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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


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Achilles tendonitis is better with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aleve?

Achilles tendonitis is better with tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or aleve?

No right answer: All are pain relievers. Motrin and Aleve also reduce inflammation and are similar drugs. I believe that taking drugs like Motrin may prevent healing of a tendon injury since the body uses inflammation to help stimulate healing. Therefore, tylenol (acetaminophen) might be a better first choice, along with ice and rest followed by a physical therapy program if not improving on it's own. ...Read more

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Are there any other OTC pain relievers besides acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium?

Are there any other OTC pain relievers besides acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium?

See below: Those are the main ones except for topical creams and ointments over the counter. ...Read more

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Is Advil or Aleve (naproxen) better?

Pretty similar: But some people like one or the other more. ...Read more

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Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee pain?

Is Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen better for knee pain?

They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach ...Read more

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Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex (celecoxib) would be better. ...Read more

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Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid.  Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Sclerosing injection: Why are you putting up with the pain when you can see a podiatrist have a series of 4-7 sclerosing injections and be done with the pain? Sclerosing injections are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate, hence removeing the conductive layer on the nerve known as myelin and will stop the pain forever. ...Read more

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Kidney pain advil (ibuprofen)?

Advil (ibuprofen) for renal pain: It woud be better if you find the cause of your pain, rather than blindly taking advil (ibuprofen) for it. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause acute renal failure, reversed by stopping it. Advil (ibuprofen) may also aggravate any hypertension you may have. See a urologist to find out if you have kidney pain and what is causing it. Your treatment plan can then be formulated and perhaps you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis pain relief, Aleve (naproxen) or Advil?

Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more

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Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

Can regular use of nsaid painkillers, i.E. Advil, (ibuprofen) cause ulcers or other problems?

NSAID Side effects : Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms. ...Read more

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Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an NSAID?

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Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an NSAID?

No, Rx: Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): butalbital (50 mg) acetaminophen (325 mg) caffeine (40 mg). Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is not an NSAID. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can Aleve (naproxen) help paraesthesia?

Can Aleve (naproxen) help paraesthesia?

Non-specific: Paresthesias may have the pain components partially relieved by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, but the important element here is to determine why you are having paresthesias. ...Read more

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Which is better Advil (ibuprofen) or motrin for cramps?

Same: They are both the same meds, just different brand names for ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro

I am experiencing  vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro

Dysmenorrhea: Question was cut off. Dysmenorrhea Tx: 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. Sipping Chamomile ...Read more

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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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What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Is menstrual cramps during menses. Take Motrin 400mg 2-3 times per day. Start a few days before onset of period and during your period. This may help. ...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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Could you tell me what are cures for dysmenorrhea?

Could you tell me what are cures for dysmenorrhea?

See gynecologist: Regarding cures. 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. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What causes dysmenorrhea and how to I prevent it?

Many causes & yes: Dysmenorrhea occurs in some women with each menses. The uterus contracts & realeases prostaglandins which cause pain. In routine dysmenorrhea, otc meds such as Ibuprofen can help, as can exercise. Ocps or other hormonal contraception usually eliminates or minimizes. Other causes such as endometriosis or fibroids may need further therapy. ...Read more

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Could someone have dysmenorrhea or endometriosis at 16?

Could someone have dysmenorrhea or endometriosis at 16?

Yes: Unfortunately i treat women who have endometriosis as early as 12 and 13. Now the only way to know for sure is surgery. So how to go about diagnosing and treating pain depends on the individual patient. ...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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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...Read more

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How bad are cramps in dysmenorrhea?

Varies: Dysmenorrhea is painful menses. Typically the pain is crampy. The degree of discomfort can only be determined by the one having the cramps. Form some women the pain is mild, others describe severe pain. There is no one description that would apply to everyone. ...Read more

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Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

See below: The answer is the one that works. Nsaids are usually a good starting point. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea what is this? Do I see a obgyn?

Dysmenorrhea what is this? Do I see a obgyn?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain during menstruation that interfere with your daily activities.It can give you cramps starting before and during menstruation.Sometimes it can be due to certain medical conditiond like endometriosis and some other.But if there is no other condition it is called primary dysmenorrhea.You need to see your gynecologist, there are various meds to treat this condition. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for dysmenorrhea?

NSAIDs: Motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc... Sometimes, prescription strength medication is needed. Regulation of cycles may alo be beneficial. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that doctors call dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: This term is used generally as painful periods can be primary and secondary types. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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