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What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

What sort of disorder is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Is menstrual cramps during menses. Take Motrin 400mg 2-3 times per day. Start a few days before onset of period and during your period. This may help. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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What are some disease problems that can cause dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: Fibroids, endometriosis and adenomyosis to name a few or could be no cause primary dysmenorrhes. ...Read more

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What should I do about my dysmenorrhea?

What should I do about my dysmenorrhea?

Some options: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Can you advise for primary dysmenorrhea ?

Dysmenorrhea: At age 39, it is really important to have a good Gyn exam. Endometriosis is a not uncommon cause of dysmenorrhea. If normal exam and no other symptoms like painful intercourse or pelvic pain, would try anti prostaglandins. (Motrin/aleve) at the first hint of dysmenorrhea +/- oral contraceptives ...Read more

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Can a woman with dysmenorrhea be pregant?

Can a woman with dysmenorrhea be pregant?

That: Depends on what you mean. Dysmenorrhea occurs during menses. If the woman is menstruating then she is not pregnant. However, having bouts of dysmenorrhea does not in ; of itself mean that a woman could not become pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes dysmenorrhea and how to I prevent it?

Many causes & yes: Dysmenorrhea occurs in some women with each menses. The uterus contracts & realeases prostaglandins which cause pain. In routine dysmenorrhea, otc meds such as Ibuprofen can help, as can exercise. Ocps or other hormonal contraception usually eliminates or minimizes. Other causes such as endometriosis or fibroids may need further therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do about pain of secondary dysmenorrhea?

What can I do about pain of secondary dysmenorrhea?

Get a diagnosis: Secondary dysmenorrhea is a condition that requires a basic work up. The treatment will depend on the diagnosis. Meanwhile, provided you are not allergic, over the counter Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium will help with the pain, specially when taken early. ...Read more

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Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Pain/pain: Dysmenorrhea is a symptom and endometriosis is a disease. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by a number of conditions including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, adenomyosis--endometriosis may be present without any dysmenorrhea. I just upgraded a woman with stage iv-horrendous endometriosis in an rn who had no symptoms at all-just wanted a baby-i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could someone have dysmenorrhea or endometriosis at 16?

Could someone have dysmenorrhea or endometriosis at 16?

Yes: Unfortunately i treat women who have endometriosis as early as 12 and 13. Now the only way to know for sure is surgery. So how to go about diagnosing and treating pain depends on the individual patient. ...Read more

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What might cause dysmenorrhea with very light bleeding?

What might cause dysmenorrhea with very light bleeding?

Could be: That you are just having your period, is it around the time that you have your period? ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between dysmenorrhea or endometriosis?

Apples and oranges: Dysmenorrhea is a symptom. Endometriosis is a disease. They are not either/or. People with endometriosis generally have dysmenorrhea, if they have a uterus. People with dysmenorrhea may have endometriosis, and if the pain is severe they often do. ...Read more

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What are the differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain with menses which could be primary(not due to any particular condition) or secondary to for example endometriosis. Dysmenorrha is a symptom where endometriosis is a disease that has dysmenorrhea as a sumptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: secondary dysmenorrhea?

What is the definition or description of: secondary dysmenorrhea?

Losing period : Once you've had periods, then they cease (not in pregnancy) this is secondary amenorrhea. Many causes and needs the attention of a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diferences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Short answer: Dysmenorrhea is the general term meaning painful menses. Endometriosis is a specific condition (that can cause dysmenorrhea). Dysmenorrhea may not be due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had primary dysmenorrhea?

See a OB-GYN: Tell your daughter that severe cramping is not normal and often has a cause such as endometriosis or other pelvic pathology. If that occurs, please make sure she is seen by an ob-gyn for an exam, especially if cramping is not relieved by prostaglandin otc inhibitors such a Ibuprofen or anaprox (naproxen). ...Read more

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Tell me some good medicine for dysmenorrhea...Im 25 year old having regular peroids sometimes with pain..

Anti-inflammatory: Medicatons such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen work very well in controlling menstrual cramps. It also helps to start the medication 1-2 days before your period begins. This will also help better control the pain. ...Read more

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What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

What is first aid for dysmenorrhea?

Many meds: Anti- inflammatories, bc pills etc., you need an evaluation by your gyn to make sure you have nothing strange going on and then you can be treated, . ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more