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A 38-year-old female asked:

Pls can u advice if mild fever can be due to symptoms prior periods? thanks

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Periods are usually not accompanied by fever. Perhaps your period coincided with an infection such as a cold or something else, but normally periods are not expected to present with fever, even mild.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Mild fever?: You need to define what you think is fever. Many think it is a temperature over 98.6 f and it is not. You generally will not have fever due to your menstrual period. Something else may be going on.
Last updated Jan 27, 2013


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