Is it normal to feel cramps 1 week before period?

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Nitong Septemeber ko pa to napansin, nagkaka cramps ako a week before my period, although hindi na man siya sever pero noticeable po talaga siya. Usually nagla last lang ng few seconds. Is this a cause of something else like endometriosis?


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Experiencing cramps one week before your period can be a normal part of the menstrual cycle for many women. These cramps are typically due to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and can vary in intensity. They can indeed be brief and noticeable as you described.

PMS can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

Abdominal bloating
Breast tenderness
Mood swings
Food cravings
However, it's important to differentiate between normal menstrual cramps associated with PMS and symptoms that might suggest something like endometriosis. Endometriosis is characterized by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, which can cause severe pain, heavy periods, pain during intercourse, and other symptoms.

If your cramps are a new symptom, have significantly changed, or you're experiencing other symptoms that are concerning to you, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider. They can help determine whether what you're experiencing is within the normal range of menstrual symptoms or if there is an underlying condition like endometriosis or another gynecological issue that needs attention. Your healthcare provider might ask you about the nature of the cramps, their timing, and associated symptoms to provide the best advice.

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