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Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Hot Flushes !: Poor core body temperature regulation is the origin of this annoying symptom. This may occur even if you are still menstruating as your thermostat readjusts. However, consider checking your thyroid function and correcting poor dietary habits such as skipping meals and indulging in refined carbohydrates. Hypoglycemia kicks in and causes that flushing on your face and neck. ...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


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Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menopause? I mean drenching.

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menopause? I mean drenching.

Yes: Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. If your symptoms are extreme, speak with your doc about hormone replacment to help you through this period. Women who are healthy and just entering menopause are good candidates for hrt. Your doc can also check to make sure there are no other causes of hot flashes at this time. ...Read more

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Is it normal to usually feel dizzy and hot during my menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to usually feel dizzy and hot during my menstrual cycle?

Depends...: Various things; emotions, aches and pains as well as feelings are described by women before, during and after menstrual cycle. But once you reach early adulthood your symptoms usually stabilize and do not change. Hence if you have felt dizzy and hot in your cycle till now and its not new there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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19 year old having irregular menstrual cycle and unbearable stomach pain during menstrual cycle.What would be the cause?How can it be reduced?

19 year old having irregular menstrual cycle and unbearable stomach pain during menstrual cycle.What would be the cause?How can it be reduced?

See gyne: Please see your gyne. Dysmenorrhea is common and can be impairing to some women. Things need to be ruled out, like endometriosis, particularly if getting worse, but oral contraceptive agents may be helpful if your gyne thinks so. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chills, shivering and nausea during menstrual cycle? Severe cramping as well?

Is it normal to have chills, shivering and nausea during menstrual cycle? Severe cramping as well?

Can be: Prostaglandins are released when the uterine lining breaks down. They are a nasty group of chemicals that cause fever, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and pain. This can be treated with prostaglandin inhibitors such as naproxyn or ibuprofen which work best if started at least a day before your period starts or with contraceptives which decrease the amount of lining there is to break down or with both. ...Read more

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I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

I have pcos. What if my estrogen levels don't  fall during the time of bleeding? Is that why menstrual flow becomes light?

Works differently: With PCOS periods are irregular due to an imbalance in the LH and FSH hormones as well as the circulating free testosterone. We do not monitor Estrogen levels with PCOS. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps so bad that you can't sleep and feel nauseated during your menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to have cramps so bad that you can't sleep and feel nauseated during your menstrual cycle?

Maybe, but not nice!: Tina, It's common to have this, and you should be evaluated by your pediatrician, possibly by a gyn. If unable to tolerate an internal exam, a pelvic sono can be done to exclude any serious concern. Usually this responds to NSAIDS, and/or oral contraceptives. So, while this may be normal, it doesn't mean you have to put up w/it. See someone, and do something about it. Good Luck ...Read more

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Having menstrual irregularity and hot flashes at age 25 what is wrong?

Having menstrual irregularity and hot flashes at age 25 what is wrong?

Age confusion: Your listed age is 51 which is not unusual to have hot flashes at this time. However, if you are really 25 then a GYN MD needs to evaluate why that is occurring. The most common reason is excessive thyroid hormone production and frequent or excessive menstrual periods. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Is it normal to have changes in mood throughout my cycle?

Pms and mood: Bowen et al 2011 reported that most women of reproductive age experience premenstrual symptoms. Mood swings within a day and from day to day are a common complaint of people with mood problems (mood instability). They found the women with pms showed more irritable and depressed mood instability than the women without pms. Pms may represent a manifestation of an underlying problem of mood disorder. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hot flashes at 7 weeks and 5 days pregnant?

Hot flashes: Not common but it does occur. Please see an Obstetrician soon! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a high sex drive during my menstrual cycle?

Is it normal to have a high sex drive during my menstrual cycle?

Varies: Yes some woman have high desire during men's trial cycle others don't feel comfortable it's hormonal change. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast pain for a week before periods? Could be related with unbalanced hormones in normal days without period ?

Is it normal to have breast pain for  a week before periods? Could be related with unbalanced hormones in normal days without period ?

Breast pain: Breast pain can be CYCLICAL (ie related to your menstrual hormonal changes) or NONCYCLICAL ( ie unrelated to your menstrual hormonal changes) Cyclical breast pain can begin as early as the time of ovulation and continue until menstrual bleeding starts. Noncyclical breast pain is unrelated to hormonal changes. It is usually felt only in one breast. More consultation is needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have hot flashes while pregnant?

Is it normal to have hot flashes while pregnant?

Yes: The hormone fluctuations in pregnancy, specifically estrogen, can destabilize the thermoregulatory center in the brain, leading to hot flushes, such as those experienced in menopause. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a fever and chills during my menstrual cycle and make my period stop?

Not normal: It sounds as if you have an infection. See a doctor and be diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...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


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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more