Related to menstruation

I get intolerable pain in my lower abdomen, along with gastric and vomiting sensation just before the start of my periods (before the bleeding starts). However, this only lasts for 6-8 hrs but the pain is excruciating. I have been having this from the beginning of my puberty but it has become worse in the last 2-3 years. Also, Bio-spas and other pain-relief medicines don't have any effect on my pain.
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Poornachandra Tejaswi S Bangalore | General Physician
Menstrual cramps may be caused by identifiable problems, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids. Treating any underlying cause is key to reducing the pain. Menstrual cramps that aren't caused by an underlying condition tend to lessen with age and often improve once a woman has given birth...over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium , at regular doses starting the day before you expect your period to begin. Prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as mefenamic acid, also are available. If you can't take NSAIDs, acetaminophen may lessen your pain...consult nearest gynecologists they will do the needful.
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