Top
40
Doctor insights on: Pelvic Cramping

Share
1

1
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

3

3
What can cause intense pelvic cramping after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle?

What can cause intense pelvic cramping after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle?

Many things: Semen contains a chemical inflammatory hormone called prostaglandin. This makes some women cramp after intercourse. You can decrease the cramping by taking Ibuprofen (a prostaglandin inhibitor) prior to intercourse.

There are many other things can cause this type of cramping. An infection, endometriosis, pelvic floor prolapse... to name a few. If it is persistent, see your Ob/Gyn. ...Read more

5

5
I have severe constant lower right pelvic cramping I started birth control 3 weeks ago but its getting worse I have an appt in july what should I do?

I have severe constant lower right pelvic cramping I started birth control 3 weeks ago but its getting worse I have an appt in july what should I do?

Getting worse?: If the pain is getting severe then you will need to be seen sooner. My first concern is pregnancy, especially a tubal pregnancy or a miscarriage. Another possibility is that an ovarian cyst has formed. Those tend to resolve with time. Another possibility is appendicitis. That is usually associated with nausea and vomiting. Check a pregnancy test for sure. If pain getting worse then go to ER ...Read more

6

6
Diagnosed w/ IC as child (pelvic cramping & glomerations seen on cystoscopy. DSMO IC diet helped ALOTx 20 yrs. New uro MD doubts IC, Doesn't know what I have. What? Is this common?

Diagnosed w/ IC as child (pelvic cramping & glomerations seen on cystoscopy. DSMO IC diet helped ALOTx 20 yrs. New uro MD doubts IC, Doesn't know what I have. What? Is this common?

Yes it is: Many urologists erroneously believe that ic does not occur in children, it does. Treatment worked for 20 years, so even if you didn't have ic, which you probably did, need not be changed. Unless you are one of the lucky people in whom ic resolves. Suggest you check www. Ichelp. Org official ic assoc. Web site. Also best to be followed by a urologist with interest and expertise in ic. Good luck. ...Read more

7

7
Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along

Is pelvic cramping normal during pregnancy? I often cramp after walking for 5 minutes and I am 29 weeks along

Cramping pregnancy: Some cramping can be normal but you need to be careful. Common causes of cramping at 29 weeks include dehydration and bladder infection. So be sure you're drinking enough water so the urine is light yellow. Talk to your OB about your symptoms and be checked for a bladder infection. Preterm delivery can be dangerous so your OB needs to be involved. ...Read more

8

8
What could cause intense pelvic cramping and pain in lower back and thighs after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle or contraception?

What could cause intense pelvic cramping and pain in lower back and thighs after sex? Lasts about 20 minutes, no relation to cycle or contraception?

Contractions: This can be due to intense uterine contractions with intercourse. If it is different now you might have an inflammatory process (? infection) in the lining of the uterus. However, if this happens only sporadically it should be nothing to worry about. The uterus always contracts with sex, sometimes more intensely. Allergies to sperm/semen would give you longer lasting symptoms. ...Read more

9

9
Hello I've recently had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and this week I've been getting awful pelvic cramp spasms and a lot of brown thick blood, is this normal?

Hello I've recently had a Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted and this week I've been getting awful pelvic cramp spasms and a lot of brown thick blood, is this normal?

Maybe/maybe not: The best option is to go back to the MD who placed the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD to be certain that it is still located inside the uterus as severe cramping can expel the newly placed IUD or indicate a problem. ...Read more

10

10
Could use your help docs! My doctor is stumped: pelvic cramping bloating every afternoon?

Could use your help docs! My doctor is stumped: pelvic cramping bloating every afternoon?

Pelvic pain: There are many potential causes of pelvic pain. In order to diagnose it properly, we would need to see the results of the tests that have already been done and decide where to go next. If you sign up for healthTap Concierge, we would be able to look at the results of the tests and help you. Let us know. ...Read more

11

11
Sudden urges to pee and then it drips out. Pelvic cramping. No burning while peeing. Possible UTI?

Sudden urges to pee and then it drips out. Pelvic cramping. No burning while peeing. Possible UTI?

