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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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I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

See your GYN.: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet). Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. Take care. ...Read more

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I have tried everything over-the-counter for relief of menstrual cramps. But nothing helps, should I go get something prescribed from my doctor?

Depends on variables: If this issue is to the point where you miss work or school and or cannot function, it may be time to act. The original research on oral contraceptives was done to find help for this problem. You may be able to work with an obgyn and find a way to reduce or eliminate this problem but it will take some time. ...Read more

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Which pain killer is safe to use with chronic gastritis? Have been using Acetaminophen for Menstrual Cramps with no relief.

NSAIDs: You need a NSAID for dysmenorrhea ( menstrual cramps). There are some combination products available now that include a NSAID such as ibuprofen with a medicine to protect your stomach. Discuss this with your doctor since a prescription is required. Hope this helps and your next period is better. ...Read more

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I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?

I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?

Maybe: The oral contraceptive is the first choice to relieve your symptoms. A 2nd choice is a GnRh Agonist medication that will stop your periods for up to six months providing relief as well. Consult with your GYN MD for the use of Synarel (nafarelin) or Lupron medications if needed. ...Read more

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Incredibly bad menstrual cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps?.

How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps?.

NSAIDs: Over the counter medicines called nsaids, like Ibuprofen (brand name - Motrin or advil) or naprosyn (brand name aleve) are very effective. If cramps are still interfering with your daily activities, you may want to consider birth control pills or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. If you are still not getting relief, then you should have an us to make sure you don't have fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad menstrual cramps..?

What to do:: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat very bad menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve very bad menstrual cramps?

Please see your: Gyn for an evaluation to make sure nothing strange is going on, if you have no contraindications you can use otc Motrin until you can see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve really bad menstrual cramps?

Menstrual Cramps: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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Why are my menstrual cramps so bad? Can I take something to alleviate them?

Get gyn eval: 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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What to do if i get really bad menstrual cramps, what can I do to make it less painful?

Several choices: If not on birth control pills that is a good start especially taking them intentionally not to have periods. Very safe. Many women benefit from the hormone iud. If periods are regular starting a Motrin or Ibuprofen product several days in advance sometimes helps. Some women (usually older than you) develop a condition called adenomyosis. Not dangerous but harder to control. Suggest sono if persist. ...Read more

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I have very bad menstrual cramps and would like to know the quickest way to relive from pain so i may use in the future?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are usually the best way we know to prevent bad menstrual cramps. However, they won't treat cramps that are there at present. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are usually best to treat cramps that you're having. ...Read more

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Could the pain I am having be more then menstrual cramps. Always get them but never this bad. Feeling on lower right side more and in back. ?

Endometriosis: Pain during the period may be a sign of endometriosis especially if the period is very painful. Although endometriosis is not a life-threatening condition it can cause severe pelvic pain. But there are other reasons for increased pain during the period including infections and fibroids. I would go see a gynecologist in person to find out if there is anything that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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I have really bad menstrual cramps and I want to take midol but I haven't eaten anything yet. Is that okay?

Okay: Midol contains Acetaminophen 500 mg (pain reliever), Caffeine 60 mg (stimulant), and Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg (antihistamine). They can be taken on an empty stomach. However NSAIDS - ibuprofen/naproxen may help more, but they need to be taken with food to reduce gastric irritation. ...Read more

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What should i do for Kill Menstrual Cramps? I actually stayed home from scho yesterday because they were so bad.

Suggestions: Thermacare heating care for cramps is wonderful. Provides 16 hours of relief and can be worn right under clothing. Ibuprofen at the first sign of your period starting. Better to start before the cramps get bad. Consider birth control pills. It's actually a common reason why young women are put on the pill, because it decreases or eliminates painful periods. ...Read more

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I took some pain meds for my menstrual cramps about 2 hours and 15 minutes ago. But my cramps are back and they are hurting me very badly. ?

Took enough?: Maximum dosing for the management of severe period cramps is Ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours for up to 3 days. This dosage can irritate the stomach so should be taken with food. Someone with a history of gastritis or ulcers shouldn't use this dosage. An herb called crampbark may also help. It can be used along with the ibuprofen: http://medicinalherbinfo.Org/herbs/crampbark.Html. ...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