Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea


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What is dysmenorrhea?

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1. Which of the following are hormone-like substances that promote uterine contractions?

2. Secondary dysmenorrhea can be related to benign tumors that grow within the uterus. What is this underlying condition called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you assess your knowledge of terms and other facts relating to dysmenorrhea.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Description of dysmenorrhea
  • Term for hormone-like substances that promote uterine contractions
  • Name of the condition that leads to benign tumor growth in the uterus
  • What high prostaglandin levels or a narrow cervical canal could lead to
  • Treatments for dysmenorrhea

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz allows you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about menstruation in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast primary and secondary dysmenorrhea
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding this menstrual disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide a brief overview of the menstrual cycle
  • Define dysmenorrhea
  • Detail characteristics of dysmenorrhea
  • Discuss what causes dysmenorrhea
  • Identify and explain the types of dysmenorrhea
  • Provide information about treatment options for dysmenorrhea