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What causes abdominal cramping?

Hi! I was diagnosed with PCOS almost 3 years ago.. Last July I went to my OB-gyn and she prescribed me with provera to be taken twice a day for 10 days together with metformin 500mg twice a day.. after a week from the last dose of provera i had my period. on the first day of my period, i started taking evening primrose oil 1300mg once a day and continously taking my metformin twice a day.. I had my regular menstruation for 3 months. That was august, september and october. But i haven't got my period for november.. I am almost 4 days delayed already.. Im having abdominal cramping every once in a while but other than that, I don't feel anything. Haven't checked with pregnancy test yet because I was thinking that this might be just related to stress because I was stressed during the first week of november.. what could this be?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014
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Hi.
Thanks for your query and understanding the problems you have.
The abdominal cramping in your case can be due to such causes where a Gynecologist's opinion and an ultrasonography will help a lot in getting a proper diagnosis.
PCOS and changes in the ovaries can also cause this.
Other reasons can be related to the stress as you have rightly thought of , but other causes such as enteritis, appendicitis should also be ruled out.
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What causes abdominal cramping?

Hi. Thanks for your query and understanding the problems you have. The abdominal cramping in your case can be due to such causes where a Gynecologist s opinion and an ultrasonography will help a lot in getting a proper diagnosis. PCOS and changes in the ovaries can also cause this. Other reasons can be related to the stress as you have rightly thought of , but other causes such as enteritis, appendicitis should also be ruled out.