Dysmenorrhea | Overview

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What is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for menstrual cramps, or the pain that many women have just before or at the beginning of their periods. This pain usually is not serious.

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Dysmenorrhea by L French, M.D. (American Family Physician January 15, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050115/285.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 01/11
Created: 03/05

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