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What does it mean when you have period cramps but you already had your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have period cramps but arent on your period?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain after intercourse is not normal. This needs to be evaluated by an obgyn. Possible causes include endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, infection and others. A pelvic exam and sonogram would be next to investigate further.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What does it means when you have cramps, but already had your period?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Many causes : Cramps can be caused from the intestines, rectum, bladder and the female organs. If you are having cramps unrelated to your menstrual cycles this is often caused by nongynecological problems.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

If you got cramps before your period, what does that mean?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Premenstrual: Most women get some cramping at the start or just before their menstrual period. This is known as a premenstrual symptom. It is normal and does not have any specific meaning.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Having your period and after having cramps what does it mean?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.
A 17-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you have cramps but you're not on your period?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Check with your doc: This is unusual. May be a stomach or intestinal problem. Have it checked.

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