Menstrual pain is associated with rapid structural alterations in the brain

@article{Tu2013MenstrualPI,
  title={Menstrual pain is associated with rapid structural alterations in the brain},
  author={Cheng-Hao Tu and David M. Niddam and Tzu-Chen Yeh and Jiing-Feng Lirng and Jen-Chuen Hsieh},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2013},
  volume={154},
  pages={1718-1724}
}
Dysmenorrhea is the most prevalent gynecological disorder in women of child-bearing age. Dysmenorrhea is associated with central sensitization and functional and structural changes in the brain. Our recent brain morphometry study disclosed that dysmenorrhea is associated with trait-related abnormal gray matter (GM) changes, even in the absence of menstrual pain, indicating that the adolescent brain is vulnerable to menstrual pain. Here we report rapid state-related brain morphological changes… CONTINUE READING

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