intermittent cramping: what could it be?
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|Thu, 12-24-2009 - 12:25am|
I've been having intermittent cramps since the 19th and it is now the 24th. It comes and goes and sometimes feels like menstrual cramps. Sometimes, it is quite painful while other times, it is not as bad. I'm fairly certain I am not pregnant for a number of reasons: my boyfriend and I had sex on the 17th and 18th where we used condoms and he always ejaculated outside me and inside the condom. Not only that, I usually ovulate around the 20th of the month and this month, I'm fairly certain I ovulated on the 21st. I don't know if it's relevant but the cramping started on the 19th. I am 20 years old; I am not on birth control pills. My periods are pretty regular and I would wait until the 4th in other situations except that I feel pain that I usually do not feel in this interval between ovulation and menstruation. I also feel like I went to the bathroom a lot today and yesterday but that might be my over-reactive imagination.
Given the information above, does anyone have any idea what this might be? Should I be concerned? Should I wait a few days and keep observing or should I go to the doctors ASAP? I read things about urinary tract infections and endometriosis but I have no idea how the symptoms compare to mine. If anyone could shed some light on this topic, I would be very grateful.