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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Why cramps after my period?

Why cramps after my period?

Cramps may be normal: Some women experience uterine cramping during their cycles. It is the body's response to the changing level of hormones. It can be normal, but if your cramping is particularly painful, birth control can help. See your doctor to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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I'm getting bad very painful cramps after my period. About 5-6 days after the end. Thus happens with every cycle. Why?

I'm getting bad very painful cramps after my period. About 5-6 days after the end. Thus happens with every cycle. Why?

Not normal but..: Menstrual cramps can be painful for sure, but "postmenstrual" cramps could indicate an underlying problem. Pelvic infections, endometriosis, improperly placed IUD's and certain bladder disorders can cause non-physiologic (abnormal) pelvic pain. You need to make an appointment with your gyno for this. I hope it's nothing serious, but it's best to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps after my period?

Why do I get cramps after my period?

Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins cause contractions of the uterus, inflammation and pain. Nsaids like Ibuprofen will help. If the cramping/pain persists even with the help of nsaids, visit your doctor, who will help manage your cramps and pain. ...Read more

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Why am i getting cramps after my period?

Why am i getting cramps after my period?

Uterus or ovaries: When a patient presents with new onset of pain or cramping that is strongly associated with their cycle, they should be examined and an ultrasound ordered. The thought is that this might be related to ovarian cysts or uterine polyps. This might be the best first step to sorting this out! ...Read more

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What causes cramps after my period is over?

Hormones: Your body lets loose a whole cascade of hormones during menses.Exercise and organic Estrogens as found in tofu may help. ...Read more

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I am still having cramps after my period is over why is that ?

I am still having cramps after my period is over why is that ?

Many reasons: This can be normal but there may be some other problem causing you to experience more cramping than usual. You may have endometriosis or andenomysis or some other issue. This could also be normal. I'd recommend discussing it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am i having cramps after my period has already ended about 2 or 3 weeks ago?

Why am  i having cramps after my period has already ended about 2 or 3 weeks ago?

Maybe ovulation pain: Most women ovulate (release an egg) two weks after start if period so pain may be from that. If it goes away in five days or less no worries. Sometimes urine infections can also cause pain that feels like memstrual cramps so if pain continues you will need to see a doctor for further testing ...Read more

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I came on my period the 8th of June and went off the 13th of June and still having cramps. Is it normal to have cramps after my period ?

I came on my period the 8th of June and went off the 13th of June and still having cramps. Is it normal to have cramps after my period ?

Post period cramps: May be infection-vaginitis , or if spotting and/ or if period was abnormal may be early miscarriage/ pregnancy . Could also be UTI or abdominal cramping due to GI ( colon, small bowel, appendix) f/u/ w /doc if neg may need sonogram to r/o pregnancy miscarriage/ appy ...Read more

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Keep getting period cramps after my period?

Keep getting period cramps 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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Cramps after my period and brown spotting?

Normal variation..: Can be natural misscarriage........Retained clot /poc.

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Why am I having dull backache with like period cramps after my period? I started my monthly on 25th of march what is causing this?

Why am I having dull backache with like period cramps after my period? I started my monthly on 25th of march what is causing this?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm having really bad period cramps. What should I do?

Symptom relief: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What to do if i took Plan B and i'm getting some cramps, sign of period?

What to do if i took Plan B and i'm getting some cramps, sign of period?

Plan B side effects: 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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