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Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are the pain and cramping some women experience during their monthly periods. The term dysmenorrhea usually refers to pain and cramps severe enough to prevent normal activity






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Hot Flashes

Alternate Names : Hot Flushes, Vasomotor Flushes

Hot Flashes | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A complete history and physical should be done to rule out other reasons for hot flashes. Other conditions like hyperthyroidism, which is an over-active thyroid gland, diabetes, tuberculosis, rare tumors of the adrenal glands, and other chronic infections can cause hot flashes.


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Hot Flashes: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/13/02



Topiramate (toe-PYRE-a-mate) is used to help control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to help control seizures for as long as you continue to take it.





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