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Menstrual Cramps - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You passed out (lost consciousness).

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have sudden, severe pain in your belly or pelvis.
  • You have severe vaginal bleeding. This means that you are soaking through your usual pads or tampons every hour for 2 or more hours and passing clots of blood.
  • You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You think you may be pregnant.
  • You have new belly or pelvic pain.
  • You are taking pain medicine, but it is not helping.
  • You feel weak and tired.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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