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I'm having a cramping pain in my lower abdomen. I also am having severe pains in my left side. Advice?

I'm having a cramping pain in my lower abdomen. I also am having severe pains in my left side. Advice?

You need to be seen: Unfortunately it is not possible to diagnose you by email without MUCH more information. Please go to a clinic or at least get a live consult to try to sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus (belly button) from one side of the abdomen ...Read more


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How long after taking EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" in lower abdomen stop?

How long after taking EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" in lower abdomen stop?

You may be pregnant.: Butterflies in your stomach sound like you may be pregnant. If you haven't checked yet a urine pregnancy test or go to see a doctor immediately. Emergency contraception only works about 70% of the time since it only works if you take it in your cycle before you've ovulated. It also doesn't work well for a woman with a BMI greater than 25 ...Read more

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How long after you take EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" sensations in lower abdomen stop?

How long after you take EC should "symptoms" including mild cramping and "butterflies" sensations in lower abdomen stop?

Emergency contracept: You are describing symptom of uterine cramping which are side effects of emergency contraception pills. The way EC works is to induce a menstrual period within 12-24 hours of taking the medication which is high dose progesterone. The decline in the progesterone level causes the uterine lining to shed. It is not unusual to have cramping at 48 hours. ...Read more

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351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

351/2 weeks. I've had mild cramping in lower abdomen and back that turned so painful it woke me up last night. Now it comes and goes. Is this normal?

Not really.: It sounds like you may be experiencing preterm contractions that could lead to preterm labor and birth. Best see your obstetrician asap for a formal evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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11 days post-vasectomy. 2 days ago, developed lasting, cramp-like pain on both sides of lower abdomen. Doesn't seem normal. Help appreciated.?

11 days post-vasectomy. 2 days ago, developed lasting, cramp-like pain on both sides of lower abdomen. Doesn't seem normal. Help appreciated.?

Here are some...: At this time, nothing could be done for post-vasectomy-related ache & pain but understanding and accepting to cope with it, that is, time and patience plus judicious use of effective pain killers is the most reasonable way to follow as long as slowly yet surely getting better day by day. If worsening or unbearable, seek timely evaluation & counseling so to see something could be done now. Sorry! ...Read more

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Having spotting for 4 days now mid cycle. Accompanied by some mild cramping/pinching feeling lower abdomen. Why is this happening?

Having spotting for 4 days now mid cycle. Accompanied by some mild cramping/pinching feeling lower abdomen. Why is this happening?

Difficult to say: Some women do have some breakthrough bleeding due to fluctuations in hormones. If it bothers you, you could consider birth control pills as they help to regulate your period. Sometimes extremes of weight (thin/heavy) can lead to this, as well as problems with thyroid. I would wait a few cycles, though and see if it continues. If so, then see md. Or consider the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Is this cramping mid-cycle normal? Please help! Hi, I have a normal 28 to 30 day cycle. I don't usually experience many symptoms mid-cycle, but this month im extremely fatigued, cramping (starting on my lower left side them my entire lower abdomen, simila

The: The symptoms could be from ovulation, and possibly an ovarian cyst. An ovarian cyst can cause pressure and achy back. Ovarian cyst discomfort is usually relieved on its own. If your period is late, then take a pregnancy test. Your symptoms will probably otherwise resolve but if they don't then it would be reasonable to see your doctor for these symptoms. ...Read more

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5 days late. Sore breasts. Cramping once in awhile in the lower abdomen or sometimes on one side. Can't get comfortable anymore at night. Am I preg?

5 days late. Sore breasts. Cramping once in awhile in the lower abdomen or sometimes on one side. Can't get comfortable anymore at night. Am I preg?

Pregnancy test: Typically early pregnancy is not painful, typically does not lateralize. Sounds like early pregnancy with change in periods and breast tenderness. Needs a pregnancy test (preferably serum HCG) and if positive, consider pelvic ultrasound to rule tubal pregnancy since pain is an issue. ...Read more

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Not cramps, not prego, pain in lower abdominal next to pelvis feels like ovaries. Sharp stabbing pain in both sides plus light spotting for 2 weeks?

