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Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Consult with PCP or: A ob/gyn doc for the correct answer, as they could have it investigated to come to a dx. ...Read more

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I always have leg pain when on my period. I can't function unless I take some pain killers. Not as bad when on pill though. What's wrong with me?

I always have leg pain when on my period. I can't function unless I take some pain killers. Not as bad when on pill though. What's wrong with me?

What part of leg?: If it is the buttock or thigh, it may be referred from the back, and back pain is common with periods and pregnancy. If it is below the knee, some of the nerves passing through the pelvis might be irritated; with the link to periods & pill (hormonal changes) it is possible you may have a condition called endometriosis. Check with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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When I get my period I suffer with very bad leg pain in both legs that radiates all over them - is this normal?

When I get my period I suffer with very bad leg pain in both legs that radiates all over them - is this normal?

Dysmenorrhea: Some of the symptoms that can occur during a woman’s period include: cramping of the lower abdomen, thighs and back; nausea, vomiting, sweating, loose bowel movements & dizziness.
For some women, this type of cramping can be normal. ...Read more

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After my period I get leg pain That sometimes lasts a month. Is that normal? I throw up almost daily.

After my period I get leg pain That sometimes lasts a month. Is that normal? I throw up almost daily.

How old are you?: We need to know your age, too. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Age and location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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I'm 19 masturbated cross legs 3 4 times. Once one day after period found tiny drop red blood with lubric. No pain, Hymen tore?

I'm 19 masturbated cross legs 3 4 times. Once one day after period found tiny drop red blood with lubric. No pain, Hymen tore?

It doesn't matter: No. Yes. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more

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I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is a sciatica, which is pain from an irritated nerve in the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...Read more

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1 week ago got lower back pain with leg pain on one side, sometimes on both sides rarely. Don't know what this is from seemed to come with period pain?

Possibly sciatica: There are a number of possibilities, but among the most common cause is "sciatica". This is a condition in which a nerve becomes irritated in the back and can cause pain that runs down the leg. For reasons that we don't fully understand, sciatica can be worse during periods, this is possibly multi-factorial from the fluid retention, inflammation, and hormonal changes that can occur, may resolve. ...Read more

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Experiencing leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. Also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain?

Experiencing leg pain. Have been for 3 days now. Going through pms. 2 days til period. Also describes me: Calf pain. Lower back pain. Shooting pain?

Sciatica??: If the pain is shooting down your leg, if it is burning, lightenening jolt like, you may be suffering from sciatica. I would tell your doctor. You may need an MRI. Sometimes, rest, warm compresses helps. If persists, you may need an MRI. ...Read more

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If you never really exercise or go for a walk, and then start walking long periods can that cause right leg pain, I'm not overweight?

If you never really exercise or go for a walk, and then start walking long periods can that cause right leg pain, I'm not overweight?

You don't have to be: overweight to experience leg pain from over walking or overexerting yourself when you start exercising after not doing it before. Usually, it's best to warm up, and do some stretching (leg) exercises, so you don't strain yourself when you first start out. Also, hydrate so you don't get cramps from dehydration, or electrolye deficiency. I see that you take caffeine tablets. That could dehydrate you 2. ...Read more

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Missed 6 periods, have pain where pelvic lymphnode is and leg pain. Please help been to too many docs and no answers. Have ultrasounds xrays done?

Missed 6 periods, have pain where pelvic lymphnode is and leg pain. Please help been to too many docs and no answers. Have ultrasounds xrays done?

Missed periods: Pelvic lymph nodes, any change in weight or any deepening of voice. Further work up is neccesary including hormonal profile for amenorrhea and ultrasound and or ct of abd ...Read more

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I have been on birth control for 7 years due to problem with my periods. I am now experiencing severe leg pain. Could it be related to the medicine?

I have been on birth control for 7 years due to problem with my periods. I am now experiencing severe leg pain. Could it be related to the medicine?

Maybe.: Birth control pills can lead to deep vein thrombophlebitis, especially if you smoke. If you have swelling with leg pain, see your doctor immediately, because dvt can lead to pulmonary embolism, a serious condition. ...Read more

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Before ten days to my periods, I have a pain in my breasts and I have a leg pain also, and above all while periods, I have ahead ache also, is it normal?

Before ten days to my periods, I have a pain in my breasts and I have a leg pain also, and above all while periods, I have ahead ache also, is it normal?

Estrogen dominance: These symptoms have been described by other women but what it tells me is that you have peri-menopause or estrogen dominance. The main cause of this is when your period is coming your Progesterone level drops so that your estrogen has a greater effect. More estrogen causes headaches and breast tenderness. You can check your blood Estradiol and Progesterone and supplement Progesterone if needed. ...Read more

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I have uneven shoulders, back pain, leg pain, hip pain when walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time what could this be?

Possibly....: Possibly scoliosis, or muscle spasms from bad posture. You might want to look into the alexander technique for some great posture exercises. This is especially important for people who work at the computer a lot. See: http://sgoti. Ws/soka1j or google search. ...Read more

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New symptom. No periods for 6mths feel constipated (I'm not) tummy pain leg pain all getting worse over last 4days now sickness. Neg preg test.

New symptom. No periods for 6mths feel constipated (I'm not) tummy pain leg pain all getting worse over last 4days now sickness. Neg preg test.

Amenorrhea: Sounds like you haven't ovulated the last few months. You may be getting ready to have a really heavy bleed. I usually tell my patients don't go more than three months without a period. I would suggest you see a GYN for a work up and a provera (medroxyprogesterone) withdrawal. If you can't get into a GYN, see if your family physician can prescribe the provera (medroxyprogesterone). You may be in for heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain, legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Today is my 5th day after IUI and iam feeling like period pain, legs pain and very bad back pain so is it a negative sign?

