I have been having painful cramps recently that felt before and after my periods. Sometimes they are a bit annoying but not dreadfully painful, and at other times they are so painful I end up curled up on the floor in tears. I don't know what causes this pain to occur. It is not the same as menstrual cramps, because I feel the pain in a lower place than where I feel menstrual cramps. I really want to know what it is so that I can stop it. Does anyone have the answer?