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Painful gas cramps during cycle

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I am 31 and have been experiencing extremely painful gas cramps during my cycle. This just started happening to me late last year and I was thinking since I stopped taking birth control earlier that year that it what it was. However, these cramps seemed to be much more painful and my bowel movements were extremely painful. I can't do without any pain medication at this time because of the intense pain. My stomach is usually a bit bloated and my lower abdomen is painful if pressed. I told my regular doctor and she referred me to my gyno and gave me some ibuprofen, which is too strong for me to take. I don't really think that my gyno would be able to solve this issue because it is gas related, although it is during my cycle. Any ideas of what I should do or what type of doctor that I need to see? Please help!
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replied September 26th, 2009
Pain during ovulation
I have been experiencing very simiar issues. I was reading up online and they are some of the symptoms of endometriosis. Needless to say, I will be scheduling a gyno appointment on Monday. I am not sure what the outcome will be, but I suggest the same for you. Good luck and I hope you feel better.
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