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On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the absolute WORST pain ever you can imagine, what is the pain number like?
Also when if your NEXT period due?
And, do you take birth control pills?
Are you possibly pregnant?
And, are you bleeding?
Sorry for all the questions
My period just ended, so my next one is not due until December 22nd
Well a pain of just 4 is very much controllable and you do not need to go to the Emergency room ER for this
if you have Motrin (same thing as ibuprofen, or Advil) take 600mg every 6 hours, and you can ALSO add in Tylenol (same as acetominophen) 1000 mg every 6 hours to control the pain
Ok, I was just worried because it has gone on for a few days now and has not gotten any better
since you just had a period, you are very unlikely to be pregnant
If you are not on a birth control pill - usually pills can control the pain if you have this pain more often
But, if not that often, you can treat with the Motrin and Tylenol
I hope this helps
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One more question, I'm concerned this could be something more serious. From what I read it could be an ovarian syst or ovarian cancer. Should I be concerned about these?
Well ovarian cysts are COMMON - in fact you make cysts every month - one is the ovulation cyst, and the other is the corpus luteum cyst that produces progesterone - so at your age it is very Unlikely to be a cancer.
Also, if you have not had a PAP smear and pelvic exam yet in your life, I would suggest getting an exam as women should get a pelvic exam every year from the time you are 21
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