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What causes dysmenorrhea and how to I prevent it?

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

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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Is it true that you should avoid milk or dairy to prevent dysmenorrhea?

No: Dysmenorrhea is due to hormonal changes, and to my knowledge, there isn't a connection between milk and hormones. The best treatment for dysmenorrhea is a NSAID like Ibuprofen at therapeutic dose of 600mg every 6-8 hours. Another option is continuous birth control, like seasonale or seasonique or their generic equivalent. Exercise can help. Talk to your doctor about options. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

Birth control pills: For true prevention, the birth control pill (or patch, ring) are the best bet. Most women find they make their periods lighter and less painful. Another option is to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication as early as possible for the first 24-48 hours of each menses. Examples are Ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best. ...Read more

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Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Food to prevent dysmenourrea

Possibly: Poor diet in general has a lot to do with pms etc. Get rid of all the sugar stuff, including sweeteners.It may need supplements. ...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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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

Excessive menstrual cramps are clinical findings in which a woman feels significant pain before or during her menstrual period, sometimes accompanied by ...Read more