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Can Vitamins Treat Menstrual Pain
Occasionally: Vitamins are essential substances for our bodies. If we have deficiency then many parts of the body can be affected. In general, a sick body can have menstrual disorders and correcting vitamin deficiency can improve symptoms. However, we usually do not think of vitamins as treatments for painful menses. See your doctor to discuss more traditional meds if your vit supplements do not help. ...Read more
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
How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most effective way to eliminate the menstrual cramps. Stop dairy. Stop gluten. One ca also take ibuprofen, can also try evening pimrose oil daily for 3 months...An herb call vitex or one called cramp bark can also reduce menstrual pain. Exercise does help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysmenorrhea: 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. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen: is the best over-the-counter medication for menstrual cramps. It works best on the enzyme pathway causing the cramps. The dose for 12 year old and up would be 400mg every 6 hours. If that does not help, please ask her pediatrician for further recommendations. A general multivitamin is best, although if she is a great eater, she may not need any; again, please discuss with her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Different items work for different people, but many patients report a better sense of well being with a b complex vitamin, and with significant vitamin d. Depending on your latitude and sun exposure, you may or may not get enough vitamin d from sun. You could consider trying 3, 000 iu of vitamin d. Also there is some evidence to suggest that methyl folate also helps improve a person's mood. ...Read more
Is this a change?: Many women experience pain with their menstrual cycle while on birth control pills. If there has been a change in the pain, you should see a gynecologist. You may have fibroids or polyps which are growing. You may have endometriosis. Change at 40 needs to be taken seriously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysmenorrhea: Try 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
No ligh,.rest: As above +no stimulations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Physical exercise: Physical exercise can affect the menstrual cycle and if it is extreme, menses may stop altogether. This indicates that for the body this is an environment that is not conducive to rearing off-spring, hence, no ovulation, no menses. In between there can be all shaded of irregular cycles. Vitamins don't affect the menstrual cycle so much. www.healthtap.com/drpeterbaumann ...Read more
Read label: Many questions involving advice regarding meds and dosages cannot be answered safely without knowing your medical history. With otc medication it is important to read labels. If you notice the "health store" product contains some of the same products in midol, then you must take that into consideration as you read max dose recommendations on midol. ...Read more
Talk with your doc: This is a quite severe reaction to menstrual pain and should be evaluated by a physician. It is not uncommon to have pain and cramping with menses, but fainting could indicate something more serious, such as anemia and you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strong menstrual pain and a thick tissue (possibly the lining?) appearing in period. Is this normal?
Probably a clot: When you see "thick tissue" in your menstrual flow, it is likely a blood clot. If you are having a miscarriage, it could be fetal tissue, but that is not as common as it just being a clot. When women bleed very heavy, it is very common to have clotted blood in the flow. ...Read more
I'm experiencing extreme menstrual pain to the point where i feel like i could go to the hospital. I've had two ultra sounds with no bad results.
Im having severe menstrual pain after eating for the last two months. Its so hard to keep up the daily routine. Cant even go to work. Please help?
See your PCP.: You need to see your PCP about this. You may need to be referred to a gastroenterologist. You may have IBS. ...Read more
Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
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