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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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Normal to have period-like cramps for 2 weeks before period starts? Had cramps that long an 4 days late for period. Neg hpt. Could I still be pregnant

Normal to have period-like cramps for 2 weeks before period starts? Had cramps that long an 4 days late for period. Neg hpt. Could I still be pregnant

Trust the test: A pregnancy test can detect a bhcg of about 20. Your bhcg roughly doubles every 48 hours. Let's say the first day you took it you were barely pregnant with a level of 19. 48 hours later your bhcg would be 38 which is way above the level for a urine pregnancy test to detect it. Home tests work really well and can be trusted. Repeat and if negative then you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

Heavy periods cramps: Hello Laura0448 ~ this is the classical description of anovulatory cycles and possibly some accompanying endometriosis. You should see an OB GYN to outline a diagnostic plan and then treatment. Thanks ...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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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 after you get cramps do you get your period?

How long after you get cramps do you get your period?

That is variable.: With pms, symptoms (to include cramping) can occur one to two weeks prior to your 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

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Can you tell me are cramps normal 9 days before period is due?

Can you tell me are cramps normal 9 days before period is due?

They can be: If your period is normally foreshortened in a given month, then cramping may start "early" in the menstrual cycle. However, endometriosis and fibroid patients also note abnormal cramping significant days prior to a period. If this pattern continues, see a GYN MD fro assessment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are cramps normal 9 days before period is due?

Can you tell me, are cramps normal 9 days before period is due?

Maybe: If the cramps are occurring monthly and are severe then you need to be checked by a GTN MD for Endometriosis. If not, then most likely the cramping is normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight cramps 2 weeks before period is due?

Is it normal to have slight cramps 2 weeks before period is due?

Can occur w PMS.: 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

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How long should you typically have cramps before you start your period?

How long should you typically have cramps before you start your period?

That depends.: If you have premenstrual syndrome (pms) then sxs usually occur in the 1 to 2 weeks prior to menstruation. ...Read more

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Took Plan B now I have cramps 4 days before period, what could be wrong?

Took Plan B now I have cramps 4 days before period, what could be wrong?

Can be Plan B: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Lower back cramps day before period is that the sign I could be getting it soon?

Lower back cramps day before period is that the sign I could be getting it soon?

Menstrual cramps: Menstrual cramps are caused by the muscles in the uterus secreting proteins caused prostaglandins which cause the uterus to contract and menstruation to begin. Often women get cramps without bleeding before their periods. You can treat this by taking ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) both over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Been having cramps after period? Period wasn't as long as it usually is neither?

Been having cramps after period? Period wasn't as long as it usually is neither?

Pelvic pain: 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. ...Read more

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Is there any specific exercise I can do that won't cause cramps and does staying awake longer help your period end faster?

Is there any specific exercise I can do that won't cause cramps and does staying awake longer help your period end faster?

Cramps/period: Any aerobic exercise like swimming, walking or biking will help your periods and should not cause undue cramping. Drinking plenty of water and taking a daily multivitamin can also help with preventing cramps. Staying awake longer will not help your periods end more quickly. ...Read more