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Can My Period Cause Leg Pain
I always have leg pain when on my period. I can't function unless i take some pain killers. Not as bad when on pill though. What's wrong with me?
What part of leg?: If it is the buttock or thigh, it may be referred from the back, and back pain is common with periods and pregnancy. If it is below the knee, some of the nerves passing through the pelvis might be irritated; with the link to periods & pill (hormonal changes) it is possible you may have a condition called endometriosis. Check with your gynecologist. ...Read more
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
After my period I get leg pain That sometimes lasts a month. Is that normal ? I throw up almost daily.
How old are you?: We need to know your age, too. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Age and location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more
Hello Doc, I missed my period by 9 days now, negative pregnancy test. but having lower back pain & extreme legs pain. please suggest.
Missed period: Wouldn't hurt to try another pregnancy test, just to make sure. The pain may mean that your period is about to start today. You can try a heating pad on your lower abdomen. I often recommend ibuprofen, 600 mg every 6 hrs for that kind of cramping pain. You may need to stay home today and lie down for a few hours. Good luck. ...Read more
If you never really exercise or go for a walk, and then start walking long periods can that cause right leg pain, I'm not overweight ?
You don't have to be: overweight to experience leg pain from over walking or overexerting yourself when you start exercising after not doing it before.Usually, it's best to warm up, and do some stretching (leg) exercises, so you don't strain yourself when you first start out. Also, hydrate so you don't get cramps from dehydration, or electrolye deficiency.I see that you take caffeine tablets.That could dehydrate you 2. ...Read more
My period is 6 days late now getting bad cramps and pain going down my leg. Took a home test came negative. What could cause that?
Period coming?: Many people have those kind of symptoms for several days prior to the bleeding starting. Pre-period symptoms can also be worse if your period is late. Make sure you don't get any signs of infection, like fever. Use non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication (like ibufrofen) or heating pad for the discomfort. Get seen if it's not getting better soon. ...Read more
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