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I had anorexia and had no period for 3 years. I am now a healthy weight and get cramps near ovaries on both sides. Is this normal or is it a cyst?

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Dr. Erin Robertson
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In brief: No way to know w/out

imaging your ovaries, which I would request from your treating physician.
If you're getting cramps mid-cycle, welcome to the world of ovulatory Mittelshmerz - a somewhat painful feeling you get in your groin when your ovaries eject an egg into the fimbria. If you are getting the cramps during your period, that's your uterus contracting to squash out the built-up bloody endometrium every month.

In brief: No way to know w/out

imaging your ovaries, which I would request from your treating physician.
If you're getting cramps mid-cycle, welcome to the world of ovulatory Mittelshmerz - a somewhat painful feeling you get in your groin when your ovaries eject an egg into the fimbria. If you are getting the cramps during your period, that's your uterus contracting to squash out the built-up bloody endometrium every month.
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