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A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm in my early 20s. is it normal to feel extreme temperatures (hot and cold) often before & during menstruation? sometimes intense sweating/shivering

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Variable : The symptoms women feel during menstruation are quite variable. Changes in hormone levels are associated with feeling flushed or cold alternately. Talk to your doctor about options - often going on birth contol pills can regularize these swings and reduce symptoms.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2018

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