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Relief of menstrual cramps

Relief of menstrual cramps

Overview

An effective treatment for relieving menstrual cramps is aspirin or ibuprofen. Exercise may help relieve cramps by reducing stress.

Review Date 4/19/2018

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.