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Menstrual cramps: Pelvic or other menstrual-related pains. See detailed information below for a list of 16 causes of Menstrual cramps, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Menstrual cramps as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Menstrual cramps may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Menstrual cramps. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
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The list of organs typically affected by Menstrual cramps may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Menstrual cramps mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Menstrual cramps. Of the 16 causes of Menstrual cramps that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Menstrual cramps' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Menstrual cramps based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Menstrual cramps, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Menstrual cramps:
Dysmenorrhea (54 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Menstrual irregularities (559 causes), Female sexual symptoms (505 causes), Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Uterus symptoms (429 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Vagina symptoms (443 causes), Female genital symptoms (529 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Bleeding symptoms (1783 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes)
Symptoms related to Menstrual cramps:
Dysmenorrhea (54 causes), Menstrual pain (28 causes), Cramps (339 causes), Menstrual symptoms (559 causes), Pelvic pain (164 causes), Menstrual bleeding, Vaginal bleeding (147 causes), Primary dysmenorrhea, Secondary dysmenorrhea, Premenstrual syndrome (17 causes), Mood changes (133 causes), Bloating (201 causes), Nausea (2564 causes), Vomiting (2819 causes), Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids (5 causes), endometriosis
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