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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Overview)

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 with the menstrual flow"


Dr. Kashif Abdullah
353 doctors shared insights

Period Pain (Overview)

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 with the menstrual flow"


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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

Period pain: wear looser clothing if you are bloated. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Tip)

Managing Menstrual Cramps

Period pain: take a warm shower or soak in the tub to reduce cramps. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Best treatment for period pain?

Best treatment for period pain?

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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Seriously bad period pain!? What is the treatment for that?

Get 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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