Many women never seek medical attention for dysmenorrhea. Self-medication with analgesics and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common kind of period pain. It is period pain that is not caused by another condition. The cause is usually. WebMD explains menstrual cramps, which can simply be a tightening of the muscles of the uterus or a symptom of a disorder of the.

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Further work-up includes a specific medical history of symptoms and menstrual cycles and a pelvic exam. Categories presented in Clinical Evidence indicate a judgement about the strength of the evidence available to our contributors prior to publication and the relevant importance of benefit and harms. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. The main principle is to use a non-therapeutic level of torque.

This content does not have an English version. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dysmenorrhea. Harms The RCTs gave no information on adverse effects. It is period pain that is not caused by another condition.

What Is Dysmenorrhea / Menstrual Cramps | Cleveland Clinic: Health Library

We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: These points can be identified by a point detector as areas dysmfnorrhea the skin that do not have skin electrical activity similar to acupuncture points. NSAIDs may reduce restriction of daily activities and increase the ability to work compared with placebo low-quality evidence.


Outcomes were assessed after 3 months using non-validated pain scales and symptom questionnaires, and improvement was defined as a reduction in pain by more than half the admission score.

Toki-shakuyaku-san may reduce pain after 6 months compared with placebo in women with primary dysmenorrhoea very low-quality evidence. Directness point deducted for inadequate methods for assessing outcomes At least 4 RCTs at least Daily activities and work NSAIDs v placebo 4 —1 0 —1 0 Low Quality point deducted for unclear randomisation methodology.

A systematic review and meta-analysis. If your period pain is primary dysmenorrhea and you need medical treatment, your health care adlaah might suggest using hormonal birth control, such as the pill, patch, ring, or IUD. Basal body temperature Cervical mucus Mittelschmerz.


It found that a Japanese herbal remedy see comment belowtoki-shakuyaku-san 2. Moderate-quality evidence Further research is likely to have an important impact on our confidence in the estimate of effect and may change the estimate. Female infertility Recurrent miscarriage. Negative RCTs may have been too small to detect clinically important differences between aspirin, paracetamol, or compound analgesics and placebo.

Surgical interruption of pelvic nerve pathways for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea.

The results of two RCTs are difficult to interpret addalah could not be included in the meta-analysis of adverse effects performed by the review because the RCTs randomised menstrual cycles and not women. We found a second relevant systematic review but have not included this because it includes lower levels of evidence, such as case studies.

Quality points deducted for sparse data and incomplete reporting of results. Office of Women’s Health.


Non-proprietary label for a dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride and paracetamol combination. You can keep taking them for a few days.

Consistency point deducted for conflicting results 1 23 Pain Magnet v placebo magnet 4 —2 0 0 0 Low Quality points deducted for sparse data and incomplete reporting of results 2 68 Pain Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation v diagnostic laparoscopy 4 —1 —1 0 0 Low Quality point deducted for sparse data.

Harms Toki-shakuyaku-san versus placebo: Additional searches were carried out using these websites: Harms Magnesium versus placebo: PAIN Compared with usual care or sham acupressure: The second RCT women with primary dysmenorrhoea compared four interventions: Open in a separate window.

Adolescent girls tend to have a higher prevalence of primary dysmenorrhoea than older women, as primary dysmenorrhoea can improve with age see Prognosis. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Paracetamol compared with placebo: The review found no significant difference between combined oral contraceptives and placebo in adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, depression, and abdominal pain 1 RCT, 89 women: The results from the RCT identified by the review refer to the average of the two groups after the allocated treatments were crossed over, and should be interpreted with caution, as treatment effects may persist dysmenorrheea crossover.

We found one systematic review search date1 RCT, 35 women.