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An Unusual Cause of Adolescent Dysmenorrhea

Ryan, Ginny L. MD1; Stolpen, Alan MD2; Van Voorhis, Bradley J. MD1

doi: 10.1097/01.AOG.0000237163.98010.b3
In the Trenches

Imaging should be considered in adolescents with severe dysmenorrhea resistant to medical therapy because adenomyosis is a potential etiology in this age group.

1Dr. Ryan just completed her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and is now a faculty member in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Iowa, where Dr. Van Voorhis is Professor and Division Head. 2Dr. Stolpen is an Associate Professor in the Division of Diagnostic Radiology in the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa.

Address correspondence to Consultant Editor for Clinical Case Series: Ingrid Nygaard, MD, MS, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200, Salt Lake City, UT 84132; e-mail:

© 2006 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.