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A 22-year-old female asked:

i have severe menstrual periods/cramps. it's been getting worse over the years, and now i have painful mid cycle cramps too. why?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Possibly: Ovulation could cause cramps.
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possible fibroids: It is possible to have fibroids or endometrioisis, or anatomical abnormalities in the genital tract.

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