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Just speaking from experience. You shouldn't have pregnanacy cramps?? When I was miscarring I had severe cramping but that was later on the preganancy. Do you have spotting or bleeding? If so, contact your doctor right away! Have you miised you scheduled period? Menstrual cramps feel similar to inital labor pains, but of course the labor pains become much more intense. Good luck to you. THE REAL ANSWER RIGHT HERE!!!!!! should have cramping during pregnancy because your uterus is making way for the baby. yeah you can have misscarrage cramps but c'mon, everyone knows about implantation cramps.....

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Firstly, menstrual cramps are common but not a normal part of healthy menstruation so unless you have an underlying health problem such as Endometriosis there's no reason for you to suffer menstrual cramps. If you do get menstrual cramps then how long you get them for depends on your menstrual cycle and overall health, it could be from a few hours to up to two weeks.

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How can birth control pills help cramps?

Menstrual cramps are caused by a chemical found in the menstrual fluid. By reducing the amount of menstrual fluid, the pill reduces cramps.

Why do I not have menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps are common but they are not a normal part of healthy menstruation - it's when you have menstrual cramps that there is something wrong. Taboos surrounding menstruation have a major effect on menstrual cramps so those who are more comfortable with their period are less likely to experience cramps, also note that most people can prevent cramps with lifestyle changes.

Can you have period cramps in early pregnancy?

Yes, at the time for your first period after conception. Cramping is common during other times of pregnancy but it's not uterine or menstrual cramping.

Would tylenol help for period cramps?

Yes, Tylenol will help ease the pain of menstrual cramps - all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs all work on menstrual cramps as it is inflammation caused by hormones that cause uterine contraction which cause menstrual cramps. It is however far better to prevent yourself from getting menstrual cramps to begin with, often lifestyle changes alone are enough to prevent menstrual cramps.

Can you be pregnant while you have period cramps?

Yes, but usually only at the time you would have had your first period after conception. After that it's normal to have pregnancy cramps but they're not normally menstrual cramps. If you are asking whether you can get pregnant during your period the answer is, it's very unlikely.

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For a week i wake up with menstrual cramps but no period could this be a sign of pregnancy?

yes, feeling crampy can be a sign of pregnancy

Is it normal to feel menstrual cramps when 4 weeks pregnant?

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Is chocolate good for menstrual cramps?

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Is it normal to feel cramps and have a yeast infection as a sign of pregnancy around the time your menstrual cycle should start?

They are not signs of pregnancy, but you may be pregnant and have them.

How can birth control pills help cramps?

Menstrual cramps are caused by a chemical found in the menstrual fluid. By reducing the amount of menstrual fluid, the pill reduces cramps.

Does nyquil help relieve menstrual cramps?

Nyquil is for a cough and sore throat not for menstrual cramps.

How do you tell if you have menstrual cramps?

You tell that you have menstrual cramps because you are cramping during menstruation. Menstrual cramps are lower abdominal pain that can feel like a vice gripping the uterus.

Can you get your period with mild menstrual cramps and still be pregnant?

Yes, it happened to me. I had 1 period after pregnancy with my first child and 2 periods after pregnancy with my third child.

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