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A 20-year-old female asked:

What might be the reason(s) for why i have menstrual cramps a week after my period ?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Ovulatory pain: Some women get a little cramping when they ovulate this is called " Mittelschmertz" about 20% of women get this mid cycle for a day or so. Some women can identify which ovary is releasing the egg, by the side the pain localizes too! This is not harmful, and you can take regular otc meds as ibuprofen if the pain warrants.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why am i having bad menstrual cramps a week after my period ended?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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.
A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it normal to have menstrual cramps a week before and the week during your period?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: These symptoms can be variable but do not persist after your period.
Last updated Oct 15, 2016


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