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Is it normal to have stomach cramps a week before every period?

Is it normal to have stomach cramps a week before every period?

Cramps before period: Yes it can happen to some to have cramping before and also during periods. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Hi I am going to the toilet between 5/8 times every day? Is this normal? I get really bad stomach cramps too!

Hi I am going to the toilet between 5/8 times every day? Is this normal? I get really bad stomach cramps too!

Not really: Frequent stools that you described need to be addressed by your doctor only after a full history, exam and appropriate testing. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have had a period 3 weeks ago an every since it went off i been discharging thats white n snot looking an now im having stomach cramps what is this?

I have had a period 3 weeks ago an every since it went off i been discharging thats white n snot looking an now im having stomach cramps what is this?

Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) during first weeks of pregnancy to relieve cramps? I have period like cramps on one left side of abdomen and lower back . Normal?

Can i take tylenol (acetaminophen) during first weeks of pregnancy to relieve cramps? I have period like cramps on one left side of abdomen and lower back . Normal?

Medication: Of course. But, cramping is in no way a sign of pregnancy. Remember that at one week the mother does not know a new baby has been created. There is no communication between new impregnated egg and mother yet. That would be impossible. ...Read more

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Stomach swells goes down pains and constant cramp feels like I am due on a period every day can u please help ?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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The last couple of weeks, I've had stomach cramps after passing stool. Is this normal?

The last couple of weeks, I've had stomach cramps after passing stool. Is this normal?

Not uncommon: Assuming no diarrhea or constipation or infection check for any change in diet/work habits /new stress which could be associated with this - persistence should prompt further follow up with general practitioner ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am on my period and I have really bad cramps that make my stomach hurt, is that normal?

Yes it can happen.: 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. ...Read more

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No periods for 18 months, transvaginal u/s found out I have pcos. The u/s made me bleed heavily like a period & stomach cramps. Is this normal?

No periods for 18 months, transvaginal u/s found out I have pcos. The u/s made me bleed heavily like a period & stomach cramps. Is this normal?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Hi normal period 12/16. 12/26 started to spot for a day and a half. I had mild cramps in abdomen and lower back then decreased. now 2 days late?

Hi  normal period 12/16. 12/26 started to spot for a day and a half. I had mild cramps in abdomen and lower back then decreased. now 2 days late?

Pregnancy test: If you had sex since your last period and do not get a period in a couple of days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had my period for 5days as normal now for the past two days my discharrge is is brownishmarks and I have stomach cramps is that normal?

Spotting after perio: This sounds like a normal period eith some brown spotting on the last two days. However, the cramping could be the sign of a cervical infection or uterine infection. Please have a culture obtained. ...Read more

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I have got cramps in my stomach and sore breasts but my period is not due until the 1st march is this normal?

I have got cramps in my stomach and sore breasts but my period is not due until the 1st march is this normal?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

= abdominal spasms that ...Read more