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A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for menstrual cramps to wake you up at night?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Menstrual cramps: Yes menstrual cramps can be severe enough to wake you at night. Taking ibuprofen before bedtime may be helpful
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not abnormal: While it is not abnormal it is uncommon and can be a symptom of endometriosis. Try taking naproxen starting a couple of days before your period starts. It works better if it is in your system when you start bleeding. Talk to you doctor about the possibility of endometriosis since early treatment can reduce the risk of infertility.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

No menstrual but having cramps is this normal?

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
More info please: If you are on the patch, pill or ring, this could be perfectly normal. Or if you are pregnant (early) you will experience cramps with no bleeding. If you might be pregnant do a urine pregnancy test to find out.

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