I get horrible cramps every month, and every other day

Patient

Q: I get horrible cramps every month, and every other day of my period. Is there any way I can reduce the pain?

Doctor

A:   Hi,
Thanks for the query.

I understand your concern.
Pain during periods is called dysmenorrhea.
Some teenage girls may have severe dysmenorrhea because of causes like unaccustomed pain, increased sensitivity to pain, gonadal hormonal imbalance, very small cervical os etc.
By taking medicines like antispasmodic drugs pain can be releived to some extent.
In severe pain, hormonal pills can decrease the pain by making the cycles anovulatory.
Rarely if medicines do not work, you may need treatment options like cervical dilation.
So, please do consult your doctor once, get evaluated and plan treatment accordingly.

Take care

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