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25 year old female , tight cramp in abdomen

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I am a 25 year old female, i started feeling a small tight cramp in my lower abdomen roughly 11 hours ago which i thought was a basic stomach ache. however, through the night, i have been unable to sleep comfortably as the cramp has turned to what feels more like a stiffening and is accompanied by a strange pain in/on/around my belly button. i woke this morning with the intention to go to work but found it really quite uncomfortable just standing for long periods of time to get ready. i haven had any urgent need to use the bathroom, but i do feel extremely lightheaded (however this may be due to not having a good sleep after a really long day).

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replied September 21st, 2010
Abdominal Pain Answer A16222

I can understand your confusion due to the change of events. first of all for these symptoms, pregnancy needs to be ruled out. For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due.

First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you don’t want to wait for your periods and test for pregnancy then you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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