Is Having Cramps After Your Period Normal?

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While not desirable, most women anticipate some cramping prior to their period. However, most women do not anticipate having cramps after their period.

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Cramping after your period may indicate that something else is wrong with your reproductive system. It is critical to learn more about the pain pattern.

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THE REASON

Dr. Guan says endometriosis is the most common cause of post-period cramps, affecting 2-10% of childbearing-age American women.

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What it is?

Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial-like tissue (tissue that lines the uterus) outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is characterized by severe cramping.

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Doctors say fibroids—tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue—can cause cramps after your period.

Another Reason

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After age 35, fibroids become more common in adolescents. She says fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that cause irregular menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain.

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Post-period cramps may indicate a pelvic floor issue. Some women experience period pain from pelvic floor myofascial pain.

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It is possible, but unlikely, that post-period cramps are an indication of (very early) pregnancy. It is likely associated with a miscarriage or subchorionic hemorrhage.

Are these signs of pregnancy?

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What to do?

Doctors recommend seeing a doctor if you get cramps after your period. To prevent disease progression and provide relief, act quickly.

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In conclusion, cramping after your period is not common. An appointment with your doctor can help you pinpoint the source of your discomfort.

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