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Is there a difference between pelvic cramping and pelvic pain?

Is there a difference between pelvic cramping and pelvic pain?

Sometimes yes: You can develop cramping at the beginning of a normal menstrual cycle; most women know what this feels like. Pelvic pain may be a sign of something more severe: possibly an infection, or even something dangerous like an ectopic pregnancy. If you are having severe pelvic pain, you should see your doctor, particularly if you are having fever or bleeding with the pain. Don't wait! ...Read more

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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


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Extreme cramping and pelvic pain not sure what it is help?

Extreme cramping and pelvic pain not sure what it is help?

No way to guess: You owe it to yourself to get an exam. A guess is unfair to you. You have your whole life ahead of you. A narcotic can get rid of your pain for 9 months. That doesn't make the problem go away. ...Read more

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Got paragard last month with no problems. Went in for vag exam 3 days ago and has experience extreme cramping and pelvic pain (similar to insertion)?

Got paragard last month with no problems. Went in for vag exam 3 days ago and has experience extreme cramping and pelvic pain (similar to insertion)?

It may have moved!: Your paragard might have moved in its position. As a result you may not benefit from contraceptive functions of the device. You should visit your physician who through an examination or an ultrasound can assure the proper placement of your paragard. ...Read more

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Female left side pelvic pain with cramping what could this be?

Female left side pelvic pain with cramping what could this be?

Variable: It could be so many things ranging from endometriosis to as serious as a malignancy. Need more details and more work up. ...Read more

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Bad cramps, pelvic pain, pain on left and right side ?

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Go see ur FamilyDoc: If you're 2wks before/after menses, you could be ovulating (Mittelschmerz) but this is usually one-sided. Appendix is on right lower side. Diverticulitis is usually on left lower. If burning upon urination, we'd worry about bladder infection. Constipation can be painful. So can sexually transmitted diseases/infections if you engage in even one act of unprotected sex. Miscarriage is possibility ...Read more

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Pelvic pain and cramps durine all periods. Anything to worry about?

Yes possible: You need an evaluation by your gyn with an exam, blood work and ultrasound, as you could have a cyst, fibroids , endometriosis, etc., and if you do not have any of those there are new meds to help alleviate the pain or get rid of it no need to suffer see your gyn. ...Read more