cryptomenorrhea

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cryptomenorrhea

 [krip″to-men″o-re´ah]
the occurrence of menstrual symptoms without external bleeding, as in imperforate hymen.

cryp·to·men·or·rhe·a

(krip'tō-men'ō-rē'ă),
Occurrence each month of the general symptoms of the menses without any flow of blood, as in cases of imperforate hymen.
[crypto- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

cryptomenorrhea

/cryp·to·men·or·rhea/ (krip″to-men″o-re´ah) the occurrence of menstrual symptoms without external bleeding, as in imperforate hymen.

cryptomenorrhea

[krip′tōmenôrē′ə]
Etymology: Gk, kryptos + L, mens, month; Gk, rhoia, flow
an abnormal condition in which the products of menstruation are retained within the vagina because of an imperforate hymen or, less often, within the uterus because of an occlusion of the cervical canal. Cryptomenorrhea is usually accompanied by subjective symptoms of menstruation with scant or absent flow and sometimes by severe pain. If the flow is completely obstructed, uterotubal reflux of menstrual flow into the pelvic cavity may cause peritonitis, pain, adhesions, and endometriosis. cryptomenorrheal, adj.

cryp·to·men·or·rhe·a

(krip'tō-men-ŏr-ē'ă)
Occurrence each month of the general symptoms of the menses without any flow of blood, as in cases of imperforate hymen.
Synonym(s): cryptomenorrhoea.
[crypto- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]