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Differential Diagnosis For Dysmenorrhea


List of current finding(s):

Iatrogenic, Self Induced Disorders
Intrauterine contraceptive device
Infected organ, Abscesses
Pyelonephritis (acute)
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic abscess
Neoplastic Disorders
Adenocarcinoma, uterus
Uterine fibroid/leiomyomas
Infarcted/twisted uterine fibroid.
Uterus adenomyosis
Pelvic tumor
Uterine mesenchymal mixed tumor
Uterus adenomyoma
Uterine leiomyosarcoma
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Crohn's disease (Regional enteritis)
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Genital anomalies
Intrauterine synechiae/adhesions
Uterus aplasia/dysplasia
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Relational, Mental, Psychiatric Disorders
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Ectopic pregnancy
Uterine hemorrhage
Ovarian follicular cyst
Uterine prolapse
Ovarian cyst/torsion pedicle
Uterus inversion/eversion
Cervix stenosis
Para-ovarian cyst
Pelvic adhesions
Uterus, anteflexion
Vaginal adhesions
Allen-Masters Broad Ligament Syndrome
Uterus foreign body
Functional, Physiologic Variant Disorders
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dysmenorrhea, secondary
Dysmenorrhea, primary
Uterus subinvolution
Dysmenorrhea, membranous
Pelvic congestion syndrome
Reference to Organ System
Endometrium hyperplasia
Endometriosis cyst/chocolate cyst
Cramp(s) menstrual, CRAMPS MENSTRUAL, Dymenorrhea (dup) (finding), Dysmenorrhea (disorder), Dysmenorrhea (finding), Dysmenorrhea unspecified, Dysmenorrheas, Dysmenorrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea (finding), Dysmenorrhoea unspecified, Menorrhalgia, MENSES PAINFUL, MENSTRUAL CRAMP, Menstrual cramps, MENSTRUAL PAIN, Menstrual Pains, menstruation pain, Menstruation Painful, Menstruations Painful, PAIN MENSTRUAL, pain menstruation, Painful menorrhea, Painful menorrhea (disorder), Painful menorrhoea, PAINFUL MENSES, Painful menstruation, Painful Menstruations, Painful periods, Pains Menstrual, Period pain, Period pain present, Period pain present (finding), Period pains

Dysmenorrhea is a medical condition which represents approximately 25% of women who experience menstrual pain. In cases of dysmenorrhea, the pain is such that it restricts the patient's day to day activities and strong painkillers and anti-inflammatories are used to control symptoms. In addition, severe lower back pain, vomiting, fever and sleeplessness can accompany the severe mestrual pain which lasts for 1 - 3 days at the beginning of the menstrual cycle, and usually peaks within 24hours although a constant pain is usually present in some form.


External Links Related to Dysmenorrhea
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)