Not cramps, not prego, pain in lower abdominal next to pelvis feels like ovaries. Sharp stabbing pain in both sides plus light spotting for 2 weeks?

See MD: This could be due to several reasons ranging from ovarian cysts to infection to non GYN. It is best evaluated by your Clinician. ...Read more

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What does back pains and cramps in the lower abdomen mean?

UTI: Infection involving urinary tract can cause this. Particularly when it ascends to kidney. See pmd for urine test and exam. ...Read more

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I have severe cramps in my lower abdomen mostly to the right what is it?

I have severe cramps in my lower abdomen mostly to the right what is it?

Severe ABD pain = ER: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Small cramping in my lower abdomen, what could it be?

Just about: Anything. Your symptom is too vague for me to give you accurate information. Onset, location, radiation, duration, associated symptoms, aggravating factors, relieving factors are important to include in your description, in order to be as accurate or at least narrow the possibilities as much as possible. ...Read more

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How come I get cramps in my lower abdomen after I masturbate?

How come I get cramps in my lower abdomen after I masturbate?

Muscle contractions: Orgasm involves contraction of the muscles of the vagina, but sometimes also of the wall of the uterus. In some women this can feel like mild cramping. ...Read more

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How come I get cramps in my lower abdomen when my tampon is full?

Swelling: When your tampon is full, the vagina (which is made of elastic tissue) is stretching and the stretch receptors in the vagina can cause cramping and an achy type of pain. While this is common, it is annoying. There's no harm that you're doing, rather it's just a sign that you need to change the tampon. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Whenever I run I get bad cramps on my lower abdomen. What may be the cause?

Whenever I run I get bad cramps on my lower abdomen. What may be the cause?

No warm up: Lack of warm up and stretching could be very harmful to the muscle. running will build up lactic acid in the unprepared muscle and cause pain. You need adequate warm up and stretching could prevent that ...Read more

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What is causing this on and off cramping and pain in my lower abdomen? Female, 32

What is causing this on and off cramping and pain in my lower abdomen? Female, 32

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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I'm experiencing cramps in my lower abdomen and back but I'm only spotting what does this mean?

I'm experiencing cramps in my lower abdomen and back but I'm only spotting what does this mean?

Menstrual cramping: Usually hormonally induced, best relieved with the use of Aleve (naproxen) or Advil (if not allergic to NSAIDS); however I would recommend a GYN pelvic exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Whenever I am running at around half a mile I get extremely bad cramps in the lower abdomen. What may this be from?

Whenever I am running at around half a mile I get extremely bad cramps in the lower abdomen. What may this be from?

Stitch: If it is just under your ribcage, it is commonly referred to as a "stitch". It is a spasbm of your diaphragm muscle which you use to breath. Many people press on the area to help it go away. Best to stop and walk until it passes. As you continue to run on a regular basis this should pass. Good Luck. (USAT Level I coach) ...Read more

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What is causing theses cramps now for the 4th day? Woke up&my back&my thighs r hurting me. Cramps r the worse in my lower abdomen. I can't move. Help!

What is causing theses cramps now for the 4th day? Woke up&my back&my thighs r hurting me. Cramps r the worse in my lower abdomen. I can't move. Help!

Unlikely from a back: Problem and more likely from another reason like gastrointestinal, renal or kidney or reproductive. Even possibility of infection. See your doctor now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp cramping in my lower abdomen, I just had my cycle.

I am experiencing sharp cramping in my lower abdomen, I just had my cycle.

Sharp pains: With SHARP Pains, you should call your Dr who knows you best or get into an Urgicare center to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing bloating and slight cramping in my lower abdomen?

Experiencing bloating and slight cramping in my lower abdomen?

GI virus: You may have eaten something to cause the discomfort and having a bowel movement will help you get it out of your system. Otherwise you may have constipation. If that is the case eat dried fruit such as apricots and prunes and see if that naturally resolves your issues. Drink plenty of water and see your doctor if it does not resolve in a the next few days. ...Read more

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What can cause cramping in the lower abdomen if I have no uti?

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What can cause cramping in the lower abdomen if I have no uti?

Spasms: You can have bladder spasms or uterine spasms or it could be intestinal problems, nes to be checked. ...Read more