Primary Dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea, better known as painful periods or menstrual cramps, is the pain that is often accompanied by the start of menstruation in the absence of other diseases such as endometriosis. Primary dysmenorrhea occurs with no underlying cause.

Primary dysmenorrhea is a very common problem in young women.
  • Symptoms
  • Painful periods


    Abdominal pain

    • In the bottom right region, Lower, In the bottom left region

    • Pain begun between 6 months and 2 years after menarche

    • Usually starts just before menstruation and lasts for hours or days

    • Radiates to the back, Radiates to the thighs

    • Crampy, Chronic or persistent pain, Stabbing




    Annoyed easily




    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    or Dizziness

  • Risk factors
  • Have never given birth or carried a pregnancy


    or Anxiety


  • Treatment
  • Dysmenorrhea is often managed by placing heating pads on your pelvic area or back, taking NSAIDs to reduce pain and surgery as a last resort.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Primary Dysmenorrhea, then a visit to a general practitioner is recommended.

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    General practitioner

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