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Periods, painful

Most women experience some form of period pain during their lifetime. The medical term for period pain is dysmenorrhoea.
Symptoms of painful periods
The main symptom of period pain is painful muscle cramps in your lower abdomen (tummy). Sometimes the pain comes in intense spasms, while at other times the
Causes of painful periods
Most cases of period pain are a normal part of your menstrual cycle and can usually be treated at home. This is known as primary dysmenorrhoea.The period pain
Diagnosing painful periods caused by a medical condition
Most women who have period pain find it is mild enough to treat at home. However, if your periods are causing you severe pain, contact your GP for advice. Also
Treating painful periods
Most cases of period pain can be treated at home. You can buy a number of painkillers over the counter to help manage your pain. There are also several
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