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Is hormone replacement something that can help with severe chronic menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery
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In brief: In some cases

Heavy and painful periods may be the result of an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, often associated with a condition called estrogen dominance.
In this condition, there is a relative Progesterone deficiency at the root of the imbalance, which causes these difficult menstrual symptoms. This can be treated with hormone replacement to restore and maintain balance and alleviate symptoms.

In brief: In some cases

Heavy and painful periods may be the result of an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, often associated with a condition called estrogen dominance.
In this condition, there is a relative Progesterone deficiency at the root of the imbalance, which causes these difficult menstrual symptoms. This can be treated with hormone replacement to restore and maintain balance and alleviate symptoms.
Dr. Andre Berger
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Dr. Mirela Cernaianu
I agree with the previous answers - Hormonal supplementation if there is a deficiency or imbalance can always help alleviate symptoms, however a hormonal imbalance or a specific uterine pathology like fibroids, adenomyosis or endometriosis usually has a root cause. Correcting the cause of the imbalance is preferable, especially in a young woman whose body should make hormones in abundance.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

What you describe is called "dysmenorrhea" and can be helped with oral contraceptives, or other hormonal interventions.
Consult your gynecologist for care in this area.

In brief: Yes

What you describe is called "dysmenorrhea" and can be helped with oral contraceptives, or other hormonal interventions.
Consult your gynecologist for care in this area.
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