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What can I take in case of painful menses?

What can I take in case of painful menses?

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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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have very painful menses experience from day 1 to 3. Any remedy to lessen the pain?:(

I have very painful menses experience from day 1 to 3. Any remedy to lessen the pain?:(

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea (or painful periods) is a medical condition of pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities. This is a common occurrence in many women. Discuss with your dr. As there are several medications that are approved to help with this condition and can make your life more tolerable at the beginning of your period. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Cure for painful menses while on birth control pill?

Cure for painful menses while on birth control pill?

Several solutions: First, you should use an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like ibuprofen or naproxen, which you can get over the counter. I think naproxen (Aleve) works better and it's longer lasting. Second, if that's not enough, you can talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for stronger pain medication, like hydrocodone. Finally, consider a change in your birth control pill. See your doc! ...Read more

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I m 16 yrs old with pcos i hve irregular painful menses acne low fever weak stomach nausea are all my symptoms related to pcos? Im taking metamorfin

I m 16 yrs old with pcos i hve irregular painful menses acne low fever weak stomach nausea are all my symptoms related to pcos? Im taking metamorfin

PCOS: Pcos can cause increased hair growth and irregular periods you could have nausea at mid cycle occasionally but nausea could be due to metformin reduced doses extended release forms or taking after meals should help you are 16 work on a good life style exercise low fat diet should help. ...Read more

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I'm having dysmenorrhea; its so painful compared to my other periods?

I'm having dysmenorrhea; its so painful compared to my other periods?

Progesterone!: Try having your doctor write for Progesterone 100-200mg at night for the last 14 days of your cycle. Start day 15. Remember, have her write for Progesterone not progestin. She can write for name brand prometrium (micronized progesterone). Exercising regularly may also help. Good luck! ...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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Is there a solution to a problem periods dysmenorrhea?

Is there a solution to a problem periods dysmenorrhea?

Yes !!!: See you gyn, you need a work up and if you want to preserve your fertility there are meds you can take, if you do not want to have any more children then for my pts I do office tubals and then you can have an endometrial ablation- which is a short 8 minute offfice procedure to either totally get rid of periods which are worthless after child bearing is over or make them much lighter. ...Read more

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Can dysmenorrhea occur between periods as well as during periods?

Can dysmenorrhea occur between periods as well as during periods?

PMS can start 1 to 2: Weeks prior to your period.Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ; exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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I am have dysmenorrhea since my periods started. I take painkillers since then. Is there any harmful affects due to that on my reproductive system.

I am have dysmenorrhea since my periods started. I take painkillers since then. Is there any harmful affects due to that on my reproductive system.

Depends on the cause: "Primary dysmenorrhea" or painful menses,usually attributed to excess or imbalance of prostaglandins in your endometrium and treated with various NSAIDs is not likely to have any "harmful effects on your reproductive system". Causes of "secondary dysmenorrhea" which include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or other genital tract pathologies may. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed me xulane for acne & dysmenorrhea. Do I have to leave it off every once a mo? I don’t want periods.

Dr prescribed me xulane for acne & dysmenorrhea. Do I have to leave it off every once a mo? I don’t want periods.

No: It is safe to continue to use the active patches and skip the period week, which is similar to the long acting combiination bc pills or skipping the placebo pills on the 28 day packs., There may be some spotting after a few months, and taking a med break to bring on a full period may help. You may find a problem with insurance payment, however, in getting refills earlier than 28 days. ...Read more

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Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea ?

Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea ?

Yes: This medication decreases pain and bleeding during the menstrual cycle. It's a great tool for those women in whom a common medication like Ibuprofen hasn't done enough to help with either bleeding or pain/cramping. Good luck and hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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I have primary dysmenorrhea. Last month i came on 2 weeks after my periods but had no cramps which has never happened. Could i b pregnant?

I have primary dysmenorrhea. Last month i came on 2 weeks after my  periods but had no cramps which has never happened. Could i b pregnant?

I don't believe that: I understand what you are trying to describe. If you had a period then you are not pregnant from sexual activity that occurred prior to the period. If you aren't sure if you had a period then go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. Lack of cramping does not equate to pregnancy however. ...Read more

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How will smoking, drinking, hormone imbalance, irregular periods and intake of contraceptives affect the treatment for dysmenorrhea?

Several issues: Dysmenorrhea is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The birth control pill can be very helpful to control this. Women who are in their late 40's are perimenopausal, meaning close to menopause. At this time, your body is more sensitive to poor behaviors such as smoking and alcohol. You will feel best with a healthy diet and exercising, not smoking, and no excessive alcohol. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Makes sense: You should see your gyn for a workup, and then if everything is ok, you do not need to have periods, you can take continuous bc pills so u do not get a period, or depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or other meds no need to suffer. ...Read more

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Im having dysmenorrhea every month signaling the start of my menstruation. Its very painful. How will it stop?

Im having dysmenorrhea every month signaling the start of my menstruation. Its very painful. How will it stop?

NSAIDS: If your period is predictable, you can start taking an anti-inflammatory medication like Naproxen or Ibuprofen at the first sign of crampin. Starting the medicine before the pain becomes intense will help keep it under better control. Heating pads are also very helpful. Birth control pills and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud also improve these symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is it to have painful breast 15days after ur menses or I am sick?

How common is it to have painful breast 15days after ur menses or I am sick?

VERY normal!: In cycle, hormones rise to release an egg; if it doesn't get fertilized and stick to our uterus = not pregnant = have a period. Those hormones have powerful effects on our breasts, too. Our breasts make milk every day, and more when we have high levels of hormones. Making more milk stretches those tissues, which leads to tenderness. Use moist heat, advil, (ibuprofen) and relax -- you are fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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