My periods are regular every month but I don’t get period pains. Is there something wrong with me?

Updated 25 January 2017 under Ask Us.

Menstrual periods can be pain-free for some teens and adult women, but others may have mild cramps. Both are normal. Nothing is wrong with you. You just got lucky!

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How do I know when to go to the ER when having period cramps? My lower back and legs are in pain, and my entire pelvic area is throbbing in pain. I can barely stand up.

Updated 23 August 2016 under Ask Us.

It is normal to have mild cramps or no cramps during your period but it is not normal to have the pain that you describe. Cramps should not limit your […]

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I have extreme pelvic pain, as well as irregular periods. Sometimes I don’t get my period at all. Could there be something wrong?

Updated 19 June 2015 under Ask Us.

It is common to have irregular periods the first year that you start your period, but that doesn’t explain your “extreme pelvic pain” which isn’t normal. You should definitely make […]

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I’m 17 years old and I have painful periods. Is this normal or do I have any type of disease?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

Mild discomfort during your period can be normal, but if your periods are so painful that you’re missing school as well as social events, and/or taking pain medication frequently to […]

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Menstrual Period: Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Updated 22 October 2020 under Health Guides.

PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome; “pre” means “before” and “menstrual” refers to the menstrual cycle or periods. Not all girls will get PMS. Most girls and women with PMS have symptoms during […]

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Why do some girls have menstrual cramps and others don’t?

Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.

It’s true that menstrual periods can be easy for some teens and women, but others can have painful cramps. The medical word for the discomfort is called: “dysmenorrhea”, (pronounced dis-men-o-ree-a) […]

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I’ve been having cramps in my lower abdomen and I’ve been moody, but I haven’t started my period yet. Is this normal?

Updated 17 January 2014 under Ask Us.

It’s uncommon to have cramps in your lower abdomen (belly) before your period starts. The discomfort you feel could be caused from constipation, but there could be another reason for […]

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Menstrual Period: Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

It’s common for many girls to have mild pain with their periods a couple of days each month. However, if your pain is not relieved with over-the-counter pain medicine, and […]

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What are the symptoms of a period?

Updated 25 February 2014 under Ask Us.

The symptoms of a period are different for everyone. Some women have cramps in the lower part of their belly, while others never feel any discomfort at all. Many women […]

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