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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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What could be a remedy for painful menstrual cramps?

What could be a remedy for painful menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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. ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

Options: Some of the more common treatments include: ibuprofen, a prescription pain medication called ponstel, (mefenamic acid) and oral contraceptive pills are really good at helping to decrease menstrual cramps. A heating pad can be helpful, too. ...Read more

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How can I stop having painful menstrual cramps?

How can I stop having painful menstrual cramps?

Medication: You can start taking NSAID (not in excess), a few days before your period is due to start, but you ahve to keep to a schedule, even if it means waking up during night. If this doesn't work, consider continuous use of a hormonal contraceptive or a mirena. Nsaids are better than tylenol (acetaminophen) as they reduce the formation of substance that makes you cramp. Pills etc work by-less/no blood= less/ cramping. ...Read more

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Are extremely painful menstrual cramps something that I should worry about?

Are extremely painful menstrual cramps something that I should worry about?

Sometimes: Extrremely painful menstrual cramps that do not respond to over the counter medications may be a sign of something such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, and oir uterine fibroids. Consult witha md to determine if these may be the cause. ...Read more

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Are really painful menstrual cramps a sign of something else? I don't take meds for it. I just tolerate it. Need i worry?

Likely not: If you are able to use a medicine like Ibuprofen for the pain (assuming that you don't have any other medical issues that would prevent you from doing so), you should try this first. If this controls the pain, then it is unlikely to be anything else. If not, you should be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have painful menstrual cramps right after my period?

Is it normal to have painful menstrual cramps right after my period?

Probably not: Dysmenorrhea usually occur days before the menses start , continues during menses and tapers off as the menses stop, if pain continues after menses completely stopped, i would suggest talking to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is painful menstrual cramps a good indication you are not pregnant?

Is painful menstrual cramps a good indication you are not pregnant?

If you are having: Your period (bleeding) ; cramps - then you are not pregnant. If you only have cramping ; have missed your period - those could be consistent with being pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

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, ...Read more