The medical term for menstrual cramps is dysmenorrhea. There are
two types of dysmenorrhea, primary and secondary.
In primary dysmenorrhea, there is no underlying gynecologic problem causing the pain.
In secondary dysmenorrhea, some underlying abnormal condition (usually involving a
woman's reproductive system) contributes to the menstrual pain.
It is not known why menstruation is uncomfortable at all, or why it is much more painful for some women
than for others and varies so much from month to month.
Occasionally, severe menstrual pain indicates the presence of endometriosis (a condition in which uterine tissue is growing in places other than the uterus) or uterine
fibroids (benign tumors in the uterus), but in most cases no such identifiable abnormality can be found.
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