Is dysmenorrhea dangerous?

Dysmenorrhea (painful periods) is not dangerous because it is not life-threatening. But period pain negatively affects the quality of life.

  • Period pain is responsible for school absenteeism.
  • Painful periods affect participation  and performance in sports.
  • Extreme period pain makes many women unable to do household activities.
  • Period cramps also bring down office productivity due to women reporting absent.

Dysmenorrhea could also be an indication of the following diseases of the reproductive system:

  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Ovarian Cysts

It is important to treat these gynaecological problems related to period pain, as they affect a women’s ability to reproduce.

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Disclaimer: The contents of this blog have been simplified to enable an elementary understanding of dysmenorrhea (painful periods). This blog does not constitute medical advice.