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A 21-year-old female asked:

Ive never experienced painful periods before but currently i am. it started about two days ago and i constantly cramp and i especially cramp when i bleed. on my tampons it has shown a normal red with a little brown and bright orange when i wipe?

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Dr. Alan Lasnover
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Dysmenorrha: There are many causes of painful periods, all of which deserve at least examination by a trusted Ob-Gyn. One of these, called endometriosis, can effect fertility and be controlled by the administration of oral contraceptives (BCPs). I wish I could help.
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