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Menstrual Cramps - Dysmenorrhea

Information about pelvic pain that occurs during or just before menstruation, as well as at other times during the menstrual cycle. Covers the causes of menstrual cycle pain, diagnostic testing, medical and alternative treatments for menstrual pain, and prevention tips.

Menstrual Cramps - Help For Painful Menstrual Cramps
Find help for painful menstrual cramps. Share your menstrual cramp remedies and see what others say has helped them to ease the pain that many women experience during menstruation.

What are Natural Menstrual Cramp Relievers?
A look at natural, home remedies and exercise for self-care of painful menstrual cramps.

What to Expect When You See Your Doctor for Menstrual Cramps
A review of what happens when you visit your doctor for menstrual cramps. Covers questions your doctor will ask about your menstrual cramps and details about your examination for pelvic pain.

What are the Medical Treatments for Menstrual Cramps?
A review of various medical treatments used to treat painful menstrual periods. Includes prescription medications such as oral contraceptives, antibiotics and antidepressants, as well as surgical treatments for dysmenorrhea.

What Causes Menstrual Cramps?
A review of possible causes of menstrual cramps. Includes information about the role hormones play in menstrual cramps.

Do I Need to See My Doctor for Menstrual Cramps?
A review of situations that indicate you should seek medical advice for painful periods. Covers symptoms that when associated with menstrual cramps mean you need to see your doctor.

What Are Menstrual Cramps and How Do They Feel?
A review of menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea. Includes what menstrual cramps are and how menstrual cramps feel.

Things You Should Know About Menstrual Cramps
A review of things every woman needs to know about painful periods or menstrual cramps. Covers causes, diagnosis, and treatment of menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).

An explanation of dysmenorrhea.

Pain and / or cramps between menstrual periods is called Mittelschmerz. Learn more about painful ovulation or Mittelschmerz including tips to relieve the symptoms of this condition.

A Warm Sock for Menstrual Cramps
How to use a sock and some rice to warm away menstrual cramps.

Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps
About.com Alternative Medicine Guide Cathy Wong explores natural remedies for menstrual cramps. She discusses the pros and cons of several treatment options for painful periods including Omega-3 Fatty Acids, magnesium, and acupressure.

Painful Menstrual Periods
Covers painful menstrual periods, or menstrual cramps. Includes causes of cramping during menstruation, as well as self-care tips to help relieve pain and discomfort.

Patient education information from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that covers basic information about menstrual cramps and provides treatment details.

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