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  • noun Alternative spelling of dysmenorrhea.


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  • Estimates suggest more than half of women have suffered from the condition, called dysmenorrhoea, at some point.

    BBC News - Home 2012

  • The condition, called dysmenorrhoea, is the leading cause of absenteeism from school and work among women in their teens and 20s. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph 2010

  • One of the most common of the so-called female disorders, which seems to be the lot of the majority of women, is dysmenorrhoea or painful menstruation.

    Herself Talks with Women Concerning Themselves

  • The natural thing for anyone to do who had dysmenorrhoea would be first to find the cause of this pain and then take measures to correct it.

    Herself Talks with Women Concerning Themselves

  • It has a very good effect in dysmenorrhoea, especially when occurring in chlorotic girls; in mild cases external applications suffice, otherwise the drug should be inhaled (when complicated with inflammatory conditions of the uterus or appendages the results were doubtful or negative).

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881 Various

  • One who suffers from dysmenorrhoea should try to plan her work so that she may rest the first day of her menstrual period, and, if possible, the preceding day.

    Herself Talks with Women Concerning Themselves

  • [12] A friend of undoubted accuracy testifies to a case where acute dysmenorrhoea and menorrhagia, begun in over-excitement and tight clothing, and aggravated by the very cause above-mentioned, gradually yielded to regular and nutritious food, a rational mode of dressing, regular sleep, and to the regular brain-work which gave sufficient employment to the over-excited imagination.

    The Education of American Girls Anna Callender Brackett

  • Sterility in women may occur from the above-named causes of impotence, together with absence of the uterus and ovaries, or from great debility, syphilis, constant amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, or menorrhagia.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

  • Anstie, in his work on _Neuralgia_, refers to the beneficial effect of sexual intercourse on dysmenorrhoea, remarking that the necessity of the full natural exercise of the sexual function is shown by the great improvement in such cases after marriage, and especially after childbirth.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society Havelock Ellis 1899

  • The diseases known as menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, amenorrhoea, abortions, prolapsus, chronic inflammations and ulcerations of the womb, with a yet greater variety of sympathetic nervous disorders, are some of the distressing forms of these derangements.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young John Harvey Kellogg 1897


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