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A 17-year-old female asked:

I havent had a period for 4 almost 5 months and negative pregnancy test i have mild cramps and backaches. whats going on. i also have mild pelvis pain?

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Dr. Brian Clear
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Most commonly: Aside from pregnancy, the most common causes of new persistent lack of menstruation in a young women are either extreme athleticism (aggressive exercise every day) or being dangerously underweight. Regardless, what you are describing is a reason to visit a primary care doctor (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or OB/GYN) promptly for an assessment, because this is not normal.
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. You can discuss your irregular periods and options for cycle control as well.
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Last updated Aug 27, 2015


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