Our office will reopen tomorrow, 2/22/2021. However, due to the recent winter storms, our office has suffered major water damage throughout the building. Our telephone services are still down so please be patient with us during this time.
If you have an emergency, please go to the ER or labor and delivery.
Dr. Fong will be periodically checking the patient portal for urgent questions or concerns. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Most ovulatory women experience some form of dysmenorrhea or “menstrual cramps” each month. When these monthly discomforts affect the normal function of a woman’s daily routine, it is usually considered severe and warrants a gynecologic evaluation. Typical “cramps” are usually alleviated with timed use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs commonly known as NSAIDs. These are common medications found over the counter in the form of Ibuprofen or Naproxen. Sometimes these medications only partially or inadequately relieve the symptoms, of which further evaluation and gynecologic treatment is needed.
Common gynecologic conditions related to dysmenorrhea include:
- pelvic infection
- cervical polyps.