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I am menopausal and am experiencing menstrual cramps and period like bleeding. Is that normal?

I am menopausal and am experiencing menstrual cramps and period like bleeding.  Is that normal?

Maybe: Any bleeding in a menopausal woman needs to be evaluated for possible precancer or cancer. That is the least likely cause but obviously the most important to be sure of. More common causes include non-cancerous polyps and hormonal issues, either a final ovulation or tissue thinning from lack of estrogen. ...Read more

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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What are the chances of normal pregnancy after little bleeding and menstrual cramps in 5th week of pregnancy? ... Please give suggestions

What  are the chances of normal pregnancy after little bleeding and menstrual cramps in 5th week of pregnancy? ... Please give suggestions

Pregnancy: Really impossible to give percentages or "Chances" for you, but rest assured many women have had mild bleeding and cramping with a normal pregnancy following. You need to discuss your symptoms with your OB Dr. to keep them involved in the continuity of care of your pregnancy. An examination would be warranted with your symptoms too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I went to doctor and found out I'm pregnant last week . Now I'm bleeding and menstrual cramps I don't know how far along I am first app. Is Thursday?

I went to doctor and found out I'm pregnant last week . Now I'm bleeding and menstrual cramps I don't know how far along I am first app. Is Thursday?

Can monitor, BUT: These are at the very least the signs of a threatened miscarriage. An appointment is critical to complete. Bleeding requiring more than a pad per hour or severe abdominal pain requires immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant and have already had a peri g sac haematoma at 6 weeks without external bleeding.Is it normal to have menstrual cramps everyday?

I am 9 weeks pregnant and have already had a peri g sac haematoma at 6 weeks without external bleeding.Is it normal to have menstrual cramps everyday?

Yes and no: These are not menstrual cramps but discomfort from congestion in pelvis some discomfort is expected but should be no real pain repeat sonogram for hematoma resolution or increase in size also fetal heart condition. ...Read more

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I've had sex w/out a condom yesterday but he pulled out way before he came, next day I have menstrual cramps then some vaginal bleeding. What is it?

I've had sex w/out a condom yesterday but he pulled out way before he came, next day I have menstrual cramps then some vaginal bleeding.  What is it?

Uncertain: It is obviously not pregnancy related given the condom use and withdrawal. Cramping and spotting sometimes occurs midcycle related ovulation (related to cyst rupture and an abrupt drop in estrogen mid-cycle). If it continues, then it would be easier to sort out in person with your doctor. ...Read more

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Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Possible ovulation cd13. Bad menstrual cramps off and on starting cd22 to present, cd27. Still no bleeding. Is period like cramps normal?

Clomid (clomiphene) cd5-9. Possible ovulation cd13. Bad menstrual cramps off and on starting cd22 to present, cd27. Still no bleeding. Is period like cramps normal?

Ovarian cysts: This is probably related to the cysts that are recruited through the use of clomid (clomiphene). When you get your next period, check a pregnancy test and schedule a visit with your OB before you start another round of Clomid (clomiphene) to check your ovaries. ...Read more

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Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps ?

Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps ?

Yes: Mefenamic acid (meclomen) inhibits production of the inflammatory chemicals that participate in breakdown of the endometrial tissue and blood vessels that cause menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Should we be concerned? My wife is approximately three weeks pregnant according to her doctors. Today, she has been experiencing what she says feels like menstrual cramps and slight vaginal bleeding.

Should we be concerned? My wife is approximately three weeks pregnant according to her doctors. Today, she has been experiencing what she says feels like menstrual cramps and slight vaginal bleeding.

By : By the date of your post almost a week has passed. I hope she is ok. Typically cramping and spotting can occur in early pregnancy and be completly normal or it could be the start of a miscarriage. If it persists and/or worsens her doctor should be notified immediately. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle ?

I'm 35, no children, having irregular periods. Having intense menstrual cramps between period but no bleeding. 5 days post ovulation. Day 12 of cycle
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Good skeleton: The information provided a "good skeleton" to hang on more information from a physical and history exam. In other words, a GYN MD visit is necessary as I am not sure exactly what your question is. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more