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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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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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Every month, usually soon after my period, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Every month, usually soon after my period, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Probable hormonal: It is unusual to have a true fever during a menses but not uncommon to have hot flashes and sensitivity in warm environs. This is often called PMS. The culprit is hormonal changes and diminished estrogen, most likely. Normal control of your cycle with birth control pills typically will resolve this as well other options. If you have a true fever greater than 100.4 there may be an infection. ...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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Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Every month, after my period STOPS, I get body aches and low grade fever. I'm very tired during this time too. This lasts 2-5 days. Ideas?

Try birth control: See an Obgyn and see if you are a candidate for continuous birth control where we suppress the menstrual cycle. If your symptoms occur after your cycle doing this may solve the problem. ...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)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more