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Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Several:: Nsaids such as ibuprofen, Naproxen are helpful for some women. A nice prescription medication called Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is very effective for many pts with dysmenorrhea pain. Birth control pills are first line treatment for this as well, and may provide significant relief of your pain. If no relief with these agents, then sonogram and possibly laparoscopy may be indicated to look for endometriosis. ...Read more

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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What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

Anti-inflammatories: Secondary dysmenorrhea is usually due to a physical problem like endometriosis, uterine fibroids or polyps. Medications like advil or Aleve (naproxen) (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories= nsaids) can help and usually have little side effects. In general it is better to treat the cause if it is secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorhea is usually hormonal and responds well to nsaids. ...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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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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What is the recommended treatment for extreme period pain with gastric complications?

Med eval: 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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Does beer help cure dysmenorrhea?

No, it is best to: Avoid alcohol if you have dysmenorrhea. 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. Sip chamomile ; green tea. ...Read more

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Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

Does metformin cure secondary dysmenorrhea?

No: Metformin does not cure dysmenorrhea but can help if you have PCOS, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which inadvertently might help with some bleeding and pain, but not a cure. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to cure period pain?

Natural options.: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-med 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 dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Acupuncture is excellent for this purpose. ...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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Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Pain/pain: Dysmenorrhea is a symptom and endometriosis is a disease. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by a number of conditions including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, adenomyosis--endometriosis may be present without any dysmenorrhea. I just upgraded a woman with stage iv-horrendous endometriosis in an rn who had no symptoms at all-just wanted a baby-i hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain with menses which could be primary(not due to any particular condition) or secondary to for example endometriosis. Dysmenorrha is a symptom where endometriosis is a disease that has dysmenorrhea as a sumptom. ...Read more

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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...Read more

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How bad are cramps in dysmenorrhea?

Varies: Dysmenorrhea is painful menses. Typically the pain is crampy. The degree of discomfort can only be determined by the one having the cramps. Form some women the pain is mild, others describe severe pain. There is no one description that would apply to everyone. ...Read more

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Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

See below: The answer is the one that works. Nsaids are usually a good starting point. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea what is this? Do I see a obgyn?

Dysmenorrhea what is this? Do I see a obgyn?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain during menstruation that interfere with your daily activities.It can give you cramps starting before and during menstruation.Sometimes it can be due to certain medical conditiond like endometriosis and some other.But if there is no other condition it is called primary dysmenorrhea.You need to see your gynecologist, there are various meds to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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