Dysmenorrhea: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Get plenty of rest. If you become unusually tired, nervous, or constipated, you may be more likely to experience menstrual pain.
  • Exercise regularly such as walking, swimming, or bicycling may improve blood flow and ease menstrual pain.
  • Eat a diet rich in whole grains and green leafy vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
Dysmenorrhea prevention

Watch Out

  • Fever over
  • Cramping accompanied by diarrhea and nausea
  • Passing blood clots
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge and pelvic pain

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • Severe menstrual pain
  • Sudden or severe pelvic pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Increased or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
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