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How to treat severe dysmenorrhoea?

How to treat severe dysmenorrhoea?

Depends on the cause: Treatment of dysmenorrhea depends on the cause of dysmenorrhea. Fibroids or endometriosis would have treatment specific to that disorder. We would usually start with ocps and nsaids (ibuprofen or naproxyn). Maybe a gnrh agonist or surgery could be offered if the pills don't help the pain. ...Read more

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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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How to treat ammenorhea?

How to treat ammenorhea?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): It is a simple way assuming you aren't pregnant. Aldo birth control pill can help. ...Read more

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How to treat amenorrhea?

How to treat amenorrhea?

Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia , malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read more

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How to treat migrane?

How to treat migrane?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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How to treat pcos?

How to treat pcos?

Depends: Pcos is a complex syndrome. Treatment depends on what the main presenting symptoms are. Weight loss is always helpful. Other options include oral contraceptive pills, metformin, spironolactone. It all depends on the symptoms that bother you. ...Read more

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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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How to treat pcod?

How to treat pcod?

? PCOS ?: If you mean pcos not pcod -- pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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How to treat vaginismus?

How to treat vaginismus?

Seek professional: First seek a GYN to ensure there is nothing wrong with your anatomy. If your anatomy is normal then seek the advice of a certified sex therapist. They can help you overcome this problem. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to treat constipation?

How to treat constipation?

Constipation: Please send more information. E.G. What age group are you asking about and what other symptoms are present? How long has the condition lasted and what has been tried in the past? ...Read more

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How to treat constipation?

Fluids and fiber: Increase fluids/water and increase your fiber intake. If this doesn't work, talk to your doctor about whether a more extensive bowel regiment is indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat sacralisation?

How to treat sacralisation?

Sacralization: Sacralization is a congenital anomaly that occurs when the transverse processes of the L5 vertebral body fuse to the ilium. The person appears to have 4 lumbar vertebrae instead of 5. The incidence of sacralization occurs in 3.5 % of the population. Sacralization does not cause pain but can lead to adjacent stress on the sacroiliac joints or the disc space and joints above the fused segment. ...Read more

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How to treat hypertension?

How to treat hypertension?

Many : Reviewed your information, looks you have had hypertension since you have been on calcium channel blocker, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. All those medications are the right medications. But you have breathless on exertion. So you need to have doctor to work up on your heart condition or lung condition. ...Read more

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How to treat IBS?

How to treat IBS?

Talk to your doctor: IBS is a chronic disease. There are many treatment options depends on your symptoms, medical history and conditions. My advice for you is to work with your doctor or get a consultation from gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat sciatica?

How to treat sciatica?

Take it easy: For someone your age, most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and on rare occasions, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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How to treat or manage sciatica?

How to treat or manage sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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How to treat hemrroid?

How to treat hemrroid?

Several ways: They are often caused by constipation or large stools. Pregnancy can increase the chance in women. Start by eating more fiber to regulate yourself, increase fluid intake. There are otc creams that can help with hemorrhoids, so try them first. If severe or thrombosed, a specialist may be needed to treat them, possibly including surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat pid?

How to treat pid?

Go see your doctor: Pelvic inflammatory disease needs to be evaluated & treated by your doctor. Please take your medications as directed. Do not save any for your next infection. ...Read more

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How to treat alcoholism?

How to treat alcoholism?

Alcoholism: If you haven't lost control over the use of alcohol, treatment may involve reducing your drinking. If you're dependent on alcohol, simply cutting back is ineffective. Giving up alcohol entirely must be part of your treatment goal. There are many ways to treat alcoholism, including aa, counseling, residential treatment programs, medications (antabuse, naltrexone, campral). ...Read more

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How to treat gastritis?

How to treat gastritis?

What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more

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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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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)?

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. 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