Dysmenorrhea

Nov 20, 2008

Dysmenorrhea- painful menstruation

Types:
Primary-due to hormonal, obstructive and psychological factors

Secondary-due to lesions such as endometriosis, pelvic infection, congenital abnormality, uterine fibroids

Signs and symptoms
Pain
nausea and vomiting
headache
chills
tiredness
nervousness
low backache

Management:
physical examination to rule out the cause
warm compress-
non-narcotic analgesic
oral contraceptives as prescribed by the gynecologist
dilatation and curretage

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