dysmenorrhoea

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dysmenorrhoea

(dĭs-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of dysmenorrhea.

dys·men·or·rhe·a

(dis-men'ōr-ē'ă)
Difficult and painful menstruation.
Synonym(s): menorrhalgia, dysmenorrhoea.
[dys- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, a flow]

dysmenorrhoea

Painful MENSTRUATION. Around the beginning of the period, there is cramping, rhythmical pain in the lower abdomen and back, lasting usually for a few hours, but sometimes for a day or even longer.

dysmenorrhoea

painful menstrual periods. spasmodic or primary dysmenorrhoea starts most often within a year or two after the periods begin, when ovulation has become established. congestive or secondary dysmenorrhoea occurs later and is associated with pathological conditions, such as fibroids or endometriosis. Painful periods can interfere with training programmes or affect performance in sport. Sportswomen often use the combined oral contraceptive pill to regulate or manipulate the timing of their periods (to avoid competitions) and control dysmenorrhoea and its symptoms. Moderate physical exercise can be helpful for relieving period pain, and may help prevent it.

dys·men·or·rhe·a

(dis-men'ōr-ē'ă)
Difficult and painful menstruation.
Synonym(s): menorrhalgia, dysmenorrhoea.
[dys- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, a flow]