Periodos dolorosos (dismenorrea)

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Periodos dolorosos (dismenorrea)

La dismenorrea primaria es el cólico de abdomen bajo que normalmente causan las contracciones inducidas por hormonas, antes del periodo menstrual. La dismenorrea secundaria puede deberse a condiciones anormales, como la endometriosis o la enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica. A menos que una de estas condiciones potencialmente graves esté presente, el tratamiento para los periodos dolorosos consiste en aliviar el dolor. Si se detecta un desequilibrio hormonal, las píldoras anticonceptivas con toda posibilidad restablecerán los niveles hormonales adecuados.

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  • Last Reviewed on 07/23/2012
  • Melanie N. Smith, MD, PhD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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