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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have upper stomach pains on my period. not just normal cramps. feels like gastritis. what could this be?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 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. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
GERD: You may have gakstroesophageal reflux. Seek help from your doctor.

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