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Pelvic pain and bloating during ovulation, help?

Pelvic pain and bloating during ovulation, help?

Hormonal Suppression: If these symptoms are always happening during ovulation (mid-cycle), it may be worth considering hormonal control and the prevention of ovulation using oral contraceptive/birth control pills continuously (skipping periods and only using active pills). Bloating tends to occur from the release of Progesterone that occurs when you ovulate. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Lower back pain and menstrual like cramps early pregnancy?

Uterine Growth: Uterine growth and stretching of the uterine ligaments. See a physical medicine specialist or a chiropractor if this is cramping your style. ...Read more

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Period was late and now have abnormal heavy bleeding stomach and pelvic pain nausea and fatigue. Why?

Period was late and now have abnormal heavy bleeding stomach and pelvic pain nausea and fatigue. Why?

Pregnancy concern: These symptoms can be the signs of an early miscarriage, especially since how "late" the period was is not stated. A pregnancy test may help and calling your Clinician. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation

What's wrong with me? Adominal bloating and ache backache sore breasts neasouse irregular periods blood clots leg cramps and swollen considpation

Abd. pain, nausea,: There are many possibilities for the cause or causes of your problem. Make an appointment to see your doctor for a complete exam to find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What. Causes. Abdominal cramping and back pain and spotting in between cycles?

What. Causes. Abdominal cramping and back pain and spotting in between cycles?

Check-up: Your question is too broad to answer in this short space. A lot of benign , and occasionally a malignant, condition can cause your symptoms. I can only suggest a thorough gynecologic evaluation and discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.

Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...Read more

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Can IBS cramps resemble menstrual cramps?

Can IBS cramps resemble menstrual cramps?

It may: Abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, nausea are some of the symptoms. Meet with your physician and determine not only if you could have ibs or dysmenorrhea (painful periods), but more importantly why you have the symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain and spotting after periods?

Abdominal pain and spotting after periods?

Not sure related...: ...With the limited information provided, but you sound concerned and appropriately you should be, regardless of your age (you didn't provide us that information). Get a good examination with appropriate testing for differential diagnosis, reassurance (hopefully), and/or treatment. ...Read more

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Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

Can ibs feel like menstrual cramps, and lower back pain?

It could B but U-: -need a diagnosis from a specialist 2 B sure. If it's only when U have Ur periods, no. If always troublesome,& urgent need of a bathroom 4 bm's, many times a day, I would lean more toward IBS. ...Read more

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Pms or pmdd-period like cramps and moody?

Pms or pmdd-period like cramps and moody?

Only before period: Both PMS and pmdd are limited to the week or so before the period. Pmdd is specifically significant depression. Pms can be moodiness, bloating, breast tenderness and other hormone-related symptoms. If your symptoms persist beyond the week before your period, you should get them checked out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

I am experiencing  pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness) .

Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What causes regular periods and cramping in lower abdomen?

What causes regular periods and cramping in lower abdomen?

Lots of things: Anything that makes your uterus sore can cause cramping, with or without a menstrual cycle. Infections are common. So is endometriosis. If the problem continues, go see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Wjat causes gas and bloating from fibroids and ovarian cysts?

Any enlarged masses: In abdomen can cuase bloating and fullness simply from the mass effect and irritation of surrounding bowel. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

That can happen: Sometimes. Some things to consider to reduce sxs are: nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping >. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, ovary pain throughout the cycle, pain and stomach ache during sex, painful bowel movements, discharge?

I am experiencing  excessive menstrual cramps, ovary pain throughout the cycle, pain and stomach ache during sex, painful bowel movements, discharge?

Get evaulation: I recommend that you start with a Gyn exam to assess whether you may have an ovarian cyst, or possible pelvic infection or endometriosis. Constipation can also be a source of chronic lower abdomiinal pain and discomfort with sex, and stool softeners or Miralax may be helpful. ...Read more

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Could I have endometriosis if bad cramps?

Could I have endometriosis if bad cramps?

Yes: One of the main symptoms of endometriosis is painful periods. While there is not really a correlation between the amount of emdometriosis and the amount of pain, endometriosis clearly causes pain and should be considered in anyone with painful periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get endometriosis cramps while pregnant?

Is it normal to get endometriosis cramps while pregnant?

No: Endometriosis is usually not active during pregnancy, therefore the discomfort is most likely from the pregnancy itself. ...Read more

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Have endometriosis. Cramps have been getting worse but are really bad today, no bleeding. Taking Depo-Provera for 7 mths. What to do?

Try motrin: I would try Motrin 800g every 8 hrs if you are not allergic to it and if it is not helpful then see your dr. For an exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Went pee, felt something come out of me. Was white, long, like mucus. Having brown discharge since. Have i.U.D. & endometriosis. Cramps under chest?

Went pee, felt something come out of me. Was white, long, like mucus. Having brown discharge since. Have i.U.D. & endometriosis. Cramps under chest?

See answer: Some brownish discharge for a short time not unusual after placement. But if a new, persistent, or worsening symptom, may be indicative of infection or rejection. Given your other symptom(s), i would definitely recommend you contact your doctor who placed the iud. ...Read more

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Deep pelvic and ovary pain after sex and finger penetration. Also some pain when using tampons. No infection. Sign of endometriosis? Cramps most days.

