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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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I am experiencing pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

I am experiencing pelvic pain and cramping pelvic pain.

Need more info: Depending on the associated symptoms can be multiple things. Duration of symptoms, fever, discharge, bleeding etc are things to consider when making a differential for diagnosis. Please resubmit a question so we can help you better. ...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

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I am experiencing morning sickness. The following also describes me: Cramping pelvic pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing morning sickness. The following also describes me: Cramping pelvic pain. What should I do?

Pregnancy test: First thing we need to check is a pregnancy test. Last menstrual. Full exam in person. History of ovarian cysts? Menstrual cramps? If pain is severe I would go to ER rule out ectopic pregnancy if it's possible and ovarian cysts torsion, and OB consultation may be indicated. Right lower quadrant abdominal pain if severe requires a CT scan to rule out appendicitis. ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of pelvic pain. Varies from dull cramping to severe pain. What could it be? And what can I take for pain because my gyno won't help?

Need to know why: It wouldn't be a good idea for your doctor to prescribe pain meds without seeing you or doing tests to find out what the cause of your problem is. If the pain is severe, go to the emergency room. If not, make an appt to see your doctor asap. Depending on your age, pelvic pain could be caused by endometriosis or something more serious. Try an NSAID for relief until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping the day after tranvaginal ultlrasound was sent to have done after not havinperiod for 2 moths and having pelvic pain

It can make it worse: You may have a cyst on an ovary, and in that case, the ultrasound can make it hurt more. A skipped ovulatory cycle may have allowed the lining of the uterus to become very thick, and the uterus may be having more intense cramping due to this. An infection could be another possible cause, or endometriosis. Difficult to determine without more details. ...Read more

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I have an ultra sound on the 26th but I am having constant cramping and server right pelvic pain I cant stand it what should I do? Please help

See a GYN MD soon: You need to either move up your GYN MD appointment or see an E.R. MD who can obtain a GYN MD consultation immediately to determine the source of the severe pelvic pain.- don't wait.. ...Read more

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36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and cramping is it normal?

36 weeks pregnant with pelvic pain and cramping is it normal?

Many reasons: The pelvic pressure and pain may be due to the increased size of baby and stress on muscles can be the cause. If the pain persists when you lay down, there may be some other reason. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Is pelvic pain and cramping the same thing, when talking about periods?

Is pelvic pain and cramping the same thing, when talking about periods?

Not necesarily: Pelvic pain can be cramping but cand be different as well. A pain that is present only during periods could relate better. In the end diagnosing pelvic pain is a difficult task and requires a skilled physician to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I am having pain/discomfort/lower pelvic pain and pressure and cramping only at the end of urination. Seems to be worse in the evening?

I am having pain/discomfort/lower pelvic pain and pressure and cramping only at the end of urination. Seems to be worse in the evening?

UTI: Http://www. Middlebury. Edu/studentlife/services/healthctr/pted/uti

consider not waiting to empty your bladder, increasing your fluid intake and visiting your health care professional. ...Read more

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Low pelvic pain for 4 days that is constant. Seems different than pre-menstrual cramp pain. Period is expected in 4 days. Cause for concern?

Probably not: You might be experiencing this discomfort from an ovarian cyst. This may sound scary, but an ovarian cyst is perfectly normal. You have one each month when you ovulate. On occasion, these cysts will be a bit larger and give you pain. These cysts almost always resolve on their own within a few weeks to a month. ...Read more

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In pst week had biopsy of endometrium, hysterscopy and dnc how long should I bleed and have cramps for. I still have pelvic pain also. What should I do?

Call your surgeon.: You should only bleed for a few days after your procedures. You should give the doctor a call who performed your surgery. If the surgery was done around the time you normally would expect to cycle it could have triggered an early period. ...Read more

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