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Causes of Menstrual cramps

Causes of Menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps are caused by excess production of the hormone prostaglandin (primary dysmenorrhea) or an underlying medical problem such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts (secondary dysmenorrhea).

Menstrual cramps: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Menstrual cramps, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Menstrual cramps:

Menstrual cramps: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Menstrual cramps: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Menstrual cramps as a symptom:

Conditions listing Menstrual cramps as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Menstrual cramps. Our database lists the following as having Menstrual cramps as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Menstrual cramps:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Menstrual cramps as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Related information on causes of Menstrual cramps:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Menstrual cramps may be found in:

 

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