Tardive dysmenorrhea - Causes and Symptoms

What Is Tardive Dysmenorrhea – Causes and Symptoms

Painful menstruation that is accentuated during, and especially at the end of, the menstrual flow.Late dysmenorrhea ( also known as “secondary dysmenorrhea) is a specific type of dysmenorrhea characterized by being the result of a diagnosable pathology . It manifests itself with continuous pelvic pain localized in the lower part of the abdomen which appears late (a few years after menarche) and generally reduces with the onset of menstrual flow. Among the pathologies responsible, the most frequent is endometriosis, but it is not uncommon for other medical problems to arise such as uterine fibroids, uterine malformations, adenomyosis and chronic inflammation of the pelvis. Also the positioning of Pregnancy prevention intrauterine devices (such as IUDs) can cause pelvic pain and intensify normal menstrual cramps

Possible Causes Of Late Dysmenorrhea

Tardive dysmenorrhea is a common or probable symptom of these diseases

Common Causes

  • Endometriosis

What Diseases Can Be Associated With Late Dysmenorrhea?

The pathologies that may be associated with late dysmenorrhea are the following:

  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine malformations

Please remember that the list is not exhaustive and it is always a good idea to consult your doctor.

What Are The Remedies For Late Dysmenorrhea?

In case of late dysmenorrhea it is always advisable to consult your doctor and avoid “do it yourself” remedies. Since there can be various causes at the origin of late dysmenorrhea, to identify the right treatment for the condition it is necessary to know the underlying pathology. If the pain is due to the positioning of an intrauterine device, it is best to proceed with its removal (always following medical consultation and monitoring). The use of painkillers , even those that can be purchased without a prescription, must always be discussed in advance with your doctor.
Regardless of the cause of late dysmenorrhea, a series of precautions are taken can help women suffering from this pathology to relieve pain :

  • do regular physical activity , even light, such as walking, cycling, swimming
  • take advantage of the heat , soak in a warm bath or place a hot water bottle on your lower abdomen
  • rest physically
  • rest mentally, also through relaxation exercises, because it helps increase pain tolerance

When Should You Contact Your Doctor With Late Dysmenorrhea?

In case of late dysmenorrhea it is always a good idea to contact your doctor for a consultation.

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