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Mild pelvic pain, low potassium level. Are they related?

Hi. Do you think there is a connection between low potassium & mid pelvic pain . My niece has been dealing with sudden onset of acute pelvic pain for the last year. The only abnormal finding after multiple sonograms and blood work is low potassium levels. She s 24 years old, G3P3. The pain starts out dull about two days prior, then it comes on suddenly & with such force she can barely move. It appears to coincide with her menstrual cycle.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Low potassium will cause slowing of the bowels. It will not lead to painful contractions in any form. Correction by oral supplements is a must.
Since the pain in the said case coincides or has a relationship with menses , the most probable diagnosis is endometriosis.
Confirmation of diagnosis followed by commencement of hormonal treatment in the form of oral contraceptives may be helpful.
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