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A 20-year-old female asked:

what can i do to decrease menstrual pain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pain: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several ways: Medications such as birth control pills and analgesics such as naprosyn (naproxen) are effective in lessening the pain of menstruation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How does one treat menstrual pain?

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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Cramping: A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea.
A 46-year-old member asked:

For some years now I have been undergoing a difficult menstrual pain, I am 26 years old, i don't know what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get GYN Eval.: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Nsaid’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Why does menstrual pain occur?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Hormonal changes &: Hormonal changes & their effects on many inflammatory mediators and your mood. A multimodal therapy is frequently necessary, since there is no one pill that can do it all.

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