Archive for the ‘Dysmenorrhea’ Category


Dysmenorrhea is defined as painful menstrual cramps and may be classified as either primary or secondary. The most common form of dysmenorrhea is the primary type, which is marked by the absence of gross pathological conditions in the pelvic organs. Conversely, secondary dysmenorrhea is a result of an organic pelvic disorder. An estimated 50% of menstruating women experience dysmenorrhea, with 10% becoming incapacitated for several days each period. The pain associated with dysmenorrhea is thought...