Heating pad overuse?
March 30, 2011 7:59 AM Subscribe
How long is too long when using a heating pad for cramps?
posted by sleepykitties to health & fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I use a heating pad on my lower abdomen to help soothe menstrual cramps – which are pretty severe for the first two days of my period. Is it OK to do this for extended periods of time? I use it all night when I’m in bed, then use it again once I get to work, then again once I get home. The heating pad I have contains a safety function which automatically turns the pad off after awhile – so it’s not a question of “will I start a fire”, it’s more of a “is this bad for my guts” question. Thanks!