Mercy Gynecologist Dr. Kevin Audlin Discusses Relieving The Pain of Painful Periods
For some women, period cramps are just part of the monthly routine, and for others, they can get pretty painful.
According to gynecologist Dr. Kevin Audlin, Director of the Endometriosis Center at Mercy Medical Center, women can help control cramps with ibuprofen or birth control medication, which decreases blood flow.
"The easiest way to manage it is decrease the menstrual cycle. If you’re bleeding less, there’s less blood, there’s less irritants, there’s less need for the cramping and the contractions," Dr. Audlin said.
Some other options to help with period pain include improving diet, using a heating pad, getting a massage and exercising.
View Mercy gynecologist Dr. Kevin Audlin’s interview about relieving menstrual cramp pain and painful periods.
Founded in 1874, Mercy Medical Center is a university-affiliated medical facility named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters with a national reputation for women’s health. Mercy is home to the nationally acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine as well as the $400+ million, 20-story Mary Catherine Bunting Center. For more information visit Mercy online at www.mdmercy.com, Facebook, Twitter or call 1-800-MD-MERCY.