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Why Does My Arthritis Always Flare Up During My Period
What type of arthri?: Menstruation occurs when the female body is at it lowest estrogen and Progesterone levels. So your arthritis may have a hormonal component. Some physicians are using vitamin d for premenstrual syndrome ( vitamin d is a hormone and helps prevent breast cancer). Ask your rheumatologist or gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Every month during my period my eyelids swell up and get itchy. Why does that happen? They swell up while i'm sleeping and go down after i''ve been up for awhile. They swell up between days 2 and 4 of my period.
That : That is a very rare symptom. The first thing i would be worried about would be an allergic reaction. If you are taking anything for discomfort from menstruation, such as advil (ibuprofen) or another medication, i would wonder if you are allergic to it. Fluid retention is another possibility, although again to have eyelid swelling would be very rare; most women have more "overall" fluid retention. My first concern would be some type of allergic reaction. Please do discuss this with your doctor. If you have increased swelling, any rash, any shortness of breath or new symptoms then you would have to be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more
Bloating: Ugh, aren't periods annoying! prostaglandins are increased at this time before our period and they cause our gastrointestinal tract to bloat and fill with air. Also cause water retention, breast tenderness, cramping, body aches, sometimes even a spike in temperature! Ibuprofen is your best bet to help combat the pains of premenstrual period. 600mg every 6-8 hours is best. ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: The arterioles of the uterus/endometrium as well as the rest of your body are undergoing vasoconstriction or tightening of the blood vessels which causes a slight increase in your blood pressure. Marked elevations of BP at menses would suggest that you monitor your BP carefully ALL THE CYCLE to determine if it is essential hypertension(high blood pressure) that needs Rx. ...Read more
Up until my late 20s, I would vomit the 1st day of my period every month. Does this mean I will have terrible morning sickness during pregnancy?
My knuckles r stiff when I wake up & when I sit for a while & get up my knees are stiff.but it loosen after awhile.am I having artheritis?
Fluid Mechanics: Many women retain fluid during time just before through after the period. The fluid increases pressure on the structures of your back/pelvis, --> hurts and makes u not want to move, which in turn contributes to decreased fluid movement in the tissues. Ibuprofen helps many women with menstrual pain. Osteopathic treatment can help balance the mechanics of ur pelvis/low back. Then go take a walk! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: One can get GI upset during hormonal changes in your cycle and/or during menstruation. However, I would need much more information in order to properly answer your question. Do you have Chron's Dz or Ulcerative Colitis? What GI symptoms are you having? For how long has this been going on? ...Read more
Why does this happen on my period?
I get bad cramps, can't walk,get very hot, start shaking and throw up medicine.it doesn't happen often at all.
Nerve reflex: It sounds like yo are experiencing a vaso-vagal reflex as a result of your cycle. It is common and does not mean there is anything wrong with you - but it can be very disturbing when it happens and there is nothing you can do to prevent it. If you sit down or lie down when it happens, it may resolve quicker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nose always gets very stuffy about 2 weeks before my period and eases up soon after they start, why does this happen?
Can happen: Several medical conditions can become worse premenstrually ...Read more
Many things: Many asthmatics have worse symptoms at night. One simple possibility that your bedroom contains a "trigger" that causes the attacks. Rugs, stuffed animals, etc can be full of dust mites (as can be your mattress) as well as animal dander. Try moving these thing out or cover with with a plastic barrier (especially your mattress). If you are taking meds, their timing and strength may need adjustment. ...Read more
I never get pms or symptoms during my period. Is it normal to wake up now with my period & randomly have terrible cramps even tho I usually never do!
This could be due: to a temporary hormonal imbalance.Get a more detailed answer ›
When my girlfriend won't sleep with me when I get excited, I wake up with blue, swelled balls the next day. Is this normal?
Yes!: Perfectly normal, if unpleasant. Good for you for honoring her wishes. ...Read more
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