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Why am I still bloated and mild cramping after my period?

Why am I still bloated and mild cramping after my period?

Lingering hormones: Some women can get the bloating and mild cramping days before and or after their period as the hormones associated with the monthly cycle wax and wane. Hope this helps. ...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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Still cramping after my period. Why is this happening?

Still cramping after my period. Why is this happening?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Since predinsone can delay your period...why am I still cramping like I'm about to start and never do??

Since predinsone can delay your period...why am I still cramping like I'm about to start and never do??

Does not usually: Prednisone does not usually delay your period. Whatever illness you have that is requiring steroids may be responsible for a delayed period depending on what illness it is. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. Pelvic pain and cramping is a complex issue requiring a detailed in depth visit to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I still cramping even tho my period has been over for two days? Is pregnancy a possibility or is it something else?

Why am I still cramping even tho my period has been over for two days? Is pregnancy a possibility or is it something else?

Something else: While pregnancy is always a remote possibility only 2 days after completion of your menstrual cycle, it's likely something else. It could be endometriosis, adenomyosis, it could be a polyp or fibroid (though at your age that would be less likely). I would see a gynecologist. If the pain is severe, they may order an ultrasound to look at the inside of the uterus. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had my period on the 17th of last month y am I still cramping n my my boobs are sore can u help me please?

I had my period on the 17th of last month y am I still cramping n my my boobs are sore can u help me please?

Symptoms: If you have been having unprotected intercourse, a pregnancy test would be the first place to start. ...Read more

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Period ended but I'm still having cramps. Why?

Period ended but I'm still having cramps. Why?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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My period ended but im still having cramps?

Common: Some ladies will have "dry menses" because their uterus continues to contract. An examination should be able to tell your doctor if it's due to another cause. ...Read more

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I'm off my period, why am I still having cramps?

I'm off my period, why am I still having cramps?

Pelvic cramps: Hello,
Aside from your period, you may have pelvic cramps when ovulating. Usually ovulation occurs anytime between day 12-16 of your menstrual cycle (depending on your specific cycle). If the cramping is persistent, then you may need to see your doctor. Based on exam, they will decide if a pelvic ultrasound would be useful. ...Read more

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Why would cause period cramps but still no period?

Why would cause period cramps but still no period?

Pregnancy test.: If you have skipped a period, I would check a pregnancy test first. Unless you are taking certain birth control methods, you should be having regular periods. If you aren't, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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When you are late for your period do u still cramp?

When you are late for your period do u still cramp?

That is possible: Whether you are or are not pregnant. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why am I still getting cramps after my period is over?

Not menstrual: If your menstrual cycle is completely gone, then the cramps may reflect endometriosis which your gynecologist could help you with or a colon problem. ...Read more

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Skipping a period due to stress, do you still get cramps?

Skipping a period due to stress, do you still get cramps?

Not usually: We see stress often affecting the regularity of the menstrual cycle through affecting the hpa axis in the body. Usually people don't complain of cramps, it is possible though to experience that. Please seek help, there is treatment and it is effective. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your still cramping after your period?

What does it mean if your still cramping after your period?

Could be bladder: Or uterus spasms, you need to discuss with you doctor, if this is bothering you at night, or interfering with daily activities ...Read more

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I am still having cramps after my period is over why is that?

I am still having cramps after my period is over why is that?

Many reasons: This can be normal but there may be some other problem causing you to experience more cramping than usual. You may have endometriosis or andenomysis or some other issue. This could also be normal. I'd recommend discussing it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just came off my period 3 days ago but I'm still having cramps?

Probably normal -: It's probably just a variation of normal - could be ovulation pain or even pain referred from your large intestine. If the pain becomes severe or doesn't go away on it's own - go get an exam. Also, if you're sexually active, it's always good to check a pregnancy test, even though you had your period. ...Read more

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Why do I still feel slight period cramps 1 day after my periods?

Why do I still feel slight period cramps 1 day after my periods?

Normal: The symptoms of the menses do not particularly quit just as the bleeding quits. There would be an ovarian cyst associated with the cycle, that can cause cramps and could persist for a couple weeks even after the period. ...Read more

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I still have 10 days left, so my period can come and I got cramps?

I still have 10 days left, so my period can come and I got cramps?

Early Period: Any stress, physical or psychological, can cause your hormonal axis (all the interacting hormones) to malfunction and give you an early period. Usually these cycles do not produce an egg. Irregular periods also become more common in the 40s, especially the late 40s as women approach menopause. Menopause is the cessation of periods due to the aging of the hormone producing organs. ...Read more

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I had my period over a week ago but still having cramps what could this be?

I had my period over a week ago but still having cramps what could this be?

Many things: Menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea meaning excessive or irregular bleeding could be an indication of hormone disturbance, fibroids, or even pregnancy as well as many other potential causes. Consider a pregnancy test and discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I want to know why I have been getting cramps but my period is still not come in yet?

Well: There's the bladder, peeing a lot? There's the colon, having constipation? Unprotected intercourse? It could be just uterine cramping prior to bleeding, the uterus is a muscle and can cramp. If miserable with cramping a lot get on the pill; use 2 aleve (naproxen) 2x per day for uterine cramping, there is no specific answer but may need 2 b seen. ...Read more

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I started my period on wednesday I ended on monday and I am still have those cramps.?

See your gyn: You need an evauation. There are a number of reasons u could be having the cramps after your period, once u have been evauated, then there are a number of different txment options. ...Read more

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My period ended about a week ago and I'm still having cramps. What could be wrong there?

My period ended about a week ago and I'm still having cramps. What could be wrong there?

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

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I've been off my period for about a week now but im still having cramps. What does that mean?

I've been off my period for about a week now but im still having cramps. What does that mean?

Cramps after Cycle:
Swelling of the Fallopian tubes related to hormonal changes and to ovulation itself could cause cramps or the tubes may be cramping to help move the egg down the tubes to the uterus.

Some call this mittelschmerz, distinguished from typical menstrual cramps by its timing of two weeks after the end of menses, but ovulation timing may be different in diff women. Try OTC pain meds, then MD if needed ...Read more

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So I don't really get my period anymore but I still get cramps once in a while. What does that mean?

Go to the Doctor: It means that unless you are on birth control or are pregnant you need to see you family physician or gyn to begin to figure out why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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I had my period 8/21-8/25 and got it again 9/3-9/8, and I'm still having cramps. Why did this happen?

Breakthrough: Impossible to say online, but extremely unlikely that both were periods. One was almost certainly breakthrough bleeding for other reasons. ...Read more

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Iv had my periods for 2 Weeks and 3 days and I have cramps of period pains still should I worry about this?

Iv had my periods for 2 Weeks and 3 days and I have cramps of period pains still should I worry about this?

Prolonged period: If your period has lasted more than 2 weeks with painful cramps and this is unusual for you, you should consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Cramping for a week heavy dc since friday another week b4 I am suppose to start period neg pg test can I still be preg?

Cramping for a week heavy dc since friday another week b4 I am suppose to start period neg pg test can I still be preg?

Possibly: If you had sexual intercourse this past month, even using birth control, it's possible you could be pregnant. Pregnancy tests don't always give positive results this soon after conception. However, your aversion to using punctuation marks makes it difficult to parse your question. If you didn't get a satisfactory answer, you can resubmit it with clarification. Thank you! ...Read more

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My period is usually 4-5 days this month only 2-2.5 days I am still having mild cramps on left side. My period ended monday?

My period is usually 4-5 days this month only 2-2.5 days I am still having mild cramps on left side. My period ended monday?

Options: 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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more