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Why my chest pains are more often before and during period and they are reduced in the middle time of menstrual cycle? Hormone related?

Why my chest pains are more often before and during period and they are reduced in the middle time of menstrual cycle? Hormone related?

Yes: Certainly your observation suggests that. We know many non-pelvic symptoms are related to the menstrual cycle. Many women get arrhythmias (palpitations) at different times of the month. Sleep disturbance, headaches, appetite, fluid retention, mood, etc are all related. Why not chest pain? ...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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Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill. Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended. Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day. This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again. St

Woman 55 having excessive bleeding during period, any cause for alarm? On the pill.  Started period 5 days before cycle of pills ended.  Usually goes heavy 2-3 days and then done by 5th day.  This time heavy 5 days tapered off, now heavy 3 days again.  St

That : That is abnormal. Please be sure your pap smear is up to date and you may need an endometrial biopsy. I am concerned also that you are 55 and still on the pill, please ask your doctor because oral contraception increases cardiovascular risk after age 50. You could have fibroids causing your bleeding as well, your doctor can usually feel those on examination. Please see your gynecologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Heavy blood loss during period, should I be concerned?

Heavy blood loss during period, should I be concerned?

It is alarming: Heavy bleeding can be caused by: hormonal imbalance, fibroids, cancer. This will eventually cause anemia that leads to fatigue, dizziness and sometimes death. ...Read more

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What does it mean if women have contractions during period?

What does it mean if women have contractions during period?

Normal: Uterine contractions ("cramps") are common-though they may not be noticable. ...Read more

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Just curious. Why do hips hurt during period so much? I know mine do, not sure about other women.

Just curious. Why do hips hurt during period so much? I know mine do, not sure about other women.

Congestion & Cramps: During Menstruation, pelvic cramps and congestion can make your hips feel sore and heavy. Every women expresses menstrual discomfort differently. Pain radiating or transferred elsewhere is different for different women. Some Ibuprofen should help. ...Read more

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During period time m suffering from heavy pain n bleeding & lasts for 4 day;taking zopiclone. After consulting many dr yet there is no result.any solu?

During period time m suffering from heavy pain n bleeding & lasts for 4 day;taking zopiclone. After consulting many dr yet there is no result.any solu?

See details: There are multiple treatments for heavy painful periods. These include oral contraceptives, NSAIDs (like Motrin), hormone containing IUD, and others. At 19, you do not need an extensive workup but you should be screened for sexually transmitted infections if you are active. Have you seen a GYN or were these general doctors? Any GYN should be able to provide you with several options. ...Read more

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Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. symptoms progresvly worse.

Should women w/endometriosis avoid lymphatic massage? I had it a few times, 2x during period, then read it cld cause to spread. symptoms progresvly worse.

Spread: I have not heard this nor if i read it. I think if it helps you and make you feel better then you should continue doing it. If it makes it worse than stop. I cannot believe there's evidence either way. ...Read more

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Friend had baby 9m ago. Has period back for last couple months but heavy&painful. Vomits when she eats during period.

Friend had baby 9m ago. Has period back for last couple months but heavy&painful. Vomits when she eats during period.

Go to the doctor: I am sure you can understand, but your story is probably the very definition of when it is time to go to the doctor. This is not for internet medicine. ...Read more

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How common is it for females to ovulate during period or right after period? Is it rare to get pregnant on day 4 of period?

How common is it for females to ovulate during period or right after period? Is it rare to get pregnant on day 4 of period?

Back to school: I am happy to have you reach out to us and not be afraid to show how little you understand of your own body. Your female fertility centers around ovulation. Ovulation is the expression of the egg from the ovary ready for impregnation. This event happens just shy of half way through your cycle. If the egg does not get impregnated then the uterus cleans out with a period. ...Read more

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If period starts on time but not heavy as usual is there any chance of preg? Bled thru tampons still during period. Sperm was wiped on vag b4 period

If period starts on time but not heavy as usual is there any chance of preg? Bled thru tampons still during period. Sperm was wiped on vag b4 period

Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. If a woman has her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and the test is not needed yet. ...Read more

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Can a woman get pregnant if she has blood clots during period?

Can a woman get pregnant if she has blood clots during period?

See below: Up to 30% have implantation bleeding that occurs at the time of thir expected period. This is confusing to them as most do not know they're pregnant at this time. Sometimes the bleeding can have clots. ...Read more

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Am I just gaining weight.or preg? Sex in may. 2 neg preg tests & 3 periods. Extreme.cramps during period.

Am I just gaining weight.or preg? Sex in may. 2 neg preg tests & 3 periods. Extreme.cramps during period.

Hormonal changes: Are especially common when you're still in your teens and sometimes even early 20s. This could be causing the worsened cramps and possibly more water retention, making you feel like you've gained weight. I would trust that you're likely not pregnant if you've had 2 negative tests and 3 periods (one for each month) since having sex. Discharge can change as well but you might want to get it checked. ...Read more

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OaiOaad heaviness of upper and right side of right breast two weeks before period then stops during period. What is this?

OaiOaad heaviness of upper and right side of right breast two weeks before period then stops during period. What is this?

Hormones: Breast tenderness can be normal before your menses, however, it should not be distressingly uncomfortable. Try limiting stimulants like caffeine and nicotine and add vitamin E during that time. This will also help if you have fibrous breasts. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more