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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I am a 22 year old female. I am average weight and height.

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I am a 22 year old female. I am average weight and height. For the past year I have had cramps that move from the upper left hand side to the middle of my groin. These occur on and around my period cycle but don't seem to have a frequency in when they occur. The cramps range from dull and aching to sharp shooting pains. I also have blood streaks and discharge throughout the month and it sometimes feels like a pulsing sensation near the entrance to my vagina. I know it is not an STI as I have never been sexually active. I know I don't drink enough water, I often spend 10/11 hours at work without urinating at all and it is often a dark yellow colour. I have tried drinking lots of water to see if it makes a difference however it hasn't. My general health hasn't been brilliant for several years, I often have a cold/flu and sometimes feel lethargic, nauseous and have headaches.

I just wondered what the options were and what tests would be involved as I was sexually abused as a child and have not been to a DR as I am petrified of intrusive examinations.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. I can only give you possibilities here but you may have a problem either with ovarian cysts or possibly endometriosis--uterine tissue outside the uterus. To determine exactly what's going on you'd at least need blood work and either an ultrasound or a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis.
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