Pelvic pain: I certainly agree with my colleague about having a full gynecological exam. I will add that pelvic pain is also common after sexual trauma http://tinyurl.Com/mnwtb3s in addition, it can become chronic -- and has a high correlation with post-traumatic stress disorder http://tinyurl.Com/let5huw help is possible with therapists who are experienced in emdr and body-focused psychotherapies. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for endometriosis if I have cramps?

How do I get tested for endometriosis if I have cramps?

There are ways: Our research that will be published soon shows two very accurate predictions of endometriosis. First, if you had bad periods (worse than peers or missed school )as a teenager, you have nearly 100% chance of endo at surgery. Second, testing for ovarian reserve with Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test: if abnormal 90% chance of endometriosis at surgery. Need good excisional surgery not band aid. ...Read more

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Is i don't have painful cramps does that mean i could till have endometriosis?

Is i don't have painful cramps does that mean i could till have endometriosis?

Yes: Many woman with endometriosis have painful periods, painful sex, or chronic pain. Many women have infertility. Some have abnormal bleeding. But some women have no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Bleeding normal, cramps nothing more then usual. Should I be concerned that it could be endometriosis?

Not really: While it does not necessarily do so, endometriosis can be associated with heavy menses and painful perios. Unless you have other symptoms to make you think you might have endometriosis, i would not worry too much. ...Read more

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Could I have endometriosis even if i don't have symptoms? My sister has it but she always had bad cramps. I just get bad pms.

Yes: There are many women who have endometriosis but have no real symptoms - either pain prior to menses nor during their menses. Not uncommon is the person who has difficulty getting pregnant and at the time of laparoscopy is found to have endometriosis. Resection of the endometriosis then can improve their fertility. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble with my menstrual cycles. I am having extreme cramps, worse than I've ever had. Do I need to worry about endometriosis?

I'm having trouble with my menstrual cycles. I am having extreme cramps, worse than I've ever had. Do I need to worry about endometriosis?

Menstrual problems: it is a possibility. It could also be dysfunctional uterine bleeding or hormonal imbalances. I would consult your physician to check into this matter. Birth Control pills could help in the shor term ...Read more

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I have severe menstrual cramps, could I have endometriosis?

I have severe menstrual cramps, could I have endometriosis?

I am assuming this ?: Is not in regard to a 57 yr old:) dysmenorrhea in a reporoductive age women could be a sign of endometriosis and warrants a pe and pelvic ultrasound to rule out any pelvic pathology. Alternatively in the post menopausal women with cramping and menses, cancer must be ruled out but I am guessing this question deals with the former. ...Read more

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Do women with more menstrual cramps have a greater tendency to acquire endometriosis?

Do women with more menstrual cramps have a greater tendency to acquire endometriosis?

Yes: Severe menstrual cramps are one of the classic signs of endometriosis, especially if they are not relieved by medicines like Ibuprofen or naproxen. The cramps may be a sign of "retrograde menstruation" which is thought to be a cause of endometriosis, or they may be a sign that endometriosis has already developed. Other signs of endometriosis are pain with intercourse or chronic pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal if period cramps are felt around the rectal area but not too intense. Is it endometriosis?

Menstrual cramps: The nerves that go to your uterus all go all over the pelvis and some people do have pain in their rectum or even diarrhea during their menses. It is also possible that you may have some endometriosis that is causing this. I would recommend further in person evaluation from a doctor regarding this. ...Read more

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Had endometrioma removal last year. Taking pill for a year. Bleeding after 21st pills with heaviest cramp. Do I still have endometriosis?

Had endometrioma removal last year. Taking pill for a year. Bleeding after 21st pills with heaviest cramp. Do I still have endometriosis?

Possibly: Endometrioma removal can alleviate a lot of pain if it was the sole source of your problems. Unfortunately, it rarely cures endometriosis but it should be controlled. If OCP use eliminates your pain when you don't have a withdrawal bleed (a period), you may benefit from continuous OCPs and try to eliminate your cycles. There are several medical options for you, talk to your Doc & see what's best. ...Read more

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I have regular periods but my cramps are bad sometimes is this normal I read about endometriosis I don't have the symptoms though just cramps ?

Could be Endo: Bad cramps can come with or without endometriosis . If cramps occur when you are not having a cycle or do not go away when you are using OCP's, that is more significant. Try taking an NSAID before your menses starts.(Iboprofen or Naproxen sodium). See a Provider if this does not help. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis. What could be causing the debilitating cramps almost precisely 7 days past ovulation each month? Currently, I have no cysts

Hard to know: Not sure why you are having the pain. I assume that it is related to endometriosis in some fashion. Oral contraceptives would be a good option to deal with the pain but not helpful if you are trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause you to not have your monthly but the lower part where your ovaries at cramp but that's it haven't had a monthly in 8 weeks .

Not likely: Endometriosis can cause pelvic cramping but it is not likely to cause you to miss your period. Your doctor should check a pregnancy test and if it is negative he or she can give you a course of Progesterone to induce your menses. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Are cramps to the point of being unable to perform normal activities of daily life daily at 2 weeks post liletta iud insertion normal w/endometriosis?

Are cramps to the point of being unable to perform normal activities of daily life daily at 2 weeks post liletta iud insertion normal w/endometriosis?

Cramps as severe...: ...and life-changing as you describe are not normal under any circumstance. Don't delay further--get re-evaluated please. ...Read more

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