Dysmenorrhea

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What is dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is uterine pain that may occur with menses or precede menses by 1 to 3 days. It can be can be primary, which is the more common type or secondary due to pelvic abnormalities.

Common symptoms reported by people with dysmenorrhea

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with dysmenorrhea

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
dysmenorrhea (4) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (5) dysmenorrhea (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5) dysmenorrhea (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depo-Provera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
dysmenorrhea (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) dysmenorrhea (1)

Data from patients with dysmenorrhea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dysmenorrhea

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for dysmenorrhea (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
dysmenorrhea (4) pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
acid reflux gastric ulcer 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5) dysmenorrhea (4)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness dry mouth
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness migraine
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
muscle soreness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5) anxious mood (1)
3 more
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
suicidal thoughts or urges tiredness 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness itchy skin 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5) dysmenorrhea (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Depo-Provera)
Perceived effectiveness
for dysmenorrhea (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant hunger
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
dysmenorrhea (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (4) dysmenorrhea (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dysmenorrhea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has dysmenorrhea on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 46
30s 52
40s 70
50s 21
60s 5
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 101
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 194

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 122
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from dysmenorrhea patients who have completed their condition history
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