Obstetrics and Gynecology/Dysmenorrhea

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Dysmenorrhoea is menstrual pain in the abdomen, inner thighs, lower back or pelvis.

Differential Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

Endometrial disorders

  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Adenomyosis

Other causes

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Submucosal Fibroids
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

The diagnosis of amenorrhoea is made using the following clinical skills:

References[edit | edit source]

O'Connor, J. Pathology 2nd ed. Mosby. Edinburgh. 2002.

McCarthy, A & Hunter, B (2003) Master Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd ed.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunder

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