Overview

Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb), which is then passed through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal canal. Some pain, cramping, and discomfort during mens[read article]

Tests for Painful Menstruation

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Pelvic Exam
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Gynecological Examination
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Pelvic Ultrasound
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A D and C, also written as D & C, is short for dilation and curettage, which is a minor surgery. It involves dilating or opening the cervix. The cervix is the o...  More
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If you are suffering from abnormal bleeding, you may have submucus fibroid tumors. These tumors can cause severe cramping, fatigue, heavy menstrual periods and blee...  More
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Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. As a diagnostic procedure, it is used to examine the organs inside your abdomen. This is also referred to as a diagnostic laparosc...  More
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Self Care for Painful Menstruation

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Heat Pad Treatment
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Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips...  More
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Abdominal Massage
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A sitz bath is a warm, shallow bath that cleanses the perineum (the space between the rectum and the vulva or scrotum). A sitz bath can be used for everyday persona...  More
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Lifestyle Modification
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Lie on Side with Knees Bent
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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Painful Menstruation

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Painful Menstruation

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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INDOMETHACIN (in doe METH a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful join...  More
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ASPIRIN (AS pir in) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever. This medicine is also used as directed by a doctor to prevent and to treat heart at...  More
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DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and r...  More
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CELECOXIB (sell a KOX ib) is known as a COX-2 inhibitor, a drug that belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. It is used to reduce swellin...  More
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MEFENAMIC ACID (me fe NAM ik AS id) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used to...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Painful Menstruation

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Lysis of Adhesions of Uterus
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Laparoscopic Uterosacral Nerve Ablation
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Presacral Sympathectomy
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Medical Procedures for Painful Menstruation

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Pain Management
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Removal of Intrauterine Device
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