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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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I got bad pre menstrual cramps last night but no period. Can't be pregnant. What can it be? Please help.

I got bad pre menstrual cramps last night but no period. Can't be pregnant. What can it be? Please help.

May be normal: Premenstual cramps are not unusual. If you have no other symptoms like discharge or not been sexually active for sometime then Advil/ Motrin would help. However if you have any other symptoms you need to be checked out ...Read more

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Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Good hydration: Make sure that you hydrate well before, during and after strenuous exertion. V8 or Naked Juice actually have more minerals and vitamins than sports drinks do. Dehydration and / or mineral deficiency(ies) are major contributors to muscle cramps. Strenuous exertion can cause dehydration or mineral losses that lead to cramps. ...Read more

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I get menstrual cramps on my period this month they are so bad the only way i'm not almost doubled over is applying pressure or a heating pad help?

I get menstrual cramps on my period this month they are so bad the only way i'm not almost doubled over is applying pressure or a heating pad  help?

Many options: There are multiple medical options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Discuss these options with your doctor. You may have endometriosis and these options will help. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal I only feel 1 thread I have only felt one thread. ?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal I only feel 1 thread I have only felt one thread. ?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a progesterone only contraceptive. As with all progesterone only contraceptives, abnormal bleeding is a major side effect. This could mean bleeding everyday or no bleeding at all or anything in between. The cramping associated with bleeding is not uncommon. ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal? Could I possibly be pregnant?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) for about 2 years now and I have a period every month my last period was 2 weeks ago and still having bad menstrual cramps is this normal? Could I possibly be pregnant?

Dislodged IUD: Menstrual periods are typically lighter and shorter, while on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. If that is not the case, and in conjunction with severe cramps, the possibility of a dislodged IUD has to be considered. A transvaginal ultrasound may be helpful. A urine pregnancy test should be done, too. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful menstrual cramps but no period?

Painful cramps: There can be a number of reasons for painful menstrual cramps without a period. I suggest that you do a home pregnancy test. If negative and no menses repeat in one week. If still negative and no menses i suggest a blood pregnancy test and a visit to your gyn. ...Read more

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I have been getting my menstrual cramps but no period. I have a little bit of brown blood but that's it.

I have been getting my menstrual cramps but no period. I have a little bit of brown blood but that's it.

That may be period: That may be your period this month. If you are concerned about pregnancy run a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I been feeling very tired lately, having feelings of menstrual cramps but no period been that way for two weeks. What should I do?

Take pregnancy test: If you missed your period and are having symptoms it is possible you could be pregnant and this is the first thing that should be ruled out. If the answer is no then you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? I've been having some cramps but no period. Last menses nov 5 2013.

Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? I've been having some cramps but no period. Last menses nov 5 2013.

Can be normal: It can be very normal to have some fairly strong cramps during early pregnancy, it is extremely common. There is the very small chance that it could indicate a problem with the pregnancy, and so you should see your ob/gyn for an exam and sonogram to ensure nothing is wrong and the baby is developing appropriately. If you have spotting, or heavier bleeding, call you doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can you get menstrual cramps 2-3 weeks before your expected period?

NO: menstrual cramps are the cramps associated with menses. However, you can get some cramping with ovulation at this time. This is called Mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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Never had menstrual cramps on period until today and the pain is excruciating. What is the cause for this ?

Dysmenorrhea: Menstrual cramps are unfortunately common and some times there are no known causes, but since you never had them, and now do, it is best for you to seek a clinical exam form a Gynecologist to properly diagnosis why all of a sudden your periods are hurting you. They can also provide you with Treatment relief. Best wishes. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you have menstrual cramps before your period?

Yes, you can have : Cramps prior to your period. 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. ...Read more

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All of a sudden menstrual cramps first day of period ?

Yes: Certainly possible due to hormonal fluctuations related to your cycle. Some woman have more cramping than others. ...Read more

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Why do I still have menstrual cramps after period is over?

Unclear: There are several reasons why you still have menstrual cramps after your menses is over. You could have a bladder infection or pelvic infection. Uterine fibroids can also cause discomfort, as can an ovarian cyst. Constipation can also be felt as menstrual cramps. I suggest a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more