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What is dysmenorrhea?

What is dysmenorrhea?

Pain: Dysmenorhhea means pain/discomfort with periods. If a woman has always had painful periods she has primary dysmenorrhea, if it was not always present then it is secondary. The cause for this can vary. In general a reasonable approach to primary minimal dysmenorrhea include otc nsaids. However certain conditions causing dysmenorrhea might require further assessment and a different treatment. ...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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Chocolate can help dysmenorrhea?

No - it doesn't: 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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What is medicine of dysmenorrhea?

What is medicine of dysmenorrhea?

Several: The most common treatment for cramps are nsaid's such as ibuprofen, celebrex, (celecoxib) naprosyn, etc. Birth control hormones also help. If these don't help then evaluation for possible endometriosis is next if everything else on your exam is normal. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

What can I take to treat dysmenorrhea?

Several things.: A simple otc pain reliever can help with cramping, bot with bloting. Over the cou.Nter ibuprophen and Naproxen work well. If mental issues are a problem, some half dose ssris will help mood issues. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Is menstrual cramps during menses. Take Motrin 400mg 2-3 times per day. Start a few days before onset of period and during your period. This may help. ...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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What can someone do about dysmenorrhea?

Anti inflammatory: Take Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen starting 1-2 days before menses starts. You can also start birth control pills to get rid of the bleeding entirely. ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve dysmenorrhea?

What can I take to relieve dysmenorrhea?

See below: Acetaminophen, such as tylenol nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids): ibuprofen, such as advil or motrin naproxen, such as aleve or naprosyn aspirin (also a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), such as Bayer or bufferin all those you can get from drug store without prescription. Hot water bottle. ...Read more

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Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

Various methods: It is very important for your dr. To get a goo h&p and a good differential diagnosis can be made. The first line of therapy is to try anti inflammatories (nsaids) and assess your pain, in addition you can start birth control pills. If this doesn't help then and more thorough investigation should be done. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating dysmenorrhea?

What choices do I have for treating dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: There are many types of dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea means you have had pain ever since your first menstruation. Secondary means you didn't have pain before but you do now. Physiological dysmenorrhea means there is nothing wrong with your organs. Pathological means there is something wrong, like endometriosis. No matter what is the diagnosis, there are many choices of treatment. ...Read more

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Can dysmenorrhea cause damage to any other organs?

Can dysmenorrhea cause damage to any other organs?

No: Not by itself but if endometriosis is the underlying cause then endometriosis can lead to scarring of tubes etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are cures for dysmenorrhea?

See gynecologist: Regarding cures. 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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What are some disease problems that can cause dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis to name a few or could be no cause primary dysmenorrhes. ...Read more

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What should i do when i keep suffering from pain during dysmenorrhea?

What should i do when i keep suffering from pain during dysmenorrhea?

See a GYN MD: You need to see a GYN MD and find out why there is severe cramping and pain. At that point, a Rx can be offered whether that is medication or surgery. ...Read more

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What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

A few: Endometriosis and adenomyosis can cause sever menstrual cramps, as can fibroids and other uterine growths such as a polyp. On rare occasions, uterine cancer. Chronic low level uterine infection can also cause cramping. Other symptoms may be heavy bleeding and a constant pelvic pressure or pain with intercourse. ...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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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