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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I usually have really bad cramps a week before i get my period. This month i havent 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 havent 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more