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What are the differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

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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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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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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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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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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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 is endometriosis and how is it different from primary dysmenorrhea?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Primary dysmenorrhea is when no specific diagnosis has been made and secondary dysmenorrhea is when an actual medical condition has been diagnosed. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis or primary dysmenorrhea. Does it matter which? I just want pain relief.

Yes, it does matter.: Primary dysmenorrhea essentially means crampy, lower abdominal pain during menses without known disease. Endometriosis is one of a number of secondary conditions that can cause the same symptoms, including tumors, ovarian cysts, adhesions, pid, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. Treatment of pain without identifying the underlying cause risks catastrophe. ...Read more

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51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? Can endometriosis make asthma worse?

51 years, female. Sudden onset of dysmenorrhea. Pelvic MRI - small amount of free fluid. Is this endometriosis? Can endometriosis make asthma worse?

Pelvic fluid: A small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis can be a normal finding. Although there are also many abnormalities that are associated with fluid in the pelvis, including endometriosis, the fluid by itself does not indicate endometriosis or any other specific diagnosis. It must be interpreted in the context of your entire clinical picture and additional imaging findings. ...Read more

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Normal to feel period pain 3 weeks post TLH+removal of tubes and endometriosis? Kept ovaries. Still endo on bowel/rectum. Period would be due now.

Normal to feel period pain 3 weeks post TLH+removal of tubes and endometriosis? Kept ovaries. Still endo on bowel/rectum. Period would be due now.

A little early: Three weeks is a little early to know how you will respond to hysterectomy. If you kept the ovaries and there is known endometriosis on the bowel then one would expect that pain to continue without further treatment. Schedule a follow up to discuss the plan for the remaining endometriosis ...Read more

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I have v heavy bleeding and excruciating pain during my period, pain during sex and mid month light bleeding and laparoscopy ruled out endometriosis?

I have v heavy bleeding and excruciating pain during my period, pain during sex and mid month light bleeding and laparoscopy ruled out endometriosis?

Menstrual supression: Obtaining a diagnosis can sometimes be a little bit difficult. However if both the pain and bleeding is occurring with periods then the answer might be to stop periods. You can do this by going on continuous birth control pills or getting an iud, for which 20% of people will stop having periods after the first year. ...Read more

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Do u think I have endometriosis? Because I having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.

Do u think I have endometriosis? Because I having lots of symptoms. Lower back pain, thighs legs back neck. Pain sex. Left ovary pain. Period pain.

I am sorry but this: Is simply not something that one can guess on. You will need to your gynecologist to obtain hx, do physical exam ; other needed studies. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?

What is the difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?

Same process: The uterus is made up of a thin lining and a much thicker muscular portion. The lining is called the endometrium. When these cells are found outside the uterus, it is endometriosis. When these lining cells are located deep to the lining but still inside the uterus that is adenomyosis. Simply put, adenomyosis is endometriosis that involves the uterus (below the lining). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


Dr. Navita Modi
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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