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Please share an interesting fact about living with menstrual cramps.

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Dr. Michael Hulse answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Ignore: Women who continue to have pain after NSAID and birth control pills need a further evaluation.

Answered 5/29/2015

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Exercise can help menstrual cramping pains.

Answered 4/17/2017

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Ignore: Frequent vigorous exercise can improve your cramps.

Answered 4/25/2015

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Dr. Bradford Romans answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: NSAIDS can help pain.

Answered 6/22/2014

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Ignore: Take your birth control pills and get rid of your cramps. Do not need to suffer. Exercise daily.

Answered 6/27/2014

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Ignore: If not allergic take anti-inflamatory meds 2-3 days before your period.

Answered 7/1/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Orgasm can reduce menstrual cramps.

Answered 7/3/2014

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Ignore: Nsaids, ibuprofen, ponstel, birth control pills, nuvaring,& mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options for treatment.

Answered 5/20/2015

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Ignore: Warm compress applied to the abdomen can often help to relieve some of the pain.

Answered 7/16/2014

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Dr. Elvia Greathouse answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ignore: Thermacare works really well. Take an NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin as soon as you start having cramps.

Answered 7/19/2014

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Dr. Dale Kristle answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Ignore: Start an NSAID before cramps are expected; might keep them from coming.

Answered 7/20/2014

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Ignore: Birth control pills help decrease pain when NSAIDS like Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin don't work.

Answered 7/29/2014

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Ignore: Exercise helps decrease menstrual cramps.

Answered 2/22/2020

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Ignore: Start pain medicine as soon as you feel the slightest cramp.

Answered 1/8/2015

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Painful: Painful periods is called dysmenorrhea and affects up to half of all menstratimg women. NSAIDS work!

Answered 3/2/2015

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ignore: You don't have to live with menstrual cramps if you regulate your periods with contraception!

Answered 5/6/2015

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Some: Some types of birth control, like the pill, can help reduce or suppress menstrual cramps.

Answered 2/20/2016

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Ignore: For menstrual pain, try 1-2 naproxen and extra magnesium the day before it starts.

Answered 11/18/2015

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Ignore: In quire with your gyn physician about using oral bcp's, as menstrual cramps will be greatly reduced.

Answered 12/12/2019

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