A 35-year-old female asked:
i'm having uterine contractions, had a tubal ligation 5yrs ago, negative pg test, late period. what could be the cause for the contractions?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Late cycle cramps: If you're cycle is late the lining of the uterus tends to continue to thicken. As a result you may have more then the usual amount and duration of uterine cramps, which may feel like contractions. Your GYN may need to give provera to bring on your period if this continues.
603 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 23, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.