Probably one of most common menstrual disorder experienced by about 45 to 90% of women, dysmenorrhea simply refers to a painful menstrual period. It can be divided into two main types, based on the pattern and the cause of the painful menses.
Dysmenorrhea can be divided into primary and secondary dysmenorrhea.
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