MIMS Education

Putting a Pause on Period Pain: A review on the management approach for primary dysmenorrhea

Putting a Pause on Period Pain: A review on the management approach for primary dysmenorrhea

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Overview

About this course

Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps is a common complaint among most women that can greatly affect their quality of life. Differentiating primary from secondary dysmenorrhea is the vital first step in the management of this condition. Various pharmacologic options are available and can be paired with non-pharmacologic interventions.
This e-learning module aims to differentiate primary from secondary dysmenorrhea, and discuss its common risk factors, pathophysiology, and management approach.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Differentiate primary from secondary dysmenorrhea
  • Review the management for primary dysmenorrhea

Topics covered

  • Background on dysmenorrhea
  • Primary vs secondary dysmenorrhea
  • Treatment approach for primary dysmenorrhea
    • Pharmacologic
    • Non-pharmacologic
Keywords: dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps, primary dysmenorrhea, secondary dysmenorrhea