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PAIN AFTER MENSTRUAL CYCLE
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PAIN AFTER MENSTRUAL CYCLE

I have been taking pain killer every month during my menstrual cycle (this has been going on for at least five years plus). I have gone for check-up/ultrasound with few specialist on my monthly menstrual pain problem. One doctor told me, I have endometrosis and the other told me its fibroids with endromitro-cyst. I have tried the hormone pills-Norcolut for few weeks before. Some of the Doctor did advise me to undergo surgery to remove the fibroid.  

Recently before my menstrual cycle, I have some stomach discomfort. Then after my menstrual cycle, I will have this stomach pain for at least 4-5 days. On the 4th and 5th days, the stomach pain comes together with the sharp pain on my left lower adominal (abdominal) like menstrual cramps.

Please let me know what causes the stomach pain and the sharp pain on my left abdomen?
Is there any other solution to resolve the pain without going through surgery?
How do I know whether I have ovarian cancer?


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Hi There
it sounds like you have been getting good follow up and evaluation.
It sounds like you have had a chronic pain related to your menstrual cycle. Endometriosis is the leading diagnosis. .

In general, unexplained pain should be evaluated by a laparoscopy to evaluate for endometriosis. I assume that your ultrasounds have been normal?

This is an ovarian cancer forum for discussion about issues related to cancer.
It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to cancer.  However, again, a minor surgical evaluation by laparoscopy will completely rule that out.

medhelp also has a nice gynecology/women's health forum. That would be a good place for further discussion of endometriosis and menstrual pain.
I hope eveything works out
best wishes

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