Why Do Women Have Abdominal Cramps After a Period?

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Though usually associated with a menstrual period, some women may actually experience abdominal cramping after menstruation, closer to ovulation. Mittelschmerz, the German name for ovulation pain, literally means "pain in the middle." Though ovulation pain is normal, not all women experience it. Using ovulation pain along with other fertility signs can help a woman pinpoint ovulation. more
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