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Why Do I Have Cramps After My Period
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
I haven't had intercourse in a few months & I've recently been having intercourse. Does that have to do with why I bleed & have cramps after my period?
No: Having resumed intercourse should not cause you to have painful periods. ...Read more
Why do I have cramps two days after haveing sex. Period lstarted november 23-28. Befor that it was oct 17-22. Could I be prgnant now?
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
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
How's that for a fancy word? It just means that you have pain when you ovulate. It's not a bad or dangerous thing at all.
Now, some women have endometriosis and can get this kind of pain too, but you are far too young for that.
Follow up with your obgyn if it worsens.
Good luck. ...Read more
Lining breaking down: The lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examine a woman and have to clean the cervix as there is bleeding, but she wil say she hasn't seen any blood yet. Ibuprofen etc can help. ...Read more
Maybe ovulation pain: Most women ovulate (release an egg) two weks after start if period so pain may be from that. If it goes away in five days or less no worries. Sometimes urine infections can also cause pain that feels like memstrual cramps so if pain continues you will need to see a doctor for further testing ...Read more
I came on my period the 8th of June and went off the 13th of June and still having cramps. Is it normal to have cramps after my period?
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
Had bad cramps during my period and now been having mild cramps after my period is gone. Why am I still cramping?
Maybe still some: Prostaglandins in your system causing it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm getting bad very painful cramps after my period. About 5-6 days after the end. Thus happens with every cycle. Why?
Not normal but..: Menstrual cramps can be painful for sure, but "postmenstrual" cramps could indicate an underlying problem. Pelvic infections, endometriosis, improperly placed IUD's and certain bladder disorders can cause non-physiologic (abnormal) pelvic pain. You need to make an appointment with your gyno for this. I hope it's nothing serious, but it's best to be sure. Best wishes. ...Read more