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Painful periods are most common in young women, and the pain tends to ease as women get older. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Menstruation happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and health problems related to periods.
Managing period pain
Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common but can stop some women from enjoying their normal activities. Here are some ways to manage painful periods.