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Doctor insights on: Cramps Way Before Period

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Is it normal to get cramps 8 days before period?

Is it normal to get cramps 8 days before period?

This may be due to: Pms.Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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How many days before period can you start having cramps?

How many days before period can you start having cramps?

Some females may: Have pms with cramps 1 to 2 weeks prior to their period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps a week before period starts?

Yes: Cramping with a period is normal and a usual sign of a ovulatory cycle. ...Read more

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Cramps 4 days before period should start. What should I do?

Cramps 4 days before period should start. What should I do?

Tips: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms. 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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First time having cramps week before period, what may this be ?

First time having cramps week before period, what may this be ?

Read answer: Normal periods could happen within a range of plus or minus 7 days. You might have your period sooner. If you have any chance of being pregnant, do a pregnancy test in 1-2 weeks , if still no period in 2 weeks, repeat your pregnancy test. If you are still cramping and getting worse, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long do you cramp before period starts?

How long do you cramp before period starts?

Premenstrual: cramping could begin as early as 1 to 2 weeks prior to the menstrual period. ...Read more

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How typical is it to get bloated/cramps before period?

How typical is it to get bloated/cramps before period?

Yes for many women.: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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Pink jelly discharge and cramps a week before period? ?

Pink jelly discharge and cramps a week before period? ?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more