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Do You Get Cramps Before Your First Period
Yes: Remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period can cause continued cramps. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Depends: That is variable from one girl to another. Many girls may have minimal discomfort but some may experience bloating and cramps. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
During my menstrual cycle I get painful cramps and its painful to pee the first couple days but then when my period ends i feel fine. Is this abnormal?
No: No, I have heard this complaint before. I think for some women the uterus just contracts so badly at times that it also causes the bladder to contract, causing painful bladder syndrome and thus painful urination for a short time, which sounds like what you are describing. Although not a lot of women experience it this badly, there are definitely some, so you are not alone. I wish you the best. ...Read more
This is my first period after having baby number 2. The cramps are debilitating and the flow is alarmingly heavy. Should I be concerned?
Somewhat.: Some women have what I call "the mother of all menstrual periods" with the first period after giving birth. Your periods should return to normal after a few cycles. If they don't, or if you feel weak, lightheaded or queasy when you stand, please contact your OB. Meanwhile continue prenatal vitamins until your periods are normal again. If you're >2 months postpartum, tampons are OK to use. ...Read more
Usually a few dAYS.: The premenstrual symptom period is usually 4-7 days. ...Read more
I had a surg abortion 8 weeks ago.I am experiencing light brown pinkish discharge with cramps for 2 days. If this is the extent is this my first period?
Need a visit: Long before you reached 8 weeks, you probably should have gotten a period. This is concerning for the possibility that you might still be pregnant. Call your doctor and schedule a visit for an HCG level and an ultrasound. If both of these are negative / normal, then discuss getting on some form of birth control. ...Read more
I've had the IUD for 20 months and since my first period i've been having sharp pains/cramps more by my right ovary. What could be wrong?
What does it mean when you have a second period two weeks after my first period i don't have cramps, and i don't have any symptoms of pregnancy
If : If it is just one irregular period, we tend to overlook it. If your periods aren't irregular there can be many causes. Best to have an exam and possibly blood work and an ultrasound to investigate. ...Read more
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