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Having mild cramps and headaches after period. What can I to treat this?

Having mild cramps and headaches after period. What can I to treat this?

Over the counter med: You can try over the counter Ibuprofen or aleve (naprosyn) for mild cramps and headaches.

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Is it normal to have cramps and headache 12 days after period?

Is it normal to have cramps and headache 12 days after period?

Possibly!: Depending on how long your periods are, some people will have cramping/pain midcycle, which for some people lands on day 14. You may be experiencing something like this, which is known as mittelschmerz, or ovulatory pain, related to the release of an egg. The pain is related to some bleeding that occurs at the time internally, and that can be irritating to your body.

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Is having cramps and headaches normal after a period?

Is having cramps and headaches normal after a period?

For many yes. 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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Cramps, headaches and nausea after period?

Cramps, headaches and nausea after period?

It may be hormones: There is an abrupt change in your level of hormones around your cycles. This withdrawal of hormones can cause such symptoms as headaches, cramps, and nausea. Birth control can help alleviate these symptoms as well as make your cycles predictable, lighter, and less painful.

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Late period then normal period. Tummy cramps, constant headache daily & diarrhea after period ended w/ some body temp. Changes (Sexually active) Help?

Late period then normal period. Tummy cramps, constant headache daily & diarrhea after period ended w/ some body temp. Changes (Sexually active) Help?

May be viral illness: Tummy cramps may be partly due to menstruation, but other symptoms -headache diarrhea and fever suggest more like viral infection. Watch for 1-2 days if still having symptoms then see doctor. May take pain killer for headache and cramps.

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Period week early 2 weeks later pink spotting with cramps headache sex regularly?

Period week early 2 weeks later pink spotting with cramps headache sex regularly?

Send us a question: There is no question submitted here, but just a statement. Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem. Please submit a question, to ask what you wish to know.

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No appetite and headaches the week after period?

No appetite and headaches the week after period?

Post menstrual sympt: What you're complaining of could be due to a separate onset and prodromal illness. Or could I be a myriad of etiologies for these particular symptoms. It is best to check with your physician, obtaining an examination, and if necessary be referred back to your GYN specialist for for their specially evaluation.

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Im16. I'm having cramps and I have a headache and I haven't had my period. I have been having symptoms of it for the past 3 years. What should I do.

Im16. I'm having cramps and I have a headache and I haven't had my period. I have been having symptoms of it for the past 3 years. What should I do.

See a doctor: A woman either 16 or 19 years of age with headaches not having had her period for awhile and having these symptoms for the past 3 years should see a gynecologist without delay.

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Nausea after period with headaches and cramps?

Nausea after period with headaches and cramps?

Lots of options: Nausea, headaches and cramps are common complaints before, during and sometimes after a period. For some these are pms symptoms. Some have migraines triggered by periods. Schedule a visit to discuss the options. Many benefit from birth control to regulate the hormonal changes that trigger these symptoms.

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What to do if I have been having nausea and cramps and headaches, and. I spotted 3 or 4 days days ago, will I get my first period today?

What to do if I have been having nausea and cramps and headaches, and. I spotted 3 or 4 days days ago, will I get my first period today?

First period?: At age 46 I don't think you meant to ask if you were about to have your first period? Irregular menstrual bleeding is a common problem that obgyns treat. If there is concern for pregnancy then check a pregnancy test. Schedule a visit to discuss options for cycle control and to address your cramps, nausea and headaches.

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I'm having cramps but no period why? And it's been 2 months. I've been fainting a lot, headaches, sometimes it's hard for me to breathe.

I'm having cramps but no period why? And it's been 2 months. I've been fainting a lot, headaches, sometimes it's hard for me to breathe.

It sounds like you: May have been passing out from low blood count (anemia) or low blood pressure (hypotension). Either of these conditions could alter your cycle especially if chronic. Please see a healthcare provider to help figure out what is going on and get properly diagnosed and treated. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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My period came about a week and a half early twice in the past month, cramps are stronger than usual, been getting headaches a lot and feeling weak?

My period came about a week and a half early twice in the past month, cramps are stronger than usual, been getting headaches a lot and feeling weak?

See doctor: Your sympotms may be alarming for ANEMIA form chronic blood loss due to heavy periods. Common in young woman. It may be temporary - hormonal imbalance. See doctor to see if Birth control pills would be option for you to regulate cycle and decreased bleeding. Have also blood work done. If feel worse go to emergency. Drink more fluids. OK use Ibuprofen for cramps with some food.

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Just got my period today but it was nine days late been having headaches back pain and cramps what could be wrong?

Just got my period today but it was nine days late been having headaches back pain and cramps what could be wrong?

Irregular menses: Menstrual cycles usually are between 21-30 days. If you are 9 days late and have regular menstrual cycles, you need to make sure you are not pregnant. If not pregnant, you might be experiencing an anovulatory cycle where there was not enough estrogen secreted by your ovaries to produce an egg to be fertilized and you are having a late, painful period. Please seek medical attention for this.

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I've had back pain before, during, and after my period is long gone. Along with headaches, and cramps. What could be going on?

I've had back pain before, during, and after my period is long gone. Along with headaches, and cramps. What could be going on?

Back pain and cramps: Your back pain may not be related to your period at all. Symptoms are vary and could represent many different syndromes. It is recommended that you see a physician. She will recommend you get some lab work done, possibly an x-ray of your lumbar spine. And a pelvic exam.

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For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

For the last day or so being getting mild cramps, headaches and turning off food is this a sign of period or pregnancy? Please help

Could be: Sounds more like period cramps...There are prostaglandins that cause the cramps and headaches. It can be helped with vitex agnus or cramp bark. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can help alleviate hormone imbalances and prevent cramps all together. If you are concerned about pregnancy do a test...Dietary changes can also help: less processed foods, stop dairy and gluten., eat more healthy fats-.

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My period ended 5 days ago and my boyfriend and I have a lot of sex without condoms. I've been having cramps for two days and headaches?

See what happens: If you are trying to get pregnant.....then you are on the right track. If not, then you might want to consider birth control if you are not already on anything. As for crampiness and headaches....there are many possible causes. If it does not go away on its own, then I would recommend an examination for further determination causes.