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Can you get menstrual cramps 2-3 weeks before your expected period?

Can you get menstrual cramps 2-3 weeks before your expected period?

NO: menstrual cramps are the cramps associated with menses. However, you can get some cramping with ovulation at this time. This is called Mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Might you get pregnant when you have menstrual cramps before period?

Might you get pregnant when you have menstrual cramps before period?

Whether a woman: Has premenstrual symptoms or has dysmenorrhea will not be the deciding factor as to whether she is fertile. ...Read more

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Period is two weeks late but I've already had one since the last time I had sex. Two neg. Tests, cramping today feels like menstrual cramps. Help?

Late period.: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I been feeling very tired lately, having feelings of menstrual cramps but no period been that way for two weeks. What should I do?

Take pregnancy test: If you missed your period and are having symptoms it is possible you could be pregnant and this is the first thing that should be ruled out. If the answer is no then you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Can running trigger cramps (feels like bad menstrual cramps and need to use restroom and have gas) approx 1 week before period. Normal? Exam needed?

Good hydration: Make sure that you hydrate well before, during and after strenuous exertion. V8 or Naked Juice actually have more minerals and vitamins than sports drinks do. Dehydration and / or mineral deficiency (ies) are major contributors to muscle cramps. Strenuous exertion can cause dehydration or mineral losses that lead to cramps. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of menstrual pain/cramp 2weeks before period starts! ? and any chance of pregnancy?

What can be the reason of menstrual pain/cramp 2weeks before period starts! ? and any chance of pregnancy?

? ovulation: Could be you are ovulating. Usually happens mid cycle. Other things can cause it too. Would discuss with your gyn. Here is some info on pain with ovulation. http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/con-20025507 ...Read more

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Having dizzy spells on/off for about a week. Period is going on two weeks late. Taken 2 hpt and both negative. Cramping on/off like menstrual cramps.

Having dizzy spells on/off for about a week. Period is going on two weeks late. Taken 2 hpt and both negative. Cramping on/off like menstrual cramps.

Hormonal imbalance: It is very common for most of women to have irregularity in their periods occasionally. It happens due to sudden hormonal imbalance. Usually it is temporary. The same reason can cause other symptoms including dizziness. If the hpt is negative, i'll wait & watch. For cramps you can take something like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) to help. Make an appointment to see your OB/Gyn if next cycle is the same. ...Read more

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What might be the reason (s) for why I have menstrual cramps a week after my period?

Ovulatory pain: Some women get a little cramping when they ovulate this is called " Mittelschmertz" about 20% of women get this mid cycle for a day or so. Some women can identify which ovary is releasing the egg, by the side the pain localizes too! This is not harmful, and you can take regular otc meds as ibuprofen if the pain warrants. ...Read more

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Never had menstrual cramps on period until today and the pain is excruciating. What is the cause for this?

Dysmenorrhea: Menstrual cramps are unfortunately common and some times there are no known causes, but since you never had them, and now do, it is best for you to seek a clinical exam form a Gynecologist to properly diagnosis why all of a sudden your periods are hurting you. They can also provide you with Treatment relief. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you have menstrual cramps before your period?

Yes, you can have: Cramps prior to your period. Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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All of a sudden menstrual cramps first day of period?

Yes: Certainly possible due to hormonal fluctuations related to your cycle. Some woman have more cramping than others. ...Read more

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Why am I having menstrual cramps even after my period?

Why am I having menstrual cramps even 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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Why do I still have menstrual cramps after period is over?

Unclear: There are several reasons why you still have menstrual cramps after your menses is over. You could have a bladder infection or pelvic infection. Uterine fibroids can also cause discomfort, as can an ovarian cyst. Constipation can also be felt as menstrual cramps. I suggest a visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more