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Why do I get sharp abdominal pains on the first day of my periods?

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Dr. Michael Glass
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Common

Usually this is from release from the menstrual lining of prostaglandin, which makes the muscle of your uterus cramp.
If you are not allergic to Naproxen (aleve), you can block that release by taking one pill in morning and evening before onset of your menses, continuing through the menses. This will decrease your flow and block the cramps.

In brief: Common

Usually this is from release from the menstrual lining of prostaglandin, which makes the muscle of your uterus cramp.
If you are not allergic to Naproxen (aleve), you can block that release by taking one pill in morning and evening before onset of your menses, continuing through the menses. This will decrease your flow and block the cramps.
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