Menstrual Cramps Overview

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Ginger to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Is ginger (or ginger tea) effective for relieving menstrual cramps? Find out about the research on this pain-fighting herb, said to ease inflammation. An herb treasured for its warming and pain-relieving properties, ginger (Zingiber officinale)...

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An Overview of Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps cause painful periods for some people. Learn why you get cramps and dietary changes you can try in order to control them. If you get a period, you have probably experienced menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea, at one time or another....

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Common Causes of Pelvic Pain in Women

Acute pelvic pain should be evaluated promptly. Causes range from cysts to ectopic pregnancy to infections and more. Learn more. Acute pelvic pain is pain that starts over a short period of time anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. This type...

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What Is Mittelschmerz?

Mittelschmerz is a German word that refers to ovulation pain and cramps between periods. Learn what causes the one-sided abdominal ache. Do you experience pain or cramps between periods? If you do, you may be experiencing Mittelschmerz. Ulnike...

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Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Learn about natural remedies for menstrual cramps, including omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and acupressure. Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, typically feel like a dull pain in the lower abdomen before or during menstrual periods....

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Symptoms of Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps are a dull, throbbing pain in the lower abdomen during a woman’s monthly period. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Menstrual cramps are a throbbing, dull pain in the lower abdomen that occur every month before and during a...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are more likely to occur depending on biological and lifestyle risk factors. Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Menstrual cramps (also called dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain) are throbbing, aching, or dull pains...

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How Menstrual Cramps Are Diagnosed

True menstrual cramps are due to your period, but another condition can cause a similar sensation. Learn how your doctor IDs the cause of your pain. True menstrual cramps are, of course, due to your period. While you may accurately determine that on...

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