Not necessarily: The symptoms do not tell us whether you are going to be pregnant or not. You should however discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello Doc, I missed my period by 9 days now, negative pregnancy test. But having lower back pain & extreme legs pain. Please suggest.

Missed period: Wouldn't hurt to try another pregnancy test, just to make sure. The pain may mean that your period is about to start today. You can try a heating pad on your lower abdomen. I often recommend ibuprofen, 600 mg every 6 hrs for that kind of cramping pain. You may need to stay home today and lie down for a few hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Ectopic surgery 4 months missed period by 5 days lower abdomen pain, lower back and legs pain pregnncy test negative?

Confirm: Most likely you are starting a period and it is simply coming at a later time. However, given your history, it is important to confirm that you are not pregnant. You may consider getting a serum pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I feel pain my lower abdominal lower back and legs pain my periods finished today after 6 days why now I feel this pain what's the reason?

I feel pain my lower abdominal lower back and legs pain my periods finished today after 6 days why now I feel this pain what's the reason?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my embryo transfer 8 days ago now I'm having small amount of yellowish discharge and having legs pain. Is it normal or my periods going start?

I had my embryo transfer 8 days ago now I'm having small amount of yellowish discharge and having legs pain. Is it normal or my periods going start?

Wait and see: If the leg pain is severe then see your doctor. You are probably scheduled to have a pregnancy test soon. Keep that appointment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm female of 23yrs. Having too much of stomach pain and legs pain when iam in periods. Please suggest me a tablet for better relief.

Dysmenorrhea: Very common condition if starts on first day of cycle and is crampy, or generalized lower back pain and thigh pain. If not contraindicated, Ibuprofen 400 to 600 mg helps taken every 6 hours with food as needed until pain subsides. Also helps reduce amount of bleeding. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes get leg/ calve pain a couple weeks before my period?

Tissue edema: There may be associate soft tissue edema or "bloating" associated with this. It should resolve with your cycle. ...Read more

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What would cause pain in my left hip that radiates down the front of my leg? This occurs while I am lying down for an extended period.

Hip/leg pain: Could be a variant of sciatica (radiates down back/ and side), or piriformis syndrome or L2 disc herniation- consider LS spine MRI, or meralgia paralytica -lateral femoral cutaneous nerve compression usually with weight gain, diabetes, seat belt trauma-a burning in lateral thigh. Would also check for abdominal lesions that could result in pain like ovarian/colon/appendix masses. F/u/ doc ...Read more

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After sitting for a period of time I stand up and my right leg is very weak. It takes a couple of steps and then it gets better. What could be wrong?

After sitting for a period of time I stand up and my right leg is very weak. It takes a couple of steps and then it gets better. What could be wrong?

Incomplete informati: Is there pain also associated in right leg when you stand up? Since you have " degenerative disc disease" it seems that you do have pain in leg. If so your weakness in right leg is likely to be due compression of sciatic nerve in sitting position which is temporary. Compression is relieved by standing and you feel better. ...Read more

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Why is my leg painfully numb during my period?

Why is my leg painfully numb during my period?

Not usual symptom.: Painful numbness is not a normal symptom associated with periods (or anything else). You need a physical exam by your doc to find out what is going on. Do it very soon! ...Read more

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What causes my legs to cramp when I am on my period?

What causes my legs to cramp when I am on my period?

Your uterus: If the cramps are in both thighs (upper legs), they are most likely referred from your uterus Aleve (naproxen) or similar medicine should help. ...Read more

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When I am on my period I get syatica pain down leg why?

When I am on my period I get syatica pain down leg why?

Possibly: Likely it will be your menstrual cycle that will make the sciatica pain worse. See a spine specialist to get help. ...Read more

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How is numbness in the right leg related to having your period?

How is numbness in the right leg related to having your period?

Not directly: A possible explanation is that during menstruation inflammation is a common occurrence. If this inflammation occurs in facet joints in low back or sacro iliac joint on right side and the nerves passing close by may also become irritated, they could cause numbness usually along with radiating sciatic pain. ...Read more

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During my period and sometime before I experience pain in my back and goes down my left leg. What could this be?

During my period and sometime before I experience pain in my back and goes down my left leg. What could this be?

Painful periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. We can always determine why each individual hurts in different ways during their period. ...Read more

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Leg often feels like it is swollen at night, any suggestions? It happens more frequently and painful during my period.

Poor circulation: Swelling of the leg indicates that you are having problems getting the blood/lymph fluid out of that leg. Causes include pressure on the veins or lymph channels from pelvic fullness like a cyst etc; or previous damage to that leg may leave some scarring.
Elevation of that leg and mild supportive stockings may help alot to control edema. If phlebitis (pain+redness), see md when happening. ...Read more

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I have an IUD it's been in for over a year and recently instead of a period I have a pasty pink discharge. No odor but I have back and leg pains?

Pelvic infection?: As always, I try to think: "what is the most serious condition associated with these symptoms? " I have to assume that the pink discharge is bleeding. And back and leg pains can be symptoms associated with pelvic inflammatory disease. This is, of course, treatable. But you must be examined to be certain what's going on. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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In the mornings or after sitting for a long period of time, I have to stand tall and bend a little forward and something in the back pops of my leg?

In the mornings or after sitting for a long period of time, I have to stand tall and bend a little forward and something in the back pops of my leg?

Facet syndrome: The likely cause of the pop in your back is a facet joint. Facet joints are found at each level in the spine, one on each side, toward the back while the disc is in the front of the vertebrae. Facet joints become arthritic. They are aggravated when you are in an upright position, especially sitting. When bending forward the open up and can pop. Not usually serious other than when painful. ...Read more