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lower abdomen pain throughout day.

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i have regular periods and last 7 days first 3 are usually heavy and gradually decreases until 7th day.
this time i had 1 day of heavy priod and 1 of spotty and been having cramps 1 week before and the week of period.
on the 7th day(today) all i had was little brown discharge but still experiencing lower abdomen pain regularly throughout the day. being the last day of period i thought i would do a pregnancy test which is negative.
i had intercourse before the 20th last month and nothing after that
whatcould this cramping be and why do i have such little priod for the first time?

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replied January 16th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A18537
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If you have such light periods then the first thing to be ruled out is pregnancy if there is a suggestive history, like you did. A blood pregnancy test would be more confirmatory. Other than that scanty periods can be due to hypothyroidism and PCOD. Emotional stress and prolonged illness can be a cause too but unlikely in your case. It can also be due to pelvic inflammatory disease, infection (fungal or otherwise) and STD.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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