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Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

May 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

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 almost two weeks early before my period?

Why do I get cramps almost two weeks early before my period?

Occasional symptoms?: A doctor can check to see if there is any medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their mucus discharge, their periods, or a missed period on occasion. Some women feel normal after a few days, but others do have bothersome symptoms and follow-up with doctors. If significant cramps happen every period, getting checked out is a good idea. ...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 get cramps a week or two before I actually get my period?

Ovulation: The pain you are feeling at that time is likely ovulatory pain as the egg is released form the ovary. There is actually a medical term for this called "mittelschmerz", which is a german word basically meaning middle pain, which is about when in you cycle the pain occurs. Some women can actually tell quite well when they are ovulating because they feel this pain. ...Read more

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I usually have really bad cramps a week before I get my period. This month I haven't got any & I have some doubts about being pregnant. Is it a sign?

I usually have really bad cramps a week before I get my period. This month I haven't got any & I have some doubts about being pregnant. Is it a sign?

Possibly: I'm unclear whether you just don't have the cramping or you also haven't had your period. Either way, a change in your cycle could be a sign of pregnancy. Check a pregnancy test if your period is late. ...Read more

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I get bad cramps about a week before my period and it's always off schedule. Plus I cramp when peeing is it normal?

I get bad cramps about a week before my period and it's always off schedule. Plus I cramp when peeing is it normal?

No: You need to make an appointment with a gynecologist for evaluation. This symptom pattern sounds similar to endometriosis or adenomyosis pains. You may also have a bladder condition. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant a week before my period? I have my period it's been a week after I had unprotected sex it's very light I have some symptoms I get dizzy, cramps, eat a lot,

Could I get pregnant a week before my period? I have my period it's been a week after I had unprotected sex it's very light I have some symptoms I get dizzy, cramps, eat a lot,

Getting: Getting pregnant a week before your period is a definite possibility. Anytime a fertile woman has a missed or light period after unprotected sex, then a pregnancy test is warranted.

You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Good luck! ...Read more

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My last cycle was June 22 my next cycle supposed to started July 20 but didn't now I'm 5 days late with white discharge and cramps. I had sex A week before my period could I be pregnant if so when can I get A accurate reading on A pregnancy test?

My last cycle was June 22 my next cycle supposed to started July 20 but didn't now I'm 5 days late with white discharge and cramps. I had sex A week before my period could I be pregnant if so when can I get A accurate reading on A pregnancy test?

Now: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Hello docs. I was wondering can women get cramps 2 weeks before their period?

Hello docs. I was wondering can women get cramps 2 weeks before their period?

Ovulation pain: In a typical menstrual cycle (~28 days) ovulation occurs 2 weeks before or after the 'period'- many women can feel this occur (the egg being released from the ovary) and it feels like cramping or pain in the lower abdomen/pelvic region. It is called mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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I will be twenty-five weeks pregnantcome friday and I get these what feel like period cramps every now and then is that normal?

I will be twenty-five weeks pregnantcome friday and I get these what feel like period cramps every now and then is that normal?

Call your OB: Early to be getting braxton hicks, u need an exam and ultrasoundof the baby and uterus and cervical length as your OB may or may not want to start you on Progesterone shots to prevent premature labor, please call your ob. ...Read more

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I have cramps and I just got off my period last week on Sunday and I get cramps every 3 min or 5.

I have cramps and I just got off my period last week on Sunday and I get cramps every 3 min or 5.

Many possibilities: I do not have enough information to tell you why you're cramping, but it may or may not be coming from your uterus or related to your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I have been on the Depo-poreva for 9 years. I'm 2 weeks from my due date but im having cramps. Is this a sign for a period. I don't normally get cramps?

I have been on the Depo-poreva for 9 years. I'm 2 weeks from my due date but im having cramps. Is this a sign for a period. I don't normally get cramps?

