Summertime and the livin’ is easy…unless you’re a teenage girl with painful periods. The summer school break provides you with the perfect opportunity to help your teen with period pain. Make her an appointment with our Round Rock obgyns, experienced physicians who understand adolescent gynecology.
While many women have some pain, mild cramps and discomfort before and during their period, painful periods may signal a problem that our Round Rock obgyns can diagnose and treat.
Dysmenorrhea is the term physicians use to describe painful periods. This period pain is not normal and causes the symptoms that indicate it’s time to help your teen with period pain.
In most cases, teenage girls have primary dysmenorrhea, which is caused by prostaglandins, natural chemicals released by the uterine lining. Secondary dysmenorrhea is less common in teens and is caused by conditions such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and uterine fibroids. If your daughter suffers from the following dysmenorrhea symptoms, it’s time to help your teen with period pain.
Diagnosis begins with a medical history and thorough conversation about your daughter’s pain. Our physicians may need to perform a pelvic examination or other tests such as an ultrasound to complete the diagnostic process.
Our physicians will develop a treatment plan to help your teen with period pain, which may include:
If your daughter is suffering from a condition such as endometriosis, further treatment may be necessary to help your teen with period pain.
We understand the anxiety a teenage girl may feel when you suggest taking her to see a gynecologist. She may be afraid of what will happen at her appointment. Our experienced physicians walk teens through every step, especially if they need a pelvic examination. She will feel comfortable with our female physicians because each one is trained and experienced in handling a young girl’s feelings with care.
Don’t let your daughter suffer unnecessarily. Contact us to make an appointment to help your teen with period pain.