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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

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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Dr please help. I think I suffer from dysmenorrhea but over the counter medications ALWAYS work for me. Should I check to see if I have endometriosis?

Dr please help. I think I suffer from dysmenorrhea but over the counter medications ALWAYS work for me. Should I check to see if I have endometriosis?

If concerned, yes: If you are concerned enough to ask this question then you should seek out a GYN MD to assess for Endometriosis. This disease is progressive, in many instances, and can interfere with future conception. ...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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51.5yrs using alesse for dysmenorrhea. Started 4th pack, 3 days early, could not complete cycle due to cramping. Stenosis? Endometriosis? Normal?

51.5yrs using alesse for dysmenorrhea. Started 4th pack, 3 days early, could not complete cycle due to cramping. Stenosis? Endometriosis? Normal?

GYN: Pelvic exam and imaging is necessary. Call your GYN. Use OTC antiinflammatory mediciation until seen and evaluated (Advil/Aleve) if not allergic to these products: GET EXAMINED ASAP! ...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?

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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What is the difference between endometriosis and endometrisis? And what treatment is available?

What is the difference between endometriosis and endometrisis? And what treatment is available?

Issue: I think you mean endometriosis and endometritis? Endometritis is an infection of the lining of the uterus and often times responds to antibiotics. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where endometrial tissue is found outside of the uterine lining. It is treated with surgery, lupron (leuprolide) and birth control as well as a few other options. ...Read more

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After googling, I found my condition to be similar to proctalgia fugax. What is the difference between that and rectal pain of endometriosis?

Not that similar: Endometriosis pain would be limited to the menstrual cycle. Proctalgia fugax can occur randomly. It affects men and women. It is thought to be a dysfunction of the nerves triggering the levator ani muscles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between loseasonique and seasonique when treating stage 2 endometriosis if loseasonique made me sick and increase pain?

LoSeasonique: Loseasonique is a low dose version of seasonique, both containing the same hormones, levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol. As both seasonique and loseasonique contain same ingredients in different proportions, the precautions with seasonique are nearly the same as are with loseasonique. Check with your doctor regarding your reactions to loseasonique. ...Read more

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What is the difference between endometriosis, pcos, and ttc?

What is the difference between endometriosis, pcos, and ttc?

All different: Endometriosis is endometrial tissue growing outside the uterus.

Pcos is poly cystic ovaries.

Ttc is usually the abbreviation for "trying to conceive". ...Read more

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What is the difference between endometriosis and fibroids? And how can I get rid of them?

What is the difference between endometriosis and fibroids? And how can I get rid of them?

Fibroids: Fibroids a over growth of mucule within uterine wall. Endometriosis is abnormal collection of uterine lining tissue outside uterus. As to treatment will need to discuss with gynecologist. Multiple surgical and hormonal manipulation. All have risks and benefits. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Endometritis and Endometriosis? Are they caused by surgical abortion? Can u have a normal regular period and have these?

What is the difference between Endometritis and Endometriosis? Are they caused by surgical abortion? Can u have a normal regular period and have these?

Endomet/ritis/riosis: The endometrium is the lining of the uterus. When these cells are inflamed or infected, the term "endometritis" is used. When they are found attached to abdominal organs or the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum), they are called "endometriosis". Periods may be "regular", but with endometriosis they are usually very painful, with occasional diarrhea. No relationship to abortion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

What is the difference between period pain and kidney infection?

Pyelonephritis: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) is more likely to be experienced in your back near the spine and where the bottom rib is found, also may have fever. If you have a reason to worry about this, go see a doctor now: you can't diagnose this online. ...Read more

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What are some difference s in the symptoms of endometriosis and ibs?

Can be confusing: Endo pain is typically focused on the menstrual cycle. IBS pain is often related to bowel function, such as pain followed by diarrhea. IBS often also is associated with sharp crampy pain and may be in the upper abdomen.

That said, I have operated on many patients with the label of "IBS" and in reality they had intestinal endometriosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptom differences between endometriosis and a twisting ovary?

Severity: Endometriosis usually causes persistent and progressive pain that develops over time and worsens with time. An ovarian torsion usually presents with sudden and severe pain and is generally a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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