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Is it normal if I get really sick every time I get my period?

Is it normal if I get really sick every time I get my period?

No: Heavy bleeding and severe cramping are very common, but treatable effects of a period. Additional ailments including fever, muscle aches and pains should not happen. See your gyn for ultrasound and evaluation. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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Every time I get my period on birth control it starts off red and normal then turns brown gradually. is this normal?& my period usually lasts 2 days

Every time I get my period on birth control it starts off red and normal then turns brown gradually. is this normal?& my period usually lasts 2 days

Yes: This is a common finding. As bleeding slows the blood starts to breakdown somewhat before it passes out of the body so it can look brown instead of red. This is normal. ...Read more

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On my period (every time) I get sick, cold sweats, vomiting, high fever, fatigue & alot of pain, why is that? I'm 18, I've had my period for 5yrs now

On my period (every time) I get sick, cold sweats, vomiting, high fever, fatigue & alot of pain, why is that? I'm 18, I've had my period for 5yrs now

Evaluation needed: It is difficult to say from your description what may be happening. Menstrual periods can be painful and signal other processes affecting your body. Please seek a doctor evaluation right away. Feel better --- ...Read more

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I get a really bad cold every time i'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose , sore throat , body aches?

I get a really bad cold every time i'm on my period. This month I have spotted twice and both times gotten sick. Stuffy nose , sore throat , body aches?

Cold with period: This is more likely symptoms due to your monthly hormonal changes called pms, rather than an actual infection with a cold. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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