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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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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?

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?

Midcycle sex: Having sex when not on menses, of course midcylce may coincide with ovulation pain. If persistent and something very new to you then see a gyn to check for ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, even uterine position! ...Read more

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Why cramps after my period?

Why cramps after my period?

Cramps may be normal: Some women experience uterine cramping during their cycles. It is the body's response to the changing level of hormones. It can be normal, but if your cramping is particularly painful, birth control can help. See your doctor to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps after my period?

Why do I get cramps after my period?

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

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Why am I getting cramps after my period?

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

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What causes cramps after my period is over?

Hormones: Your body lets loose a whole cascade of hormones during menses.Exercise and organic Estrogens as found in tofu may help. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Mittelshmerz: 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

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Why do I have cramps 3-4 days before my period.?

Why do I have cramps 3-4 days before my period.?

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

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

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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Why do I have cramps when I got off my period a week ago?

Why do I have cramps when I got off my period a week ago?

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 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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Why do I have cramps 3days before my period? It's as if im getting my period now.

Cramps before period: Many possibilites. This may be nutritional deficiency with not enough calcium, magnesium, potassium and other minerals in your diet. Also may be due to insufficent exercise or excess stress. ...Read more

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Why am I having cramps after my period has already ended about 2 or 3 weeks ago?

Why am I having cramps after my period has already ended about 2 or 3 weeks ago?

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

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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?

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?

Post period cramps: May be infection-vaginitis, or if spotting and/ or if period was abnormal may be early miscarriage/ pregnancy. Could also be UTI or abdominal cramping due to GI (colon, small bowel, appendix) f/u/ w /doc if neg may need sonogram to r/o pregnancy miscarriage/ appy ...Read more

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Keep getting period cramps after my period?

Keep getting period 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

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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

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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