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A 17-year-old female asked:

why do i get so hungry before my period? like i could just eat for hours!

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Totally normal!: This happens to me too. It's due to changes in hormones. Progesterone is an appetite stimulant and it is the predominant hormone in that phase of the menstrual cycle. I, personally, try to ignore the hunger so i don't gain weight :-).

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does getting my period make me hungry?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormone changes: This is due to a change in your hormonal levels that occurs near and through menstruation. It is quite normal to have this symptom.
A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for me not to be hungry on my period ?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes: The hormonal changes of your cycle may be responsible. It may be helpful to stick to a sensible diet to avoid the overeating that follows this fasting.
A 27-year-old female asked:

Why am I so hungry before my period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormonal changes: Mother nature probably is trying to help "fatten you up" in case you are pregnant each month.
Spring Valley, NY
A 23-year-old female asked:

When i get my period i get so hungry even after a meal i don't get full and after 15 minutes i'am hungry again. What should I do?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Henry Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
Birth control pills: Take the pills non-stop for several months. This way you don't get a period it may help your skin and you can see if that helps your problem with binge overeating. If not, you may need some nutritional counselling.
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Talk therapy can also be beneficial to assess the emotional triggers for binge overheating and effective solutions.
Apr 23, 2014
Australia
A female asked:

I feel sick after eating a meal- I am really hungry and then I eat and I feel so sick afterwards.... I am also late getting my period this couldn't me?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
H pylori: there are several things you need to be tested for H pylori, worms, lack of acid in your stomach You need some blood tests and then some therapy for your stomach Possible to have gallbladder disease How old are you You may need hormone tests done let me know more symptoms

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