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why do i get a cold when i start my period

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stay healthy: During menses, the immune system is depressed, meaning you're more likely to catch infections such as the common cold (caused by a virus). Keep your i ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijay Karia
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Fever: Yes, with fever, your temperature could rise above 99 degrees F.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Nausea vomiting.: Some times you can have upper gastrointestinal syptoms due to hormonal changes.Suggest trying otc Prilosec for a week .If symptoms still persist recom ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It can depend on the weather/temperature you are running in. Or possibly if you have enlarged tonsils or tissue that is affecting breathing. Do you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Dropping hormones: Fluctuations in your female hormones.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vasoconstriction: The blood vessels begin to constrict to allow the lining of the womb to shed. As a result you may 'feel cold".
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
Stress: Herpes virus are waiting for your immune system to weakens and they will surface. Generally any type of stress will weaken your immune system.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Ovulation: The pain you are feeling at that time is likely ovulatory pain as the egg is released form the ovary. There is actually a medical term for this called ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Glass
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostaglandin: Most likely the cold is from a release of prostaglandin from your menstrual lining. If you are not allergic to Naproxen (aleve), try blocking it with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May be PMS.: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Jones
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
High Blood Pressure: Depending on the type of medication you are taking, missing even one dose of a blood pressure medication can cause significant elevations of blood pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone changes: This may be due to an increase in prostaglandins or hormone changes.
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Dr. Geoffrey Simon
Specializes in Pediatrics
Migraine instead?: If your symptoms are pressure above or behind your eye(s), without cough or fever, you may actually be having migraine headaches. Many women have mig ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep taking yourpill: S and see your gyn for an exam blood work and ultrasound.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual migraine: Menstrual migraine is quite common and is associated with the drop in estrogen level at the end of the menstrual cycle. These type headaches usually ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Because that can: Be a stressor for the body. Riggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth traum ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Hormones: Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen during her menstrual cycle. Estr ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not related to meds: Your symptoms of boils with periods are not related to your thyroid meds and i can find a reason for you to get boils with periods.You should get a th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Blood flow....: More blood flow is diverted to your stomach to aid in digestion. It shouldn't be really noticeable though. Thyroid problems can cause this as well.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is likely: Premenstrual syndrome.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NORMAL: It is not unusual to feel that way before period starts. Hormones!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most likely due to: Increased prostagladin production whoch can cause diarr in some women so i rec a low dose pill like loloestrin or a med like Lysteda or nasids like Mo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMS: The hormonal shifts that occur before the period can cause many symptoms. Things you can do to improve them include: exercising regularly, increasing ... Read More
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