Patient: Before I got my cycle I was having the urge to urinate and I urinated a lot. Right after I urinated I would get a strong pain. When I got my cycle which was a week or two late (they have never been regular… I often skip months and then sometimes only go 3 days) I have been experiencing lower back and abdominal pain.. Like on the left and right sides of my stomach. It doesn’t feel like the normal cramps that I usually get and midol isn’t working like it normally does.