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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

See a OB-GYN: Tell your daughter that severe cramping is not normal and often has a cause such as endometriosis or other pelvic pathology. If that occurs, please make sure she is seen by an ob-gyn for an exam, especially if cramping is not relieved by prostaglandin otc inhibitors such a Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). ...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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Bad cramps every month. Could I get drugs for a bad case of primary dysmenorrhea?

Bad cramps every month. Could I get drugs for a bad case of primary dysmenorrhea?

Absolutely: First line of treatment is usually an NSAID or cousin to aspirin. The best otc option is Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn, 400-500 mg twice a day, starting several days before the cramps start. This will usually prevent the cramps and often other symptoms as well by preventing the production of prostaglandins in the body. Next line is hormonal birthcontrol which decreases flow. ...Read more

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Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea?What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea?What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

OCPs can help: Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea. For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. They may also make your periods shorter, lighter and more regular. Some common side effects include nausea, headaches and irregular spotting in between periods. If you do experience these, you can try another formulation that may work better for you. ...Read more

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Can you advise for primary dysmenorrhea ?

Dysmenorrhea: At age 39, it is really important to have a good Gyn exam. Endometriosis is a not uncommon cause of dysmenorrhea. If normal exam and no other symptoms like painful intercourse or pelvic pain, would try anti prostaglandins. (Motrin/aleve) at the first hint of dysmenorrhea +/- oral contraceptives ...Read more

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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

See a OB-GYN: Tell your daughter that severe cramping is not normal and often has a cause such as endometriosis or other pelvic pathology. If that occurs, please make sure she is seen by an ob-gyn for an exam, especially if cramping is not relieved by prostaglandin otc inhibitors such a Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). ...Read more

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Do people with primary dysmenorrhea have a lot of pain?

Do people with primary dysmenorrhea have a lot of pain?

Pain: Pain is a subjective evaluation. Yet painfull periods are always bad. I would say yes to your question. ...Read more

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Bad cramps every month. Could I get drugs for a bad case of primary dysmenorrhea?

Absolutely: First line of treatment is usually an NSAID or cousin to aspirin. The best otc option is Aleve (naproxen) or naproxyn, 400-500 mg twice a day, starting several days before the cramps start. This will usually prevent the cramps and often other symptoms as well by preventing the production of prostaglandins in the body. Next line is hormonal birthcontrol which decreases flow. ...Read more

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Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea?What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

OCPs can help: Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea. For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. They may also make your periods shorter, lighter and more regular. Some common side effects include nausea, headaches and irregular spotting in between periods. If you do experience these, you can try another formulation that may work better for you. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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)

Excessive menstrual cramps are clinical findings in which a woman feels significant pain before or during her menstrual period, sometimes accompanied by ...Read more