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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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How to cure pain due to endometriosis?

How to cure pain due to endometriosis?

Didfficult: It is not easy to control the pain of endometriosis in many women. There is no specific cure for endometriosis. ...Read more

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How to treat stomach pain due to stress?

How to treat stomach pain due to stress?

Deal with the stress: If you have stomach pain and it is related to stress, it would be important to address the underlying cause. If you haven't seen your physician of these symptoms would start there. A second step would be psychological assessment where treatment options can be explored. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain ?

How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain ?

See your md: Its very hard to tell what is happening by the given description. See your doctor to rule out endometriosis, and other causes of pelvic pain like ovarian cysts, infection, or intestinal problems. ...Read more

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Stomac pain how to overcome?

Depends: It depends greatly on what is causing the stomach pains. You need a doctor to do a thorough history and physical in person; this is not something we can advise on reasonably on this forum. ...Read more

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How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

Hormonal evaluation: First, start 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x daily or 800mg Motrin 3 x daily 2 days prior to onset of menses and take till finished bleeding as you proceed to your next step: go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate your hormones and get them balanced to resolve your discomfort! ...Read more

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How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read more

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How can I get ready to manage pain in childbirth?

How can I get ready to manage pain in childbirth?

Ask!: Managing pain is something your doctor and the nurses on l&d will be happy to help with. We can treat with IV pain medicines, epidural, and labor coaching. Special conditions (such as prior back surgery or reactions to meds) and concerns are best discussed with your doctor in advance. Special classes, such as bradley or hypnobirth, may be helpful for those desiring to go without medication. ...Read more

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Hi how can we relax the periods pain.

Hi how can we relax the periods pain.

Pain: from menstrual cramping can usually be relieved with the use of Advil ( ibuprofen )- 200mg, 2 tab every 4-6 hs. OR Aleve ( naproxen sodium ) 220 mg, 2 tab initially, them 1 tab every 8 hrs assuming you are NOT ALLERGIC to these medicines. ...Read more

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How do you naturally relieve pain from cramps due to monthly periods?

Cramps: Aerobic exercise and a calcium/ magnesium supplement can help relieve cramps. Of course, an anti- inflammatory such as Ibuprofen taken before the onset of severe cramping can sidetrack them before they begin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to overcome erection problems due to nerves ?

Can you tell me how to overcome erection problems due to nerves ?

Several approaches: If by "nerves", you mean anxiety, this can be addressed by cognitive-behavioral and biofeedback approaches. If this is structural due to spinal cord issues, a urologist can be very effective. As you may well know, a number of medications do exist and can be tried even when the picture looks bleak. ...Read more

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Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can you stop menstrual cramps without pain killer?

How can you stop menstrual cramps without pain killer?

Menstrual cramps: Try 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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How to treat menstrual q-lower right pelvic pain?

Several ways: Take 4 Ibuprofen 3 times a day or 3 aleve (naproxen) twice a day and soak in a hot tub with your knees drawn up tight. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I treat my addiction to pain killers?

How can I treat my addiction to pain killers?

Addiction: Please go and see a pain doctor who does addiction medicine or an addictionologist. You have taken the first and most important step - by admitting you have an addiction - now you need help to be free of this. ...Read more

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How do exercises help relieve cramps due to menstruation?

How do exercises help relieve cramps due to menstruation?

Two ways: Exercise can give you natural pain relief. When we exercise, we make endorphins which act like "natural morphine." endorphins make us feel good. Also exercise helps us get rid of prostaglandins, the chemicals which causes uterus cramping. So getting up and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day is good for lots of reasons. Relieving period cramps is one of them. [more info in comments]. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with intense stress?

Can you tell me how to deal with intense stress?

Stress: Your self care habits are critical to reducing stress. Make sure you get daily aerobic exercise, eat well and sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a night. Also consider seeing a mental health professional who can help you develop better coping strategies. Best. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to stop period pain and heavy flow?

See gyn for eval: For 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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How to overcome foot pain?

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How can I relieve stress to help in conceiving?

How can I relieve stress to help in conceiving?

Yoga: Daily physical activity and yoga are great. Also make sure you have hobbies that help relieve stress. Volunteering, etc also helps relieve stress. ...Read more

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Why does menstrual pain occur?

Why does menstrual pain occur?

Hormonal changes &: Hormonal changes & their effects on many inflammatory mediators and your mood. A multimodal therapy is frequently necessary, since there is no one pill that can do it all. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco. You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kw94lmx. ...Read more

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How can u prevent menstrual pain im a virgin ?

How can u prevent   menstrual pain im a virgin ?

Birth control pills: You can try advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin etc. You can also try birth control pills which can be prescribed without needing a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Should i still be having body pain during menstrual pain at 44?

Yes: At age 44, your menses have no reason to be different than they have always been. If they are significantly changed, or if you think your symptoms are abnormal, there are many options to help you improve your menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most effective way to eliminate the menstrual cramps. Stop dairy. Stop gluten. One ca also take ibuprofen, can also try evening pimrose oil daily for 3 months...An herb call vitex or one called cramp bark can also reduce menstrual pain. Exercise does help too. ...Read more

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Im nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain i suffered before. Is there anything i can do?

Im nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain i suffered before. Is there anything i can do?

Time: If you have been on oral contraceptive S for some time, your menses may have regulated such that you may not experience severe cramping. You can also use ibuprofen or naproxen to ease menstrual cramps. Good luck in starting a family. ...Read more

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How does one treat menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa. ...Read more

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How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: 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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What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

Cramping: 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, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

Options exist: You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available. Your individual medical history will dictate which ones are best for you. ...Read more

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Menstrual pain in left side first day . Please advice if this is normal?

Yes most likely: Now you know your own body so if something does not feel right see your doctor. But yes your described symptoms are not unusual for onset of period ...Read more

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How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

Tips: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Heat. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to control menstrual pain in an emergency( when we somewhere else)?

Try OTC Motrin: U can take 600 mg every 8 hours if it is too bad then go to an urgent visit center to be evaluated and once they evaluate u then they can prescribe something better, and u will need to followup with your gyn when u get back home. ...Read more

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


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