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What can cause menstral cramps that are extremely painful?
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
In brief: Endometriosis, etc
Severe menstrual cramps can be due to endometriosis, uterine polyps, uterine fibroids, or adenomyosis.
These are the most common causes of severe menstrual cramps and you should see a gynecologist for further evaluation. Cramps that do not resolve with over the counter anti-inflammatory agents are more likely to be one of the above.

In brief: Endometriosis, etc
Severe menstrual cramps can be due to endometriosis, uterine polyps, uterine fibroids, or adenomyosis.
These are the most common causes of severe menstrual cramps and you should see a gynecologist for further evaluation. Cramps that do not resolve with over the counter anti-inflammatory agents are more likely to be one of the above.
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