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Pretty girl wearing pajamas and sitting in bed, waking up to a menstrual cramps.

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for menstrual cramps. Cramps are a normal part of menstruation for many women, occurring just before and during periods. However, some women experience intense cramps that interfere with their everyday lives every time their periods come. If you are suffering from dysmenorrhea, you don’t have to simply accept it. By seeking medical care, you can get the relief you need.

Menstrual cramps occur when the uterus contracts and presses against blood vessels, cutting off the supply of oxygen. Women who experience severe cramping may have an underlying medical condition that is making normal period cramps worse, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. A doctor can determine the cause of severe cramps during a physical exam and offer treatments that can help. Often, addressing the underlying condition can relieve the cramping.

Paramount Urgent Care offers medical services in our convenient walk-in clinic setting, so you can get the care you need even when your doctor’s office is closed. Serving all of Orlando, Lake, Polk, Sumter, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Please visit our contact us page for a location near you or call 352-674-9218.