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Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

See doctor: See your doctor and discuss this. There are many reasons including tolerance and disease progression. ...Read more

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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What cause menstrual cramps and long thick clear discharge. No projected to start period for another 9 days. ?

What cause menstrual cramps and long thick clear discharge. No projected to start period for another 9 days. ?

Cramps: During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps. however other causes include cervical stenosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids the discharge is ...Read more

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54, perimenopausal. I have heard that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

54, perimenopausal. I have heard  that women use shepherd's purse for premenstrual problems, heavy or long periods, and menstrual cramps. Is it safe?

Answer: You will need to choose a route of treatment to alleviate your symptoms: conventional medecine or alternative medecine, all medication either chemical or botanical have side effects, . ...Read more

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Is a very stretchy cervical mucus (at least 5 cm) all cycle long a cause for concern if I do ovulate ? Other symptoms: PMS and menstrual cramps.

Is a very stretchy cervical mucus (at least 5 cm) all cycle long a cause for concern if I do ovulate ? Other symptoms: PMS and menstrual cramps.

Evaluation: You can schedule a doctor and have them evaluate. They can make sure you do not have a cervical or vaginal infection that would be causing this mucous. ...Read more

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I am 10 weeks pregnant.Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot.Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

I am 10 weeks pregnant.Every day, from time to time I have light menstrual cramps which worriedme a lot.Are they normal in pregnancy and for how long?

Normal.: Mild cramps and aches are common in pregnancy as the uterus grows and stretches its supporting ligaments. Not to worry if there is no vaginal bleeding and your obstetrician's examination is normal at each prenatal care visit. You may only use regular tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomforts of pregnancy - not advil/aleve/motrin or other nsaids! take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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mild like menstrual cramps on birth control 5 days in.Been on it for long time. Switched to generic brand. Feel like I'm on period but not. Not preg

mild like menstrual cramps on birth control 5 days in.Been on it for long time. Switched to generic brand. Feel like I'm on period but not. Not preg

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Switching to a generic pill should not be related if chemically it is the same as the name brand. ...Read more

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How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps?.

How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps?.

NSAIDs: Over the counter medicines called nsaids, like Ibuprofen (brand name - Motrin or advil) or naprosyn (brand name aleve) are very effective. If cramps are still interfering with your daily activities, you may want to consider birth control pills or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. If you are still not getting relief, then you should have an us to make sure you don't have fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

Options: Some of the more common treatments include: ibuprofen, a prescription pain medication called ponstel, (mefenamic acid) and oral contraceptive pills are really good at helping to decrease menstrual cramps. A heating pad can be helpful, too. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve menstrual cramps?

Natural remedies: If you desire non-medication 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 help to dissipate pain. A small amount of essential oil massaged onto the abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help relieve menstrual cramps?

See below: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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I would like guidance to how do I relieve menstrual cramps?

I would like guidance to how do I relieve menstrual cramps?

Ibuprofen: You can use heating pad, Ibuprofen or other similar medication. If you take ibuprofen, you should start at the very onset of your period and take it regularly for the first 2-3 days. Being on birth control pills also reduce menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Muscle Relaxers: You know you would think that muscle relaxers would work well for uterine cramps but in my experience they just don't do very much. I have had much better success with the NSAID's because they block prostaglandin which actually cause the cramping in the uterus. The one that my patients seem to have the most help with is naproxyn which is found in over the counter Aleve, (naproxen) 2 tablets twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there any natural therapy to relieve menstrual cramps?

Yes, there is: Check out these websites. I's go with ginger. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=herbal+remedies+for+menstrual+cramps ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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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Dr. Scott Keith
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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. Richard Maughon
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Pain Relievers (Definition)

Pain relievers are medicines that reduce ...Read more