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Period pain is menstrual pain, a symptom in which a woman has discomfort or pain just before, during, and/or just after a menstrual period. Mild lower abdominal discomfort or cramping during 1-2 days with each menstrual period is considered normal, but additional or more severe pains can ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Dysmenorhhea means pain/discomfort with periods. If a woman has always had painful periods she has primary dysmenorrhea, if it was not always present then it is secondary. The cause for this can vary. In general a reasonable approach to primary minimal dysmenorrhea include otc nsaids. However certain conditions causing dysmenorrhea might require further assessment and a different treatment. ...Read more
See below: Acetaminophen, such as tylenol nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids): ibuprofen, such as advil or motrin naproxen, such as aleve or naprosyn aspirin (also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), such as Bayer or bufferin all those you can get from drug store without prescription. Hot water bottle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?
A few: Endometriosis and adenomyosis can cause sever menstrual cramps, as can fibroids and other uterine growths such as a polyp. On rare occasions, uterine cancer. Chronic low level uterine infection can also cause cramping. Other symptoms may be heavy bleeding and a constant pelvic pressure or pain with intercourse. ...Read more
Various methods: It is very important for your dr. To get a goo h&p and a good differential diagnosis can be made. The first line of therapy is to try anti inflammatories (nsaids) and assess your pain, in addition you can start birth control pills. If this doesn't help then and more thorough investigation should be done. ...Read more
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