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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.
Menstruation happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and health problems related to periods.
Laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy
Subtotal hysterectomies are operations to remove part of the uterus (womb). Usually a subtotal hysterectomy is carried out to help with heavy or painful periods, and fibroids.
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). It is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. Your symptoms should improve.
Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common, especially among young females, and the pain tends to ease as you get older. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of painful periods.