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Menstrual Pain (cont.)

Menstrual Cramps Prognosis

Often, it is possible to eliminate menstrual cramps effectively. Anti-inflammatory medications are highly effective. Hormonal birth control decreases the pain most of the time. Cramps also tend to decrease in intensity as a woman ages. Cramps may disappear after a woman's first pregnancy. In cases in which anatomical abnormalities are the cause of the cramps, treatment of the underlying abnormality or condition can bring relief of the pain.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Dysmenorrhea.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014

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