Yes: Common UTI symptoms can include frequency of urination, urgency or pressure, and burning. A simple urinalysis should be able to tell whether you have an infection or not. ...Read more

14

14
Whilst having pap smear gyny said cervix looks little inflammed, bled easily when touched. On day 1 after smear and have lower pelvic cramping. Reason?

Whilst having pap smear gyny said cervix looks little inflammed, bled easily when touched. On day 1 after smear and have lower pelvic cramping. Reason?

Probably unrelated: Your symptoms are probably not related to the PAP or the inflammation of cervix. However, it needs to be determined why the cervix is inflamed as the same process may be active in the pelvis and that could result in cramps. If you symptoms have not gone away, it would be prudent to consult your doctor who examined you. ...Read more

15

15
Ended my period 7/1. I have been feeling cramps the last couple days (external pelvic, cramp/numbness). Can I be pregnant? Is cramp an early symptom?

Ended my period 7/1. I have been feeling cramps the last couple days (external pelvic, cramp/numbness). Can I be pregnant? Is cramp an early symptom?

Cramping: Cramping is not generally a symptom of pregnancy. Although it is rather early in your cycle to confirm pregnancy, you could do a pregnancy test. All the best. ...Read more

17

17
Hcg level is 1.2, ive had a expired implant in for a month. Finally got it removed. Experencing pelvic cramping can I be pregnant?

Hcg level is 1.2, ive had a expired implant in for a month. Finally got it removed. Experencing pelvic cramping can I be pregnant?

Depends: The HCG level suggest that you are not pregnant. But it depends on the timing of intercourse. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

18

18
I'm 65, had uterus and one ovary removed 12 years ago. In the last 6 months pelvic cramping has increased and occasional spotting.?

I'm 65, had uterus and one ovary removed 12 years ago. In the last 6 months pelvic cramping has increased and occasional spotting.?

Spotting: If you have had a hysterectomy it would be unusual to spot. Although you can bleed from the vaginal cuff. This is the vaginal section that connected to the uterus. Important to get this "spotting checked. ...Read more

20

20
Have a lot of dark blue veins all over breasts. Slight pelvic cramping all day and I am spotting red, but I'm not due for 4 days. What's going on?

Have a lot of dark blue veins all over breasts. Slight pelvic cramping all day and I am spotting red, but I'm not due for 4 days. What's going on?

Not much info here: I'd start with a pregnancy test, and go from there. On the other hand, if you are over 50, it would not be my first choice. Do you have a pcp? ...Read more

21

21
Pain when bowel move across a particular area + pelvic cramp and deep rectal pain upon pushing DURING period. No period = no pain. Cause of concern?

Pain when bowel move across a particular area + pelvic cramp and deep rectal pain upon pushing DURING period. No period = no pain. Cause of concern?

Not sure: With just this little detail, it is impossible to pinpoint the problem. Sometimes a woman can have endometriosis or another cause which is only apparent at the time of her period. Your first step should be to consult your gynecologist for a complete exam and to determine if any other tests need to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

22

22
Reasons for pelvic cramping not on period? And im not pregnant. No intermittent bleeding just cramping. I'm 2 weeks post last period & have norm periods

Reasons for pelvic cramping not on period? And im not pregnant. No intermittent bleeding just cramping. I'm 2 weeks post last period & have norm periods

May be ovulation: When ovulation occurs, usually day 14 of a 28 day cycle, an egg is released from the ovary. That area in the ovary can leak fluid or bleed, causing cramping due to irritation of the abdominal lining. This is called mittelschmertz or middle pain. It should resolve. If not, see your dr. ...Read more

24

24
I am 38 weeks + 1 day & had a cervical exam this morning. Since I've had lower back pain, pelvic cramping off & on while standing, & brownish discharge?

I am 38 weeks + 1 day & had a cervical exam this morning. Since I've had lower back pain, pelvic cramping off & on while standing, & brownish discharge?

