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Menstrual Cycle Without Cramps
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Yes: The symptoms before your cycle can be present up to a week before this. If it really bothers and creates discomfort you should see a doctor about it. ...Read more
Normal variation: This can and does happen. Relax, unlikely to be anything severe. ...Read more
Recently having a menstrual cycle every 2 weeks accompanied by severe cramps. Why am i having them so often?
Every time I have my menstrual cycle I get severe cramps on my right side and nothing seems to help what should I do?
Im experiencing really bad cramps during my menstrual cycle and Im just wondering how I can lessen the pain of these cramps?
Hi, my menstrual cycle is going on for 12 days now and it's usually 4-5 days. I'm getting really worried and my cramps are constantly coming?
Get help: Prolonged menstrual bleeding can cause problems. Such as anemia, dizziness, passing out. See your gyn to determine the cause and treat it. Prolonged bleeding can become symptomatic or worsen. You don't want to wind up in the hospital with a blood transfusion. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
I just turned 38. The past 6 months, all of a sudden my menstrual cycle is much less, and my cramps disappeared all of a sudden. What has happened?
It is likely a normal part of increasing age, due to hormonal changes associated with the passage of time.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Premenstrual cramps: Can occur for one to two weeks prior to a female's period. ...Read more
Menstrual cycle is really painful every month and i can't take the pain anymore. What causes me to cramp so bad?
Inflammation/bleed: Elevation of prostaglandins in the menstrual cycle is what causes the pain, alongside inflammation of the pelvic organs/tissues as well. Ibuprofen is the best medication for this. Sometimes women have endometriosis, however, and that can make periods more severe. Discuss this with your gynecologist if Ibuprofen doesn't help ease the pain. You may need more extensive treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps, saw brown - like blood only when I wipe. There's not else present. What does this mean?
Check PG test: Whenever there is a change in a period, & no birth control measures are in place, the first thing to do is to check for pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are pretty good if you follow the instructions. If you have not done anything to get pregnant, then changes in periods can have many causes, usually minor. Follow up with your doctor if it persists. If abdominal pain (more than normal) to ER. ...Read more
My wife has very irregular menstrual cycle, this month 14 days has been passed from date and there is no mense, but there are lights cramps.
Irregular periods : If your period is late then a home test will be accurate. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. A late or early period is very common and usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. Birth control will also regulate your cycle and keep you from getting pregnant. ...Read more
I just recently had a menstrual cycle that ended 6 days ago, but am having mild cramps and I have not been sexually active in that time. What is it?
In December 2014, i had cramps for a week and few days after i was spotting. On the 25th of December my menstrual cycle came and lasted about a week, ?
Irregularity: Are you on hormonal birth control at all? This can commonly cause random spotting/cramping. If not, I wouldn't get terribly concerned at this point as you did end up having your normal menstrual period without delay. Sometimes the hormones in our bodies get out of whack and cause irregular spotting and cramps at times which is "normal". In the future, if missing a period, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Is it normal to have cramps so bad that you can't sleep and feel nauseated during your menstrual cycle?
Maybe, but not nice!: Tina, It's common to have this, and you should be evaluated by your pediatrician, possibly by a gyn. If unable to tolerate an internal exam, a pelvic sono can be done to exclude any serious concern. Usually this responds to NSAIDS, and/or oral contraceptives. So, while this may be normal, it doesn't mean you have to put up w/it. See someone, and do something about it. Good Luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started my menstrual cycle on time as usual on nov 21 4 days it was a spotting or extra light bright red and one day it was heavy. Today i was cramp?
Sounds normal: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more
My sister has constant cramps in her pelvis. It is unrelated to her menstrual cycle. What could cause this?
See her doctor: It could be a number of causes including an infection. ...Read more
I only have a menstrual cycle every 3 months. I'm passing blood clots that are the size of a half dollar with bad cramps. Should I be concerned?
I've had my IUD for 3 weeks now (Skyla), it's about time for my menstrual cycle to hit but I have contraction-like cramps (first time) is this normal?
Yes: the first coupple of periods may be crampier than the usual, then the bleeding slacks off as well as the cramping. ...Read more
Menstrual Cycle. No heavy flow, actually very little flow, instead I have very large clots. Almost unbearable cramps that feels like stabbing. Help?
If naproxen doesn't help during menstrual cycle should I ask my doctor to recommend me to take another pill to relive cramps
Other than birth controls and naproxen. What other pills can a doctor prescribe me for serve menstrual cycle cramps.
I've been having my menstrual period for 14 days now. What could be wrong? I have no cramps or pain. My periods usually last 7 days.
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
Why do I get mild menstrual cramps approx 5 days after my menstrual period is finished every month? Does it mean i'm ovulating?
Is it normal to feel cramps (like menstrual cramps) in early pregnancy stage)? I've been having some cramps but no period. Last menses nov 5 2013.
Can be normal: It can be very normal to have some fairly strong cramps during early pregnancy, it is extremely common. There is the very small chance that it could indicate a problem with the pregnancy, and so you should see your ob/gyn for an exam and sonogram to ensure nothing is wrong and the baby is developing appropriately. If you have spotting, or heavier bleeding, call you doctor right away. ...Read more
I took a pregnancy test for the second time and got a positive. But i've been experiencing some cramps like that of menstrual period. Normal? How long
See below: If you did the test correctly, you are pregnant. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor so that your and your baby's health is taken care of. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
Delay menses for 3 days. Slight spotting and feel slight menstrual cramps. Did 3 pregnancy test, all negative! what can be the reason?
Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. See doc if period does not come in a few weeks. ...Read more
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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