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 for dysmenorrhea

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
dysmenorrhea (1)

Data from patients with dysmenorrhea, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

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

Data from patients with dysmenorrhea, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has dysmenorrhea on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 45 say dysmenorrhea is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 39
30s 56
40s 75
50s 39
60s 6
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 106
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 8
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 217

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 128
Not Diagnosed 26

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