dysmenorrhea


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dys·men·or·rhe·a

 (dĭs-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n.
Painful menstruation.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -rrhea.]

dys·men′or·rhe′al (-rē′əl), dys·men′or·rhe′ic (-rē′ĭk) adj.

dys•men•or•rhe•a

or dys•men•or•rhoe•a

(ˌdɪs mɛn əˈri ə)

n.
painful menstruation.
[1800–10]
dys`men•or•rhe′al, adj.

dysmenorrhea

a condition of painful menstruation.
See also: Disease and Illness

dysmenorrhea

Painful menstruation usually caused by contraction of the uterus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
primary dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation that is intrinsic to menstruation and not the result of a disease
secondary dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation that is caused by some specific disorder (as endometriosis)
Translations

dys·men·or·rhe·a

n. dismenorrea, menstruación difícil, acompañada de dolor y trastornos.
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Estimates range widely, with the best studies indicating that the majority of women experience some dysmenorrhea at some point, with lower percentages in developing countries.
Dysmenorrhea can lead to absenteeism and presenteeism to the tune of about $2 billion annually.
Traditional texts were included if they described the naturopathic treatment for endometriosis or associated symptoms such as dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia and where the author had a clear connection to the naturopathic profession.
1,2] The adolescent girls are unable to determine the dosage and type of medications taken for dysmenorrhea or the self-perceived effectiveness of their use.
Current status of the aetiology and the management of dysmenorrhea in adolescence.
Objective: To determine the prevalence, predictors and outcome of dysmenorrhea among female medical students in King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out in 240 high school females with dysmenorrhea.
7] Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a common gynecologic disorder that affects almost 50 percent of women of childbearing age.
Primary dysmenorrhea is the main cause of work absenteeism, decreased quality of life, and reduced ability to carry out daily activities (3, 4).
Dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological disorder in menstruating women (1), and is classified as primary and secondary.
A specific prostaglandin inhibitor, like naproxen, is best for dysmenorrhea.