Menstrual Pain (cont.)
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Which specialties of doctors treat menstrual cramps?
Although many primary care doctors can treat menstrual cramps, women with more severe symptoms may require consultation with an OB/GYN or surgeon.
How is the cause of severe menstrual cramps diagnosed?
The health-care professional will take a detailed medical history, and will inquire specifically about the menstrual cramps and related symptoms. A woman should anticipate questions regarding:
The doctor will perform a pelvic exam to explore any problems. If there are concerns in regard to a possible infection, a culture of the cervix and a blood test may confirm the diagnosis. Additional tests may be ordered.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2016
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