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Can a female get headaches while on her period?

Can a female get headaches while on her period?

Yes: Yes. The menstrual period can be a trigger for migraines and tension headaches. Some types of migraine tend to occur only during or around the period (called menstrual migraine).However, any new headache or old headache that has changed character needs proper evaluation even if it appears to be related to periods. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Hormones: Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen during her menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels drop immediately before the start of your cycle. This could trigger your headaches. ...Read more

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Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Hormone trigger...: A drastic drop in your hormone levels is the signal for your body to have a period. This drop can also trigger migraine or other types of headaches. These types of headaches can be prevented by stabilizing the hormone levels during this time of the month. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches when its tme for my period and as soon as I start the headache eases up and sometimes goes away?

Why do I get headaches when its tme for my period and as soon as I start the headache eases up and sometimes goes away?

Lots of choices: Agree with dr. V. Lots of choices so you don't have to dread "that time of month." you can prevent menstrual migraines through diet, supplements, exercise, medications, even having your period less often (4 times a year instead of monthly). Lots of choices when you talk with your doc! hope you find a solution that works best for you. ...Read more

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Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Hormones: Hormonal changes are an important factor for migraine headaches. Migraines often become worse during menses. Some people have other kinds of headaches during their menses. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of headaches that come during your period without medicine?

How do you get rid of headaches that come during your period without medicine?

Menstrual headaches: There are many women who get severe headaches during their menstrual cycle due to the fluctuations in the hormone levels. The trick is to prevent these hormonal changes. Birth control can be used continuously to avoid the drop in hormone levels that trigger the headaches. Any Obgyn should be able to help you with this problem ...Read more

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I had my period one week ago. Is it possible to get ovulation headaches this soon?

I had my period one week ago. Is it possible to get ovulation headaches this soon?

Headache: If you are prone to headaches they are often associated with changes in hormonal levels. This can happen anytime during the cycle. ...Read more

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My period stutters for a week, hormones go sky high, then on day6 i get nauseous headaches & diarrohea and then the heavy period starts, what's wrong?

My period stutters for a week, hormones go sky high, then on day6 i get nauseous headaches & diarrohea and then the heavy period starts, what's wrong?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more