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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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What can I do for endometriosis pain besides a heating pad & ibuprofen? The pain is really bad today and my Dr doesn't work on Sundays...

What can I do for endometriosis pain besides a heating pad & ibuprofen? The pain is really bad today and my Dr doesn't work on Sundays...

Try naproxen: Some NSAID's work better than others in any given patient. So try naproxen or acetominophen (which is technically not a NSAID) or other OTC pain meds. If you have surgically diagnosed endometriosis see your gynecologist about specific medical treatments like lupron, danazol or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). ...Read more

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Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but i do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can i still have endometriosi?

It is unlikely!: Pain on penetration may be related to other factors, like: lack of adequate arousal and/or lubrication. You have to work on this issue together with him! You may have endometriosis, but this has to be evaluated differently!! ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and often takes 800mg or more ibuprofen to relieve pain, would it be better to continue take that or switch to vicodin?

I have endometriosis and often takes 800mg or more ibuprofen to relieve pain, would it be better to continue take that or switch to vicodin?

Continue ibuprofen: as Vicodin is an addictive narcotic which may develop tolerance and require more and more for pain relief. It is also now a schedule 2 drug which prohibits refills. You can take 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours if needed and the prescription strength is not scheduled and may be refilled for up to 1 year. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with Gabapentin. I have horrible adhesions from a not so normal hysterectomy and an abcess from a laparoscopy for endometriosis. ?

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) with Gabapentin. I have horrible adhesions from a not so normal hysterectomy and an abcess from a laparoscopy for endometriosis. ?

Yes you can: yes you can ,there is no bad interaction between the two medicines,but you have to be careful,ibuprofen could hurt the kidney and the liver,so you need to have a blood test to check on both every 3-6 months to make sure there is no damages. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Referring me to a gyno. Im taking 800 mg ibprofen and im still having extreme pain. Anything else i can do fr pain

Go back to gyn: Endometriosis can be extremely painful, and while Ibuprofen is helpful for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, there are much more effective pain medications for severe pain. It may also be that you have a more complicated case of endometriosis that may warrant further evaluation and treatment in addition to pain meds. Call you gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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