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What should I know about caring for someone with menstrual problems?

If someone you care for has menstrual problems, she may have mild symptoms such as cramps that she can manage at home, or she may have more severe symptoms that can seriously affect her quality of life. Some examples include the disabling depression and anger of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and stress that can cause periods to disappear completely (amenorrhea). If someone you care for suffers from menstrual problems that she cannot manage alone, encourage her to see a doctor.

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