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Old 12-04-2002, 06:32 PM   #1
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Stomach cramps and periods

I was wondering if other women have stomach cramps before or during their periods.If so,what causes them and how can we ease them?


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Old 12-04-2002, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: Stomach cramps and periods

I often find that stomach cramps before my period are eased with a heating pad, much like you would use during your cycle. Just lay it on the most painful area (with a soft towel) and relax.

Old 12-05-2002, 04:29 AM   #3
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Re: Stomach cramps and periods

Thanks..I will try the heating pad.I notice too that if Im under a high amount of stress I get crampy.It also happens if Im passing more blood clots than usual.

Old 12-05-2002, 03:54 PM   #4
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Re: Stomach cramps and periods

A lot of women have stomach cramps with their periods. It is not unusual. This is caused by the muscular contractions of the uterus whilst expelling the blood - shedding its lining, so that it can rebuild for your next cycle. As the cramps are contractions, it is not unsimilar to the kind of pains that you have in labour, although not as intense.

Try putting a heat pad on your belly and this should help with the pain a lot. Heat helps to relax all the muscles, thereby lessening the pain.

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