What is the prevalence of secondary dysmenorrhea in endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Secondary dysmenorrhea occurs twice as often in women with endometriosis as in controls. [32] Pain frequently commences before menses. Endometriosis should be considered in a patient presenting with significant dysmenorrhea, and the patient should be started on empiric therapy.


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