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Is extreme cramping during a period after stopping the pill normal for women?

Is extreme cramping during a period after stopping the pill normal for women?

Maybe: Off the pill, your body is ovulating again, or trying to, which may cause a heavier build up of the uterine lining. When the heavier lining sheds, called menstruation, you may have more cramping. It may be temporary, or may persist. If it too difficult to manage, try ibuprofen, or go back on the pill. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

I have menstrual cramps and no period. I've been off my pill for 8-9 days. Normally after four days from stopping my pill my period starts. Help?

May be normal: On the pill, periods can become very light and even disappear. Some cramps may be the only sign of it. You still should rule out pregnancy with a home test, but that is less likely if you have not missed any pills and have been on no other medications. You should have resumed your pill on schedule and will now have to use alternative contraception. Restart the pill when your next period begins. ...Read more

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I stop taking contraceptive pill for 6 months now. been having cramping 1 week before period, which is not usual for me. is it normal?

I stop taking contraceptive pill for 6 months now. been having cramping 1 week before period, which is not usual for me. is it normal?

Native cycle: Being off OCPs for 6 months you have returned to the cycle and symptoms you would have had if you never took them. One of the reasons many people take OCPs is to reduce cramping and pain. ...Read more

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I am having bad cramps, sore breasts, and brown blood during my period on the third day and on BC pills..is this a normal period?

I am having bad cramps, sore breasts, and brown blood during my period on the third day and on BC pills..is this a normal period?

Monitor: Birth control pills are great at lightening the menstrual cycle and decreasing cramps. If this is a one time thing then there is not much to do. If it continues then you should be evaluated by an obgyn ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

I took the morning after pill about 3 week's ago during my period. I am now experiencing some period like cramps and brown spotting, is this normal?

Menstrual Periods: No. First you did not in any way need a morning after pill for a sexual encounter during your normal menstrual period. One cannot get pregnant during a period. By taking the morning after pill you messed up your own internal hormones and it may take some time to recover. Which means you must be very careful about protecting against unwanted pregnancy during this time. ...Read more

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Took bcp back to back to skip period one month.Spotting on day 12 of 2nd pack. Is this normal?Should i stop bcp? Feeling like my period is coming.Bloat, cramps, headache.33 yo. 2 kids, on pill for 1yr

Took bcp back to back to skip period one month.Spotting on day 12 of 2nd pack. Is this normal?Should i stop bcp? Feeling like my period is coming.Bloat, cramps, headache.33 yo. 2 kids, on pill for 1yr

Common: When a woman takes 2 (or more) bcp packs back to back it is common to have some spotting, called break through bleeding. Some women can have odd symptoms such as bloating or cramping. It is fine to finish this pack, have a period and go back to taking the bcp the usual way. ...Read more

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Why do I have no cramps during my period? Is this normal for other women?

Some women: Respond to prostaglandin with cramps & other's do not. Don't worry, the absence of cramps does not mean that something is wrong. Take care. ...Read more

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I have extreme pain when I exercise during my period. I do have really bad cramps normally but when I exercise its 10 times worse. Its like a burning?

I have extreme pain when I exercise during my period. I do have really bad cramps normally but when I exercise its 10 times worse. Its like a burning?

Things to do:: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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