Dysmenorrhea refers to the painful symptom that occurs during menstruation. It can be classified into two types: primary and secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea refers to common menstrual cramps caused by the normal menstrual process and is not a serious health problem. On the other hand, secondary dysmenorrhea occurs when there is a disorder in the reproductive organs, like the presence of a tumour or cyst. This type of dysmenorrhea is more severe. Thankfully, most of the reproductive disorders that lead to secondary dysmenorrhea can be treated with medication or surgery.
Comprehensive treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea is widely available in Southeast Asia, particularly in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. These countries are home to many highly experienced and internationally trained gynaecologists as well as fully equipped hospitals that offer a complete range of treatment options.
For these reasons, Southeast Asia is extremely popular among medical tourists especially those who are looking for affordable medical care. When compared to Western countries, the cost of diagnosis, treatment (both medical and surgical), and management of secondary dysmenorrhea and its symptoms is up to 75% cheaper in Southeast Asia.
Aside from affordable cost, patients are also assured of high-quality medical services especially if they seek treatment in hospitals or medical facilities accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). JCI, which is an international organisation that monitors the quality of medical services provided by medical facilities, has many accredited hospitals in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. These hospitals have high-powered medical equipment, modern facilities, and excellent medical staff. The first to receive this recognition in Asia is Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.