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Most women have painful cramps from their
period from time to time. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps
over-the-counter medicine and home treatment.
Over-the-counter pain medicine and home treatment are often all you need
to ease your cramps.
Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Do not take aspirin if you are younger than 20. It
has been linked to Reye syndrome, a serious illness.
Talk to your doctor if you have tried to manage your
cramps with medicine and home treatment but you do not feel better. If your
cramps are caused by a health problem not related to your period, such as
endometriosis, you may need other treatment.
March 20, 2013
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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