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Please share an interesting fact about period pain.

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: As

As per a patient of mine, " the only good thing about period pain is that it is periodic".

In brief: As

As per a patient of mine, " the only good thing about period pain is that it is periodic".
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: If

If you have heavy prolonged periods, you could have hypothyroidism.
See your doctor to get checked.

In brief: If

If you have heavy prolonged periods, you could have hypothyroidism.
See your doctor to get checked.
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Know

Know when your period's coming? You may have less cramping if you take Ibuprofen the day before.

In brief: Know

Know when your period's coming? You may have less cramping if you take Ibuprofen the day before.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Menstrual

Menstrual pain will vary with time.
It may become worse, but often gets better as well.

In brief: Menstrual

Menstrual pain will vary with time.
It may become worse, but often gets better as well.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uterus

Uterus produces a substance that causes contractions .
Aleve, Ibuprofen counteract . Not tylenol (acetaminophen).

In brief: Uterus

Uterus produces a substance that causes contractions .
Aleve, Ibuprofen counteract . Not tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Women

Women experience period pain differently.

In brief: Women

Women experience period pain differently.
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Release

Release of prostaglandins can cause pain and cramps.

In brief: Release

Release of prostaglandins can cause pain and cramps.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Period

Period pain: a possible reason for excessive menstrual cramps is a sexually transmitted disease.

In brief: Period

Period pain: a possible reason for excessive menstrual cramps is a sexually transmitted disease.
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Dr. Muhammad Emran
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Using

Using birth control pills will usually lighten the period and reduce cramping.

In brief: Using

Using birth control pills will usually lighten the period and reduce cramping.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: That

Myth - that menstrual pain is " is psychological.
" it is real!

In brief: That

Myth - that menstrual pain is " is psychological.
" it is real!
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