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What are some home remedies for menstrual cramps?

What are some home remedies for menstrual cramps?

Motrin or Aleve (naproxen): You could try over-the-counter Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) to see if they help. Also try a heating pad. But if the cramps are severe and not relieved, you should be evaluated by your primary doctor or gynecologist. ...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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What are some menstrual cramp home remedies?

Remedies: 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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What are good home remediesfor menstrual cramps?

What are good home remediesfor menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for treating menstrual cramps?

Are there any effective home remedies for treating menstrual cramps?

Simple can work: Many prevent the symptoms before they start by taking naproxen at the first indication menses is going to start.This now OTC med interferes with the creation of the chemicals that trigger the cramping. You continue it twice a day until after menses stops. ...Read more

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What are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

What are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

Many good choices: My favorite home remedy for menstrual cramps is a hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts; you can also add lavender oil. Also magnesium taurate or glycinate about 400 mg/day helps. Herbs like cramp bark and black cohosh can help too. For sore throats try gargling with 1 tsp cayenne pepper in 1 cup water 4x/day- you can also add apple cider vinegar, raw honey and garlic. See earthclinic.com for more. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for delayed periods?

Delayed periods: It depends on the cause of the delayed periods. If the cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome, it's possible to improve the cycle by losing weight and taking a vitamin supplement called myo-inositol. Stress, excess exercise and eating disorders can all delay periods. So correcting those situation can also help with delayed periods. ...Read more

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What are the best home remedies for cramps, bloating, moodiness?

What are the best home remedies for cramps, bloating, moodiness?

See U PCP: He or she will be the best one to answer u question. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for the menstrual cycle?

Are there home remedies for the menstrual cycle?

NO: Just the usual. Lots of misinformation about homeopathic help but little science to back it up. ...Read more

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Quick home remedies for cramps?

Quick home remedies for cramps?

MAGNESIUM APSARTATE: Muscle cramps can usually be helped by magnesium and potassium complexed with aspartate, the Amino Acid that carries minerals into the cells. There is also a homeopathic remedy, magnesium phosphorus, than can be take in low dose (3x to 30x) every 5-15 minutes sublingual until improved. For menstrual cramps, using a natural source of Progesterone to counter estrogen's stimulating effect. ...Read more

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What's a great remedy for menstrual cramps?

What's a great remedy for menstrual cramps?

Remedies: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of a >>. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic home remedies for irregular period?

Cause: First the cause of the problem must be determined before a treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to relieve all day nausea during pregnancy?

What are some home remedies to relieve all day nausea during pregnancy?

Wrist bands: Some people find that massaging their inner wrists while taking deep breaths helps? This is the sixth point on the pericardium meridian. There are also wrist bands that put pressure at these locations and are used for nausea, motion sickness, and morning sickness. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor though. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for less bleeding in menses?

Are there any home remedy for less bleeding in menses?

No: No, there are no home remedies, but if the bleeding is extremely heavy then a GYN MD should be consulted to avoid anemia. If the bleeding is 3 pads in 30 minutes, go to the E.R. as that constitutes hemorrhage and not normal "menstrual bleeding." ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for heartburn, while pregnant?

What are some home remedies for heartburn, while pregnant?

Fluids: Drink lots of fluids, that can help. Avoid milk, as it promotes more acid. Chewing gum can help. Sitting upright and even sleeping upright propped on pillows can help. Avoid foods that trigger your heartburn, eat small frequent meals. Honestly , the anti-histamines like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid are a godsend in pregnancy and they are very very safe. So is Tums or rolaids. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for PMS cramps?

What are some natural remedies for PMS cramps?

Remedies: 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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What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

Need immediate care: Morning headaches need prompt evaluation by a medical provider. This may be a headache due to increased pressure in the brain, bleeding in the brain, stroke, or tumor. Do not rely upon home remedies before being seen by your medical professional. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

What are some home remedies for a morning headache?

Lots of different HA: You should try to characterize the nature of the headaches. Then go talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Excessive menstrual cramps?

What is the definition or description of: Excessive menstrual cramps?

No 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 with oral contraceptive pills ...Read more

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I am having excessive menstrual cramps since I had my 3rd baby. She is 11 months now. My periods r late and excessively painful. Cause of it.

I am having excessive  menstrual cramps since I had my 3rd baby. She is 11 months now. My periods r late and excessively painful. Cause of it.

To be determined: The cause is to be determined by your OB GYN MD when you see him/he and express the above concern as there are many etiologies for painful periods. ...Read more

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Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?

Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?

Get evaluated: Menstrual Cramps are rarely a sign of something serious, but they can be very disabling. If Advil/Motrin/Alleve is not helpful, see your clinician who can evaluate the cause of your severe menstrual cramps, and possibly perform tests to rule out more serious conditions - i.e., endometriosis, if indicated. They may recommend continuous birth control pill use or a Mirena IUD. Take Care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.

I am experiencing  pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps and pelvic pain. Considering a hysterectomy.

Consider pain source: You need to see a GYN MD first to determine why the pain, cramping and painful sex are occurring. Endometriosis is notorious for causing these types of symptoms and can be identified by Laparoscopy. Hysterectomy should only be considered when all your options are on the table. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing  excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

I am experiencing  vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots)  and excessive menstrual cramps. The following also describes me: Painful menstrual bleeding. What should I do?

Menstrual cramps: If not on oral bcps, in mid-thirties the ovaries need more stimulation to ovulate, which produces more estrogen, and cells which line the uterus can infiltrate the uterine muscle walls: result heavier bleeding and cramps. Ask your gyn about low dose oral bcp's, if there are no contraindications, as they will reduce considerably the bleeding and the cramps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

Painful Menses: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, nausea (severity: moderate) , difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, dry mouth?

All during period?: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots) and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

I am experiencing  abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: between menstrual periods, contains blood clots)  and excessive menstrual cramps. The follow...

Normal per age: Depending upon your age, this can be normal. On the other hand, changing bcps, or changing dosing of hormones such as estrogens, can cause these symptoms. A few days of the symptoms with resolution, no worries; longer, see your ObGyn. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sudden urge to urinate, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, breast pain (quality: tenderness) and nausea (severity: mo...

I am experiencing  sudden urge to urinate, pain during sex, excessive menstrual cramps, breast pain (quality: tenderness)  and nausea (severity: mo...

Need to see..: .. a gynecologist or family practitioner ASAP. Cramping with the other symptoms may mean you are going through some flux in your hormone levels, though if you have menstruation it is unlikely that you are pregnant. I would check a pregnancy test anyway to be sure, and if negative another one 1 week later. Then check a blood sugar to make sure you are not diabetic. Then see a MD for proper Dx ...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