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Online mollyfin

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So for a while now I've been getting period-like cramps when I go to bed - I sleep on my stomach, and I've usually eaten within a couple hours of going to bed.  If there's no food or drink in my stomach, I don't get the cramps.  I've been assuming that it was just a new IBS symptom, ovarian cysts or endometriosis, all things I do have or tend to have.  But ever since my friend was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer I've been worried that it's a sign of that.  Sometimes I get them after eating/drinking even if I'm not lying down.  I don't get full easily, though. 
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Anxiety can cause pelvic pains. I know this after experience.
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It sounds like the cramps you are getting is somehow related to eating/drinking.  It may be that laying on your stomach is just aggravating your digestion.  There could be many reasons and even anxiety over your worry about ovarian cancer.   I can completely understand your worry due to your friend, which I'm so sorry to hear about. 

Sometimes I get cramps at different times during the month that feel like my period is starting and then it just disappears.  Another cause could be hormonal.

I hope it stops and you feel better.

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Thanks guys :)  Being able to just voice worries really helps a lot.  I'm past due to see my GYN (no psychological reasons for putting it off; I just freaking hate the exam!) anyway so I'll ask him when I go.  I'm trying not to worry because I know it could be from a number of things and ovarian cancer is unlikely - I just turned 31 this week, no family history.  But I worry.  (Obviously...haha.)
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Sorry to hear about your friend, I can very much relate and see how that could be worsening your fears. However, the fact that you can pinpoint a very likely cause - eating - would suggest either IBS, or possibly an allergy or something. Laying on a full stomach is also very likely to cause cramping. Hopefully you'll get some answers. It doesn't sound like anything worth worrying about though, so try to relax about it until you can see somebody about it :)
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