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Try these tips to help ease stomach pains before your appointment. Although it won't completely fix painful, heavy or irregular periods, it may help to manage your symptoms.
Gently massage your tummy or back
Light, circular massages may help to ease spasms in the womb. They can also increase blood flow to the uterus too.
Exercising can help relieve symptoms. Raising your legs or laying with bent knees can also help to relieve symptoms if you’re not able to exercise.
Use a hot water bottle or heat patch against your tummy or back. Make sure these aren’t directly applied to your skin as you may burn yourself.
Try relaxation techniques
A warm bath or shower may help you relax. You can also try practicing yoga.
Wear loose-fitting clothing
If you have period bloating or stomach cramps, tight clothes may feel uncomfortable. Loose fitting clothes can help to ease some discomfort.
It’s useful to track your symptoms or keep a period diary. A period diary helps you to record any changes in your menstrual cycle. If you have any concerns, your GP may be able to notice patterns between your symptoms and menstrual cycle.
† Women’s Health Concern. Published: 2017. Accessed: 2022. https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/heavy-periods/
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