What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Dysmenorrhea is the tech-

The symptoms of dysmenorrhea

Massage is appropriate for dys-

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nical term for menstrual

are dull aching or sharp severe

menorrhea that is not linked to


pain that is severe enough

lower abdominal pain, preceding

underlying pathology, although


to interfere with and limit

and/or during the early stages of

the abdomen is locally contrain-


the activities of women of

menstruation. Nausea and vomit-

dicated for deep work during


childbearing age.

ing may accompany very severe

days of heavy menstrual flow.






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