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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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How does one treat menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa. ...Read more

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How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?

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 more

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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? Any vitamins?

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 more

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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? What is the best vitamin?

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 more

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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? What is the best vitamin?

Menstrual pain: is usually adequately managed with ibuprofen. HIgh quality vitamins made from whole foods is a good supportive measure, especially if containing adequate iron. ...Read more

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Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

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

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What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

Cramping: 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, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

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 more

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Help, what to do for menstrual pain when you cannot swallow pills?

Help, what to do for menstrual pain when you cannot swallow pills?

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

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Should i consider getting the pill for horrible menstrual pain and contraception?

Should i consider getting the pill for horrible menstrual pain and contraception?

Definitely: If you don't have any medical reasons why it would be unsafe (like a blood clotting disorder, active liver disease, or migraines with aura) a birth control pill will very likely help to make your periods less painful and provide good contraception. ...Read more

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Could an increase of physical activity & taking vitamins affect my menstrual cycle ?

Could an increase of physical activity & taking vitamins affect my menstrual cycle ?

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

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Is it dangerous to take 3 midols and some menstrual pain killer from health food store?

Is it dangerous to take 3 midols and some menstrual pain killer from health food store?

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

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My menstrual pain causes vomiting and fainting. Is this normal and is there a way to stop this?

My menstrual pain causes vomiting and fainting. Is this normal and is there a way to stop this?

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 more

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Strong menstrual pain and a thick tissue (possibly the lining?) appearing in period. Is this normal?

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

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. Chad Levitt
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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