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Why do I still cramp after my period ?

Why do I still cramp after my period ?

Prostaglandins: Something that happens during your period is the release of prostaglandins that cause your uterus to cramp and expel the old lining of your uterus. Those prostaglandins can sometimes still remain after all the blood's gone and cause cramping. Old blood can also be irritating and cause cramping as well. This is normal as long as it doesn't go for much longer after the period. ...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 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 do I want to have sex after just finishing my period every time im intimate after my period i bleed a little. Why?

Why do I want to have sex after just finishing my period every time im intimate after my period i bleed a little. Why?

Blood : There is nothing dangerous, harmful or weird about having sex after your period unless you are having sex without condoms or birth control to prevent stds and pregnancy. If blood is still present in the back of the vagina it will come out during and after sex. ...Read more

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Do i still get period cramps even when i miss my period ?

Do i still get period cramps even when i miss my period ?

That can sometimes: Happen. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Spotting: Spotting is 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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Why would I bleed befor my period?

Why would I bleed befor my period?

Breakthrough: Many kinds of breathrough bleeding can occur. Spotting right before a period is usally Progesterone breakthrough; mid-cycle spotting is often estrogen breakthrough. ...Read more

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Why am i bleeding when I do not have my period ?

Midcycle bleeding: Bleeding can occur with ovulation at midcycle, but any bleeding can be a sign of something more serious and should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have painful cramps 5-6 days after my period?

Why do I have painful cramps 5-6 days after my period?

Mittelschmerz: The timing is right around when most women with regular periods would ovulate: pain at this time is fairly common and is called mittelschmerz. There could be other causes in your case but you'd need a thorough history and exam to begin evaluation. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramp AFTER period?

Why do I have cramp AFTER period?

Fibroids or Hormonal: Uterine menstrual cramps are due to the release of a substance called Prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions to help expel menstrual tissue/fluid during your period. Hormonal changes or uterine fibroids or polyps can lead to persistent cramping, especially in women over 35yrs old. Try ibuprofen or naproxen. Seek medical attention if ur cramps persist; asap if they worsen. ...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 do I have brown discharge 15days after my period?

Why do I have brown discharge 15days after my period?

Brown discharge: Brown discharge often contains older, deoxygenated blood. This may be break through bleeding related to an imbalance of hormones. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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If i had my period 2 weeks ago why do I have it again?

If i had my period 2 weeks ago why do I have it again?

DUB: You should not bleed every 2 weeks. If you are only having a little spotting 2 weeks after your period, it may be due to ovulation and is normal. If you are bleeding heavily you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why did I bleed during sex and why did my period last for two weeks ?

Why did I bleed during sex and why did my period last for two weeks ?

Abn. bleeding: These are signs that indicate you may have a gynecological problem. You should call your doctor for an appointment to be examined and evaluated. ...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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Why do I have heavy period after having my IUD taken out. When will it stop?

Why do I have heavy period after having my IUD taken out. When will it stop?

Hard to tell: It depends on many details of your situation. If you're having abnormal bleeding, it's time to call your doctor for a follow-up. ...Read more

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