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I've been having abdominal pain. Feels like cramps, sometimes the pain is like a shooting sharp pain. But not on my period what's causing this pain?

I've been having abdominal pain. Feels like cramps, sometimes the pain is like a shooting sharp pain. But not on my period what's causing this pain?

Many things: Your abdominal pain may be due to indigestion, gas, muscular tenderness as well as your female organs. Proper evaluation is in order. See your doctor a soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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Frequent chest pain stomach pain back pain and abdomenal pain a few days after sex. What could this be?

Frequent chest pain stomach pain back pain and abdomenal pain a few days after sex. What could this be?

STD: If you're a woman, it cold be pelvic inflammatory disease. If you're a man, it is not. If you're female, you need to be examined asap since pid can become very serious. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain just like periods coming,nausea,lower legs pain and also nipple pain and pain during sex?

I have lower abdominal pain just like periods coming,nausea,lower legs pain and also nipple pain and pain during sex?

Complex topics: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Painful intercourse is a very complex topic. An exam and detailed history will be needed to begin the evaluation ...Read more

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My back pain kidney discomfort feels like needles of pain sometimes.

Not entirely sure: what you're asking. If you're wondering if such pain can be normal, then yes, it can. If you are concerned about the symptoms or if they represent a change from your normal state of health, see your doctor for testing. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm having really bad stomach pain like period pain?

I'm having really bad stomach pain like period pain?

Exam needed.: You know that you need that. Please don't delay. Your life may depend on it. ...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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Experiencing leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain ?

Experiencing  leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain ?

Sciatica??: If the pain is shooting down your leg, if it is burning, lightenening jolt like, you may be suffering from sciatica. I would tell your doctor. You may need an MRI. Sometimes, rest, warm compresses helps. If persists, you may need an MRI. ...Read more

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I have nipple pain and legs pain with nausea before periods and also pain in my lower abdominal just like periods pain. Why?

Normal PMS: These sound like normal premenstrual symptoms. The nerve roots from your uterus join nerve roots from your legs as they enter the spinal cord. Sometimes the brain thinks the impulses are coming from the legs instead of the uterus. As the uterus prepares to expel blood there can be some muscle cramping causing abdominal pain. The hormonal changes can make the nipples/breasts more sensitive. ...Read more

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What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain also diarehha and lower abdominal cramping pain?

What causes of lower back pain which feels like labor pain  also diarehha and lower abdominal  cramping pain?

Low back pain diarrh: Sounds like an inflammation of the rectum or lower colon; diarrheal illnesses can cause low back pain and cramping; however, the list of things is rather long. If it has been for a few days then no worries but if it has been around a while then its time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dull achy pain in lower right abdomen. Sometimes feels throbbing or pulsating. Irregular frequent menstral cycle related? What could cause this pain?

Dull achy pain in lower right abdomen. Sometimes feels throbbing or pulsating. Irregular frequent menstral cycle related? What could cause this pain?

An MD can help u : Are you saying it occurs more often with an irregular menstrual cycle? If so it very well could be related. Endometriosis, ovarian, uterine issues can all give you that pain. As can pregnancy. Does it feel like period cramps? How long does it last ? Do certain foods make it worse. Have you tried any meds? Does a bowel movement make it worse? Better? Constipation, muscle strrains, herniae. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right hand side/pregnant 3mths pregnant/ constapated/ when booped pain releived a little.

Any : Any pain in a pregnant patient must be taken seriously. If a patient has pain that persists, has vomiting, or fever, and is pregnant, then they must notify their gynecologist. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain right hand side/pregnant 3mths pregnant/ constapated/ when booped pain releived a little.

Abdominal : Abdominal pain in pregnancy is an issue that must be brought to your doctor's attention right away. You could be dealing with gastritis, gallstones, urinary tract infection, etc. If you have not seen or contacted your doctor by now and the pain is still present do so immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

I've experience abdominal cramps headache, breast tenderness thrist  back pain shoulder pain for 5 days and my period it's not due yet?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Severe sharp pain in my vaginal wall/pelvis when sitting/standing. Lower back pain. Feel like I have to poop. Started period yesterday. Bladder pain.

Needs MD visit: There are so many things that could be the problem here, that it requires a real live MD visit to sort out. ...Read more

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Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are they cyst popping?

Excruciating lower abdominal pain. Stabbing and throbbing. Same pain during sex. Are  they cyst popping?

See doctor ASAP: A ruptured ovarian cyst is one possibility, but there are many other potential causes as well, some of them potentially serious. Any abdominal or pelvic pain should be professionally evaluated, so see a doctor ASAP. If the pain remains severe or if you have fever, do it immediately, even if it means a visit to an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Good luck! ...Read more

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Irregular periods. Pelvic pain. Pain on my right ovary. Right leg pain and lower backache. Symptomps of endometriosis or period most likely to come?

Irregular menses: Have you had a pelvic ultrasound? If not that is the first thing you can do to help distinguish if your pain is coming from an ovarian cyst or if you are having possible issues with endometriosis. Either way it's time to go see a Gynecologist for these symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Blood clots during period, kidney pain which feels like a golf ball, lower back and abdomen pain. Not pos if pregnant either. Sever pain like 8-9 ideas?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more