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Severe pain during menstruation. This often interferes with training and competition, but it is sometimes possible to change the timing of the menstrual cycle by using contraceptive pills or other substances. It is important thatathletes taking medication to treat dysmenorrhoea check that the medication doesnot include any substances on the World Anti-Doping Agency's 2005 Prohibited List. There is some evidence that regular aerobic exercise reduces the incidence of dysmenorrhoea.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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