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Medication for Dysmenorrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   I have been getting really sharp pains when I run for over a mile that cause me to stop running and walking. After a few minutes the pain will go away and I can continue running, but within a mile or so the pain comes right back. The pain is felt in my lower abdomen around both sides towards my ovaries and I can feel it as well towards my lower back.
Doctor :   hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   okay sounds good
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age and weight ?
User :   I'm 20 and weigh 160 lbs
User :   And I'm 5' 8"
Doctor :   do u have any issues with your appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever etc ?
User :   no I don't
Doctor :   do u ahve issues with passing urine or ur bowel movements ?
User :   No sir
Doctor :   how often does the pain arises and how long does it last ?
User :   I only feel the pain when I am running or doing other strenuous exercise. I feel the pain after I've been jogging for about 10 minutes and it only lasts for a few minutes and will go away. But once I continue to run, in about 10 minutes it will start up again.
Doctor :   i guess it could be due to a muscle issue
Doctor :   as the issue arises only with excersie and then increases with exertion
Doctor :   since all major symptoms are absent in you, there is no need to worry
Doctor :   take some tylenol and u wil be fine
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   I dont' know if this makes a difference, but it typically happens most frequently right before I get my period
Doctor :   Are u following me ?
User :   Like the week before
Doctor :   In that case, this is pretty normal and is called dysmenorrhea
Doctor :   you will benefit by medications like Naproxen
User :   Okay that's good.. Do I take that before I run?
Doctor :   the symptoms could be due to uteine spasms
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   take it 2 times a day
Doctor :   to relieve the pain
User :   Okay sounds good I will try that.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   No sir
User :   thank you so much!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care and have a good health
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   I will thanks!
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