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How To Prevent Dysmenorrhea
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
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
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
I don't want to use anti inflammatory when having dysmenorrhea because its bad for the liver. How can I prevent dysmennorhea?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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