BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramps (period cramps), are pain and cramping in the lower abdomen just before and/or during menstruation (period). If cramping is very severe, there could be underlying issues like uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths) or endometriosis (when tissue from the inside of the uterus implants outside the uterus).

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Pediatrics - Menstrual Disorders Clinic

The Menstrual Disorders Clinic (MDC) is located in the Adolescent Center and diagnoses and treats a variety of menstrual disorders.