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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammaton: Occeasionally the muscles become inflamed.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is superficial: You get cramps because the uterus is a big muscle and it is typically trying to squeeze out some blood. The uterus is also located deep down in your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
49 years experience Fertility Medicine
Menstrual cramps: Menstrual cramps are due to the release of prostaglandins from the uterus at the time of bleeding. The most effective way to treat this is with an ant ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Health Myths: This would be a false or inaccurate myth. No is the answer to your question.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping: Try placing the heating pad down and positioning your lower abdomen on top of it
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Meds: If you use a heating pad for the cramps, you may be causing a reaction in your skin area, even a minor burn, so you need to be careful. There are med ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are e ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Try OCPs: Start taking oral contraceptive pills not for birth control, but for period control. You may have better luck with prescription anaprox (naproxen) ds. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Endure them: Cramps are symptoms and as such aren't curable. They can be treated or helped, though. Oral contraceptives often improve dysmenorrhea. Naprosyn (nap ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dysmenorrhea: Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid ... Read More
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