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Hey there! Going to an OB/GYN is definitely worth it. We women have some special issues, like menstrual cramps, that a specialist can help with. Snails gave a pretty good description of what goes on. I will warn you that even though they are very gentle, if you've never had sex or had anything that would stretch your hymen it might be kinda uncomfortable the first time you have an examination. It hurt a little with me, but the doctor was very kind and he made sure that I was as comfortable as possible. Just remember that they're professionals, and see tons of women every week. To them looking at your vagina or examining your breasts for lumps is like a general doctor listening to your heart or looking in your throat. If you have any questions at all about what they're doing, just ask and they'll explain it to you.

In the meantime, have you tried using a heating pad for the cramps? It doesn't always work, especially if you're getting to the point where you're vomitting, but I find that if I take three ibuprofen and two (no more than two!) tylenol, then sit on my bed or couch in loose pants with a heating pad on my belly, then sometimes they'll go away faster. The key seems to be to catch them before they get bad. At the first sign of pain take some painkillers and grab a heating pad or those really nifty thermacare things.