Menstrual Pain

Some articles on pain, menstrual pain:

Dysmenorrhea
... (or dysmenorrhoea) is a gynecological medical condition of pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities, as defined by ACOG and others ... Still, dysmenorrhea is often defined simply as menstrual pain, or at least menstrual pain that is excessive ... uses the dysmenorrhea definition of menstrual pain that interferes with daily activities, and uses the term menstrual pain as any pain during menstruation whether it is normal or abnormal ...

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