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What is dysmenorrhea?
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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Pain
Dysmenorhhea means pain/discomfort with periods.
If a woman has always had painful periods she has primary dysmenorrhea, if it was not always present then it is secondary. The cause for this can vary. In general a reasonable approach to primary minimal dysmenorrhea include otc nsaids. However certain conditions causing dysmenorrhea might require further assessment and a different treatment.

In brief: Pain
Dysmenorhhea means pain/discomfort with periods.
If a woman has always had painful periods she has primary dysmenorrhea, if it was not always present then it is secondary. The cause for this can vary. In general a reasonable approach to primary minimal dysmenorrhea include otc nsaids. However certain conditions causing dysmenorrhea might require further assessment and a different treatment.
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