For girls and women, the menstrual cycle is the natural process that happens every month as the body prepares itself for pregnancy. During this time when the lining of the womb is being shed, it’s perfectly normal to experience some cramping pain in the lower abdomen. Occasionally, there may be some pain in the lower back and the top of your legs.
- severe pain
- abdominal pain even when it’s not your menstrual period
- an abnormal discharge from the vagina, especially if it is thick or smelly
- a fever and pelvic pain