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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more

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Why does your period stop/slow down when taking ibuprofen? Does that mean your uterine lining is thin/not there? Okay to conceive soon after?

Why does your period stop/slow down when taking ibuprofen? Does that mean your uterine lining is thin/not there? Okay to conceive soon after?

NSAIDs are okay: Ibuprofen is in the NSAID family; one action is to reduce production of prostaglandins/prostacyclins (pg.) these pg cause constriction and/or relaxing of blood vessels, which is how nsaids can work by correcting prostaglandin imbalances and causing vasoconstriction (less bleeding.) no, it doesn't thin your lining unnaturally, and you can try conceiving anytime afterwards. ...Read more

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Sharp strong pains during a period not even ibuprofen helps. What could be the cause?

Sharp strong pains during a period not even ibuprofen helps. What could be the cause?

Dysmenorrhea: This is the medical term for extremely painful periods. Please see your family physician or gynecologist for an evaluation. Infection, fibroids or endometriosis are possible causes of such pain. Your physician can help your periods become less painful. ...Read more

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What does ibuprofen do to your period?

What does ibuprofen do to your period?

Helps : With your menstrual cramps/ dysmenorrhea because of its anti-inflammatory effects. ...Read more

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I take ibuprofen before or during my period. My period began sunday morning, and I took ibuprofen. A couple hours later my period stopped. Help?

I take ibuprofen before or during my period. My period began sunday morning, and I took ibuprofen. A couple hours later my period stopped. Help?

Stopped period: If your periods stop or become erratic and you are not pregnant. There might be a few reasons. 1. Poly Cystic ovaries PCOS--most common hormonal cause-irreg periods,facial hair,acne. 2.Thyroid Dysfunction-hyper-or hypothyroid affects periods 3 weight loss and over exercising --sudden wt loss or over exercising affects menstruation 4 meds:-depression med-or skipping sugar/placebo in bcp5. stress ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

Is it safe to take 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours for an extended period of time? What are the side effects?

No: It increases the risks of gastrointestinal irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can cause ulcers. And can put strain on your kidneys. ...Read more

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29yr old female-extreme exhaustion and migraine for over a week after period. on Ibuprofen and symptoms continue. what is causing this?

29yr old female-extreme exhaustion and migraine for over a week after period. on Ibuprofen and symptoms continue. what is causing this?

Don't know: I don't know but I would rule out thyroid issues and EBV issues. I would check all of the cranial joints (TM joints, occiput, frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction) and associated musculature for the presence of toxins, pathogens, and allergens as the cause of the HA pains. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause vaginal bleeding between period?

Can ibuprofen cause vaginal bleeding between period?

No: See a doctor to have your hormones checked and a pelvic ultrasound. You may have an infection, polyp, thick uterine lining or fibroids. ...Read more

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Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Can you take ibuprofen while on your period for its blood thinning effects?

Motrin mense: Thinning effect is very low compared to aspirin. Motrin can be used to treat severe menstrual cramps+pain. Always take with food to reduce effect of ulcer causing from all anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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