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Bloating And Cramps After Period
No: No, "extreme" anything is not normal. A young and healthy woman can have an irregular period, cramping, or other menstrual symptoms once in a while. If the symptoms are brief, and she returns to normal quickly, and then has normal periods after that, it's not too worrisome. If sexually active, infections should be checked for. A primary care dr. Should evaluate if prolonged or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
4 days late and 3 day period, day 2 after period with cramps, frequent urination and some back pain with some bloating.
Yes: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more
Yes, this can occur: With premenstrual syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Sometimes women develop this things as bloating and cramps up to 1 week before period. If it is a common thing 1 week before your period, more likely relates to it. If not probably has nothing to do with your period and may be caused by something else (bowell problems). ...Read more
Have been having a period for 2 months now. Has happened before for a month but stopped. Having big clots. No pain, bloating, or cramps. What is this?
Period x 2 months: This can happen due to stress, fibroids, or retained products of conception. Would follow up with ob get sonogram (check for retained products, fibroids, polyp, and PCOS) and check CBC as you can become very anemic. Sometimes you are placed on birth control pills for several months to regluate and assess if your cycle resets. ...Read more
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
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome symptoms can start as early as 14 days prior to next period. But, that is just one possibility. ...Read more
A period can vary from 3-7 days and can start as spotting to heavy and taper to light bleeding before stopping.
Everyone has variability during menses.
Sometimes flushing can happen around periods. Have you checked your thyroid functions recently? That may help. Your ob/gyn can get more details from you to assist you. ...Read more
Period 10 days late when started only lasted 2 days. Been having bad cramps and bloating. Should I take a test?
Not normal: Abdominal tightness + bloating is common just before and during ovulation or menstruation. In PMS, tightness may accompany other symptoms such as mood swings prior to menstruation. But if you feel tight & bloated for more than one week or after your period ends, I recommend you see your doctor. Ovarian cancers can present this way and should not be overlooked, especially if there is increased risk ...Read more
Yes, it is normal: For you. Each woman is different in terms of her period symptoms. You are blessed. ...Read more
Talk to GYN: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more
I started the pill 5 days ago and have servers bloating aswell as cramps, however no period. What does this mean?
Common side effect: It is very common for estrogen containing contraceptives to initially cause bloating and cramping, and missed period. Did you miss any pills? Any chance you could be pregnant? If so, check urine pregnnacy test. If not. Give it about 3months for your body to adjust or ask your clinician for lower dose (20mcg) pill or try nuvaring. If you still don't tolerate, consider mirena, (levonorgestrel) nexpanon or DMPA. ...Read more
I'm suppose to start my period next week, but for the past week and a half been having extreme bloating and cramps. Is that normal?
Having light brown bleeding/cramps/bloating. -sex regular/on pill. Period evry 3 months/dont pay attention to days. Sex 3 weeks ago and missed pill?
Missing one pill: Is unlikely to result in pregnancy, but it can cause irregular bleeding. After three weeks if you had become pregnant likely you would pick it up on an early pregnancy home test. So, maybe do one to help put your mind at ease. Most likely though, you are still protected from pregnancy. If you missed more than one pill however, you may not be protected and need to use a backup method. Best wishes! ...Read more
I ended my period 7 days ago now today I started bleeding again with some cramps and bloating...What does this mean?
Bleeding: You could be pregnant or have other like hormonal or intruterine problems. ...Read more
Is it normal to have lower cramps or bloating 12 days before a period? I've never had it before by am concerned about pregnancy
Could be normal: When it comes to pregnancy, when in doubt, check it out. Pregnancy tests are cheap, easy, and relatively accurate. If there is even a remote chance that you could be pregnant a quick test will give you piece of mind. Bloating and cramping could be uterine, but it could also be intestinal, such as gas. ...Read more
The cramps feel like I'm about to go on my period and the bloating is extreme as well as the diarrhoea (my period ended a week ago)?
Cramps: Abdominal cramps, bloating and diarrhea may be due to an intestinal virus or irritable bowel rather than any pelvic problem. If it's a viral gastroenteritis it should clear in a few days. Avoid harsh roughage and take kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) as needed. See your Physician if symptoms persist or worsen. Applying heat to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. ...Read more
Hi! I missed my period twice already. I usually only missed one month per year due to changing of cycle. I'm having cramps, bloating?
Pregnancy test: Will be accurate to determine if you are pregnant ...Read more
I have been off my period for 2 days now and its like the bloating has not went away and still got light cramps. What could be the reason?
Hormonal change: It sounds like a minor hormonal change and I suggest waiting to see what happens this next cycle. ...Read more
I have been getting a day of heavy spotting five days before period for the past three cycles. Also pain at sex and bloating, cramps, nausea. Scared!
Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
My period ended two days ago and now I have cramps, bloating and brown bloody discharge....is this normal? It feels like I’m starting my period again?
Discharge: Since you just finished your period the brown bloody discharge is likely just blood still sitting in the vagina. If you are not satisfied with your level of cycle control consider seeing an Obgyn to discuss options for cycle regulation. ...Read more
Past 2 months periods have been 36 days apart, been having cramps, sharp pains, severe bloating, headaches, and back pain could period be coming soon?
PMS/PMDD: It is possible that you are experiencing premenstrual disphoric disorder (pmdd--formerly known as pms), which is quite common. Motrin/aleve are good options for cramps/headaches etc. If the mood is bothersome to u, it probably bothers others even more, so consult doc for some help/treatment. The pills will likely help regulate your period and other meds (prozac/zolfoft etc.) for mood. Good luck. ...Read more