Should I talk to my doctor about my dysmenorrhea symptoms?

One out of two women who have their period suffer from dysmenorrhea. Most women who experience primary dysmenorrhea do not require medical treatment, and using over-the-counter menstrual pain relievers is effective treatment. Some pain during menstruation is normal, but you should contact your doctor if common pain management techniques prove ineffective after a few months and intense pain continues, affecting your ability to go through daily life.

You should talk to your doctor immediately if you have a fever or a change in vaginal discharge. If your symptoms arose after a new sexual partner, your pain may be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility if not promptly treated.

There are many treatment options you can talk to your doctor about, such as hormone therapy and medications, which can only be prescribed by your doctor.

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