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A 22-year-old female asked:

How can i help the pain from my endometriosis and ovarian cysts it's so painful it feels like labor pains once in awhile?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Painful periods: There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Ibuprofen helps with cramping.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Problematic: Twenties female desperate for relief "endometriosis and ovarian cyst" pain has likely heard the orthodox theories of pain arousal ; treatments. Imo there is concern for iatrogenic pain-generator intestinal adhesions resulting from "endometriosis" surgeries. Status of pelvic joint stability is of concern because joint hypermobility, endometriosis, ibs, ; fibromyalgia are all markedly associated.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
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At Twitter @doctorbadgley has several discussions about endometriosis. 
Feb 11, 2014
Last updated Nov 12, 2014

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