primary dysmenorrhea


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pri·mar·y dys·men·or·rhe·a

dysmenorrhea due to a functional disturbance and not due to inflammation, new growths, or anatomic factors.

primary dysmenorrhea

pri·mar·y dys·men·or·rhe·a

(prī'mar-ē dis-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Lack of due to a functional disturbance and not due to inflammation, new growths, or anatomic factors.
Synonym(s): essential dysmenorrhea, functional dysmenorrhea, intrinsic dysmenorrhea.

Primary dysmenorrhea

Painful menstruation caused by inflammation, new growths, or anatomic factors.
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Even the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) seems to regard primary dysmenorrhea as normal.
Two clinical randomized trials showed that stretching exercises were effective in reducing pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea.
They seem to accept dysmenorrhea as part of the physiological process of the transition between adolescence and adulthood, which reflects a lack of information about primary dysmenorrhea.
The prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea has been reported to range from 42 to 95% in different countries (8-11).
Primary dysmenorrhea usually begins within the first six-to-twelve months after menarche when a regular ovulatory cycle has been established (5).
Therefore, the pain-relieving effect of TENS on primary dysmenorrhea is also to reduce muscle ischemia of the uterus through increased blood flow to the corresponding skin area.
Results: PG significantly inhibited the uterine contraction of the primary dysmenorrhea rat model (p < 0.
A previous study of our group revealed that the prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea in the adolescent population of Tbilisi, Georgia, is 51.
Treatment of pain due to primary dysmenorrhea which usually occurs 16-18 months after menarche in teens that begins 1-2 hours before menstrual flow and last 1-2 days is made possible through ginger's anti-spasmodic property (Hudson, 2003).
Prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea in young adult female university students.
The study was based on a sample of one hundred and twenty students with moderate or severe primary dysmenorrhea.