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Treatment of dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia by a gynecologist

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i have been having a period for the last 19 days and been very irregular before that, im also havin really bad abdominal pain and gettin worried now, my periods have been like this since november time and very heavy bleeding. my gp doesnt really take any notice and just send me away with pain killers. is there any advice i can have. thankyou.

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replied February 25th, 2009
Womens Conditions Answer A5870
Painful menstruations (dysmenorrhea) may not be taken very seriously but prolonged menstruations (menorrhagia) should be taken seriously and require medical evaluation to find out the cause. A combination of painful, irregular, and prolonged menstruations could indicate the presence of infection, a genital tumor, or endometriosis…, so it definitely needs medical attention from a gynecologist and not by a GP.

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