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A 30-year-old female asked:

Have horrible cramping pain day/days before period starts or end of pd. doesn't happen every month. sometimes i pass out from the pain. wht can it be?

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Dr. Mayank Vakil
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Consider endometrios: Endometriosis is a benign condition in which cells that function like endometrial cells (cells that line the uterus) are found on the lining of pelvis including structures such as the ovaries, uterus, bowels and other pelvic organs. Endometriosis involving the ovaries commonly results in cysts (chocolate cysts). Affecting approximately 10 percent of women, endometriosis can cause pelvic pain durin
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Severe dysmenorrhea.: It is important to determine many variables in your presentation to see if this is primarily related to your menstrual periods or if it may be suggestive of pelvic pathologies . In general, detailed a history and physical examination will be required. If you will please contact a GYN for further assessment. In the mean time try pain relief with NSAIDs to see if it might help.Take care

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