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Why women get cramps on their period?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Uterine contractions

The uterine musculature contracts to "eject" the deteriorating endometrium which makes up the bulk of your period.

In brief: Uterine contractions

The uterine musculature contracts to "eject" the deteriorating endometrium which makes up the bulk of your period.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Mary David
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Prostaglandins

Prostaglandins are a group of chemicals first found in men's prostate fluid.
They are also released when the uterine lining breaks down and you have your period. They can cause fever, nausea, diarrhea, and cramping pain. The thicker the lining the heavier the period and the more prostaglandins. Hope this answers your question.

In brief: Prostaglandins

Prostaglandins are a group of chemicals first found in men's prostate fluid.
They are also released when the uterine lining breaks down and you have your period. They can cause fever, nausea, diarrhea, and cramping pain. The thicker the lining the heavier the period and the more prostaglandins. Hope this answers your question.
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