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Why do I get cramps after my period?

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Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Tejas Ozarkar
Tejas Ozarkar
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