Cramps After Period: Causes and How to Relieve It

By | July 7, 2019
Cramps After Period

You may have experienced cramps in the abdominal area during menstruation. This is a natural thing because your uterine wall muscles continue to contraction during this period. However, there are also women who feel cramps after period ends. If you also experience this, here are a number of conditions that can cause menstrual cramps and tips that can be done to resolve it.

Read also: How To Prevent Period Cramps.

Is cramps after period normal?

During normal menstruation, a woman can experience painful menstruation, which is a cramping or pain in the abdomen. This condition is caused by the contraction of the muscles of the uterine wall to excrete the endometrial (inner lining of the uterine wall) in the form of menstrual blood.

In addition, during menstruation, the body produces a prostaglandin hormone that can trigger pain, thereby aggravating menstrual pains. Abdominal cramps can normally occur at the beginning of the menstrual period, generally on the first 1-2 days, and gradually disappear with the completion of the menstrual period. Abdominal cramps that still occur after the menstrual period ends are abnormal conditions.

What causes cramps after period?

Causes of Cramps After Period

Cramps after period generally not harm. However, cramps that last longer than the menstrual cycle or cause prolonged pain may signify the following conditions.

  • Ovulation.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.
  • Ovarian cysts.
  • Uterine fibroids.
  • Adenomyosis.
  • Bladder Stone.
  • Kidney Infection.
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Syphilis.
  • Pelvic inflammation.
  • Colon Inflammation.


When ovulation or releasing the ovary into the Fallopian tube before finally arriving in the uterus, some women naturally experience pain in their stomach. In medical language pain when ovulation is called Mittelschmerz.


When pregnant, women will experience pain in the abdominal area. This pain happens usually shortly after fertilization occurs. When the fetus is formed and finally sticking to the uterine wall, the pain will appear and slightly make the woman not stand it.

Read also: Cramps during pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy.

The fertilized fetus should stick to the uterine wall and grow there. However, due to certain circumstances, the fetus may stick outside the uterus or usually Fallopian tubes. This process causes abnormal bleeding, nausea, and pain in the back.

Bladder stones.

The stone formed by mineral deposits on the inside of the bladder can vary and it is also called the condition of the bladder stones. In people who have already reached the age above 50 years will be more prone to this disease, not only in women but also men.

How to relieve cramps after period?

Pain that arises when you experience cramps can interfere with daily activities. However, you can now overcome it yourself by undergoing lifestyle improvements such as:

  • Consuming nutritious food and adequate daily fluid needs.
  • Limiting alco**hol, caffeine, high-fat foods, and high-salt food consumption.
  • Practice in managing stress well.
  • Exercise more often to improve the circulatory system.
  • Get enough rest..
  • Limit activity that might be very dense.
  • Never try to resist the urge to urinate.
  • Do urination regularly.

When cramps attack, you can also use a warm compress in the abdominal area or gently massage the stomach. If the way is unsuccessful or you are worried about the existence of other conditions, you can also consult with a doctor to get the appropriate treatment.

How to deal with the cramp after the period due to bladder stones.

Drinking water is a natural solution that can be relied on when the stone is still small in size. However, doctors need to give certain types of antibiotics and also destroy the stone using ultrasound, laser or other mechanical medical devices when the size is large enough and can no longer be removed only by drinking 1200 ml of water.

So little reviews about cramps after period that may have been worrying for you. Various possible causes can be overcome, provided that you are also quick to respond and act by directly checking into the doctor.

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