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Why do I get cramps almost two weeks early before my period?

Why do I get cramps almost two weeks early before my period?

Occasional symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. If significant cramps happen every period, getting checked out is a good idea. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

Hopefully: This is the beginning of less painful periods. A woman's body changes throughout her life and it is common for the cramps associated with a period to be worse during teen years. At least this period is a little easier to tolerate and hopefully it is a sign of decreased cramping with future periods. ...Read more

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Period started one day early, it was very light bleeding and it didn't get heavy. Period is done but still having cramps and its 2 days after period?

Period started one day early, it was very light bleeding and it didn't get heavy. Period is done but still having cramps and its 2 days after period?

Cramps: Many patients take Ibuprofen to help with menstrual cramps. If your periods are always painful consider seeing an Obgyn for an evaluation for endometriosis and to discuss the many treatment options available to help with painful periods. ...Read more

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Had cramps for a week and now started my period a week early. I have an IUD (copper t) is this something to get checked?

Had cramps for a week and now started my period a week early. I have an IUD (copper t) is this something to get checked?

OBGYN/BC: If you don't get cramps with your periods, i'd like to get a pregnancy test as with the iud you still can get pregnant with increased risk to ectopic pregnancy if pregnancy was to occur. ...Read more

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Taking BC for cramps but, forgot to take it 2 days in a row. Next day, cramping and spotting. Period not do for another week? Did I get it early?

Taking BC for cramps but, forgot to take it 2 days in a row. Next day, cramping and spotting. Period not do for another week? Did I get it early?

Breakthrough: This most likely breakthrough bleeding because you missed 2 days of your pills. You can double up and finish out your pack as normal BUT use a backup method of birth control. ...Read more

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I know it's early but I did the pull out method 6 days ago and everyday since then I had cramps but no period. I didn't get cum in me. Can I be preg?

I know it's early but I did the pull out method 6 days ago and everyday since then I had cramps but no period. I didn't get cum in me. Can I be preg?

Contraception: Given your poor choice of birth-control methods is always possible that you could be pregnant following intercourse. Millions of sperm cells get into your vagina even with the pullout method. Having said that, it is unlikely that your current symptoms six days after intercourse are related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been having light cramps for the last few days and it is too early to get my period. Currently TTC, should have ovulated on the 5th/6th?

I have been having light cramps for the last few days and it is too early to get my period. Currently TTC, should have ovulated on the 5th/6th?

Implantation: It could be some cramping from implantation of a pregnancy, but it could be just some premenstrual cramps as well. Bleeding from a corpus luteal cyst may cause pain also. If your period is late or light consider checking a pregnancy test. If cramping associate with an unusual discharge or if it gets worse it might be a good idea to see your GYN ...Read more

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Due early oct for depo, didn't get it it's now late jan&still no period a lot of unprotected sex now white creamy&brown discharge w/light cramps?!

Due early oct for depo, didn't get it it's now late jan&still no period a lot of unprotected sex now white creamy&brown discharge w/light cramps?!

Check for pregnancy: Since your last Depo-Provera was due in october you are no longer protected against pregnancy. With unprotected intercourse and an abnormal discharge see your doctor to make sure you're not pregnant and that you do not have an infection. If you do not want to be pregnant use of alternative birth control method. It can take up to 3 months after Depo-Provera before you get your regular cycles again. ...Read more

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I've been going to the bathroom and when I do blood clots come out. I get really bad cramps like a period is just an early period or more?

I've been going to the bathroom and when I do blood clots come out. I get really bad cramps like a period is just an early period or more?

Possibly: The difference between menstruation-tainted urine and true hematuria is important to clinically distinguish, and a microscope is necessary to perform a urinalysis, plus culture. Infection can cause low abdominal and pelvic cramping/pains. An er or gynecologist visit would be most prudent. ...Read more

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Is it too early to take a pregnacy tst I had unprotected sex the whole month of october, my period come every 10, 11, 12 and every time it comes its heavy and I get a lot of cramping. But this month no cramps at all and it not really blood its kind of bro

Is it too early to take a pregnacy tst I had unprotected sex the whole month of october, my period come every 10, 11, 12 and every time it comes its heavy and I get a lot of cramping. But this month no cramps at all and it not really blood its kind of bro

Most: Most home pregnancy tests are accurate about week after your missed period. You may have taken the test a little early. You can give it a few more days and take the test again, or you can call your doctor. Your doctor can give you a pregnancy test that will have a little earlier accuracy. ...Read more

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I'm 7dpiui & have only had what feels like ovary pain and at times cramps down my legs like I get before my period. Is it too early to give up hope?

I'm 7dpiui & have only had what feels like ovary pain and at times cramps down my legs like I get before my period. Is it too early to give up hope?

Another week: You will need to wait another week to see if your period comes. If not then check a pregnancy test. Best of luck. If your pelvic pain is severe then schedule a follow up visit for testing. ...Read more

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Am trying to get pregnant my period is one day early an flowing heavy with blood clots an my belly keeps vibrating am also feeling a lot of cramps?

Am trying to get pregnant my period is one day early an flowing heavy with blood clots an my belly keeps vibrating am also feeling a lot of cramps?

Normal: What you described is normal variation on a healthy menstrual cycle.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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So I have yesterday 4 un protected send but he pulled out. I'm suppose to get my period next week on the 11. But im having clear watery vaginal discharge and light cramps and I know its to early to take a pregnancy test. So I don't know what to think..

So I have yesterday 4 un protected send but he pulled out. I'm suppose to get my period next week on the 11. But im having clear watery vaginal discharge and light cramps and I know its to early to take a pregnancy test. So I don't know what to think..

Probably semen: If you had sex 4 times yesterday unprotected then the discharge is likely a combination of semen and vaginal secretions from intercourse. Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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