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Why do I cramp so bad during my menstrual?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
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In brief: Pelvic girdle laxity

One reason loose ligaments of pelvis.
Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods.

In brief: Pelvic girdle laxity

One reason loose ligaments of pelvis.
Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Can be normal

Menstrual cramps are normal, and every woman has a different pain tolerance.
Endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine mass (like fibroid), are occasionally found in women with severe cramps/pain with menses. See a doctor.

In brief: Can be normal

Menstrual cramps are normal, and every woman has a different pain tolerance.
Endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine mass (like fibroid), are occasionally found in women with severe cramps/pain with menses. See a doctor.
Dr. Matthew Wilson
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