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Is hormonal pill advisable for patients with primary dysmenorrhea?What would be the advantages and disadvantages of hormonal pills to a single woman having primary dysmenorrhea?

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Dr. Ealena Callender
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In brief: OCPs can help

Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea.
For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. They may also make your periods shorter, lighter and more regular. Some common side effects include nausea, headaches and irregular spotting in between periods. If you do experience these, you can try another formulation that may work better for you.

In brief: OCPs can help

Birth-control pills are often used to help with primary dysmenorrhea.
For some women, they can provide tremendous relief of painful menstrual cramps. They may also make your periods shorter, lighter and more regular. Some common side effects include nausea, headaches and irregular spotting in between periods. If you do experience these, you can try another formulation that may work better for you.
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