Cramps With No Period? Here Are The Reasons Why

It’s normal to experience menstrual cramps and pelvic pain before and during a monthly period. However, there are times wherein a woman may experience cramps, yet no period. What could be the possible reasons for this? Well, keep reading to know the several underlying medical reasons for such a condition.

Reasons A Woman Get Cramps, But No Period

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (like Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis) is a disorder that is associated with chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. It is believed that its cause is linked with diet and stress levels. Its symptoms may range from mild to severe. However, most of the time, a person may suffer from diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cramping.

Ruptured Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Once the cyst grows in size and rupture, a woman may suffer from cramps or lower abdominal pain and discomfort.


Endometriosis is a medical condition that happens when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (womb) grows outside of the uterus. These tissues respond o the period hormone and even break down and bleed just like the uterus tissue. These tissues cannot get discarded from the body thus forming lesions that cause pain, swelling, and period-like cramps.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers for women. Though it often shows no, or very subtle, symptoms, the American Cancer Society claims that some of its possible symptoms may include abdominal cramps, bloating, weight loss and urinary tract infection.

It would be better to consult a doctor if you have missed a period for three months and suffering from inexplicable pelvic discomfort.

Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, more often than not, in one of the fallopian tubes.

A woman with an ectopic pregnancy can experience mild cramps, sharp waves of pain in the abdomen, pelvis, shoulder, or neck, and severe pain that occurs on one side of the abdomen.


Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. It happens when the appendix gets blocked, often by poop, a foreign body (something inside you that isn’t supposed to be there), or because of cancer. One of its normal symptoms is mild to painful cramping.

Lactose Intolerance

This is a digestive problem wherein the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products. The most common symptoms of lactose intolerance are abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea. These symptoms may last 30 minutes to 2 hours after consuming dairy items.