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I'm cramping like two weeks after my menstrual cycle?

I'm cramping like two weeks after my menstrual cycle?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...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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Does cramping 5-6 days after ovulation means pregnancy? was cramping and spotting before ovulation too.dizzy,headache

Does cramping 5-6 days after ovulation means pregnancy? was cramping and spotting before ovulation too.dizzy,headache

Not really: Those symptoms may occur during pregnancy, but they do not mean pregnancy. Be patient, it is too early to be sure. ...Read more

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Does menstral like cramps two weeks after period mean you ovulating?

Does menstral like cramps two weeks after period mean you ovulating?

Possibly: Mid cycle pain also called mittelschmerz is associated with ovulation. It is often seen in women with regular cycles. It is generally mild, unilateral in location and lasts from a few hours to a few days.If you are not sure, i'd urge to talk with a gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Cramps 11 days before menstrual cycle. Could i be pregnant?

Cramps 11 days before menstrual cycle. Could i be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Period cramps 4 days after ovulation. Could this indicate pregnancy?

Period cramps 4 days after ovulation. Could this indicate pregnancy?

Not likely: Cramping around ovulation is very common. It is called mittelsmertz. This would not indicate pregnancy because it is too early. Conception occurs after ovulation and a pregnancy can not be detected for about 7-10 days after that. ...Read more

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Ttc had intercourse during ovulation opk+ 2nd day after breasts are sore- like my usual pms. Has conception failed?

Ttc had intercourse during ovulation opk+ 2nd day after breasts are sore- like my usual pms. Has conception failed?

Trying to guess: What mother nature has instore can be fraught with error. It may be pms- but no one can accurate predict that. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. An early pregnancy test can be taken up to 6 days prior to a missed period. ...Read more

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Brown discharge and cramping, 4 days after ovulation, really sore nipples, bloated, is 4 days after ovulation implantation bleeding too soon?

Probably not: Implantation occurs 6-7 days after conception, implantation bleeding usually doesn't happen at all. I'd look for another explanation. ...Read more

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Ttc: 32 day cycle- 6 days past ovulation cramping and sore nipples. Pms? Or possibly pregnancy?

Ttc: 32 day cycle- 6 days past ovulation cramping and sore nipples.  Pms? Or possibly pregnancy?

PMS: Remember it is not until about fourteen days after conception that a female body can even be aware it is pregnant. Thus any symptoms before fourteen days are in no way pregnancy related. ...Read more

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Bleeding and cramping days after ovulation before next period is that normal?

Bleeding and cramping days after ovulation before next period is that normal?

Certainly can be: Ovulation consist of the rupture of a very small cyst on the surface of the ovary and the release of an egg. Sometimes that causes pain and little bleeding. An old-fashioned term for this is a German word "Mittleschmertz". ...Read more

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Period like cramps 7days past iui. Implantation cramps or something else?

Period like cramps 7days past iui. Implantation cramps or something else?

Not sure: It can certainly be implantation and cause cramping. It can also be cramping from the ovaries themselves. It can also be a precursor to a period. Not really a good or bad sign at all. ...Read more

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Period or spotting? Cramps came 3 days before estimated period cycle. Severe cramps day 1. Day 2 light cramps. Bleeding in drops of blood. Pregnant?

Period or spotting? Cramps came 3 days before estimated period cycle. Severe cramps day 1. Day 2 light cramps. Bleeding in drops of blood. Pregnant?

Take a test: 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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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Menstrual like cramping 4 days after my period with clear discharge. Is that strange?

Menstrual like cramping 4 days after my period with clear discharge. Is that strange?

No really: The cramping may not be related to the discharge. This is likely just a coincidence. If the pain was mild and has resolved, i would not worry......It is normal for your discharge to change during the month. This is related to changes in your hormone levels. The discharge should not have a foul odor though. ...Read more

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Is it normal to cramp like menstrual cramps during fertile period? I cramp a little every day during that period along with sore breast.

Is it normal to cramp like menstrual cramps during  fertile period? I cramp a little every day during that period along with sore breast.

This could actually: be PMS. Premenstrual Syndrome (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 & exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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Could ovulation cramps last 8 days?

Yes: Most ovulation cramps are worse in the days and hours leading up to ovulation. However, conditions such as endometriosis and cysts may cause prolonged discomfort. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more