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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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Over the past few months I have been continuously cramping. My period will last 7 days, but i'm still cramping. I am on birth control.

Over the past few months I have been continuously cramping. My period will last 7 days, but i'm still cramping.  I am on birth control.

See your gynecologis: You may simply need a different birth control pill. On the other hand you may likely need a pelvic exam and possible ultrasound evaluation to look for any ovarian or uterine changes. ...Read more

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I have IBS AND PCOS. lately i have been getting cramping pelvic period like pain before bowel movements. it doesnt always happen.

I have IBS AND PCOS. lately i have been getting cramping pelvic period like pain before bowel movements. it doesnt always happen.

Can occur: IBS can cause pelvic cramping, this can occur prior to , with or without bowel movements, in other words , can occur at anytime. ...Read more

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I have been cramping a week after my period and the day or next i had unprotected sex but he pulled out but ive been feeling sick and having lower pan?

I have been cramping a week after my period and the day or next i had unprotected sex but he pulled out but ive been feeling sick and having lower pan?

Could have: An infection. Should have a full gyn evaluation to get a proper diagnosis and treatment .. Also the pull out method is not very good for contraception but it sounds like the timing was in your favor. If you miss your period or are late be sure to check a pregnancy test.while at your appointment why not talk about birth control??!!! ...Read more

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Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and I have been having cramping that feels like period cramps! is this bad?

Please call OB ASAP: If you cannot reach your OB provider, go to the nearest labor and delivery for evaluation. This might be pain from any pelvic or abdominal structures like bowel or bladder that needs treatment. It also could be cramping of the uterus placing you are at risk for preterm delivery. So do not delay, call your OB provider and prepare to go quickly to labor and delivery for examination and monitoring. ...Read more

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I am 29 weeks pregnant i been having cramp pains like period and a lot of pressure, also lower back pain. I been drinking a lot of water is this norma?

I am 29 weeks pregnant  i been having cramp pains like period and a lot of pressure, also lower back pain. I been drinking a lot of water is this norma?

Maybe, maybe not: Contact your obstetrician or midwife. Mild cramps are common, but if strong or painful you should make sure you are not in premature labor. The excess thirst could mean high sugar levels; your obstetrician can check that too. ...Read more

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I have been cramping for 6 days and my period doesn't start til a week and half...

I have been cramping for 6 days and my period doesn't start til a week and half...

?premenstrual?: Postovulatory hormonal changes maybe resposible for cramping, although persistent follicle could induce similar complains! ...Read more

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I am cramping on my right and left sides. I have been cramping for 2 days after my period. This is the 1st time this has happened. What is going on?

I am cramping on my right and left sides. I have been cramping for 2 days after my period. This is the 1st time this has happened. What is going on?

Belly cramp/bloating: There are lots of reasons for abdominal cramping as described, regardless of the coincident onset after period. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." However PSBO (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic &inflammatory conditions nearby (like a urinary tract or vaginal infection) must be considered & addressed. Check with your doctor for examination &directed treatment. ...Read more

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Since I had my paragard IUD put in, I have been experiencing cramping the day after my period ends.. It can be pretty severe. Is this normal?

Since I had my paragard IUD put in, I have been experiencing cramping the day after my period ends.. It can be pretty severe. Is this normal?

It can be normal: There is frequently an increase in menstrual cramping associated with the paragard IUD. It is a little unusual for this not to occur until the day after your period ends. If it is severe you should discuss it with your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have been cramping and spotting 10 days before period first 3 days were light brownish fourth day bright red light im always on time with my periods?

I have been cramping and spotting 10 days before period first 3 days were light brownish fourth day bright red light im always on time with my periods?

Abnormal cycle: An abnormal cycle from time to time is not that strange. If this is a one time thing it usually self corrects. If not then see your doctor to discuss the many options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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I have been cramping 3 days after my period along with nausea, and fatigue. I have polycystic ovary syndrome. What could this be?

I have been cramping 3 days after my period along with nausea, and fatigue. I have polycystic ovary syndrome. What could this be?

Many possibilities: Without more details it is impossible to give you an accurate answer. It could be gyn ,gi ,or other cause. You need to see a provider if the discomfort continues. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for having cramping but no period?

There can be few: Your cramps without having your periods can be due to problems with your ovaries, uterus or other pelvic structures and it needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Extremely painful cramping but no period?

Pelvic pain: You might have a ovarian cyst, endometriosis, GI abnormalities etc. Have your obgyn examine you. ...Read more

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2 days late, lower left cramping but no period. What is this?

2 days late, lower left cramping but no period. What is this?

Could be: Could be anovulatory cycle, irregular ovulation, or pregnant. If you are sexually active then a pregnancy test today will give you the answer. Good wishes. ...Read more