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A 23-year-old female asked:

I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. now i get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. should i test for endometriosis?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain with urination and stooling. If you have not having cramping every cycle and are getting relief with Advil, it is unlikely that you have endometriosis.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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