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2weeks & 6day since last period had unprotected sex during ovulation I have skight cramping an back pains head aches tiredness n mood swings pregnant?

2weeks & 6day since last period had unprotected sex during ovulation I have skight cramping an back pains head aches tiredness n mood swings pregnant?

Possibly: Since period-like bleeding can occur during pregnancy and since ovulation can occur earlier or later than usual, you always need to consider possible pregnancy if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Fatigue and Females: Yes, of course. You are losing blood and this temporary loss can cause anemia and fatigue. ...Read more

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I got my period 5 days early and I have been very tired lately during the day with a little back pain what could be the cause of it?

I got my period 5 days early and I have been very tired lately during the day with a little back pain what could be the cause of it?

Some possibilities: An early menstrual period may be caused by changes in hormone levels, which can be due to anxiety, stress, overworking, intense exercise, fatigue, or excessive weight gain/loss. If pregnancy happens, a bit of spotting sometimes occurs 9-14 days after conception, and may seem to a woman that she's starting an early period. An ob-gyn doctor can check, if symptoms are worrisome or recurrent. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain during my period .For the 1st 2 days, I feel so sick and tired that I Dnt get up from bed first day of my period.24 years ?

I have severe back pain during my period .For the 1st 2 days, I feel so sick and tired that I Dnt get up from bed first day of my period.24 years ?

Sacroiliac strain: 25 yo has severe premenstrual disorder & back pain necessitating lying down to minimize gravity; often observed in women who have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome whereby hormone Relaxin further loosens sacroiliac joint (SIJ) ligaments now subjected to greater longitudinal stretch as loose pelvic girdle torques. Greater muscle tone via yoga, weight loss, and medicinal cannabis can ameliorate. ...Read more

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When I'm on my period, I'm so tired. Like falling asleep during my labs. What cause this? Because I'm not doing much physical activity. Thank you!

When I'm on my period, I'm so tired. Like falling asleep during my labs. What cause this? Because I'm not doing much physical activity. Thank you!

You're on the right: track, I think. If you are deconditioned from lack of exercise, the symptoms may be especially noticeable during your period. Try to walk 30 minutes daily, especially leading up to and during your period. Eating some lean protein and whole grains at each meal helps energy, and eating 4-5 small meals spaced through the day can also help. Try a multiple vitamin and drink water, not coffee/pop/juice ...Read more

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The swollen of my breast has not reduced after my period about a week ago and I've been feeling very tired during the day although I slept well. Help?

The swollen of my breast has not reduced after my period about a week ago and I've been feeling very tired during the day although I slept well. Help?

Schedule exam: If you are concerned that your breast size has changes then schedule a visit for an exam. If you are concerned about poor sleep and fatigue schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for an exam. Depression screening, thyroid and anemia testing can be done ...Read more

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My 14 year old daughter gets very tired during and after her period. Her blood work came back fine. Would vitamins help and which kind?

My 14 year old daughter gets very tired during and after her period. Her blood work came back fine. Would vitamins help and which kind?

What blood work?: Blood work typically doesn't look at vitamin and mineral levels. Before giving her pills, ask the doctor to specifically check her iron, folate, B12 and vitamin d levels. Then you will know if she is low and can give her foods that contain what she needs. Avoid pills whenever possible. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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