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Why am i getting cramps after my period?

Why am i getting cramps after my period?

Uterus or ovaries: When a patient presents with new onset of pain or cramping that is strongly associated with their cycle, they should be examined and an ultrasound ordered. The thought is that this might be related to ovarian cysts or uterine polyps. This might be the best first step to sorting this out! ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Why do I get cramps after my period?

Why do I get cramps after my period?

Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins cause contractions of the uterus, inflammation and pain. Nsaids like Ibuprofen will help. If the cramping/pain persists even with the help of nsaids, visit your doctor, who will help manage your cramps and pain. ...Read more

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Why women get cramps on their period?

Why women get cramps on their period?

Uterine contractions: The uterine musculature contracts to "eject" the deteriorating endometrium which makes up the bulk of your period. ...Read more

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Why do women get cramps on their period?

Why do women get cramps on their period?

Prostaglandins: Prostaglandins help the womb to contract and remove the lining of the womb during a period. There may be excessive contraction resulting in pain. Other causes are endometriosis, fibroids,infection etc. Medications such as NSAIDS, OCP can be useful ...Read more

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Can you get cramps a week before your period?

Can you get cramps a week before your period?

Yes, can be part of: Pms. 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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Why do I sometimes get such painful period cramps?

Why do I sometimes get such painful period cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: It is related to your periods and you can take some thing for it, like Motrin or naprosyn, (naproxen) but do discuss with your gynecologist if it is ok. ...Read more

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How long after you get cramps do you get your period?

How long after you get cramps do you get your period?

That is variable. : With pms, symptoms (to include cramping) can occur one to two weeks prior to your period. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get cramps after your first period?

Is it possible to get cramps after your first period?

Yes: Remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period can cause continued cramps. ...Read more

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