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Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)

Also indexed as:Painful Menstruation
Dysmenorrhea (Painful Menstruation)
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Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.

For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.

Menstrual cramps are dull, throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen before or during the menstrual period. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, it can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month. Menstrual cramps tend to be less intense with age or after the first child. See a doctor if menstrual cramps interfere with your daily life.

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