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Hopewell Junction, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

Why do i get cramps a week or two before i actually get my period?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ovulation: The pain you are feeling at that time is likely ovulatory pain as the egg is released form the ovary. There is actually a medical term for this called "mittelschmerz", which is a german word basically meaning middle pain, which is about when in you cycle the pain occurs. Some women can actually tell quite well when they are ovulating because they feel this pain.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Two weeks before your period do you have cramps?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Some women.: Most women are ovulating about two weeks before their period. Some women can have pain during ovulation. If you regularly feel pain about two weeks before your cycle begins it's possible you are just having pain with ovulation.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you get cramps a week before your period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, can be part of: Pms. Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions.
A member asked:

Why do I get cramps almost two weeks early before my period?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Occasional symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. If significant cramps happen every period, getting checked out is a good idea.
El Paso, TX
A 18-year-old female asked:

I had cramps one day, but my period is in two weeks . What can be going on ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Cramps: Midcycle cramping is often due to a benign process known as "mittelschmerz" . If the cramping persists, see your physician.
FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

Why am i having cramps if i won't get my period for another 11 days? I've been getting cramps for two days.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robin Noble
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Ovulation, cyst: You could be experiencing pain after ovulation, or from an ovarian cyst. Follow your symptoms, as may resolve in 24-48 hours. Consult a healthcare provider for worsening pain, nausea, vomitting.

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