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Dysmenorrhea is associated with a higher incidence of pain after diagnostic hysteroscopy or treatment: A commentary

  • Giustino Varrassi1

1Paolo Procacci Foundation, Via Tacito 7, 00193 Roma, Italy

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.022 Vol.17,Issue 2,March 2021 pp.214-215

Published: 08 March 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Giustino Varrassi E-mail:

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Giustino Varrassi. Dysmenorrhea is associated with a higher incidence of pain after diagnostic hysteroscopy or treatment: A commentary. Signa Vitae. 2021. 17(2);214-215.


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