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What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

Several things.: A simple otc pain reliever can help with cramping, bot with bloting. Over the cou.Nter ibuprophen and Naproxen work well. If mental issues are a problem, some half dose ssris will help mood issues. ...Read more

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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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Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

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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How is dysmenorrhea treated (chronic & extreme painful periods)?

How is dysmenorrhea treated (chronic & extreme painful periods)?

Check up first: First step is to see a doctor to know why the periods are so painful to better know which treatments will help. Treatment options include birth control pills, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation, lupron, Depo-Provera provera, laparoscopy, anti prostaglandins (such as Ibuprofen ) or hysterectomy. Work with a doctor to figure out which options are best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat severe dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)?

Med eval: 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 can dysmenorrhea be treated in a teenager with retroverted uterus?

How can dysmenorrhea be treated in a teenager with retroverted uterus?

Consider naprosyn (naproxen): Assuming that the exam is otherwise normal, naprosyn (naproxen) begun immediately (or a day before) with menses is very helpful oral contraceptives are another good option. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control at 16 to treat my dysmenorrhea, could this be a cause for my elevated blood pressure?

I'm taking birth control at 16 to treat my dysmenorrhea, could this be a cause for my elevated blood pressure?

Its possible: Birth Control pills are known to cause high blood-pressure in some women. If you didn't have high blood pressure before you started them, they may be the culprit. You need to see your doc and try an alternative method for a month to see if your blood pressure comes back down. Then you will know. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How can I treat extreme period pain?

Period 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 would doctors recommend i treat period pain ?

How would doctors recommend i treat period pain ?

Natural approaches: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food & avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Be physically active. Acupuncture/acupressure = effective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain as well as heat. Please d/w your dr/gyn. ...Read more

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What is dysmenorrhea?

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

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Chocolate can help dysmenorrhea?

No - it doesn't: 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 ; green tea can dissipate pain. ...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 should I do about my dysmenorrhea?

What should I do about my dysmenorrhea?

Some options: 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What can someone do about dysmenorrhea?

Anti inflammatory: Take Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen starting 1-2 days before menses starts. You can also start birth control pills to get rid of the bleeding entirely. ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve dysmenorrhea?

What can I take to relieve dysmenorrhea?

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 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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Can dysmenorrhea cause damage to any other organs?

Can dysmenorrhea cause damage to any other organs?

No: Not by itself but if endometriosis is the underlying cause then endometriosis can lead to scarring of tubes etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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