Dysmenorrhea | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Is my pain just a normal part of my menstrual cycle?
  • Do I need any tests?
  • What can I do to help relieve my pain?
  • Will lifestyle changes, such as to my diet or exercise, help relieve my pain?
  • What should I do if my pain doesn’t get better or gets worse?


Dysmenorrhea by L French, M.D. (American Family Physician January 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050115/285.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 03/05