The sudden, painful, and involuntary contractions of various muscles in the body are called cramps. The commonly affected muscles are lower leg, thigh, abdominal wall, and feet. Muscle injuries, dehydration, low levels of minerals, menstruation, poor blood supply, etc., are some of the common causes of cramps.

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My periods got delayed by 29 days, however, I have cramps, clear discharge, sore breasts, and skin itching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods were delayed by 29 days, but I still experienced cramps, clear discharge, sore breasts, and, also feels skin itching at night. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, I have gone through your history in detail and understand your concerns. As per your description these symptoms could be due to hormonal imbalance but it could be due to pregnancy also though the chances are very low. But as you missed your pe...  Read Full »

I suffer from vaginal burning and period-like cramps after taking an I-pill? What does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 18-year-old and after intercourse, I took an I-pill. I am suffering from vaginal burning and I am feeling the cramps that come before my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Kindly help me to get from it safely.  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you had taken pills then it is going to be withdrawal bleeding and you mostly get pain before this bleeding and your periods can be delayed. As far as pregnancy is concerned yes there is some chance because I-pill is not 100 % effective. If you miss your per...  Read Full »

I had no periods, but I have had spotting with cramps. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had no periods, but I have had some spotting with cramps. I had recent sexual intercourse and tested it last night, which was invalid, and this afternoon, it was negative, but I am still concerned about what is going on. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Santhanakumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It may be due to premenstrual syndrome. Your periods may occur in a few days, or you may wait for two more weeks and do a urine pregnancy test as you had your last intercourse in the previous month. If the spotting continues, I suggest an ult...  Read Full »

My period is six days late and I am having watery discharge and cramps. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I had my last period four months ago and I have a 28-day cycle. But this time it is late by six days now. It has never been this late ever. I have thin watery discharge and cramps sometimes since my expected date of periods. I am a virgin and never have had intercourse....  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Even a single sperm can lead to conception if no hormonal imbalance is present. Wet hands with semen could transfer drops inside the vagina but it is just a possibility. For your safety, go for one blood pregnancy test to check your pregnancy ...  Read Full »

I am 13 days late on my period, and I have cramps in my legs, and pain in lower back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 days late on my period, and I have cramps in my legs, pain in the lower back, and feeling very tired. I have been tested negative, and I want to know if I can get pregnant even though I get negative test results. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I advise you to take a blood pregnancy test to check your pregnancy status, as sometimes, in a very early pregnancy, a urine test cannot detect pregnancy hormones. If there is pain and bleeding with a positive blood pregnancy test, immediatel...  Read Full »

I had bad cramps on the first day of my periods. Is it due to the failed IVF?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a failed IVF (in vitro fertilization) back in early spring that ended up with overstimulated ovaries and horrible pain minutes after egg retrieval. Now when I have my periods, the first day is associated with bad cramps, and I feel dizzy. Does this have anything to do with the fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms that you are describing are suggestive of hyperstimulated polycystic ovarian syndrome that could be experienced in artificially stimulated ovaries. Abdominal bloating, fluid accumulation and hormonal side effects can add to the symptoms. Harsh egg retrie...  Read Full »

I am a teenage girl with random sharp abdominal pain, vomiting, and cramps for two years. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a girl in her early teens who has been experiencing abdominal pain and cramps for around two years now. The pain does not occur every day but it occurs very often. The pain occurs randomly and is very sharp and irritating. I have really bad periods accompanied by vomiting, so mayb...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Do you have alterations in bowel habits too? Does passing stools relieve pain? Is there any weight loss since you experienced pain? If there is no weight loss, loose motions, or constipation and pain relieves with defecation, most probably y...  Read Full »

After my ovarian cyst removal surgery, I have discharge from the site, spotting, and having cramps. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got open surgery to remove a cyst from the ovary. My period ended last Saturday. I am now ovulating, but I had a lot of water blogged tinged discharge that soaked my innerwear and has been spotting and having cramps. I am worried if this is normal because I am back working 12 hours on m...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You should not be having the blood-tinged discharge almost two months after the surgery. Even the swelling around the surgical site is abnormal. So I suggest you schedule a visit with your surgeon and might also need an internal examination and ...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of body aches, cramps, sore throat, along with a bump under my right armpit. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have symptoms of body aches and cramps. It begins from my pelvic area to my foot or back pain, shoulder pain, or inner thigh pain, which comes and goes. Also, I have a sore throat or, at times, might feel like mucus is stuck in my throat. I also have a bump under my right armpit. It all ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kaushik. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The swelling could be a reaction of the body. I suggest that you consult a doctor to examine the swelling so that the cause can be identified. For example, the pain might be due to vertebra or spinal cord issues. The back needs to be examined...  Read Full »

Do I have a miscarriage if I have had mild cramps and bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and according to LMP, I am 9 weeks and 6 days pregnant now. I had three previous miscarriages (two chemical pregnancies and one at 5-6 weeks). This pregnancy has been really well until a few days ago. Last week I had an ultrasound and the heart rate was 173. That night,...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms you are experiencing come under category of threatened abortion. The clinical diagnosis of threatened abortion is presumed when a bloody vaginal discharge or bleeding appears through a closed cervical os during the first half of pregnancy. Risk of threatened ...  Read Full »

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