What are the treatment options for secondary dysmenorrhea?

Treatment options for secondary dysmenorrhea include pain medication, hormone therapy, and surgery for underlying conditions. Anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, are used to treat inflammation in the uterus and any associated pain.

Women who still have severe symptoms after trying anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed an estrogen and progestin hormone therapy, a combination often found in low-dose birth control pills. Birth control pills can help regulate hormones and reduce the effect of conditions that are brought on by hormone imbalances. Often surgery is required to correct tissue overgrowth found with endometriosis or tumors from uterine fibroids.

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