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What are the best medications to relieve menstrual pain?

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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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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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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For some years now I have been undergoing a difficult menstrual pain, I am 26 years old, i don't know what to do?

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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Ways to get rid off from pain during menstrual pain?

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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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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Help, what to do for menstrual pain when you cannot swallow pills?

Help, what to do for menstrual pain when you cannot swallow pills?

Dysmenorrhea: Try 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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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

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How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most effective way to eliminate the menstrual cramps. Stop dairy. Stop gluten. One ca also take ibuprofen, can also try evening pimrose oil daily for 3 months...An herb call vitex or one called cramp bark can also reduce menstrual pain. Exercise does help too. ...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. Daniel Saurborn
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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