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Cramping before period

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Premenstrual: cramping could begin as early as 1 to 2 weeks prior to the menstrual period.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Cramping before a period can be quite normal and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a pregnancy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Wait, then....: If you miss your period then check a pregnancy test 1 week after.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Impossible : To tell from what you're reporting; you need a pregnancy test (home test is fine) to answer this.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coming soon?: Coming soon to a female body and you is...Your period! pain and intensive cramping is, yes, an indicator of this "movie trailer", but sometimes severe ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Pelvic muscle cramps: Premenstrual cramps might reflect spasms of pelvic soft tissues maintaining bone alignments in face of pelvic ligament laxity due to hormone Relaxin. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It's your uterus preparing for your period.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be increased: Mucus form your hormones or an infection, please see your obgyn for an exam and cultures and ultrasound.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
Very: That is what stress does to us, throws us off kilter. Take this as a message from your body, "give me a break".
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cramping: Cramping can represent the very event of the ovary releasing an egg in ovulation. But, in general it is never a symptom of early pregnancy. It is more ... Read More
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