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I have had extreme pelvic pain during intercourse twice this week, it was like menstrual cramps just ten times stronger. What could this be?

I have had extreme pelvic pain during intercourse twice this week, it was like menstrual cramps just ten times stronger. What could this be?

Pelvic Pain: There are a couple a initial considerations, one being a retained foreign body. The most common one being a forgotten tampon. Other signs pointing to this can be the development of an unpleasant odor as time progresses. You may require a gyn exam to look for this cause. Please don't feel nervous or embarrassed if this is the case. I removed many. It's a simple mistake to have overlooked it, easy. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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I'm having extremely severe menstrual cramps, pelvic pain and lower back pain 2nd day in a row. I can't stand straight. Go to er?

I'm having extremely severe menstrual cramps, pelvic pain and lower back pain 2nd day in a row. I can't stand straight. Go to er?

Here are some...: Clinically, go to urgent care for pain relief if unbearable, but for real need - not for convenience alone, since period-related cramp is usually a long-term recurrent matter so the affected have a good idea on what should or could be done. If not, but new event, go to ER, that is, reasonable. How to Handle Sickness? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish.... ...Read more

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I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?

I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?

Maybe: The oral contraceptive is the first choice to relieve your symptoms. A 2nd choice is a GnRh Agonist medication that will stop your periods for up to six months providing relief as well. Consult with your GYN MD for the use of Synarel (nafarelin) or Lupron medications if needed. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness).

I am experiencing pelvic pain, excessive menstrual cramps and breast pain (quality: tenderness).

Painful Menses: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...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?

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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Horrible pelvic pain, menstrual like cramps, BP is 138/98, extreme swelling in feet, 36 weeks. What could be wrong? Should I get checked for dialation

Yes, right away!: Horrible pelvic pain and menstrual-like cramping at 36 weeks needs to be checked out right away. You need to be seen in Ob Triage tonight to make sure you are not in labor. Also, your blood pressure is a bit on the high side and you are swelling. These can be signs of pre-eclampsia. This is another reason not to delay to get checked out by ob triage right away. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnet and having menstral cramps and pelvic pain.?

Contractions: That type of pain is common by 36 weeks and sounds like contractions. If they are not too painful, and they do not last for several hours they are most likely braxton-hicks. Once they increase in intensity and last more than 2 hours- its time to call your doctor. ...Read more

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My lower right back has felt like I am getting menstrual cramps, but the pain also travels to my right pelvic area. This has been going on for 2 mnths?

My lower right back has felt like I am getting menstrual cramps, but the pain also travels to my right pelvic area. This has been going on for 2 mnths?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am a 49 y.o. female and for the first time I skipped a period this month. But... I have been feeling like pre-menstrual cramps all month (more like very very mild discomfort around my ovaries/pelvic area). Is that normal? Anything special I need to d

I am a 49 y.o. female and for the first time I skipped a period this month. But... I have been feeling like pre-menstrual cramps all month (more like very very mild discomfort around my ovaries/pelvic area). Is that normal? Anything special I need to d

Wow...you're special: To have not skipped a period in perhaps 35+ years of menstrual life is amazing! You're super normal! Now you are experiencing some not atypical perimenopausal symptoms. HOWEVER, the fact that the cramps have persisted all month is of some concern. Visit your doctor and consider an ultrasound examination of the pelvis for reassurance. ...Read more

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I'm 35 weeks and 5 days pregnant I'm having menstrual like cramps a lot and pelvic pressure. What could that be?

I'm 35 weeks and 5 days pregnant I'm having menstrual like cramps a lot and pelvic pressure. What could that be?

Preterm labor!: The cramps could be contractions of the uterus. Normally they are supposed to happen at full term (37 weeks plus) so you should be evaluated to make sure you are not at risk for giving birth prematurely! ...Read more

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Period a week early and heavy. I have paragard IUD and periods are regular. No menstrual cramps only irregular sharp pain in pelvic region. Worry?

 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. ...Read more

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Pelvic cramps in btwn periods, often can be sharp/stabbing pain; painful cramps + daily clotting during menstrual cycle. Started 8 mths ago. Ideas?

Pelvic cramps in btwn periods, often can be sharp/stabbing pain; painful cramps + daily clotting during menstrual cycle. Started 8 mths ago. Ideas?

Should get checked: Could be sign of endometriosis where the endometrial glands (what bleeds every month during one's period) are in abnormal locations, and by their blood accumulating in these locations (or scar tissue associated with blood) cause symptoms such as pain. Should see an ob/GYN to start evaluation for it ...Read more

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What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

What is the difference between pre menstrual cramps and pregnancy?

Big difference: Hopefully when u get pregnant u will know the difference. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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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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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more