Symptom: Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea: Excessive menstrual-like cramping pain
Introduction: Dysmenorrhea refers to period pain or menstrual cramping. Some level of period pain is common. On the other hand, some women put up with excessive pain believing it to be normal. Menstrual cramps can be the symptom of numerous other disorders. It is called secondary dysmenorrhea when caused by another disorder. Possible causes include pelvic infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, adenomyosis, and various other conditions.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Dysmenorrhea:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Dysmenorrhea (18 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Dysmenorrhea (9 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Dysmenorrhea condition information
  • Causes of Dysmenorrhea (19 conditions)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Dysmenorrhea: menstrual cramps (5)
    Symptoms related to Dysmenorrhea: menstrual cramps (5), amenorrhea (21), vaginal bleeding (24), menstrual symptoms (62), heavy periods (16), vaginal symptoms (54)
    Dysmenorrhea type of: Female sexual symptoms (86), Menstrual irregularities (62)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Dysmenorrhea: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dysmenorrhea as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Dysmenorrhea: The following list of conditions have 'Dysmenorrhea' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Adenomyosis ... menstrual pain
  • Alcoholism ... premenstrual discomfort, Menstrual pain


  • Dysmenorrhea ... menstrual cramping, painful menstruation


  • Endometriosis ... pelvic pain between periods, period pain, excessive menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea), excessive menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)


  • Miscarriage ... menstrual cramps


  • Ovarian cysts ... painful menstrual periods, pain during menstruation


  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ... menstrual pain


  • Secondary Dysmenorrhea ... dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramping


  • Uterine fibroids ... painful menstrual bleeding

    Related medical articles for Dysmenorrhea:
  • Introduction: Dysmenorrhea
  • Basic Summary for Dysmenorrhea
  • Types of Dysmenorrhea
  • Causes of Dysmenorrhea
  • Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea
  • Complications of Dysmenorrhea
  • Treatments for Dysmenorrhea

    Last revised: Nov 9, 2003

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