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why am I getting cramps a week before my period

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be PMS.: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, can be part of: Pms. Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Cramping is common if not on hormonal contraception.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Everyone is different. You may be ovulating later in your cycle and have a short luteal phase. This can be normal for you.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: I'm unclear whether you just don't have the cramping or you also haven't had your period. Either way, a change in your cycle could be a sign of pregna ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is prementrual cramps, go away once you start your period. Use motrin, it helps.
A female asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You need to make an appointment with a gynecologist for evaluation. This symptom pattern sounds similar to endometriosis or adenomyosis pains. You may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Getting : Getting pregnant a week before your period is a definite possibility. Anytime a fertile woman has a missed or light period after unprotected sex, the ... Read More
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You could be: Generally once you are late should be detectable on a pregnancy test but if ongoing doubts a further test could be taken 2 weeks later. The other po ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Rice dane
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Ovulation pain: In a typical menstrual cycle (~28 days) ovulation occurs 2 weeks before or after the 'period'- many women can feel this occur (the egg being released ... Read More

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