Secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain caused by an underlying pathology of the female reproductive system, such as the following:
- Uterine fibroids.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Because of this, it is possible for secondary dysmenorrhea to appear long after menarche, that is, after the woman's first menstruation.
Read the full article on: Is menstrual pain normal? Remedies to relieve period pain ( 36).
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Guillermo Quea Campos M.D. (gynecologist) and Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/28/2022