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Cramps but No Period: Causes and Treatments (Evidence Based)

Many women experience menstrual cramps just before or during their period. So, having abdominal cramping but no period can cause worry and anxiety. The reasons for stomach cramps with no period are usually connected with a woman’s reproductive system. So, pregnancy, ovulation, or a more serious condition of the womb like endometriosis can all cause cramps but no period. However, abdominal cramps with no menstruation can also be caused by digestive problems, appendicitis, or even stress.

Menstrual cramps happen when the uterus contracts to get rid of its lining. This usually happens in the few days before or just at the onset of the menstrual period.

Cramps but No Period – Causes and Treatments

Early Sign of Pregnancy (implantation cramping)

One of the early signs of pregnancy can be abdominal cramping with no period (also named implantation cramping).

According to gynecologist Dr. Trina Pagano, implantation cramping happens when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the uterus.

Other early symptoms of pregnancy could be slight bleeding (implantation spotting) and a white milky discharge along with the cramping, but no period.2 This is normal at the start of a pregnancy.

Of course, only a pregnancy test will confirm if you are pregnant or not. If you think you may be pregnant because you have abdominal cramps, you should visit your doctor or buy a pregnancy test kit.

If you notice a white discharge that has a bad smell, you should also visit your doctor who will check for a vaginal bacterial infection or a yeast infection.


Often cramps with no period can be due to ovulation. Ovulation is also one of the causes of cramping without period when you are not pregnant.

Ovulation occurs once during each monthly cycle and can cause abdominal pain, cramping, and discomfort.


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