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What is medicine of dysmenorrhea?

What is medicine of dysmenorrhea?

Several: The most common treatment for cramps are nsaid's such as ibuprofen, celebrex, (celecoxib) naprosyn, etc. Birth control hormones also help. If these don't help then evaluation for possible endometriosis is next if everything else on your exam is normal. ...Read more

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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


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Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Know of no evidence: For this. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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I take piroxycam for my dysmenorrhea, but want to know if I can take mirtazaphine for sleep as well!?

I take piroxycam for my dysmenorrhea, but want to know if I can take mirtazaphine for sleep as well!?

Piroxycam Remeron (mirtazapine): There are no drug interactions between the two. You may take Mirtazapine as prescribed. Best wishes. Watch carefully for weight gain on mirtazapine, however and report it to your doctor immediately if it happens and try something else like trazodone for sleep. ...Read more

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What are some disease problems that can cause dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyomatosis to name a few or could be no cause primary dysmenorrhes. ...Read more

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Mother of my baby has dysmenorrhea. What does this mean for future?

Cramps with periods: Dysmenorrhea is painful menses. The symptoms are ususally cramps during the menstrual period. The pain is often treatable with over the counter medications like advil, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, and many others inculding many specifically marketed for this reason. Most women will have significant improvement in their symptoms while using oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

Several things.: A simple otc pain reliever can help with cramping, bot with bloting. Over the cou. Nter ibuprophen and Naproxen work well. If mental issues are a problem, some half dose ssris will help mood issues. ...Read more

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How is dysmenorrhea treated (chronic & extreme painful periods)?

Check up first: First step is to see a doctor to know why the periods are so painful to better know which treatments will help. Treatment options include birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation, lupron, Depo-Provera provera, laparoscopy, anti prostaglandins (such as Ibuprofen) or hysterectomy. Work with a doctor to figure out which options are best. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating dysmenorrhea?

What choices do I have for treating dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: There are many types of dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea means you have had pain ever since your first menstruation. Secondary means you didn't have pain before but you do now. Physiological dysmenorrhea means there is nothing wrong with your organs. Pathological means there is something wrong, like endometriosis. No matter what is the diagnosis, there are many choices of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

Anti-inflammatories: Secondary dysmenorrhea is usually due to a physical problem like endometriosis, uterine fibroids or polyps. Medications like advil or Aleve (naproxen) (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories= nsaids) can help and usually have little side effects. In general it is better to treat the cause if it is secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorhea is usually hormonal and responds well to nsaids. ...Read more

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Does beer help cure dysmenorrhea?

No, it is best to: Avoid alcohol if you have dysmenorrhea. 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. Sip chamomile ; green tea. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to get rid of period pain?

Options: 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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Bad cramps every month. Could I get drugs for a bad case of primary dysmenorrhea?

Bad cramps every month. Could I get drugs for a bad case of primary dysmenorrhea?

Absolutely: First line of treatment is usually an NSAID or cousin to aspirin. The best otc option is Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn, 400-500 mg twice a day, starting several days before the cramps start. This will usually prevent the cramps and often other symptoms as well by preventing the production of prostaglandins in the body. Next line is hormonal birthcontrol which decreases flow. ...Read more

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I'm home alone I ran out the special period pain tablets, how can I stop this painfulness?

Period Pain: 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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Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

OCPs can help: Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea. For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. They may also make your periods shorter, lighter and more regular. Some common side effects include nausea, headaches and irregular spotting in between periods. If you do experience these, you can try another formulation that may work better for you. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetamol for my dysmenorrhea instead of ibuprofen to lower the risk of GI bleeding? Thanks

Can I take paracetamol for my dysmenorrhea instead of ibuprofen to lower the risk of GI bleeding? Thanks

Yes: However, paracetamol has been reported by women to be less effecti've in treating dysmenorrhea than Ibuprofen and naproxen. The latter two are anti-inflammatory medications whereas paracetamol is an analgesic. Short courses (few days) of anti-inflammatory medications carry only a slight GI risk. Patients who take these rx long term (arthritis) have a greater risk of GI problems. ...Read more

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Is it true that you should avoid milk or dairy to prevent dysmenorrhea?

No: Dysmenorrhea is due to hormonal changes, and to my knowledge, there isn't a connection between milk and hormones. The best treatment for dysmenorrhea is a NSAID like Ibuprofen at therapeutic dose of 600mg every 6-8 hours. Another option is continuous birth control, like seasonale or seasonique or their generic equivalent. Exercise can help. Talk to your doctor about options. ...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


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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

There is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more


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