Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan , L. Ac., MD (China)
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           Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps) 

Dysmenorrhea is simply the medical term for menstrual cramps, that dull or throbbing pain in the lower abdomen many women experience just before and during their menstrual periods. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, it can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month.
Dysmenorrhea can be primary or secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea involves no physical abnormality and usually begins within three years after you begin menstruating. Secondary dysmenorrhea involves an underlying physical cause, such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids.

If you have primary dysmenorrhea, cramps most likely began within three years after you started menstruating. They may persist through your 20s or until you deliver a child and, for unknown reasons, they're likely to decrease in intensity or go away entirely. With secondary dysmenorrhea, cramps may start or return later in life, but can begin anytime after you begin menstruating.

Signs and symptoms of dysmenorrhea may include:
Dull or throbbing pain in your lower abdomen
Pain that radiates to your lower back and thighs
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