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Why do I get a cold when I start my period?

Why do I get a cold when I start my period?

Vagal reflex: It could be that when your period starts you experience an episode of vaso-vagal syncope which can result in a drop in pulse and blood pressure, as well as increased perspiration - all of which you could percieve as feeling "cold". Some women also have nausea which can also be caused by the vaso-vagal reflex associated with the menses. ...Read more

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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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I am having cold chills, i vomit a couple times and i get bad cramps everytime i start my period what's causing this?

I am having cold chills, i vomit a couple times and i get bad cramps everytime i start my period what's causing this?

Nausea vomiting.: Some times you can have upper gastrointestinal syptoms due to hormonal changes.Suggest trying otc Prilosec for a week .If symptoms still persist recommend seeing your md. ...Read more

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Why is it that when i run for a long period of time, when i breathe in i get a cold sensation in the back of my throat that's uncomfortable?

Why is it that when i run for a long period of time, when i breathe in i get a cold sensation in the back of my throat that's uncomfortable?

Depends: It can depend on the weather/temperature you are running in. Or possibly if you have enlarged tonsils or tissue that is affecting breathing. Do you snore or have sleep apnea? I would consider checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get really cold during my period?

Why do I get really cold during my period?

Prostaglandin: Most likely the cold is from a release of prostaglandin from your menstrual lining. If you are not allergic to Naproxen (aleve), try blocking it with aleve, (naproxen) one pill in the am and pm starting a couple of days before your menses starts, continuing though the menses. If the chill is accompanied with shakes and a fever, see your doctor and stop using tampons for menses until you are examined. ...Read more

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Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

Can getting a cold effect if you get your period or not?

If your body is: Stressed enough from a viral infection - if could impact your period. ...Read more

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Why do I get very cold right before my period?

Why do I get very cold right before my period?

Vasoconstriction: The blood vessels begin to constrict to allow the lining of the womb to shed. As a result you may 'feel cold". ...Read more

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The past 2months I've had a cold when I get my period. Could I be pregnant? Why does this happen?

The past 2months I've had a cold when I get my period. Could I be pregnant? Why does this happen?

If a woman has an: actual period than she is not pregnant at that time. You can always take a home pregnancy test if you are uncertain if bleeding is due to spotting or your period. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold sores every time I have my period?

Why do I get cold sores every time I have my period?

Because that can: Be a stressor for the body. Riggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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How come i get much more pain whenever i drink cold water during my period?

How come i get much more pain whenever i drink cold water during my period?

TCM: From a traditional chinese medicine standpoint, the healthiest way to drink water is a room temperature. The concepts are a little complex & come from the perspective of eastern medicine. See: http://universaltcm.Wordpress.Com/education-information/cold-foods-cold-drinks-caused-health-problems/. This article will help to explain how cold water can effect some. ...Read more

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I know that if you drink something that's cold for a period of time you get a brain freeze. But why?

I know that if you drink something that's cold for a period of time you get a brain freeze. But why?

Brain freeze: The sudden temp change stimulates nerves on the roof of your mouth to dilate blood vessels, in an attempt to bring warm blood to the area, but also triggers pain receptors, which release pain-causing prostaglandins, increase sensitivity to further pain, and produce inflammation while sending signals through the trigeminal nerve, and the brain interprets the pain signal as coming from the forehead. ...Read more

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Since my first period, each time my period starts i get fever or cold or some other illness...Why is that?

Since my first period, each time my period starts i get fever or cold or some other illness...Why is that?

Consider Iron: Some young women with heavy menses actually complain of chills or weakness. This may be attributed to low iron. Often iron supplementation has been recommended. Ensuring good hydration is also important. ...Read more

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I get paralyzing pain in my lower back when im too physical, its too cold or during my period. What is this?

I get paralyzing pain in my lower back when im too physical, its too cold or during my period. What is this?

Get it checked: You need to get it checked as it may be due to problem in your spine like arthritis, disc problem or may be just muscle pain.After evaluation, proper advice can be given this paralyzing pain needs to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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A week before my period I feel get really cold even if the room is not so cold. I have various PMS symptoms but that is the strangest? Is it PMS?

A week before my period I feel get really cold even if the room is not so cold. I have various PMS symptoms but that is the strangest? Is it PMS?

Hormonal: Everyone reacts a little different to hormonal changes. Some women are very sensitive to even subtle changes in their hormonal levels and can tell when they ovulate, with different symptoms, or a rise in body temp, etc. In your case, it appears the decrease in your body temp may be a sign your period is coming. Stay well, best wishes, ...Read more

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Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Can you get norovirus from a prepared burger that sat at room temp for an hour, ate it cold? If so, am i contagious? What's the incubation period?

Norovirus GOOD LUCK: The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water; by person-to-person contact;and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Noroviruses are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and affect people of all ages. Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, forceful vomiting, watery diarrhea, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Trying to get pregnant my last period started on 11 sep is it bad to take over-the-counter cold medications ?? Will that affect the baby this early

Trying to get pregnant my last period started on 11 sep is it bad to take over-the-counter cold medications ?? Will that affect the baby this early

Only if you must: Obviously, the preference is to get pregnant without potentially fetus altering medications. Once you know you are pregnant for sure, use medications judiciously and check with your treating OB MD first. ...Read more

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I've had my menstrual period on january 1 through 4, and now got it today on january 28. That is 26 days. Is this not to early? I did travel &get cold

Menstrual periods: No, that is not too early. A menstrual cycle is defined from the day you start to bleed to the next time you start to bleed again. A typical time is 28 days. You started on day 27. ...Read more

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I'm 29 Yr married women, missed my period by 2 days. Period date was 16th Feb. Suffering from cold since 3 days. Should I get a pregency test now. ?

I'm 29 Yr married women,  missed my period by 2 days.  Period date was 16th Feb. Suffering from cold since 3 days.  Should I get a pregency test now. ?

Can wait a few days: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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 thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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