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Why does menstrual pain occur?

Why does menstrual pain occur?

Hormonal changes &: Hormonal changes & their effects on many inflammatory mediators and your mood. A multimodal therapy is frequently necessary, since there is no one pill that can do it all. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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How does one treat menstrual pain?

How does one treat menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: Severe pain should be evaluated by a gynecologist. Mild to moderate cramping can be relieved with NSAID meds like Ibuprofen or naproxen. Check out no-drug methods too like massage, exercise, and a new menstrual belt called ziivaa. ...Read more

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How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

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

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Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

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

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What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Does menstrual pain has to do with one being a virgin?

No relation: Virginity (the state before first sexual intercourse) is unrelated to menstrual pain. ...Read more

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What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

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

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What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

What is the definition or description of: menstrual pain?

Cramping: 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, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

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

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Menstrual pain in left side first day. Please advice if this is normal?

Menstrual pain in left side first day. Please advice if this is normal?

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

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How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

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

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Ultimate method to control menstrual pain in an emergency (when we somewhere else)?

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

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I have severe menstrual pain, is it normal to be in so much pain? It's very unbearable.

See Gyn: If your menstrual pain is severe and lasts throughout the period then you need to be checked for endometriosis by your Gyn doc. In the meantime try Ibuprofen and warm packs. Also getting on BC pills helps. ...Read more

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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

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Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

Has anyone experienced menstrual pain while on contraception?

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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Acetaminophen effective for menstrual pain?

Yes, but...: My inclination would be to try Naproxen (aleve), but Acetaminophen will work! ...Read more

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How can u prevent menstrual pain im a virgin?

How can u prevent menstrual pain im a virgin?

Birth control pills: You can try advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin etc. You can also try birth control pills which can be prescribed without needing a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Should I still be having body pain during menstrual pain at 44?

Yes: At age 44, your menses have no reason to be different than they have always been. If they are significantly changed, or if you think your symptoms are abnormal, there are many options to help you improve your menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Time: If you have been on oral contraceptive S for some time, your menses may have regulated such that you may not experience severe cramping. You can also use ibuprofen or naproxen to ease menstrual cramps. Good luck in starting a family. ...Read more

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Can vitamins treat menstrual pain?

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

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Ways to get rid off from pain during menstrual pain?

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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Is ok to have menstrual pain using nuva ring for only one week of using it?

Is ok to have menstrual pain using nuva ring for only one week of using it?

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

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I have bad menstrual pain during some periods but not all. Why only some periods?

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

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What am I supposed to do if I took 2 menstrual pain relievers but I am stillstill experiencing a lot of pain?

What am I supposed to do if I took 2 menstrual pain relievers but I am stillstill experiencing a lot of pain?

Depends: 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.

Need more info to give the best answer ...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


Dr. Navita Modi
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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