Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Painful menstruation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, difficult or laborious menstruation; catamenial discharges accompanied with much local pain, especially in the loins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Difficult and painful menstruation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology Painful menstruation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun painful menstruation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin : dys– + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + –rrhea.]

Examples

  • HENSLEY: Osteoarthritis, primary dysmenorrhea, which is menstrual periods and rheumatoid arthritis, the pain associated with those conditions.

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  • The research, published Tuesday in the journal Human Reproduction, studied women over a 30-year period to confirm whether combination oral contraception pills do indeed alleviate symptoms of painful menstrual periods, known as dysmenorrhea.

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  • This can bring on different aspects of pain, such as dysmenorrhea - painful, sometimes disabling cramps during menses; pain may get worse over time (progressive pain), also lower back pains linked to the pelvis, chronic pelvic pain - typically accompanied by lower back pain or abdominal pain, dyspareunia - painful sex, dysuria - urinary urgency, frequency, and sometimes painful voiding.

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  • This includes reasons such as acne, primary dysmenorrhea, prevention of migraines, fibroids, excessive pelvic pain, bleeding and other "side effects" of menstruation.

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  • This includes reasons such as acne, primary dysmenorrhea, prevention of migraines, fibroids, excessive pelvic pain, bleeding and other "side effects" of menstruation.

    Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM: Teens Use Birth Control -- But Not to Prevent Pregnancy

  • This includes reasons such as acne, primary dysmenorrhea, prevention of migraines, fibroids, excessive pelvic pain, bleeding and other "side effects" of menstruation.

    Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM: Teens Use Birth Control -- But Not to Prevent Pregnancy

  • This includes reasons such as acne, primary dysmenorrhea, prevention of migraines, fibroids, excessive pelvic pain, bleeding and other "side effects" of menstruation.

    Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM: Teens Use Birth Control -- But Not to Prevent Pregnancy

  • Although clinical trials have found no evidence that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for asthma, hypertension, or dysmenorrhea, spinal manipulation may be as effective as some medications for both migraine and tension headaches and may offer short-term benefits to those suffering from neck pain.

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  • Although clinical trials have found no evidence that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for asthma, hypertension, or dysmenorrhea, spinal manipulation may be as effective as some medications for both migraine and tension headaches and may offer short-term benefits to those suffering from neck pain.

    The Doctor is In

  • Although clinical trials have found no evidence that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for asthma, hypertension, or dysmenorrhea, spinal manipulation may be as effective as some medications for both migraine and tension headaches and may offer short-term benefits to those suffering from neck pain.

    The Doctor is In

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