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why do I get cramps a week before my period

A 30-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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is likely: Premenstrual syndrome.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Pre-menstrual cramp: It’s your body adjusting to the menstrual state - hormonal changes tha lead to actual menstruation cause changes in the layers of muscle and the endom ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: May be a fluctuation in hormones. Recommend home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Take care.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This may be due to: Pms.Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes for many women.: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by sw ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Whether a woman: Has premenstrual symptoms or has dysmenorrhea will not be the deciding factor as to whether she is fertile.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Positive line: When you state a “faint positive line” are you referring to a pregnancy test? If so then it is important to see a doctor for pregnancy confirmation. B ... Read More
A 39-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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Ovulation: The pain you are feeling at that time is likely ovulatory pain as the egg is released form the ovary. There is actually a medical term for this called ... Read More

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