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Why do I have cramps 3 days after my period?

Why do I have cramps 3 days after my period?

Ovary cyst: Your period stops as a result of increasing estrogen levels as the next cycle develops. The increasing estrogen is being produced by the ovaries. One of the ovaries will have a cyst that is beginning to enlarge - that could be the source of your cramps. ...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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For three months now, a few days after my period ends I get unbearable cramps, exactly like menstrual cramps, which last the whole month...any ideas?

For three months now, a few days after my period ends I get unbearable cramps, exactly like menstrual cramps, which last the whole month...any ideas?

Post menses cramps: It's usually considered atypical for a women to experience menstrual cramps after her period has ended,but some of the more common reasons why this happens are irregular or painful Ovulation,recent insertion of certain IUD birth control devises and endometriosis.Ovarian Cysts and fibroids may also be to blame. Also infections. Persistent pain past the end of your cycle should prompt you to see DR. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps and a little spotting three days before my expected period? I am using prescription birth control.

Why do I have cramps and a little spotting three days before my expected period? I am using prescription birth control.

Probably normal: A higher dose estrogen in your birth control could help this. STDs and other serious problems could cause unscheduled spotting but would probably be more frequent. ...Read more

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I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

I have cramps three days after my period but I'm not pregnant nor do I have an ovarian cyst (at least I don't think) is this normal?

Normal variant: You can feel some cramps after the menstrual cycle. If the symptoms continue, ultra sound test would be helpful to rule out any ovarian cyst that are common cause of such cramps as well. Feel better ...Read more

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I'm having constant cramping with no relief of using the restroom. It feels like period cramps but i just stopped three days ago.

Urinary Tract Infect: Are you referring to the cramping being unrelieved with urination? Do you have burning with urination or frequency or urgency? Most likely you are developing a urinary tract infection and experiencing bladder spasms. You should visit your physician to have you urine evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period is two days late and you had little cramps and still no period and you are now three days late for your period?

What does it mean when your period is two days late and you had little cramps and still no period and you are now three days late for your period?

Well: You are young. Up to present were your periods always regular or this "irregularity" is a first one? If yes, and if you had unprotected sex, wait a few more day and if still "nothing" go get a home test and check for pregnancy. If you had no sex at all and if you have no other symptoms i would wait. Girls at your age could still have irregular periods. See what happens in the next month's cycle. ...Read more

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My period came 5 days early lasted 3 days instead of 5, day one heavy and day two and three light (brownish) when normally it's light then heavy then light, now six days on I'm experiencing cramps like my period is going to come again?

My period came 5 days early lasted 3 days instead of 5, day one heavy and day two and three light (brownish) when normally it's light then heavy then light, now six days on I'm experiencing cramps like my period is going to come again?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am getting cramps three days before my period?

Is there a reason why I am getting cramps three days before my period?

You may be: Experiencing 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 & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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My period was three days late and when it came it asted 5 days and a week later I'm having cramp like pain what could be the cause?

My period was three days late and when it came it asted 5 days and a week later I'm having cramp like pain what could be the cause?

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. Consider birth control if you want better menstrual cycle control ...Read more

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I had my period a week and three days ago and i started bleeding today, I have slight cramps. My last period was light what's wrong with me?

I had my period a week and three days ago and i started bleeding today, I have slight cramps. My last period was light what's wrong with me?

Periods: Since you are young it sometimes takes a while for your brain to properly talk to your ovaries and your ovaries to properly talk to your uterus. If you are not pregnant, then these periods of irregular bleeding or spotting may occur until your whole axis matures. There are some that are already mature and still have these problems. Progesterone or birth control pills can help regulate these. ...Read more

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My period came 5 days early lasted 3 days instead of 5, day one heavy and day two and three light (brownish). Now have cramps but no bleeding?

My period came 5 days early lasted 3 days instead of 5, day one heavy and day two and three light (brownish). Now have cramps but no bleeding?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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For the past 6 months my period has started three days earlier and earlier, I'm also bleeding more and more and my cramps are getting worse. Why?

For the past 6 months my period has started three days earlier and earlier, I'm also bleeding more and more and my cramps are getting worse. Why?

Hormonal changes: Have your thyroid hormones checked, and if they are normal you want to see an endocrinologist. It could be a number of hormones that are causing this including pituitary problems. ...Read more

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I had my period twice last month this month it came three days late which I'm always on time . Been having very bad cramps now I have light bleeding?

I had my period twice last month this month it came three days late which I'm always on time . Been having very bad cramps now I have light bleeding?

