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.
No. Cramping or dysmenorrhea is more of a subset of pelvic pain or can be considered completley separate. Many women have menstrual cramps, but few have ongoing pelvic pain issues.

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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...

Endometiosis cause pelvic pain, pain with hard stools, change in stools, constant period-like cramps?

Yes. Endometriosis involving the recto-vaginal area certainly can cause those symptoms. A careful examination by your gyn should be able to determine if this problem is present. Fortunately minimally invasive surgery can cure the problem in most cases. Make sure your gyn is an expert in laparoscopic procedures of this type so you can avoid a large abdominal incision. Read more...

I have had pelvic pain (cramping, bloating, heavy feeling, light pain occasional) for last 3 weeks. I got my period 13 days ago and it finished 9 days ago. This is not period cramps. What could it be?

Several things . Pelvic pain, cramping, bloating,and heaviness can be symptoms of gastrointestinal problems, pelvic infections, ovarian cysts, bladder problems, and even musculoskeletal problems. To know for sure requires a full history, exam, and appropriate testing by your PCP, GYN, or an urgent care clinic. Hope this helps some. Read more...
Pelvic pain . This could be PID, you need to see your doctor or gynecologist for examination, evaluation, workup & treatment. I hope you feel better soon. . Read more...

I'm 16 and I've had my period before but hasn't come back for 6 months and I have some pelvic pain and cramps. Still a virgin?

Oligomenorrhea. Its not uncommon for young women to either bleed more than expect or less than expected. It may take a few years before your periods regulate. However, since its been six months and you are having cramping you may want a gynecolgist to put you on provera (medroxyprogesterone) to bring your period back on so you don't end up with extremely heavy and/or prolonged period. Read more...