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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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Cramps on one side of pelvis and cervical mucus. Period due end of next week?

Cramps on one side of pelvis and cervical mucus. Period due end of next week?

Mittelschmerz?: If you are midcycle, a common cause of crampy pain on one side is ovulation - when the egg is released, a small amount of fluid or blood can leak into the pelvis /lower abdomen and cause a crampy pain. This should go away in 1-2 days. Continued or worsening pain should be evaluated. If you might be pregnant, then crampy pain is worrisome and needs to be evaluated-take a pregnancy test if concerned. ...Read more

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What can I do about heartburn and cramps 5 days before period due?

What can I do about heartburn and cramps 5 days before period due?

Premenstrual sx's: Consider NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture. 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Cramps on one side of pelvis for the last 3 days. Period due in 12 days?

Cramps on one side of pelvis for the last 3 days. Period due in 12 days?

Physical exam: If you have been having pain for three days then it is time to schedule a visit for evaluation. This can be caused from the colon, bladder, ovaries, infections and many other things. ...Read more

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I had one brown spotting on my period due date as it was supposed to my due period and i had cramps.What is the sign?

I had one brown spotting on my period due date as it was supposed to my due period and i had cramps.What is the sign?

Many possibilities: A missing period with cramps can be due to hormonal changes, hormone or birth control pills, iuds, pregnancy, stds. An appointment with a health care provider is indicated with any significant changes with mensdtual periods. ...Read more

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Few months ago started getting cramps after sex from 1 wk before period due.Last night intense cramps began during sex, stopped&was faint, clammy,naus?

Few months ago started getting cramps after sex from 1 wk before period due.Last night intense cramps began during sex, stopped&was faint, clammy,naus?

Painful intercourse: Painful cramps during intercourse may be Multifactorial; Related to new position/new partner/lack of Adequate arousal/lubrication/ pelvic growth in Uterus/ovaries/ pelvic infection; A pelvic exam and check for infection is recommended ...Read more

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Had sex 3days before period due and had brown spotting and now light pink, no cramps. Is this normal?

Had sex 3days before period due and had brown spotting and now light pink, no cramps. Is this normal?

Brown spotting: Is usally old, deoxygenated blood being cleaned from the uterus. Pink may be some blood tinged discharge. ...Read more

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White creamy discharge 9 day before period due on the 20th now light spotting light cramps very tired sore brests and massive headaches 7 dbp. Preg?

White creamy discharge 9 day before period  due on the 20th now light spotting light cramps very tired sore brests and massive headaches 7 dbp. Preg?

Need to wait a bit: You'll need to wait until you've missed the upcoming period before trying to come to any conclusions about being pregnant and even then, a home pregnancy test may not be entirely accurate. But start keeping track of things all the same such as your weight and other symptoms as your physician will want this information in the event you miss your period. All the best. ...Read more

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Cramps on right side of pelvis. Period due next week?

Could have: Popped an ovarian cyst during ovulation and had some pooling. It can cause a lot of pain as you describe and it takes a while for the body to absorb this blood. Ibuprofen and warm baths help. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 days ago pull out pill four days later. Period due sometime this week. Feeling period cramps but still not coming. What to do?

Cramps: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation If you think you my be pregnant check a pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Im having cramps and mild cramps for 3 weeks. Is it sign of pregnancy? Period due another 3 days.

Im having cramps and mild cramps for 3 weeks. Is it sign of pregnancy? Period due another 3 days.

Unlikely: Cramping suggestive of pregnancy usually occurs one week after ovulation. Three weeks would imply the cramping began before ovulation. If discomfort continues then see gyn. But certainly a pregnancy test is needed if menses is late. ...Read more

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My period due to another few days pun i don't feel anything... But i had cramps for two weeks already. Is it sign of pregnancy?

My period due to another few days pun i don't feel anything... But i had cramps for two weeks already.  Is it sign of pregnancy?

Early pregnancy symp: Yes all of these can be early signs of pregnancy. They can also be signs of your impending onset of your period. A home pregnancy test should give you your answer. ...Read more