3 doctors weighed in:

I am due to start my period in 12 days however for the last 3 days I am having horrible cramps is it possible I could be pregnant or something else?

3 doctors weighed in
Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cramps

It is possible you are pregnant, but it is not a likely cause of your cramps.
Some women get a cramp-like pain when an egg is released; this is called mittlelschmerz. Crampy pain can also be unrelated to gynecologic issues, like with indigestion. If your period is late, you can take a home pregnancy test.

In brief: Cramps

It is possible you are pregnant, but it is not a likely cause of your cramps.
Some women get a cramp-like pain when an egg is released; this is called mittlelschmerz. Crampy pain can also be unrelated to gynecologic issues, like with indigestion. If your period is late, you can take a home pregnancy test.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors