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Gurgling tummy feeling sick stomach cramps week before period is due also had a bit of spotting last week and felt a bit of pressure pain in tummy?

Gurgling tummy feeling sick stomach cramps week before period is due also had a bit of spotting last week and felt a bit of pressure pain in tummy?

Check yourself for: infection, may be UTI. If no symptoms there, then your hormones may be in flux and causing worsening menstrual cramping. If it keeps up and a little ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) doesn't help with cramping symptoms, visit your healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

Stomach cramps or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe cramps ...Read more


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On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

On Cilest pill, long heavy irregular periods (10 days), painful sex, severe stomach cramps, constipation before period & diarrhoea during - pls help!

Heavy periods cramps: hello Laura0448 ~ this is the classical description of anovulatory cycles and possibly some accompanying endometriosis. You should see an OB GYN to outline a diagnostic plan and then treatment. thanks ...Read more

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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

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Could I be pregnant ? Had unusual cramps(left abdominal ) 4 days before period then fainted(almost never happens) and had unusual light period ??

Could I be pregnant ? Had unusual cramps(left abdominal )
4 days before period then fainted(almost never happens) and had unusual light period ??

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps start 3 d before period and continue through and 3-4 d after end? Swollen/bloating on abdomen & hips. Quite painful.

Why do I have cramps start 3 d before period and continue through and 3-4 d after end? Swollen/bloating on abdomen & hips. Quite painful.

Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Ask your obgyn to evaluate you for endometriosis. ...Read more

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Why am I getting cramps in the left side of my abdomen? I got my period 11 days ago.

Why am I getting cramps in the left side of my abdomen? I got my period 11 days ago.

Mittelschmerz: One possibility is mittelschmerz, or light cramping associated with ovulation. A small percentage of women can actually experience minor pain around the time of follicle rupture - typically 14 days prior to the beginning of the next period. This is simply one possibility among many and should only cause minor discomfort. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, period only 3days very light, had mornign after pill, negative tests. What could it be?

Stomach cramps, period only 3days very light, had mornign after pill, negative tests. What could it be?

This may be due to : Your emergency contraception use. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort / cramping or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...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 ?

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