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Cramping before period

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Premenstrual: cramping could begin as early as 1 to 2 weeks prior to the menstrual period.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
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.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Wait, then....: If you miss your period then check a pregnancy test 1 week after.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Cramping: Cramping is a symptom of premenstrual times and of infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Impossible : To tell from what you're reporting; you need a pregnancy test (home test is fine) to answer this.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pretorius
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Pre-menstrual: With all else normal, it probably is nothing else but 'normal' pre-menstrual symptoms.
A 33-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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Could be increased: Mucus form your hormones or an infection, please see your obgyn for an exam and cultures and ultrasound.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Ultrasound: If you're having severe pain associated with periods and especially if it hurts more on one side than another then it likely means you should have an ... Read More

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