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A 24-year-old female asked:

i always take medication (advil or tylenol) for my period cramps. can this indicate too high prostaglandins?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Period cramps: Prostaglandins can create severe uterine contractions, causing cramps. Endometriosis is a condition which can produce ever increasing menstrual cramps, and can lead to infertility. Talk with your gyn provider about low dose oral contraceptives, which can reduce your cramps, and protect your fertility capacity.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take aspirin and nurofen together? I woke up with a terrible headache, and took an aspirin. Now I have some bad period pain :(

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