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What causes cramps after my period is over?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Hormones: Your body lets loose a whole cascade of hormones during menses.Exercise and organic Estrogens as found in tofu may help.
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 26-year-old female asked:

Would my IUD be a cause to cramps, even when Im not on my period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
IUD: Cramps are sometimes associated with IUD - especially have insertion.

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