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cramps and severe colon pain?

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I was supposed to get my period Oct. 15th but instead got it on Oct. 06th. First 5 days was light sometimes just spotting then it got very heavy. Its been 11 days and still bleeding a lot and having cramps and severe colon pain. The pain is severe and sharp and it makes pooping very painful and difficult. Sometimes I can't even get up with the pain. I dont know if this is something I should be concerned or not.

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replied October 19th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A27847
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The symptoms that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic adhesions, PID etc. The exact cause can be made out after careful evaluation (and investigations ad indicated by your examination findings) done by your gynecologist/obstetrician. Do not delay in visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician. These at times, cannot be picked up by the usual imaging techniques, and a laparoscopic examination done is helpful as the same session can be utilized to remove/excise the adhesions or endometrial implants/growths if visualized during the procedure. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
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