Q. What is the reason for period like cramps 12 days before period?

Answered by
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 28, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jun 20, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am 28 years old. Eight months ago, I got married. Now, I am trying to conceive. I am getting period like cramps 12 days before period, mainly on the right side of the lower abdomen. Pain ranges from mild to severe. My hormones are normal, but AMH is 7.01 ng/mL. My TVS before and after periods is normal. Please suggest what to do.

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I do understand your concern and due respect for that.

  • It is hardly 8 months that you are planning for pregnancy, which is really not very long time that you should think over so much.
  • I suggest you Folic acid tablets, once daily in the morning after food. This tablet will help you with fertility.
  • The period kind of pain you are telling is nothing but the ovulatory pain, which you are experiencing. It means that you are ovulating on the 12th day of your cycle.
  • Have a planned unprotected intercourse on every alternate day for 10 days from day 12 of your cycle.
  • Try this for a month or two. After which, we will get a semen analysis for your husband as well.
  • After intercourse stay on the bed for at least half an hour. Do not wash the area immediately after sex.
  • Do not use any vaginal douching or creams around your private parts.
  • Eat healthy food and practice healthy diet and personal hygiene. Do not keep worrying.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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