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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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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Extreme fatigue during period. What can I do to help with that?

Extreme fatigue during period. What can I do to help with that?

Balanced diet.: A balanced diet with healthy amounts of meat and vegetables is a great way to help fatigue during a period. During a period there is blood loss and so there is loss of iron. Meat has iron in it and this helps restore blood cells which restore oxygen carrying and thus energy. ...Read more

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Why do i feel sleepy and tired during period time?

Why do i feel sleepy and tired during period time?

Physiologic change: There is a major physiologic and hormonal change that requires some extra body energy stores resulting in the fatigue/sleepiness. ...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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For 2 years I have head heaviness and fatigue during my period. I sometimes can't hold my head up. What causes this?

Periods: The hormonal changes and the Psychological stress itself of having a period when you are a busy woman in this day and age is enough to cause you fatigue and "heaviness" when you get your period. Heavy periods can cause an anemia too, which can be tiring and cause fatigue and malaise. Have a good eval and get some routine labs to check you out too. Be safe, best wishes. ...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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I sometimes experience PMS-like symptoms such as fatigue, feeling anxious, sad, etc. during my actual period, not before it. Why is that?

I sometimes experience PMS-like symptoms such as fatigue, feeling anxious, sad, etc. during my actual period, not before it. Why is that?

Hormones: Your period is a result of the hormone levels changing in your body. While pre-menstrual symptoms are common, it is not uncommon to have feelings of fatigue, mood changes during your period as well. In addition to the hormone change, you are losing blood;a although not dangerous amounts of blood (for most people), this can make you feel tired. getting extra protein may help. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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