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Can vitamins treat menstrual pain?

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 (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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Advice some pain killer, can b taken during periods.?

Advice some pain killer, can b taken during periods.?

Combo meds: Anti-inflammatory meds are typically the most useful agents to combat the pain of menstral cycle symptoms. But if otc nsaids do not giving you the relief you need, try mixing them with acetominophen products taken at same time. They work by different mechanisms and can have additive benefits. If still problematic, ask you doc for some toradol (stronger nsaid) to be taken for only few days/period. ...Read more

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Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Muscle Relaxers: You know you would think that muscle relaxers would work well for uterine cramps but in my experience they just don't do very much. I have had much better success with the NSAID's because they block prostaglandin which actually cause the cramping in the uterus. The one that my patients seem to have the most help with is naproxyn which is found in over the counter Aleve, (naproxen) 2 tablets twice a day. ...Read more

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Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Yes: Several of the effective medications for ibs are officially approved for use in women, but men are also afflicted. The medications were mainly studied in women and your provider will go over that if these meds are felt to be likely helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve menstrual pain? Other than taking ibuprofen.

What can be done to relieve menstrual pain? Other than taking ibuprofen.

Birth control: Add tylenol, (acetaminophen) try the birth control pill, it's #1. There is a new medicine in the us called lystedalysteda, look that up. Take 3 ibuprofin every 8 hours 3 days prior to the period if opposed to the pill. Getting on it early can help the cascade resultingg in overall pain, take with food to avoid ulcers but get on the pill if you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Yes: Its probably not the best drug for menstrual cramping because it is an opiate, but it can help with pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can vitamin pills cause dysuria?

Can vitamin pills cause dysuria?

No: Just regular vitamin pills do not cause dysuria in my experience. I suppose if you were taking lots of calcium supplements that could in rare cases lead to kidney stones (which are painful). ...Read more

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How often can doctors prescribe oral contraceptives for menstrual pain/symptoms?

How often can doctors prescribe oral contraceptives for menstrual pain/symptoms?

Frequently: At least I do that is one option for that after you have had a proper workup to r/o any causes that would require surgical intervention and there are many other medical options to treat the pain besides bc pills. ...Read more

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What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

What can vitamins/medications can prevent premenstrual migraines?

Migraine prevention: Migraine prevention is normally recommended when headaches occur 2 or more days per week. They work best when they are used continuously. Substances known to help prevent migraines include magnesium, butterbur, amitriptyline, topiramate, propranolol, and vitamin B2. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years. ...Read more

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Can combiflam recommended in mentrual pain ?

Can combiflam recommended in mentrual pain ?

Cobiflam: is a combination of two analgesic medications and is not contra-indicated for use for menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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What can help treat sexual problems in women?

What can help treat sexual problems in women?

What is the problem?: Treatment is tailored to the problem, preferably to the cause of the problem. Since there are many causes, physical and psychological, of sexual dysfunction, the problem will need to be identified first. ...Read more

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What can be done to manage chronic abdominal nerve pain besides pain meds? Can you get off pain meds in one month?

What can be done to manage chronic abdominal nerve pain besides pain meds? Can you get off pain meds in one month?

Some possibilities: Has the cause of the pain been found? Nerves can be pinched, in the back, but in soft tissues, between muscles, by a stitch (from surgery), by a scar, etc. A good osteopathic exam, in addition to your current therapy might be in order & might lead to non-medicinal treatment. You can get off pain meds, but the question is are you more functional on or off them? That's a very personal decision. ...Read more

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Can natural progesterone cream be used instead of bcp to treat pcos and underlying symptoms like irregular menses?

Can natural progesterone cream be used instead of bcp to treat pcos and underlying symptoms like irregular menses?

No, it cannot: Progesterone cream does not address the issues that need to be dealt with in pcos. And also, depending on the progesterone, it may act more like an androgen, a male-like hormone. Natural Progesterone creams are not used for treating irregular menses. Please see your gyn or an endocrinologist for proper treatment. I am concerned that this cream can make things worse. ...Read more

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How can I manage really painful menstrual cramps? Ibuprofen isn't sufficient.

How can I manage really painful menstrual cramps?  Ibuprofen isn't sufficient.

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, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural treatements (diet, vitamins) i can take increase my progesterone?

Can you please describe common natural treatements (diet, vitamins) i can take increase my progesterone?

None: There are no vitamins or supplements that can increase progesterone, other than healthy lifestyle with weight loss if necessary, good nutrition and exercise. Check w/your doctor. Why do you think you need your Progesterone increased? ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Navita Modi
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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