SymptomsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Symptoms of menstrual cramps include:
- Dull, throbbing or cramping pain in your lower abdomen
- Pain that radiates to your lower back and thighs
Some women also experience:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loose stools
When to see a doctor
If you've started menstruating within the past few years and are experiencing cramps, chances are your menstrual pain is not a cause for concern. However, if menstrual cramps disrupt your life for several days a month or if you're older and just started experiencing severe menstrual cramps, see your doctor.
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