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Lemoore, CA
A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm currently on my period and i'm having very severe cramps on my lower abdomen that travel to my lower back. is this normal?

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Dr. Kathryn Leenhouts
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
May be: Dysmenorrhea is painful cramps with menstruation. It may be mild or severe. Persistent severe cramps can sometimes be associated with endometriosis, a condition where uterine lining tissue occupies other areas in the pelvis. If the cramps are recurrent and disabling, see your health care provider.
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine 38 years experience
It could be severe: dysmenorrhea but you should be checked by your physician to be sure it is nothing worrisome

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I've been having severe cramps in my lower abdomen for 6 days after my period, is that normal?

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NO: It is time to consult a GYN and get a pelvic exam and ultrasound as well as hormonal testing.

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