How can a teenage girl relieve menstrual cramps?
How can you care for yourself at home?
- Take anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce pain, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve), for pain from cramps.
- Put a warm water bottle, a heating pad set on low, or a warm cloth on your belly.
Is it normal for teenagers to have painful periods?
The most common complaint. Dysmenorrhea is that recurrent, crampy lower abdominal pain which happens during menstruation. It’s the most common gynecologic complaint among adolescent girls. One study showed nearly 80 percent of teens experience heavy, painful periods.
What can a 14 year old take for menstrual cramps?
For simple cramps, the first-line option is ibuprofen, 400 milligrams four times a day. If that is not working, or if twice a day works better for your teen’s schedule than four times a day, try naproxen sodium, 500 milligrams twice a day.
Why do I get cramps when my daughter has her period?
Cramps happen when the uterus (the place inside a woman’s body where a baby grows) squeezes. They are caused by a chemical in the body called prostaglandins (say: pross-tuh-GLAN-dinz). The squeezing of the muscles helps push the blood out through a girl’s vagina during her period.
Should I go to school with period cramps?
While mild pain or discomfort could be seen as part of a “normal” menstrual cycle, if pain or any other menstrual symptoms are enough to prevent normal activities such as going to school or work, it’s important to go and speak to your doctor.
How can I help my 12 year old stop cramping?
What Can Help if My Daughter Has Cramps?
- a warm heating pad on her belly.
- taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or store brand) or naproxen (Aleve or store brand); this works best if the medicine is started at the first sign of cramps.
Can you skip school if your on your period?
Getting your period can cause mild cramps on the first day or two, but it shouldn’t cause you to stay home from school, work, or social events.
How can I make cramps less painful in school?
How to stop period cramps at school
- Carry a heat pack on you.
- Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and stay warm.
- Take painkillers in the morning before you go in.
- A sports drink may help thanks to its electrolytes, or snack on some of the superfoods like dark chocolate we mentioned above.