Posted by: Taz | 2008/11/10

Pain in lower abdomen

Hi Doc
I' m starting to become concerned about a pain in both sides of my lower abdomen, like where my ovaries are, Its not a sharp pain, rather dull, but tends to happen when I sneeze, empty my bladder, get out of bed and when I stretch. Its been going on for about a week now. The other morning as I stretched it was in fact a very sharp sudden pain that hit me. I am not pregnant, but am overdue on my period too. Could this have something to do with it? I have been on and off my pill over the past 6 months too (mainly due to the fact I ran out twice) and am waiting for my period to start my new pack(and I have a 6months course this time), Could being on and off the pill cause cancer of any sort or have anything to do with these pains?
Thank you for your time

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Dear Taz
Being on and off the pill won't cause cancer, but you may have and infection or an ovarial cyst, so I think your doctor or gyne should have a look and see if you need antibiotics. Let them test your urine too.
Dr Bets

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