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Term For Menstrual Pain And Tension
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Menstrual pain: Dysmenorrhea Tx: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more
Menstrual pain: You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco. You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl. Com/kw94lmx. ...Read more
NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read more
Options exist: You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available. Your individual medical history will dictate which ones are best for you. ...Read more
Yes most likely: Now you know your own body so if something does not feel right see your doctor. But yes your described symptoms are not unusual for onset of period ...Read more
Tips: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. 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 disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Heat. ...Read more
Try OTC Motrin: U can take 600 mg every 8 hours if it is too bad then go to an urgent visit center to be evaluated and once they evaluate u then they can prescribe something better, and u will need to followup with your gyn when u get back home. ...Read more
For some years now I have been undergoing a difficult menstrual pain, I am 26 years old, I don't know what to do?
Get GYN Eval.: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Nsaid’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more
What are ways I can minimize menstrual pain? Natural and not? I want to have kids but not now, maybe in 5-10 years. It's quite painful first 48 hrs.
Is this a change?: Many women experience pain with their menstrual cycle while on birth control pills. If there has been a change in the pain, you should see a gynecologist. You may have fibroids or polyps which are growing. You may have endometriosis. Change at 40 needs to be taken seriously. ...Read more
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Buscopan: No, not if she only took it one time ...Read more
I'm nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain I suffered before. Is there anything I can do?
Occasionally: Vitamins are essential substances for our bodies. If we have deficiency then many parts of the body can be affected. In general, a sick body can have menstrual disorders and correcting vitamin deficiency can improve symptoms. However, we usually do not think of vitamins as treatments for painful menses. See your doctor to discuss more traditional meds if your vit supplements do not help. ...Read more
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
Confusing: Nuvaring should be inserted after your period. It is then used for three weeks and then removed for one week which triggers your period. Menses should happen the week it is out. It's unclear to me what exactly you are experiencing. If this is unhelpful please restate the question and we can try to address your concerns. ...Read more
Pain with periods: The amount of pain varies depending on many factors such as whether you ovulated, has a very early miscarriage, etc. ...Read more
What am I supposed to do if I took 2 menstrual pain relievers but I am stillstill experiencing a lot of pain?
On what you took. You need to what is in the OTC meds you took. You could take a total of 800 mg 3 times a day. For 3 or 4 days.
Warm tub soaks help some.
If you have heavy bleeding associated with the pain, you may need some hormonal mgt in the future.
If this is recurrent, then OCP can help as well.
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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