Having menstrual cramps but no period in sight is certain to spook all menstruators. It could lead the mind to conjure up all kinds of uncontrolled and uninhibited catastrophes. It leads us to questions like, “why do I have cramps but no periods?”
The chances are that your cramps without a period are an indication of an underlying health condition. Trying to decode why you’re experiencing period cramps but no period could be tricky. Sometimes, you could just be suffering from cramps because of constipation, or a more serious reason might be to blame, such as pregnancy, cysts, or even cancer.
REASONS FOR CRAMPS WITHOUT PERIOD
Let’s explore a little more in detail why it feels like your monthly visitor is right around the corner, but really it isn’t.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): You might have contracted a bacterial infection while having sex. This type of bacterial infection affects the organs of your reproductive system like your womb, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. You will need to seek treatment from a medical professional.
Your symptoms might look like:
having abnormal vaginal discharge
experiencing pain while peeing or while having sex
periods that are heavier and longer
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which the tissues that are similar to your uterus’ lining start to grow on other reproductive organs. These cramps can happen any time of the month and seem like regular period cramps, only much higher in intensity.
Symptoms can include:
difficulty in conceiving
painful bowel movements
pain while deep penetration during sexual intercourse
extremely heavy period flow or a period that is unusually long in its duration
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Ovarian Cancer: Ovarian cancer begins in your ovaries. The cramps can feel like it’s gas or constipation. You feel constant pain and pressure in your lower belly.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer can also include:
swelling of your belly
feeling a strong and frequent urge to urinate
symptoms can last for up to two weeks
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You might be having cramps without a period because of irritable bowel syndrome, which causes pain in your stomach, bloating. and diarrhoea.
Other symptoms can include:
mucus in your stools
being unable to fully empty your bladder
Pelvic-Floor Muscle Dysfunction – You could have dysfunction in your pelvic floor muscles due to various reasons such as an injury or pelvic trauma due to reasons such as vaginal childbirth.
A burning sensation in your vagina
Pain while having intercourse
Burning sensations when you pee or difficulty passing stools
Feeling a strong, ever-present urge to urinate
Appendicitis: On the end of your large intestine, there is an organ called the appendix. It swells up and gets irritated due to several reasons, causing appendicitis.
Symptoms of appendicitis can include:
If you have been experiencing cramps without a period, you must visit a doctor. You could have cramps due to a lot of other reasons, too; this is why it is important to get things checked out and seek treatment for your unique concerns.