Question by  Chandon1313 (32)

What can I do about severe menstrual cramps?

My cramps are very severe and I don't know what to do.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you have severe period symptoms every period then you should contact your doctor and tell him. You can be put on a pill to help reduce your cramps and other pains during your period.


Answer by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

There are a few things you can do to help these cramps. You can do a mild exercise which will help. Also using a hot water bottle or heating pad on your abdomen. Taking extra vitamins such as calcium,magnesium and vitamin D can help. Also you can take birth control,which helps.


Answer by  Ann66 (161)

Severe cramps can be eased with an over the counter pain medication, such as Ibuprofin, and relaxing with a heating pad. If they are very severe, talk to a doctor.


Answer by  pagan23 (1342)

Doctors will prescribe birth control pills, but this only masks the problem and sometimes doesn't help at all. You probably have endometriosis. The only way to diagnose is with surgery.


Answer by  Jay46 (143)

You can go to your doctor and your doctor should prescribe you some type of pain medication if over-the-counter medications aren't working.


Answer by  Chris41 (152)

Birth control is a good way to regulate your period and prevent menstrual cramps. Cranberry juice can also be quite effective in reducing pain and cramps. Laying down for a moment also helps.

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