Need more info: When dealing with hormones anything is possible. Please consult with your OB/GYN physician and let him/her who knows you best help answer this question. ...Read more

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I know that I ovalated on 26-27 sex on the 2&3 period should come on the 15th. Have cramps I usually get them a week before. Could I be pregnant?? Can you get pregnant 6 days after you ovalated

I know that I ovalated on 26-27 sex on the 2&3 period should come on the 15th. Have cramps I usually get them a week before. Could I be pregnant?? Can you get pregnant 6 days after you ovalated

Conception: Male sperm can survive up to 4 days, the female egg vanishes within 24 hours after ovulation. So getting pregnant 6 days after ovulation should not happen. If you ovulated on 26-27 and did not get pregnant, you should come on your period August 9 -10. If you don't come on Aug 15, you may want to do a preg test. ...Read more

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I have my period 3 weeks out of the month. I have it for about a week, then it goes away for a few days, then I get it for another week and it continues this way. I also have insane feeling cramps all the time. Also, my husband and I have been "not - no

I have my period 3 weeks out of the month. I have it for about a week, then it goes away for a few days, then I get it for another week and it continues this way. I also have insane feeling cramps all the time. Also, my husband and I have been "not - no

The: The most likely issue is that your hormones are imbalanced, which is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. You do need to discuss this with your doctor. Nothing bad is likely to happen from any of this, but it is important that you receive appropriate evaluation, especially if you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you get menstrual cramps 2-3 weeks before your expected period?

NO: menstrual cramps are the cramps associated with menses. However, you can get some cramping with ovulation at this time. This is called Mittelschmerz. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

What does it mean if I get my period 2 weeks early and cramp bad after?

Weird cycle: It is important to not panic just because one cycle if a little off from the others. The main issue is what is the pattern over time. If your cycles return to normal over the next few months then one abnormal cycle is not an issue. Always make sure your pregnancy test is negative. If you are not on birth control consider starting which will also give you better cycle control. ...Read more

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I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

I started my period a week early with no cramps, I usually get really bad cramps. Does that mean anything?

Hopefully: This is the beginning of less painful periods. A woman's body changes throughout her life and it is common for the cramps associated with a period to be worse during teen years. At least this period is a little easier to tolerate and hopefully it is a sign of decreased cramping with future periods. ...Read more

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I've had my period for two weeks now usually I only get it 3-4 days. I have back pains &cramps. I've been on the bc pill for 5-6 years?

I've had my period for two weeks now usually I only get it 3-4 days. I have back pains &cramps. I've been on the bc pill for 5-6 years?

Infection: The common causes of abnormal bleeding on birth control pills are missed pills, interaction with other drugs, and infections. The pain increases the likelihood of an infection. You need to be seen ASAP. Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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How long will it take to regulate my period cycle on new pill? I'm on 6th package. Haven't had period 7 weeks now. Cramp never get light.

How long will it take to regulate my period cycle on new pill? I'm on 6th package. Haven't had period 7 weeks now. Cramp never get light.

Recommend MD appt: Tyoically it takes 3 months to regulate your cycle once you start the birth control pill. Though there are women who stop having their menses while on the birth control pill you should probably make sure you are not pregnant (home pregnancy test would be accurate at this time). It also sounds like you may need a change in birth control pills- there are many available that might work better for you. ...Read more

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I'm on my 3rd week of Junel 1 20 21 pills. Am I supposed to get a period on the last week of the active pills? I have cramps, spotting light bleeding

I'm on my 3rd week of Junel 1 20 21 pills. Am I supposed to get a period on the last week of the active pills? I have cramps, spotting light bleeding

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be on bc and get mild period cramps about a week before your period is due? I take bc correctly and almost always use a backup method

Is it normal to be on bc and get mild period cramps about a week before your period is due? I take bc correctly and almost always use a backup method

Mittelschmerz: Perhaps you're describing mittelschmerz (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mittelschmerz/basics/definition/CON-20025507) or middle pain which is ovulatory discomfort about 2 weeks before menses. Endometriosis could also make menses painful. Check w/your family doc for options eg changing birth control pills to schedule menses quarterly or even annually in order to minimize this pain. ...Read more

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