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Painful Periods

Painful Periods

Painful menstrual periods, also called dysmenorrhea, are the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s. But there are treatments for painful periods, and the experienced doctors at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies can help.

Painful periods may include pain in the pelvis, abdomen, back and legs; abdominal cramps; headache; and fatigue. There are two types of dysmenorrhea:

Diagnosis and Treatment

At Orlando Health Winnie Palmer, we have the most advanced imaging technology available to diagnose the cause of your dysmenorrhea. Diagnostic options your doctor may consider include:

To relieve the pain of primary dysmenorrhea, your doctor may recommend medications and certain lifestyle changes. The treatment of secondary dysmenorrhea varies depending on the underlying condition. The gynecologists at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer will work with you to find the best solution for your individual condition.