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What causes lower abdominal pain?

hi... I was diagnosed with PCOS four months back. Starting date of my last menstrual period was on jan 28, 2014. My period is not yet due. Today afternoon i had a home pregnancy test, but the result was negative. I could sense a mild pain in my lower abdomen for the past one week. Could you please clear my doubt whether i am pregnant or not ?
Wed, 12 Nov 2014
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Women with PCOS may commonly experience low back pain, sacral pain, and lower quadrant abdominal pain and you need not feel that you are pregnant simply based on that. To become pregnant you would have to have unprotected sex between the 10th and 18th day of your cycle. If that is not the case and if your pregnancy test is negative, you need not worry.
The pain in PCOS is generally due to the bursting of the follicles within the ovary in order to release the ovum. It can also have a component of muscle spasm associated alongwith.
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What causes lower abdominal pain?

Women with PCOS may commonly experience low back pain, sacral pain, and lower quadrant abdominal pain and you need not feel that you are pregnant simply based on that. To become pregnant you would have to have unprotected sex between the 10th and 18th day of your cycle. If that is not the case and if your pregnancy test is negative, you need not worry. The pain in PCOS is generally due to the bursting of the follicles within the ovary in order to release the ovum. It can also have a component of muscle spasm associated alongwith.