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A 27-year-old female asked:

During menstruation, why does my stomach feel like a bottomless pit when it comes to eating food?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hormonal: The week before menstruation your Progesterone levels dominate and Progesterone is an appetite stimulant. I notice the same fluctuation myself in terms of appetite. There's a delay by a few days of course, but I have to remind myself it's my hormones talking!

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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