Menstrual Cramps Topic Guide

Menstrual Cramps Menstrual Cramps:

Menstrual cramps are either classified as primary or secondary dysmenorrhea. Secondary dysmenorrhea refers to menstrual cramps caused by another medical condition or disease, for example:

Treatments to ease and get rid of menstrual cramps include natural and home remedies; OTC pain medications, and birth control pills.

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celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

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acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

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fenoprofen Fenoprofen

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