Definition of dysmenorrhoea in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsmɛnəˈriːə/
(US dysmenorrhea)


[mass noun] Medicine
Painful menstruation, typically involving abdominal cramps.
Example sentences
  • Endometriosis should be suspected when there is dyspareunia, severe dysmenorrhoea, or unexplained abdominal pain, although the symptoms experienced are a poor indicator of the severity of disease.
  • For secondary dysmenorrhea, managing your cramps involves treating the underlying cause.
  • Primary dysmenorrhea, which is defined as painful menses in women with normal pelvic anatomy, usually begins during adolescence.

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