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A menstrual pad with ground up dirt will not help your period pain

Nanotechnology. Am I right? Sigh. And with that I introduce to you the NannoPad™ with “nannogenic™” technology from nanoparticles. Here is the NannoPad™ sales pitch…. So much stupid and snake oil and skulduggery to unpack here, but as God is my witness I am going to give it a try. “Organically occurring earth elements” Mmmmk. … Continue reading

Comparing period cramps with heart attacks isn’t useful or accurate

There is an article in Quartz about period pain (menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea). While I agree many people, especially doctors, don’t take painful periods seriously enough I disagree with the assertion that we don’t know much about painful cramps. I’m also not a fan of comparing period pain to heart attacks. Heart attacks are not that … Continue reading

Whoopi Goldberg’s menstrual marijuana has lots of issues, a GYNO explains

My phone blew up this morning with health reporters asking about Whoopi Goldberg’s new health venture – medical marijuana for period pain. Why did the health reports ask me? Yes I’m a doctor on social media a lot, but I’am also board certified in OB/GYN as well as holding two different board certifications in pain … Continue reading

10 natural therapies for killer menstrual cramps

Most women report some painful or discomfort with their period. However, some women have killer cramps (the medical term is severe dysmenorrhea) and for many of them life goes on a 3-5 day hold once a month. Period pain is due to release of a substance called prostaglandins from the lining of the uterus during … Continue reading

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