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Im Having Cramps After My Period
I'm having cramps 7 days after my period. I thought at first I was implantation, but my period came. So why am I cramping like I'm on my period again?
You may be having ov: ulation,which may have symptoms similar to period. It is called mittleschmerz. Take some advill for cramping. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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
Had bad cramps during my period and now been having mild cramps after my period is gone. Why am i still cramping?
Maybe still some: prostaglandins in your system causing it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal: Everything is normal with you. You will be fine. ...Read more
I haven't had intercourse in a few months & I've recently been having intercourse. Does that have to do with why i bleed & have cramps after my period?
No: Having resumed intercourse should not cause you to have painful periods. ...Read more
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
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
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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