the pain gets worse, I just had too. So glad I made that decision. Alhamdulillah. Thank you so much.

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  11. Period pain jd lepas hari kedua tp tak sakit sangat. Psttt sakitnya sama mcm contraction org nk bersalin. Huhuhu.. double 2x ganda. Harap ray dh ok sekarang ni.

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    1. I don't wanna imagine that again.

      Thank you so much. Alhamdulillah. I am feeling better now. The pain macam dah malu2 nak tonjolkan diri. haha But to achieve that banyak kene tukar and my lifestyle completely changed jugak.

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  12. saya pun ada senggugut juga, tapi biasa on 1st day je, atau max sampai hari ketiga. dulu saya punya senggugut teruk jugakla tahap guling2, sekarang dah okay sikit

    perempuan yg kalau ada senggugut teruk better pegi checkup kan, sbb takut ada apa2 benda tak normal. stay healthy ray! <3

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    1. maigadddd that hurtssss.😭😭😭😭
      I'm glad it's better now.

      Tu la. Ray pegi check since it was too painful. Alhamdulillah, it's better now. Thank you so much!🌸

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  13. i still got some period pain but not as bad as when im in highschool. zaman sekolah menengah dulu, period pain sampai rasa nak berdiri tegak pun takboleh, nak jalan apatah lagi. alhamdulillah sekarang tak merasa sangat period pain.

    nasib baik ray jumpa doctor, please take care of yourself okay <3

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    1. I feel you. That hurts a lot. Bayangkan je pun boleh rasa sakit. So, happy you're not in much pain now too.

      Alhamdulillah I am better now. Super glad jugak pergi jumpe doktor and thanks to my sister sbb suggest untuk jumpe doktor tu. Kalau tak smpi sudah merana. Anyway thank you BV. You too please take care. ^^

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  14. So far macam tak pernah pulak experience yang teruk sangat. Selalunya cramp yang biasa yg macam sakit pinggang tu je. Belum lagi sampai kena jumpa doctor. So maksudnya, we still need to eat a balanced diet lah ya especially bila period? Meaning kalau tak makan properly dia contributes to the pain?

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    1. Alhamdulillah. That's great.

      Well, most of the times the pain was bearable but at times it gets super painful for me.

      Yup, we need to have balanced diet. When we're on our menstrual cycle, we lost a lot of blood and that means we lost calcium etc too. That's why it is important to replenish with good food and you know what comes next. To eat well.

      Yep. But maybe not to everyone. Well, it happens to me now. Due to not eating well plus stress and bad lifestyle, this happens. I even have to stop taking caffeine, which is not really a problem sbb I don’t really prefer caffeine in my diets. And another yes, jaga pemakanan baleh bantu untuk hindar this problem (abdominal discomfort).

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  15. Thans for sharing your experience, Ray. Take care!

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    1. I am glad to share. Thank you so much.
      You too please take care and selamat hari raya.

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    1. thank you so much akak πŸ™†πŸΌ‍♀️

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  17. seram ek. xpenah rasa sebenarnya. sy rasa period pain sy waktu sakit bersalin tu,huhu

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