Is there a cure for dysmenorrhea?

Curing dysmenorrhea, or intense pain and cramps during menstruation, is dependent on its underlying causes. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs naturally, and the best cure is treatment to learn how to manage pain. Pain management may include medication, heat therapy, and relaxation exercise. Another way to treat dysmenorrhea is to take hormonal contraception, which can lessen the intensity of the disorder. Secondary dysmenorrhea is due to an underlying cause, which must be treated to prevent future pain. For example, surgery to remove fibroids - noncancerous tumors - may cure dysmenorrhea if fibroids are the underlying cause.

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