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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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Hi I've been having hardtimes when I get my period, I vomit, I have intense pain, intercourse is painful, I get a fever and chills, should I worried?

See your doctor: You could have pelvic inflammatory disease based on what symptoms you are reporting. See your doctor soon. ...Read more

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It doesn't happen often with my periods, but I get chills, nausea, light cramps with my periods. Should I be concerned?

No: What you described is in keeping with normal variation in menstrual cycles.
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For a month now I've experienced constant sweating alternating with brief periods of chills... So much I get dehydrated. What could be causing this?

Chills and Sweating: There are 3 somewhat common conditions that can cause constant chills and heavy sweating.
Haemophilus pneumonia
mononucleosis
staph infections
there are 10 uncommon conditions that can cause constant chills and heavy sweating.
Actinomycosis
aids
bacterial endocarditis
bacterial meningitis
cytomegalovirus pneumonia
drug withdrawal
meningitis
osteomyelitis
staphylococcus pneumonia
strept. ...Read more

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Can you get toxic shock syndrome from the plastic from a tampon being left in your vagina? I have had a fever and chills, then extreme periods of sweating along with a lump behing my ear and one that is getting pretty big on my neck below it. These lumps

Can you get toxic shock syndrome from the plastic from a tampon being left in your vagina? I have had a fever and chills, then extreme periods of sweating along with a lump behing my ear and one that is getting pretty big on my neck below it. These lumps

Toxic: Toxic shock syndrome was felt to be secondary to extremely-absorbable tampons, which became associated with staph and strep infections. Toxic shock syndrome has symptoms of high fever, rash, and often vomiting or diarrhea. If a patient had high fever, vomiting, and rash, then they should consult with their physician. The reasons for swelling behind the ears and in the neck may be a different cause of infection. ...Read more

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Why am I extremely tired on my period? I don't have iron deficiency but whenever I have my period besides feeling cold, I always get tired in the day

Why am I extremely tired on my period? I don't have iron deficiency but whenever I have my period besides feeling cold, I always get tired in the day

Things to discuss: Hard to say exactly. Here are some things you could discuss with your doctor. Thyroid testing. PMDD testing. Trying birth control to prevent periods. Sleep disorder testing. Sleep apnea evaluation. ...Read more

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When I have bad cramps, I vomit and have chills during period. If taking over the counter medication I have no sickness. Could I have Endometriosis?

When I have bad cramps, I vomit and have chills during period. If taking over the counter medication I have no sickness. Could I have Endometriosis?

Possible: Painful periods are one of the symptoms of endometriosis. Consider seeing an Obgyn and discussing options for making an accurate diagnosis and discussing treatment options that can be used for painful periods ...Read more

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Since the last 3 months I have noted a high fever with severe chills and body ache on alternate months of my period. Could be a symptom of a problem?

Since the last 3 months I have noted a high fever with severe chills and body ache on alternate months of my period. Could be a symptom of a problem?

Fever: Menstrual cycles do not directly causes fever. If you are getting recurrent episodes of fever then this needs to be evaluated. Start with a primary care physician who can begin the evaluation ...Read more

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Throwing up, painful cramps, chills, & fever during period. Are these normal symptoms?

Throwing up, painful cramps, chills, & fever during period. Are these normal symptoms?

Illness: Some of the symptoms that can occur during a woman’s period include: cramping of the lower abdomen, thighs and back; nausea, vomiting, sweating, loose bowel movements & dizziness. Although your temperature may increase some, a frank fever & chills might be indicative of a possible viral infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe pain the first day of your period (such as severe!! Cramping, blurred vision, and hot flashes, chills). -I'm 17-?

Is it normal to have severe pain the first day of your period (such as severe!! Cramping, blurred vision, and hot flashes, chills). -I'm 17-?

Yes & no: Yes it is normal to get severe cramping with period. Blurry vision should be checked out to see if there is an underlying cause: see eyeMD. Hot flashes & chills could be to hormonal swings during period (likely normal) but if you have a fever, see your PCP. ...Read more

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Two days ago I suddenly had a fever, chills, and muscle pain all over. I felt so cold for a while. When I woke up it was gone? My period has been irregular

Two days ago I suddenly had a fever, chills, and muscle pain all over. I felt so cold for a while. When I woke up it was gone? My period has been irregular

Without: Without examining you or having more information, it's impossible to say exactly what your symptoms were due to. You may have started with a viral illness which your immune system promptly fought off. If it happens again, or becomes a more on-going problem, you should give your doctor a call. Since it was just a one-time episode, I can't say whether it relates to your irregular period.

