Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dysmenorrhea Primary Incidence

Facts about painful menstrual periods:

  • About 50 percent of women have pain during menstrual periods.
  • About 10 percent of women have pain during the menstrual period that interrupts normal daily activities.
  • Painful menstrual periods are most common in women between the ages of 15 and 25.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dysmenorrhea Primary References
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