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What are the causes of all the symptoms that come along with being on your period?

What are the causes of all the symptoms that come along with being on your period?

Release of: Prostaglandins. Some women also have specific health issues which ^ symptooms: reasons for significant menstrual cramps can be endometriosis, cervical stenosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis & pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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If you don't come on your period for 2 months with no sympthoms of pregnacy are you pregnant?

If you don't come on your period for 2 months with no sympthoms of pregnacy are you pregnant?

Not necessarily: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. Take a. ...Read more

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Hi, Why is my menstrual period smells bad? It started out of nowhere, and im very nervous of what's going on. Can you help. I have no symptoms just odor.

Hi, Why is my menstrual period smells bad? It started out of nowhere, and im very nervous of what's going on. Can you help. I have no symptoms just odor.

Odor: Sometimes, a foul odor of the menstrual cycle is normal. There are numerous feminine products to combat this issue. On "the other hand", a foul odor may be indicative of an infection. If you are concerned, see the GYN to assure all is well. ...Read more

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What is one symptom that means you are pregnant that is not similar to menstrual period symptoms?

What is one symptom that means you are pregnant that is not similar to menstrual period symptoms?

Vomiting: Most women do not experience vomiting with menses. Other symptoms do overlap, so best to get a pregnancy test. Oddly enough, some women have "cycles" in early pregnancy. These are not cycles at all, but threatened miscarriage or could mean abnormal pregnancy such as tubal pregnancy (needs urgent care). Preg tests are so easy now that it is best to have one. ...Read more

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My PMS and menstrual period symptoms are diffrent last 3 months. Was diagnosed with corpus luteal cyst but got period, would it be gone now?

My PMS and menstrual period symptoms are diffrent last 3 months. Was diagnosed with corpus luteal cyst but got period, would it be gone now?

Likely: Corpus luteum cysts often resolve in several weeks but can take up to 2 months to resolve. In general they don't tend to change your cycle or your hormones much at all. Pms symptoms frequently change and that can be due to diet such as sugar and caffeine worsen pms, worsen with stress, often improve with exercise. ...Read more

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My menstrual period is in 10 days. I feel fatigue and bloated. Is it too early for pms, or can symptoms present this far out from my start date?

My menstrual period is in 10 days. I feel fatigue and bloated. Is it too early for pms, or can symptoms present this far out from my start date?

Period may be early: 10 days before the expected period is a little early for premenstrual symptoms, but it's possible. It's also possible your period will come a bit early. ...Read more

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I had my last menstrual period april 18, with one day light spotting may 9th, within the month of may I was feeling the whole early pregnancy symptoms?

I had my last menstrual period april 18, with one day light spotting may 9th, within the month of may I was feeling the whole early pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy test: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Anal sex only, feel like I'm pregnant but no pregnancy symptoms, period came on time lasted only 5 days instead of 6 menstrual period (red). Pregnant?

Anal sex only, feel like I'm pregnant but no pregnancy symptoms, period came on time lasted only 5 days instead of 6 menstrual period (red). Pregnant?

Impossible!: If you truly were only penetrated through your anus there is no way sperm could have moved out of your anus and into your vagina and then up thru you cervix and thru your Fallopian tubes to find an egg. Of course, in the heat of the moment, . .. The most sure fire check is a pregnancy test but you say other things are negative. You are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel nauseaus while being on your period?

Is it normal to feel nauseaus while being on your period?

Some women do: Experience nausea & other GI upset with their period. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organ ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Help can being on your period cause nightmares?

Help can being on your period cause nightmares?

Sleep cycle changes: If you are feeling pain during that time of the month, you may experience a lighter than usual sleep cycle with more awareness REM pattern sleep and thus dreams or nightmares. There are also some fluctuations of serotonin levels associated with the monthly cycle which can affect dreams and awareness of dreams. ...Read more

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Does being on your period affect your blood count?

Does being on your period affect your blood count?

If it is heavy: It can, if normal not usually, but please see your gyn as your gyn can do a CBC to check and if your period is too heavy or lasts too long there are many diff meds u can get on and if u have iron def anemia u can get on extar iron. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference from peeing blood and being on your period?

How can you tell the difference from peeing blood and being on your period?

Blood in Urine: Wait until your period is over. Then look at your urine....If you still see red then you need to be evaluated by a doctor for blood in the urine... ...Read more

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Can being on your period cause nose bleeds?

Can being on your period cause nose bleeds?

Periods don't cause.: Generally, getting a nosebleed is about having an irritation inside the nasal cavities, where the blood supply is rich. During your period, hormone levels rise, which contribute to dilation of veins. The same dilation of veins in your nose may contribute, if an irritation causes a sore / crust / scab in the mucous membranes lining your nose. See an ENT to get to the bottom of the problem. ...Read more

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What could cause random blood clotting without being on your period?

What could cause random blood clotting without being on your period?

Retained blood: Most clots passed from the vagina are accumulations of small amounts of blood over time, like overnight or caught in a fold of the vagina, before passing, with a patients increased physical activity.
The blood may be from "break through uterine bleeding", a lesion or sore on the cervix, or something from the vaginal wall.
All abnormal bleeding should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can being on your period make blepharitis worse due to hormonal changes?

Can being on your period make blepharitis worse due to hormonal changes?

Unlikely: Having said it unlikely, blepharitis has it's own cycle of ups and down and we are not sure why, could be related to hormones. Lack of tears which can worsen symptoms of blepharitis does seem to have a hormonal connection in some. Do your cleansing, take your prescribed medicines and you should get better although you may feel on some days much worse. ...Read more

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After being on your period for a full 7 days is it normal to spot after? I've recently had an abortion in december at 13 weeks along

After being on your period for a full 7 days is it normal to spot after? I've recently had an abortion in december at 13 weeks along

Spotting: Not all bleeding is a period, so while that was probably your period, it may have been just vaginal bleeding. If you have prolonged spotting, especially if cramping also, you need to see your provider to make sure there is no retained pregnancy tissue. A termination after 12 weeks is more associated with retained products of conception. A pelvic ultrasound is probably warranted. ...Read more

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Why does being on your period make your back ache?

Why does being on your period make your back ache?

Reflex pain: The innervation of the uterus comes from the nerves of the sacral plexus. What you are experiencing is known as a viscerosomatic reflex. The uterus will cause referred pain to the low back area. ...Read more

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Can being on your period affect your pap smear results?

Can being on your period affect your pap smear results?

Yes: If the period is somewhat heavy, the blood can interfere with the ability to read the pap smear well, and may need to be repeated. With the newer liquid based smears, this is less likely to be a problem. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test while being on your period?

Can you take a pregnancy test while being on your period?

Why would you?: Having a period represents not being pregnant.

Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pee & get blood without being on your period?

Is it normal to pee & get blood without being on your period?

Usually Not: It's not normal to have blood in your urine. It may be a sign of an infection, a kidney stone or other pathology. If you take too much aspirin, it may affect your kidneys. Without a thorough history, I can't tell what is happening. If it resolves, then good but if it persists definitely get in touch with your doctor and let them know your symptoms. In the meantime, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Does being on your period affect a pregnancy test result?

Yes: Because if you are on actual period then you are not pregnant. ...Read more