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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Cramps: Depending on severity of cramps & if ok with your doctor, safest is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as motrin, if not allergic to it.

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A male asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several: There are several options to treat painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Typically, start with nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Motrin and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
There are options: Taking ketorolac only helps as it is an anti-inflammatory pain medication. Treating the endometriosis is a better option to help alleviate you sym ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Dysmenorrhea: Pain before, during and after menses is normal for a 12 yo. One can take Ibuprofen 200 mg po q 6 hrs for pain, or idol/pamprin. If these etc items don ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Yes: try magnesium 300-600mg/day + Vitamin b6 250 mg + oil of evening primrose 500 mg/day. If magnesium causes diarrhea reduce the amount
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A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Explanation : Changes in quality of your period may happen independently of anti inflammatory medications. Good that this meds helped You with cramps. I don't think ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doc: Your gyn can prescribe stronger pain medicines to help with your cramping.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It might be: Do you have scar tissue on one side? If cramps are severe - seek gyn eval.
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