A 25-year-old female asked:
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Can menstrual cramps cause upper & lower abdomen pain ? Not sharp but discomfort !?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically not: Menstrual cramps are typically confined to the pelvis. Yes, some women can have problems such as endometriosis that can spread beyond the pelvis, but i would associate upper abdominal discomfort with bowel related issues.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014

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