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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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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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What causes cramps after my period is over?

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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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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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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Why am i still getting cramps after my period is over ?

Why am i still getting cramps after my period is over ?

Not menstrual: If your menstrual cycle is completely gone, then the cramps may reflect endometriosis which your gynecologist could help you with or a colon problem. ...Read more

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