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Can you get cramps a week before your period?

Can you get cramps a week before your period?

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.

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Can you get cramps about a week before your assumed period while on birth control pills? Should I be worried about pregnancy since it's a sign of it?

Can you get cramps about a week before your assumed period while on birth control pills? Should I be worried about pregnancy since it's a sign of it?

No reason: To think that you are pregnant if you are taking the bcp as directed. The cramps could come from many different things including the hormones from the pills themselves.

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

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.

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Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

May be PMS.: Premenstrual syndrome (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 ; exacerbation of chronic conditions.

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

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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Is it normal to be on bc and get mild period cramps about a week before your period is due? I take bc correctly and almost always use a backup method

Is it normal to be on bc and get mild period cramps about a week before your period is due? I take bc correctly and almost always use a backup method

Mittelschmerz: Perhaps you're describing mittelschmerz (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/CON-20025507) or middle pain which is ovulatory discomfort about 2 weeks before menses. Endometriosis could also make menses painful. Check w/your family doc for options eg changing birth control pills to schedule menses quarterly or even annually in order to minimize this pain.

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I usually have really bad cramps a week before I get my period. This month I haven't got any & I have some doubts about being pregnant. Is it a sign?

I usually have really bad cramps a week before I get my period. This month I haven't got any & I have some doubts about being pregnant. Is it a sign?

Possibly: I'm unclear whether you just don't have the cramping or you also haven't had your period. Either way, a change in your cycle could be a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if your period is late.

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If you cramp a week before your period, spot then bleed heavy and cramps get really bad. After you had sex 7 days ago. Implantation bleeding or period?

If you cramp a week before your period, spot then bleed heavy and cramps get really bad. After you had sex 7 days ago. Implantation bleeding or period?

Unsure: It is impossible to know or to be able to answer your question accurately here, but it would be easy for you to tell - just take a pregnancy test. It will be positive by 10 days after conception.

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Hello docs. I was wondering can women get cramps 2 weeks before their period?

Hello docs. I was wondering can women get cramps 2 weeks before their period?

Ovulation pain: In a typical menstrual cycle (~28 days) ovulation occurs 2 weeks before or after the 'period'- many women can feel this occur (the egg being released from the ovary) and it feels like cramping or pain in the lower abdomen/pelvic region. It is called mittelschmerz.

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I will be twenty-five weeks pregnantcome friday and I get these what feel like period cramps every now and then is that normal?

Call your OB: Early to be getting braxton hicks, u need an exam and ultrasoundof the baby and uterus and cervical length as your OB may or may not want to start you on Progesterone shots to prevent premature labor, please call your ob.

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

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

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.

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I have cramps and I just got off my period last week on Sunday and I get cramps every 3 min or 5.

I have cramps and I just got off my period last week on Sunday and I get cramps every 3 min or 5.

Many possibilities: I do not have enough information to tell you why you're cramping, but it may or may not be coming from your uterus or related to your menstrual cycle.

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I have been on the Depo-poreva for 9 years. I'm 2 weeks from my due date but im having cramps. Is this a sign for a period. I don't normally get cramps?

I have been on the Depo-poreva for 9 years. I'm 2 weeks from my due date but im having cramps. Is this a sign for a period. I don't normally get cramps?

Need more info: When dealing with hormones anything is possible. Please consult with your OB/GYN physician and let him/her who knows you best help answer this question.

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I know that I ovalated on 26-27 sex on the 2&3 period should come on the 15th. Have cramps I usually get them a week before. Could I be pregnant?? Can you get pregnant 6 days after you ovalated

I know that I ovalated on 26-27 sex on the 2&3 period should come on the 15th. Have cramps I usually get them a week before. Could I be pregnant?? Can you get pregnant 6 days after you ovalated

Conception: Male sperm can survive up to 4 days, the female egg vanishes within 24 hours after ovulation. So getting pregnant 6 days after ovulation should not happen. If you ovulated on 26-27 and did not get pregnant, you should come on your period August 9 -10. If you don't come on Aug 15, you may want to do a preg test.

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I have my period 3 weeks out of the month. I have it for about a week, then it goes away for a few days, then I get it for another week and it continues this way. I also have insane feeling cramps all the time. Also, my husband and I have been "not - no

I have my period 3 weeks out of the month. I have it for about a week, then it goes away for a few days, then I get it for another week and it continues this way. I also have insane feeling cramps all the time. Also, my husband and I have been "not - no

The: The most likely issue is that your hormones are imbalanced, which is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. You do need to discuss this with your doctor. Nothing bad is likely to happen from any of this, but it is important that you receive appropriate evaluation, especially if you want to become pregnant.

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What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control.

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I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

Hopefully: This is the beginning of less painful periods. A woman's body changes throughout her life and it is common for the cramps associated with a period to be worse during teen years. At least this period is a little easier to tolerate and hopefully it is a sign of decreased cramping with future periods.