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What causes cramps after your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation.
Answered on Jul 30, 2015

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Short period: Could be a normal change that happens to every female at one time or another

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