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Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, is the enlargement of the prostate gland. It is caused by excess growth of cells in the prostate. This condition is not the same as prostate cancer

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Menstrual Cramps

Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea

Menstrual Cramps | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Menstrual pain usually does not become severe until late in the teen years. Symptoms can begin on the first day of a period. These can include:

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • heavy menstrual flow
  • lower abdominal tenderness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • pelvic cramping

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    Menstrual Cramps: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Menstrual Cramps: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
    Date Reviewed: 06/07/01

    Pregnancy is the period from conception to birth. A pregnancy may be complicated by health problems or lifestyle issues known as risk factors. These risk factors can affect the mother or fetus, or both

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