Dysmenorrhea Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The key diagnostic issue in dysmenorrhea is differentiating primary dysmenorrhea from secondary dysmenorrhea.

In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, other problems to be considered include the following:

  • Adenomyosis

  • Ovarian neoplasm

  • Peritonitis

  • Pregnancy

  • Uterine neoplasm

Differential Diagnoses