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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have had tummy cramps for 2 days now & find it difficult to sleep. noticed that they are sporadic but when they come theyre sore. im on my periods?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Period: cramps: In one's 30's, the ovaries produce more estrogen to achieve ovulation, which can lead to more vigorous bleeding and occasional clots during the "period". Clots thus produced will temporarily block the cervical canal, and stronger contractions of the uterus will result in order to force the clot through the canal. This process produces the situation you describe.
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