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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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Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A sling is a piece of fabric made to hold an injured part of the body, limit its movement, and relieve pain.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

A sling can be used for many different injuries, including:

  • bone fractures, such as wrist fractures and collarbone fractures
  • shoulder injury
  • sprains or strains involving the shoulder, arm, or hand
  • The causes of risks of those conditions can be learned by reading the related articles.


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    Sling: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO
    Date Reviewed: 08/15/02

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