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Doctor insights on: Why Do You Get Cramps A Week Before Your Period

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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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How many days before you get your period shoukd you feel cramps?

How many days before you get your period shoukd you feel cramps?

Variable: Some females w pms may have cramps 1 to 2 weeks prior to period. Many women don't have any premenstrual cramping. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant a week before your period and still get your period?

Can you get pregnant a week before your period and still get your period?

NO: You will not have a period if you are pregnant. However, at least 1 out of 3 women will have spotting or bleeding during the first few weeks or months of a pregnancy. Some of them will think it is their period - but it is not. ...Read more

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Two weeks before your period do you have cramps?

Two weeks before your period do you have cramps?

Some women.: Most women are ovulating about two weeks before their period. Some women can have pain during ovulation. If you regularly feel pain about two weeks before your cycle begins it's possible you are just having pain with ovulation. ...Read more

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Can you get constipated a week before your period?

Can you get constipated a week before your period?

Happens any time: Constipation is very common and happens any time..Before/during/after. If you notice that is your pattern, i would suggest increase fluid and add some fibers such as fibercon/benefiber/metamucil/senakot etc... Around this time, or regularly so to help ease your symptoms. If persistent/severe, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you ovulate a week before your period?

Do you ovulate a week before your period?

2 weeks: ovulation occurs 14 days before you menstruate, unless your egg gets fertilized, than your period does not occur. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant a week before your menstrual?

Can you get pregnant a week before your menstrual?

Yes: Because when you have unprotected sex, you don't know when your period will come. And if you happen to have ovulated later than usual, you most certainly can get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why do you eat a lot before your period and during your period?

Why do you eat a lot before your period and during your period?

Progesterone: Progesterone is highest during this time of the cycle and Progesterone is an appetite stimulant. In fact, persons who are undergoing chemotherapy who lose their appetite, may be sometimes given high dose Progesterone to increase their appetite. I try to 'ignore' those hunger pangs.... And tell myself it's just my ovaries talking so as to avoid weight gain during this time :-). ...Read more

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How bad do your period cramps hurt when you get your first period?

How bad do your period cramps hurt when you get your first period?

Depends: That is variable from one girl to another. Many girls may have minimal discomfort but some may experience bloating and cramps. ...Read more

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If you get pregnant a week and a half before your period, will you still not get your period?

Correct : If you are pregnant then you do not have a period. Bleeding in pregnancy is not normal and should be evaluated. If you think your are pregnant check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why do you cramp a couple of days before your menstral cycle?

Why do you cramp a couple of days before your menstral cycle?

Prostaglandin releas: As the uterine lining, or endometrium, is shed, chemicals are released that cause uterine contractions, cramps. Meds like advil (ibuprofen) or alleve block prostaglandin and so relieve pain. ...Read more