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Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Possible: More then 150 symptoms have been associiated with menstrual cycles, even though only about 20 are common. More of these complaints tend to occur in the second half of the menstrual cycle. Your complaints have been described as have abdominal bloating, fatigue, and obviously mood changes. I still would discuss this with your primary md or your ob/gyn to make sure nothing else is going on. Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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If woman facing body aching, feeling cold & weak, moody after her period. She washed hair during period & didn't dry well and had cold, any serious prob?

If woman facing body aching, feeling cold & weak, moody after her period. She washed hair during period & didn't dry well and had cold, any serious prob?

Not related: Washing or not washing hair, and drying or not drying hair, does not cause the body aches and other mentioned symptoms. However, if wet hair makes a woman not sleep well, or if it makes her sleep in a strange head/neck position, she could be tired and moody by morning. If bothersome symptoms persist, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a problem. Read more

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Cervix sore during period normal?

Cervix sore during period normal?

Possibly: The cervix and vagina may become more sensitive during the menstrual cycle due to hormonal and blood flow changes. Read more

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Why vagina ache badly during period?

Why vagina ache badly during period?

Pain: Some reasons for labial pain during menstrual period include ^’ed inflammatory chemicals in vulva ; ^ prostaglandins. Read more

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Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this?

Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this?

Possibilities: Could be a yeast infection or even stds. You can try over-the-counter antifungal like monist at, but if it keeps coming back, see your doctor. Read more

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Breasts sore all month except for a few days before and during period. Is this normal?

Breasts sore all month except for a few days before and during period. Is this normal?

Most likely.: Your breasts get sore as the level of estrogen rises after your period. I would talk to your primary doctor or GYN regarding treatment options to help with tenderness if you desire and make sure to get annual check-ups. Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Sharp pain in right chest when breathing for 2 yrs, comes on suddenly and stays for days, usually starts during period. Aching in chest after. Xray ok.

Muscle spasm?: Chest pain can occur with low blood pressure. If during your period you have low blood pressure your blood pressure medications could make BP go too low and cause pain. That would be easy to check. Muscle spasm could cause such a pain. Low potassium or magnesium may predispose to that. Consider changing life style to normalize blood pressure. Read more

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Is it normal for one breast to be more sore when squeezed than the other during period?

Is it normal for one breast to be more sore when squeezed than the other during period?

Breast tenderness: Many women complain of breast tenderness during their menstrual cycle. Birth control is very good at regulating the hormonal fluctuations to help with this. I am not sure we can say if it is normal for one to hurt more than the other specifically during the act of squeezing. Read more

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Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Likely period: Back pain and a feeling of swelling or bloating are common symptoms during a period. Heating pad and Ibuprofen should help. If the symptoms occur at times other than during your period or become more severe than normal, see doctor for further evaluation. Read more

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Ovarian cyst pain recurs every month during period week and then disappears (bloating, dull ache, pain during sex, full quickly) - should I see doctor?

Painful periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. An evaluation for endometriosis, ovarian cysts and other issues needs to be done first. Read more

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Experiencing pelvic discomfort and sore back pain during period (2 days now). Felt small, hard pea-sized lump in groin area. What could it be?

STD?: The pea sized nodule you are feeling may be a lymph node and it may be enlarged due to an infection. The pelvic pain and back pain may be due to cervix infection. Usually these things occur together in something like Chlamydia infection and/or gonorrhea. Typically acquired sexually due to unprotected intercourse with a new partner or a partner who has acquired the infection from somewhere. Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. Read more

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Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Consult with PCP or: A ob/gyn doc for the correct answer, as they could have it investigated to come to a dx. Read more

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Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Try birth control: See an Obgyn and see if you are a candidate for continuous birth control where we suppress the menstrual cycle. If your symptoms occur after your cycle doing this may solve the problem. Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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