For those of us dealing with the occasional aches and pains brought on by life's daily struggles, there's more painkilling options available over-the-counter (OTC) than ever despite the litany of different brand names and packages, there are basically two major types of OTC painkillers: acetaminophen, as found in a bottle of Tylenol; and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a broad class that contains ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and while acetaminophen and ibuprofen might seem interchangeable, there are plenty of subtle differences between them, including which conditions they best work for. Let's take a brief look.
Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines, and on the surface lining of the pelvic cavity. They also can be found in the vagina, cervix, and bladder. Endometriosis may not produce any symptoms, but when it does the most common symptom is pelvic pain that worsens just prior to menstruation and improves at the end of the menstrual period. Other symptoms of endometriosis include pain during sex, pain with pelvic examinations, cramping or pain during bowel movements or urination, and infertility.