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What could be wrong??

By Anonymous August 22, 2016 - 10:59am
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I am 29 yrs old and have a two yr old son. my husband and I have been actively ttc i ovulated on the 17th cycle day and had by period on the 27th cycle day. I cramped two weeks prior to my period starting. my period lasted for 4 days like usual. but 2-3 days after my period i have cramping and sharp pain in my lower left pelvic area, today it is also around my back a little. i have an app with my obgyn on wensday. but what could be wrong? i have taken pregnancy test but its neg.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community and wishing you and your husband the best of luck as you are trying to conceive!

Cramping is a common period symptom for many women, and some also experience lower back pain due to contractions by the uterus. Sometimes it can also happen after your period has ended. If the uterus contracts too strongly, it can press against blood vessels, resulting in back and abdomen pain.

How long have your cramps and pain been going on? From what you have described, it is most likely a symptom associated to your period. That is definitely a good question to mention to your obgyn.

Please let us know what you hear back from you obgyn. We are happy to help answer further questions too.


August 22, 2016 - 3:30pm
(reply to Erin Kennedy)

I have cramped two weeks prior to my period and now almost a week and a half after my period. so all together almost four weeks straight. i have never had this problem. I do have PCOS but i am afraid that I may have endometriosis. I go to the doctor today so hopefully i can get an answer.

August 24, 2016 - 6:20am
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