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Posted on Mon, 31 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: I have been treated for PCOS for three months using birth control pills... I hce completed 3 months course in May and have tried for conceiving in XXXXXXX which was not successful. I had cramps in my lower abdomen during and after ovulation in XXXXXXX We have tried conceiving this month ... After a week of ovulation now i am having slight cramps in lower abdomen.my periods are due on 18th july ... While i am waiting for positive results this cramps are worrying me. I am not able to sleep in night and keep shifting positions to adjust the pain . Please suggest why i am having these cramps ...
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
get a serum beta hcg test done

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
thanks for the query,
The abdominal cramps and mild pain alone without any nausea or headache can be attributed to a possible conception in last few days , which can be checked with a serum beta hcg test ( ideally done after 7 days post last intercourse). If the hcg levels are more than 3mIU then you have conceived this cycle, else these cramps can be attributed to PMS symptoms , indicating that you would be menstruating soon.
Please get a serum beta hcg test done to rule out or confirm conception first.
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