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Is it normal to feel restless before a menstrual period?

Is it normal to feel restless before a menstrual period?

PMS: Pms can include feeling anxious, sad or grumpy. Some women feel spacy and have trouble concentrating or remembering things. Good news: eating right (less refined sugar, more whole grains, less caffeine and alcohol), sleeping well, and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day make a difference. Supplements, medications can also help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Menstruation (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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Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Fatigue and Females: Yes, of course. You are losing blood and this temporary loss can cause anemia and fatigue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel cramping a few days before menstruating?

Yes: Cramps may precede the onset of full menstrual flow - but usually when the cramps start, the flow is soon to follow. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nauseous before period?

Is it normal to feel nauseous before period?

NO: It is part of pms and is ? Probably accompanied by chocolate, sugar or salt craving. It is caused by poor diet, especially sugary stuff. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel depressed before your period?

Is it normal to feel depressed before your period?

Depression and PMS: It can be normal, or part of PMS to feel a bit depressed or down b4 your period. Pts with anxiety, may be more prone to PMDD, which may lead to worse feelings of depression. Symptoms of PMDD include lo interest, irritability, panic attacks, crying, feeling out of control, and sadness that may be severe enough to include hopelessness or even suicidal thoughts.Talk to your OB or psych MD to get help ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heavier periods after a pregnancy ends?

Is it normal to have heavier periods after a pregnancy ends?

No: You need an evaluation, bood work and an ultrasound by your obgyn and your doc can help make your periods lighter. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be so fatigued a couple of days before/during your period?

Is it normal to be so fatigued a couple of days before/during your period?

Yes: This happens to many women. Pms symptoms can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting and palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after your periods?

Is it normal to feel bloated after your periods?

NO: Bloating usually is caused by water retention due to hormonal issues. Female and thyroid issues are usually the underlying causes. While bloating is normal before your period, it should go away when it starts. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period every now and then?

Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period every now and then?

Yes: The normal range from first day to first day is 21 to 35 days. Most women are somewhere in between and usually stay with the same range. If you are not taking the pill then a delayed period is not uncommon and is often an anovulatory cycle, meaning no egg was produced. Most women have anovulatory cycles once a year or so. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps a week before period starts?

Yes: Cramping with a period is normal and a usual sign of a ovulatory cycle. ...Read more

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Is it normal to often have mild cramps 8days before your period?

Is it normal to often have mild cramps 8days before your period?

Many women do: Many women do have mild cramping during week or 2 before menstrual periods. This is called the "premenstrual" period. Other symptoms can include breast swelling and tenderness, abdominal bloating, emotional sensitivity and irritability, etc. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get like a hunger feeling before your period?

Is it normal to get like a hunger feeling before your period?

Not serious: It is very common in many women to experience some form of symptom right before their period arrives. In your case it appears to be a hunger feeling. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be getting period symptoms a week before your period?

Is it normal to be getting period symptoms a week before your period?

Yes: Period symptoms including bloating, breast tenderness, mood changes can begin as soon as you ovulate, which occurs about 2 weeks before your period. Cramping can begin a week before your period as well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after your period is over?

Is it normal to feel bloated after your period is over?

Yes: It can take a few days after period for all that extra water to leave. Bummer huh? Your stomach can feel full too. If continues, see a doctor to make sure it's not something else unrelated to your cycle. ...Read more

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Is it normal to poop a lot before getting your cycle?

Is it normal to poop a lot before getting your cycle?

Yes, in some women: Various bowel movement changes happen throughout the menstrual cycle, related to the different levels of various hormones. The prostaglandins, chemicals the body makes that also cause the uterine muscle contractions during periods, can cause intestinal spasms. This can result in gassiness and an increased number of bowel movements. A primary care or ob-gyn doctor can help with relieving symptoms. ...Read more

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


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more