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does a women having her dysmenorrhea be pregnant?

By Anonymous July 14, 2011 - 12:11am
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Im having my dysmenorrhea since the first day of my menstrual period, is it possible to stop e from having a baby?

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Hi Anon,

Dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation. There are two types of dysmenorrhea:

Primary dysmenorrhea—painful regular (ovulatory) menstrual cycles; the pain is caused by utrine muscle contractions caused by high levels of prostaglandins produced in the lining and body of the uterus after ovulation.
Secondary dysmenorrhea—painful periods due to an underlying condition, such as endometriosis (a condition involving the lining of the uterus or womb) or infection, that can begin at any age

If you have Primary Dysmenorrhea, the pain will not interfere with your ability to have children. Secondary dysmenorrhea, may or may not have an impact on your ability to conceive. However, this needs to be diagnosed by a doctor first.
Diagnostic tests may include:

Pelvic ultrasound —a test that uses sound waves to examine structures in the pelvis
Pelvic laparoscopy —a thin, lighted tube inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to view structures in the pelvis

Many times the pain related to Dysmenorrhea is primary, and even if it is secondary that doesn't mean that you will not be able to get pregnant. Have you been to the doctor?

Keep us posted,


July 14, 2011 - 6:57am
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