secondary dysmenorrhea


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Related to secondary dysmenorrhea: adenomyosis, endometriosis, primary dysmenorrhea

sec·on·dar·y dys·men·or·rhe·a

dysmenorrhea due to inflammation, infection, tumor, or anatomic factors.

secondary dysmenorrhea

sec·on·dar·y dys·men·or·rhe·a

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē dis-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Menstrual disorder due to inflammation, infection, tumor, or anatomic factors.

secondary dysmenorrhea

Painful menses that manifest some years after menarche and result from identifiable pelvic disorders or diseases. Common causes include a history or finding of use of an intrauterine device, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, uterine leiomyomas, adenomyosis, fertility problems related to imperforate hymen, cervical stenosis, ovarian cysts, or pronounced uterine retroflexion and/or retroversion.

Treatment

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended for pain management. Medical or surgical management is directed toward resolving the underlying problem.

See also: dysmenorrhea
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