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Painful Ovulation Treatment
Painful Ovulation Self-Care at Home
The best way to relieve midcycle pain is to take an anti-inflammatory medication. Ibuprofen (Advil is a familiar brand name), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and ketoprofen (Orudis) are available without a prescription and are effective at blocking the effects of prostaglandins.
If anti-inflammatory medicine is not an option or if additional relief is needed, a heating pad applied to the pelvic area may relieve some pain.
Frederick B Gaupp, MD
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