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Hi everyone, and welcome to The Dr Chris Show. Today’s question comes from Jasmine she wants to know what causes painful periods.

They are really common – one in twenty women have painful periods it is a super common thing and there’s a couple of causes. The number one cause is endometriosis, so that is the number one cause. Endometriosis is a condition which can cause a lot of pain, but also infertility in some people. A lot of people don’t realise periods should not be painful, a bit of cramping, but should not be painful. Endometriosis unfortunately can’t be diagnosed with an ultrasound. It has to be diagnosed properly by a gynaecologist, it is something that is often picked up as a procedure, so it has to be a surgical procedure unfortunately. Endometriosis most common causes painful periods, there are some natural treatments available which I will cover in a separate clip but thank you for asking – a common question if you do have painful periods please consider that you may have endometriosis and it should be managed.

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