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Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Is it normal to have stomach and body aches during period?

Possible: More then 150 symptoms have been associiated with menstrual cycles, even though only about 20 are common. More of these complaints tend to occur in the second half of the menstrual cycle. Your complaints have been described as have abdominal bloating, fatigue, and obviously mood changes. I still would discuss this with your primary md or your ob/gyn to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Muscle pain is most frequently related to tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain. Muscle pain also can be a sign of conditions affecting your whole body, like some infections (including the flu) and disorders that affect connective tissues throughout the ...Read more


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Cervix sore during period normal?

Cervix sore during period normal?

Possibly: The cervix and vagina may become more sensitive during the menstrual cycle due to hormonal and blood flow changes. ...Read more

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Breasts sore all month except for a few days before and during period. Is this normal?

Breasts sore all month except for a few days before and during period. Is this normal?

Most likely.: Your breasts get sore as the level of estrogen rises after your period. I would talk to your primary doctor or GYN regarding treatment options to help with tenderness if you desire and make sure to get annual check-ups. ...Read more

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If woman facing body aching, feeling cold & weak , moody after her period.She washed hair during period & didn't dry well and had cold, any serious prob?

If woman facing body aching, feeling cold & weak , moody after her period.She washed hair during period & didn't dry well and had cold, any serious prob?

Not related: Washing or not washing hair, and drying or not drying hair, does not cause the body aches and other mentioned symptoms. However, if wet hair makes a woman not sleep well, or if it makes her sleep in a strange head/neck position, she could be tired and moody by morning. If bothersome symptoms persist, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a problem. ...Read more

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My daughter(15yrs.)feels severe (abdomen) pain and unusual bleeding during period. It normally happening on 2nd/3rd day of starting date.

My daughter(15yrs.)feels severe (abdomen) pain and unusual bleeding during period. It normally happening on 2nd/3rd  day of starting date.

Dysmenorrhea: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one breast to be more sore when squeezed than the other during period?

Is it normal for one breast to be more sore when squeezed than the other during period?

Breast tenderness: Many women complain of breast tenderness during their menstrual cycle. Birth control is very good at regulating the hormonal fluctuations to help with this. I am not sure we can say if it is normal for one to hurt more than the other specifically during the act of squeezing. ...Read more

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What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

What to do about bad abdominal cramping during period? And is it normal to have diarrhoea and be extra gassy/flatulent during your period?

Common symptoms: Your multiple symptoms are very common, but there are multiple solutions as well. Please see your healthcare provider for some suggestions that are right for you. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more