Menstrual Pain (cont.)
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What other symptoms occur with menstrual cramps?
In addition to cramps in the lower abdomen, a woman may also experience additional symptoms. These symptoms may include:
When to seek medical care for menstrual cramps
Most women have significant improvement with natural and home remedies (see the Natural and Home Remedies section). However, a woman should call her health-care professional if she experiences any of the following:
A health-care professional can help her manage most symptoms. However, she should go to a hospital's emergency department if any of the following problems occur:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2016
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