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My period hurts. I'm not sexually active (still a virgin). Do I need to see a gynecologist?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: That can be helpful

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.

In brief: That can be helpful

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If you are having pelvic pain, you need help.
Sexual activity is not the only cause of serious pelvic problems. If you really are 35 years old, then it is time for you to establish a relationship with a doctor you can trust. That could be your family doc or a gynecologist.

In brief: Yes

If you are having pelvic pain, you need help.
Sexual activity is not the only cause of serious pelvic problems. If you really are 35 years old, then it is time for you to establish a relationship with a doctor you can trust. That could be your family doc or a gynecologist.
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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