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Lower left stomach pain

I Have a pain in my lower stomach which to begin with feels like period pains, the pain goes all the way up to my hip and lower left side of back. it last for about 4 days and fells like a dragging pain, almost like i have a brick attached to my side, each time is about 7-10 days before my period, please help? thanks s
Mon, 18 Apr 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

The type of pain you experience before your cycles , is normal , this is due to the hormonal changes which happen just before the cycles start , this is known as symptoms of "premenstrual syndrome".The pain may continue till first two days of cycle and then slowly subside , this is known as dysmennorhea.

An antispasmodic/analgesic will be of great help at this time , avoid coffee, tea and stress , also try yoga and meditation.

If the pain continues for more than 3 days, you may need to see a gynecologist for an examination and an ultrasound scan.

If your cycles are regular and no changes in flow , there is nothing much to worry
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