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Can you have menstrual cramps before your period?

Can you have menstrual cramps before your period?

Yes, you can have : Cramps prior to your period. 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

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Why am I having menstrual cramps with no period and 3 negative pregnany test?

Why am I having menstrual cramps with no period and 3 negative pregnany test?

Last cycle: depends on the date of your last cycle and if yoy are sexually active- this sounds like menstrual cramping.Monitor your cycles. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

May be normal: On the pill, periods can become very light and even disappear. Some cramps may be the only sign of it. You still should rule out pregnancy with a home test, but that is less likely if you have not missed any pills and have been on no other medications. You should have resumed your pill on schedule and will now have to use alternative contraception. Restart the pill when your next period begins. ...Read more

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Why do I still have menstrual cramps after period is over?

Unclear: There are several reasons why you still have menstrual cramps after your menses is over. You could have a bladder infection or pelvic infection. Uterine fibroids can also cause discomfort, as can an ovarian cyst. Constipation can also be felt as menstrual cramps. I suggest a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i having menstrual cramps even after my period?

Why am i having menstrual cramps even after my period?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Might you get pregnant when you have menstrual cramps before period?

Might you get pregnant when you have menstrual cramps before period?

Whether a woman: Has premenstrual symptoms or has dysmenorrhea will not be the deciding factor as to whether she is fertile. ...Read more

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I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle ?

I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle
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Good skeleton: The information provided a "good skeleton" to hang on more information from a physical and history exam. In other words, a GYN MD visit is necessary as I am not sure exactly what your question is. ...Read more

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Neg preg test 7days after missed period but been having menstrual like cramps, still no period. What do early pregnancy cramps feel like?

Neg preg test 7days after missed period but been having menstrual like cramps, still no period. What do early pregnancy cramps feel like?

A positive test: Repeat the test. If it is negative then you are not pregnant. If your cramps were caused by pregnancy then your hormones would be high enough for detection on a pregnancy test ...Read more

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I been feeling very tired lately, having feelings of menstrual cramps but no period been that way for two weeks. What should I do?

Take pregnancy test: If you missed your period and are having symptoms it is possible you could be pregnant and this is the first thing that should be ruled out. If the answer is no then you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more