It can be defined as pain which is in relation to menses that is bothersome so as to disable a woman from performing her routine tasks.
Dysmenorrhea can be categorized into prime dysmenorrhea where no core pathology can be demonstrated and secondary dysmenorrhea which has a definitive underlying causal pathology.
On the basis of the character, dysmenorrhea might be classified into spasmodic and membranous type.
As the names propose, the spasmodic form of dysmenorrhea involves severe pain which wanes and waxes in intensity with the contraction and relaxation of the uterus while the membranous variety has actual shedding of chunks of meaty portions of the innermost wall of the uterus called the endometrium. Frequently dysmenorrhea is accompanied by a whole group of symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle cramps etc.
Homeopathy has a hopeful role to play in cases of dysmenorrhea. The medicines are known to reduce the severity of the pain as well as to treat the cause, when possible. Every patient with dysmenorrhea can present with a different set of individual symptoms, which are carefully noted as deciding the homeopathic line of treatment. Homeopathic treatment is strongly recommended.