Q&A: Any Cure For Menstrual Cramps?

A: The pain of ovulation usually goes away within about 24 hours, so specific treatment is not required. Over-the-counter pain medicines, such as Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin (ibuprofen), generally are effective in relieving mittelschmerz (the medical term for ovulation cramps).

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Applying a heating pad to the lower abdomen or taking a warm bath may also help ease discomfort. Women with particularly painful ovulation may find relief by taking birth control pills, which prevents ovulation.

 

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