Early labor: It is common to have brown spotting after a pelvic exam at 38 weeks. To also be having low back and pain and some cramping sounds like you are starting early labor. The cramping may continue or may stop and start again later. Good luck. ...Read more

25

25
I ovulated 10/14 had pelvic cramping 10/18. spotting on 10/22 and on 10/ 23 it increased to light bleeding. Period due 10/38. Am I pregnant? Cyc 28 d

I ovulated 10/14 had pelvic cramping 10/18. spotting on 10/22 and on 10/ 23 it increased to light bleeding. Period due 10/38. Am I pregnant? Cyc 28 d

Probably not: This sounds more like your period starting but you can always check a pregnancy test to be sure. If still in doubt, repeat it next week. Good luck ...Read more

26

26
No period--sharp pain r.Ovary, going on 6 days of pelvic cramping constant. Tubal ligation 9mo ago...Neg. Preg test, but maybe too early--tubal preg?

No period--sharp pain r.Ovary, going on 6 days of pelvic cramping constant. Tubal ligation 9mo ago...Neg. Preg test, but maybe too early--tubal preg?

Probably not: Urine pregnancy tests are very sensitive and it is unlikely that you have a tubal pregnancy - although this depends on how late you are for your menses. See your md to have an ultrasound and hormonal/culture tests to assess for other causes of irregular menses and pain such as cysts, infection, etc. ...Read more

27

27
I am three days late for my period. I have pelvic cramping and a clear discharge. I took an hpt but it was negative. I have regular periods. Pregnant?

Technique & timing: If you did the test correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test using first morning urine and following the directions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

28

28
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. Cause?

Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. Cause?

Yes: Sle, through a variety of mechanisms can result in almost any symptoms, although this set would be unusual. Irritable bowel syndrome is unlikely to do this, but if you have inflammatory bowel disease in the form of chrohn's particularly, these symptoms may definitely occur. You should be evaluated for these by your doctor. ...Read more

29

29
Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?

Can lupus cause pelvic cramping and shooting nerve pain near bladder, vagina, &rectum? I have IBS too. I get these odd symptoms during my flares. What could be the cause?

Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for your headaches. Anxiety/ tension headache, allergy histamine headaches, bulging or herniated cervical discs, post traumatic head injury, post concussion syndrome, migraines, menstrual induced migraines, brain rumors, cerebral aneurysm, sinusitis, vision difficulties, poorly controlled hypertension, hyperthyroidism, brain abscess, pituitary rumors, levtemperature. ...Read more

30

30
Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

No: This is unlikely to be normal. Painful Menstruation (along with pelvic irritation (resulting in bowel symptoms) can be treated. See your Gynecologist. Birth Control pills may help!! ...Read more

33

33
bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

If you had have had: sex and there is no barrier to stop pregnancy- like birth control pills/condoms, then yes you might be. Get a pregnancy test to be sure then see a doctor asap to verify everything is in order with you and your body to prepare for a health pregnancy. ...Read more

34

34
bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

bloating &gases without causes for >week, pelvic cramping, mood swing &no changes in breast, we had sex on 10th, 11day Are these signs of pregnancy?

Not likely: If you had your last period, then these are not likely symptoms due to pregnancy. Pregnancy symptoms don't usually begin until after you miss your first period. But, do take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

39

39
Heavy pelvic feeling cramping and going to the restroom after every meal on top of nausea feeling, could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Heavy pelvic feeling cramping and going to the restroom after every meal on top of nausea feeling, could this be a sign of pregnancy?

Maybe: Check home preg test on first morning urine. If neg, repeat in 7-10 days. If BOTH neg, unlikely you are preg. Many other things on the list of possible causes of your symptoms. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

40

40
I've had left side pelvic pain, cramping and bleeding with restarting birth control August 2nd, what what be a good pain reliever to take?

I've had left side pelvic pain, cramping and bleeding with restarting birth control August 2nd, what what be a good pain reliever to take?

Pelvic pain: 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. Restarting birth control should not cause pain. Ibuprofen is commonly used for pelvic pain ...Read more