Background: To ascertain the associated risk factors, severity and the impact of dysmenorrhea on life of medical students.
Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted for three months using a predesigned questionnaire, VAS and BMI was determined for all the participants.
Results: Of the total study sample 113(75.3%) reported having dysmenorrhea which was significantly higher in those who pass clots and had a positive family background of dysmenorrhea (p = < 0.05). Of the total girls experiencing dysmenorrhea, a major proportion (56%) was found to suffer from moderate to severe pain, 68.14% girls have moderate to clearly inhibited working ability, 64.6% have few to apparent systemic symptoms. 56.6% girls use analgesics in each cycle. 54% of them reported a loss of > 2 hrs each day primarily due to dysmenorrhea. 13.3% of them reported a loss of even > 20 hrs.
Conclusion: Significant extent of female medical students are found to experience the ill effects of dysmenorrhea of moderate to extreme force. Family history and presence of clots were noteworthy hazard variables for dysmenorrhea.