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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 9/13/2008

Updated by: Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.