When You Should Talk to Your Doctor About Cramps
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When to talk to your doctor about cramps
- You have cramps that are severe enough to keep you from doing daily activities.
- You have cramps that last more than 2 or 3 days.
- Fibroids: These benign tumors can grow inside or outside the uterus.
- Endometriosis: A painful condition in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus is found outside the uterus. These displaced tissue pieces can cause swelling and scarring.
- Adenomyosis: When the lining of the uterus grows into the uterine muscle, swelling the uterus and causing pain and bleeding.
- Pelvic inflammatory disease: An infection that begins in the uterus and can spread to other reproductive organs. It can lead to stomach pain, or pain during intercourse.