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What does it mean when you have dark brown spotting, large clots, and cramping before your period?

What does it mean when you have dark brown spotting, large clots, and cramping before your period?

Progesterone: You have inadequate progesterone production the 2 weeks before your period. Try to find a PCP or OB/GYN to put you on cyclic progesterone during this part if your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is it common to cramp a week before your period?

Is it common to cramp a week before your period?

Yes - common: 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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Is ovulation the cramping you experience before your period?

Is ovulation the cramping you experience before your period?

Release of egg: Ovulation is when your body releases an egg, and usually occurs 2 weeks before the onset of your period. In some women it is painful and in others it is painless. ...Read more

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If you get cramping two weeks before your period does that mean you're not pregnant?

If you get cramping two weeks before your period does that mean you're not pregnant?

Cramping: Cramping in this scenario usually represents infection, not pregnancy. But, the symptom alone does not in any way rule in or rule out pregnancy. ...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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What does cramping one week before your expected period means? i usually has cramping hours before period.last months had same thing.

What does cramping one week before your expected period means? i usually has cramping hours before period.last months had same thing.

Pelvic muscle cramps: Premenstrual cramps might reflect spasms of pelvic soft tissues maintaining bone alignments in face of pelvic ligament laxity due to hormone Relaxin. Women with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome are particularly prone to these symptoms. ...Read more

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Light period bad cramps?

Light period bad cramps?

Dysmenorrhea : Many possibilities. ?Sexually active, discharge, poss pregnant, infection, bc pills, try alive or advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic and if persists see a healthcare provider or your choice. ...Read more