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Treatments for Dysmenorrhea in Children

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Dysmenorrhea treatment at Children's

Your daughter's physician will counsel her on helpful stress management strategies. Girls with endometriosis should always help their bodies cope with pain by exercising regularly and following a healthy diet.

Other treatments for managing dysmenorrhea include:

  • prostaglandin inhibitors (i.e., nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen) to reduce pain
  • acetaminophens
  • oral contraceptives (ovulation inhibitors)
  • progesterone treatment
  • dietary modifications to increase protein and decrease sugar and caffeine intake
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