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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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What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

What diseases can manifest dysmenorrhea, and what are the other symptoms associated with these diseases?

A few: Endometriosis and adenomyosis can cause sever menstrual cramps, as can fibroids and other uterine growths such as a polyp. On rare occasions, uterine cancer. Chronic low level uterine infection can also cause cramping. Other symptoms may be heavy bleeding and a constant pelvic pressure or pain with intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that doctors call dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea: This term is used generally as painful periods can be primary and secondary types. ...Read more

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What menstrual symptoms would not be called dysmenorrhea?

Many: Dysmenorrhea referrs to pain with menstruation. Anything not associated with pain is not dysmenorrhea including heavy bleeding, frequent bleeding or no bleeding. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Can cranberry juice reduce the symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Know of no evidence: for this. Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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52 perimenopause. trying to choose between Cyclen 21 and Minestrin for symptoms. Which will provide a good balance(mood, fatigue, dysmenorrhea)?

52 perimenopause. trying to choose between Cyclen 21 and Minestrin for symptoms. Which will provide a good balance(mood, fatigue, dysmenorrhea)?

Perimenopause: Before thinking of these meds it is time for you to have a complete evaluation by a gynecologist. When that is complete the gynecologist will discuss all options for you. ...Read more

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Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

Is it true that your period pain and symptoms get worse as you get older?

No: After age 38, ovulation frequency is markedly diminished and those periods without an egg being produced(anovulation) produces fewer cramps and pain. See a gyn md for an evaluation of other possible causes of increasing pain such as endometriosis, . ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

Excessive menstrual cramps are clinical findings in which a woman feels significant pain before or during her menstrual period, sometimes accompanied by ...Read more