Abnl period: Hi, in sexually active woman the main concern is pregnancy and its complications, plz check a pregnancy test, if negative then see an Gynecologist for a pelvic exam and Vaginal Ultrasound to make sure you don't have Endometriosis, mass or any other abnormalities. also I'm not sure how old u r, if u r close to the age of menopause it just could be pre-menopausal syndrome, ...Read more

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I had cramps on the day I was supposed to start my period but I didn't have any bleeding. It was three days late then I had light bleeding and no cram?

Pregnancy?: You first should make sure you are not pregnant. If you are not pregnant, its possible that you had a month without ovulation. This happens occasionally. If you have pain or persistent spotting, you should see your Gyn even if a home pregnancy test is negative because this could indicate an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had no period since may 2012 and now I am having severe cramp for three days and still no bleed i can't cope with the pain could something be up?

I have had no period since may 2012 and now I am having severe cramp for three days and still no bleed i can't cope with the pain could something be up?

Get Checked Now: Intolerable pain is always a reason to get checked immediately. At your age, it's important to know the significance of a sudden stop in your periods! ...Read more

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Having cramps had sex three days ago period Not due for 2 or 3 weeks first day of last period was April 26?

Having cramps had sex three days ago period Not due for 2 or 3 weeks first day of last period was April 26?

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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My period lasted three days and now im having this thick white pasty discharge what does this mean with cramps in my back and lower abdomin?

My period lasted three days and now im having this thick white pasty discharge what does this mean with cramps in my back and lower abdomin?

See a doctor: I would take a pregnancy test and if it comes up negative it may be a uti. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I just started my period 3 days early. I had a cold and was nasuea for three days. I usually start early but not this early. I have mild cramps?

I just started my period 3 days early. I had a cold and was nasuea for three days. I usually start early but not this early. I have mild cramps?

Early period: 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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I had my period a little over a week ago, for three days now ive been having rusty brown blood when I wipe, no smell and only small cramps first day ?

Not to worry: The brown blood represents blood that was retained in the uterus after your period and is just leaving now. The
older blood takes on a brown color. This is something that can occur naturally and is no cause for worry. ...Read more

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Y does it feel like im gettng my period aftr i jus had it? It just endd three days ago i had sex rigt after it ended and now it feels like i hv cramps

Not period related: Menstrual discomfort (usually cramps) is not the cause of your present problem. The exact cause is not clear but if it persists, it should be checked. ...Read more

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Okay I had my period six weeks ago, and three weeks after that I spotted for two days, and it wasn't period blood, I also had slight cramps with it, and I still have not started my period, could someone tell me what this could mean?

Okay I had my period six weeks ago, and three weeks after that I spotted for two days, and it wasn't period blood, I also had slight cramps with it, and I still have not started my period, could someone tell me what this could mean?

Check preg test: First step is to check a pregnancy test at home. Anyone having sex is at risk for pregnancy. A home pregnancy test is cheap and reliable. If positive then this explains your symptoms. If negative then schedule a routine visit to discuss more effective birth control and irregular periods. ...Read more

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I had my period on may 20 it l last for three days it wasnt heavy i had no cramps my period usually last up to 5 days could i be pregnant ?

Not likley: If you had your period at the normal time, even if it was light, it not likely that you are pregnant. If you miss your next period, you could do a home pregnancy test. If you intend to be pregnant, please see your doctor so that s/he may initiate pre-natal care now, even before you may be pregnant. ...Read more

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I have been getting a day of heavy spotting five days before period for the past three cycles. Also pain at sex and bloating, cramps, nausea. Scared!

I have been getting a day of heavy spotting five days before period for the past three cycles. Also pain at sex and bloating, cramps, nausea. Scared!

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Reasons for menstrual cramps on one side only?I get the cramps about a few days before my period. This has been happening for about three months now.

Reasons for menstrual cramps on one side only?I get the cramps about a few days before my period. This has been happening for about three months now.

See GYN: See an obgyn and get checked out first. If your OB says you are fine, you may be low in magnesium and / or iodine. If low, can try lugol's 2% one drop in water 2 to 3 times a week, and magnesium glycinate 200 mg once or twice a day as tolerated (magnesium can loosen stools). ...Read more

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Really bad cramps every day all day and painful sex after taking plan b i did get my period and bleed for three days but the cramps are stil persistan?

Really bad cramps every day all day and painful sex after taking plan b i did get my period and bleed for three days but the cramps are stil persistan?

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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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