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primary dysmenorrhea

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary: primary dysmenorrhea starts shortly after your periods start (menarche). Birth control especially continuous birth control works well. Add NSAIDs li ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cramping: Dysmenorhea is a severe, painful cramping sensation in the pelvis occurring just before or during the menses. The term primary dysmenorrhea is used f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roser Lewis
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No need to suffer: If like you, your child ends up with primary dysmenorrhea (pd), the most important thing to advise them is that it is a treatable disorder. A good gy ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain: Pain is a subjective evaluation. Yet painfull periods are always bad. I would say yes to your question.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Acupuncture is one method of affecting the nervous system- and thus the endocrine system. Everybody responds differently to acupuncture- some may have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
27 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Variety of problems: Primary amenorrhea can stem from a variety of causes. These range from problems with the uterus and or outflow tract, to problems with the brain regul ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
No period by age 16: Primary amenorrhea describes a situation in which a girl does not have her first period by age 16. This may or may not be associated with lack of ph ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I have only: Performed auricular (ear) acupuncture for dysmenorrhea. My patients found it more effective than nsaid's - with a significantly longer period of acti ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Regulate: Ocps regulate your cycles preventing sudden drastic changes in the hormonal levels in your body. When you take a pill it has a certain amount of hormo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
What is U question?: If u want to ask about u amenorrhea, ask u ibgyn.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible by IVF: Normal pregnancy is possible if no uterine abnormality with hormonal manipulation ( administration) where ovulation is absent , if tubes are ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Using medicines requires knowledge of doses, indications, adverse effects, and interactions with other medicines.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: A women who has amenorrhea has no periods, and in most cases does not ovulate or lacks the ability to respond to reproductive hormones. Some causes fo ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Metformin does not cure dysmenorrhea but can help if you have PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which inadvertently might help with some bleeding and ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Gyn onc: Any can but I would recommend a gynecologic oncologist
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: We all have different levels of experience. In general most OB/GYNs can treat VIN2, but if your GYN isn't comfortable and wants to refer you to a GYN ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
An increase: In parathyroid hormone from an autonomous, generally benign, tumor of the parathyroid glands -- generally leading to elevated calcium levels. If disco ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCPs can help: Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea. For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gyn: Well performed h&p by gyn can diagnose this problem.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Doctors ofOsteopathy: I am a Doctor of Osteopathy (a DO) and YES we can serve as a primary care doctor. Our emphasis in osteopathic medical school is on primary care (Fami ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Trying to conceive?: If not trying to conceive: bone density scan, calcium, vitamin d, and hormone replacement with estrogen and progestin. We look for and treat any adren ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: First line of treatment is usually an NSAID or cousin to aspirin. The best otc option is Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn, 400-500 mg twice a day, starti ... Read More
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