HomeAnswersObstetrics and Gynecologymenstrual crampAre the cramps in the abdomen, back, and legs normal?

Is it normal to have cramps which resemble to premenstrual syndrome in abdomen, legs, and back?


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Dr. Uzma Arqam

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Published At March 23, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 16, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have been cramping on and off in my abdomen, legs, and back just like my usual PMS. Ever since I felt implantation cramps. But from June cramps felt as if I am just beginning to flow and were dragging down into my thighs and legs. Got relief from urination but cramps recurred though the intensity was very much like PMS. I got an hCG injection at 10 pm and slept away. I woke up with literally no cramps. I have been on oral Progesterone for five days. This was my first hCG. I want to know if it is threatened or normal cramps that subsided with rest.

I am getting diverse opinions from friends around me.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Premenstrual syndrome could give you similar symptoms as you have described. But it is better to exclude any other cause. For that check all symptoms you have and follow up with the general physician.

For nerve pain, you should have physiotherapy that slowly and gradually helps to reduce pain. Hot fomentation, walking, exercise, and yoga can help very well if used in a proper pattern. You can take tablet Ponstan (Mefenamic acid) 500 milligrams eight hourly. If symptoms are not relieved with Ponstan (Mefenamic acid) 500 you can take cyclic hormonal contraceptives for two to three cycles as well (if trying to conceive).

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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