Doctor insights on:
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
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
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
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
That is variable. : With pms, symptoms (to include cramping) can occur one to two weeks prior to your period. ...Read more
Yes: Remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period can cause continued cramps. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Why am i still having cramps after my period?
- Why am i having cramps after my period?
- Why am i having cramps a week after my period?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Why am i getting cramps but no period?
- Why am i getting brown discharge after my period?
- Why am i getting cramps in my feet?
- Why am i getting cramps in my legs?
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free