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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: Diagnosis & Tests

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



    Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are the pain and cramping some women experience during their monthly periods. The term dysmenorrhea usually refers to pain and cramps severe enough to prevent normal activity





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