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i don't usually get these things during my period!

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Hi there, for a a bit over a week now i have been getting some mild cramps.. it mostly comes from the left side by uterus and also occasionally on the right. when i first felt it i thought it was going to be my period (its been a year since i last got irregular)...but its been a while now and still no period? what could this be?i feel a bit bloated and lower back aches.which is funny because i don't usually get these things during my period. no cramps, tender breast, or any pain... i don't have tender breasts though.symptoms i am feeling are cramps and occasional lower back aches.Ive never experienced anything like this. whats wrong with me??!!its the cramping that stands out. help please! :)

p.s: i do get the occasional "omg are you pregnant" that would be amazing :)
im afraid to take a test though because i dont want my bubble to burst

i have not seen a doctor yet because it does not sound like anything serious

thank you <3

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replied March 17th, 2011
Fertility Answer A21014
Hello and welcome to eHealth forum!

The cramping can be due to gas, PCOD, UTI, IBS, colitis, or even due to pregnancy, but less likely. Usually, though it is not a rule, chances of ovulation are less if you have not been having periods for so long (other than in lactational amenorrhea in breast feeding mothers). However, yes, ovulation can occur and you can become pregnant even if you do not get periods now for a year.

Please consult your gynecologist regarding this as a confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net. Hope this helps. Take care!

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