Cramps are a common sign of both pregnancy as well as period. Cramps during pregnancy or period can be very annoying and painful. It is an extremely common condition.
Cramping is a common condition experienced by women in their early pregnancy. It occurs when the egg attaches and implants itself in the uterus. Some women feel severe cramping soon after they ovulate while in some of the cases it may go unnoticed as well. Cramping at this stage is referred to as implantation cramping.
In the early weeks of pregnancy mild cramping is normal and need not be worried about. However, severe cramping, which is difficult to handle, may be not normal. It is wise to consult your doctor.
For some women cramps during menstrual cycle cause only mild discomfort while for others they can be very debilitating. Cramps are often experienced by girls even before their period. In most of the girls cramping is a signal that here period is about to begin. Cramps are caused by a chemical named prostaglandins. It is produced by the body to contract the uterus muscles. These contracted muscles facilitates the girl’s vagina to push out the blood.
Cramps are common during and immediately before a period. Girls who are more likely to experience cramping include:
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