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why do i have cramps after my period

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ovary cyst: Your period stops as a result of increasing estrogen levels as the next cycle develops. The increasing estrogen is being produced by the ovaries. On ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: Having resumed intercourse should not cause you to have painful periods.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Leyva jr
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Midcycle sex: Having sex when not on menses, of course midcylce may coincide with ovulation pain. If persistent and something very new to you then see a gyn to chec ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period ... Read More
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Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins caus ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Fibroids or Hormonal: Uterine menstrual cramps are due to the release of a substance called Prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions to help expel menstrual tissue/fl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Mittelschmerz: The timing is right around when most women with regular periods would ovulate: pain at this time is fairly common and is called mittelschmerz. There c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Sandland
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examin ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostaglandins: Something that happens during your period is the release of prostaglandins that cause your uterus to cramp and expel the old lining of your uterus. Th ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mittelshmerz: How's that for a fancy word? It just means that you have pain when you ovulate. It's not a bad or dangerous thing at all. Now, some women have endome ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Do pregnancy test.: It is possible to have some bleeding, spotting and cramping in the context of pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test to be sure.
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Additional causes: It may be intestinal cramps or adhesions/scar tissue. Do hot packs help?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cytokines: The body begins the process of a period well before you actually see menstrual blood. Try taking Ibuprofen a few days before you actually start to bl ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: You may other issues such as constipation or other problems that are causing this. Your doctor will be able to make a proper diagnosis and get the stu ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Watson
37 years experience Family Medicine
Midcycle bleeding: Bleeding can occur with ovulation at midcycle, but any bleeding can be a sign of something more serious and should be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Exact reason unknown: but along with other uncomfortable symptoms a woman can experience migraine headaches prior to her menses. In many women these specific types of head ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of hormones. Take care.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That can sometimes: Happen. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exe ... Read More

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