When to Talk to Your Doctor About Period Pains

Most women experience mild, fleeting menstrual cramps every month. If you’re having severe pain that isn’t manageable with over-the-counter medications, it’s time to see your gynecologist. You should also see your doctor if your period lasts any longer than seven days, or if bleeding is heavy enough to require a new tampon or sanitary pad every hour. Several treatment options are available, including hormonal birth control pills.

When you watch this video, you’ll meet Donna. For years, Donna lived with excruciating menstrual pain and abnormally heavy bleeding. She was finally diagnosed with uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis. After having a hysterectomy, Donna feels like a new woman.

Women who have gynecology concerns and live near Washington, D.C. will find warm, trusted healthcare providers at Washington Surgi-Clinic. Call (202) 659-9403 to request our next available appointment with a gynecologist .

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