Dysmenorrhea

What is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term used to describe painful menstrual periods. Cases can be labelled primary/functional dysmenorrhea cheap jerseys china or secondary/acquired dysmenorrhea. Causes of acquired dysmenorrhea include: a narrow cervical canal, blockage in the cervical canal, endometriosis and Cheap Jerseys From China adenomyosis.

What are the signs and symptoms of dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea causes pain know in the lower abdomen, which is crampy, sometimes even colicky. The abdominal pain may also radiate into the lower back or into both legs. Other generalized symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, constipation or diarrhea.

How is dysmenorrhea treated?

The physician will likely recommend that a woman with dysmenorrhea take a drug (prostaglandin synthetase inhibitor) one or two days before the menstrual period begins and to continue this until one or two days after it finished. Popular prostaglandin inhibitors are: ibuprofen (brand names: Motrin, Advil, Ibu, Rufen), naproxen (brand name: Anaprox, Synflex), mefenamic acid (brand names: Ponstan, Ponstel).

If this medication does not work, the doctor likely will suggest an oral contraceptive, not for the purposes of avoiding discount oakley pregnancy, but because it has been shown in the past that women taking the birth control pill have had relief from dysmenorrheal symptoms. If this does cheap jerseys not help, it jordans for cheap is advisable to ask for a referral to a gynecologist in order to have more testing done.

There is also an FDA-approved non-drug method available, IceWave patches from Lifewave, which will control pain.

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