There are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you are not pregnant and are still worried about an irregular cycle, give your doctor a call. Your doctor will take a thorough history and physical and may run some tests to find out why your period is irregular. Good luck! ...Read more

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Igetting frequent chills on my left thigh and my feet dingle and go numb. I feel nauseated. My period is heavy which isn't normal what is the problem?

Igetting frequent chills on my left thigh and my feet dingle and go numb. I feel nauseated. My period is heavy which isn't normal what is the problem?

Cannot diagnose: It sounds as if something is pressing on nerve roots and creating these issues. Anatomically cannot fathom how this might be related to heavier periods, but you should definitely be seen and examined by a doctor, possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

Virus: A viral gastroenteritis is likely and this usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except light diet, rest, adequate fluids including room temperature, flat ginger ale and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Kaopectate helps control diarrhea. See your Physician if symptoms persist longer than a few more days. ...Read more

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21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

Any fever?: Might want to have a chest x-ray done and a urinalysis. When relating your history on heath tap its ok to be more specificic about the type of muscular dystrophy you have. If you have, for instance fsh dystrophy and you have these symptoms i'd look for aspiration pneumonia before thinking about uti. Use of hydrocodone and Ativan (lorazepam) can increase your risk of micro-aspiration. Due to sedation. ...Read more

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Negative hpts cramping and pinching nauseous no appetite I fell light headed period in few days chills and very few cravings no tender breasts?

Negative hpts cramping and pinching nauseous no appetite I fell light headed period in few days chills and very few cravings no tender breasts?

Viral illness?: What you describe sounds like a viral illness and hopefully you will be over it in a couple of days. If the symptoms persist for a 4-5 days or longer, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 18 month old son. Periods returned 10 weeks after birth. The last 2 cycles, I have got fevers and chills on day 3.?

Fever & chills: Having fever & chills with your period is not normal, you could be having some sort of infection, you need to see doctor if the fever persisted or is recurrent. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had cramp even after periods were over. TVS showed simple cyst. Now all a sudden had chills which subsided and I feel normal. What does this mean?

Nothing?: It can be that the chills are unrelated to the ovarian cyst. As long as you feel well- I wouldn't worry. If you begin experiencing symptoms again such as abdominal pain, fever with chills- see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chills one day before the periods started n now on first day whole body is aching with fevrish feeling but fever is not there.

Chills one day before the periods started n now on first day whole body is aching with fevrish feeling but fever is not there.

Something new?: If you have never had this sensation in previous menses, this is something new with the most likely cause being a viral infection- which may or may not be associated with a fever. ...Read more

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Friend had legionnaires in the 80's. Has exp. Periods o fever, chills nausea every yr for 24 yrs. Cbc is normal. Last episode only 4 mo from last. Sudden onset, fever, chills-confusion. Tests neg.

Friend had legionnaires in the 80's. Has exp. Periods o fever, chills nausea every yr for 24 yrs. Cbc is normal. Last episode only 4 mo from last. Sudden onset, fever, chills-confusion. Tests neg.

What is the question: In order to diagnose this would not only need full set of medical records, but a full history from your friend and a physical exam. Have him seen by an infectious diseases expert. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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I had knee replacement 6 weeks ago. Since that time, I have periods of profuse sweating that go into chills. I do not have a fever.?

I had knee replacement 6 weeks ago. Since that time, I have periods of profuse sweating that go into chills. I do not have a fever.?

See your doctor asap: The concern would be that you have developed what we would call a "subacute" infection -- which might involve the replaced knee or surrounding bone, but could potentially even involve the heart. You should see your primary care physician first, and you may need to see your orthopedist as well. ...Read more

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I am 53 and have no more periods. The other day I had chills then a fever, my left breast was red around the nipple and very tender. Is this an infect?

Could be: Fever and chills almost always indicates an infection and where you have symptoms is a good place to consider as the source of the infection. You need to see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I am 27. Last period 3 days ago. Night sweats for 10 days now. They wake me up feeling cold! 169cm 57kg. What do u suspect? What to do?

I am 27. Last period 3 days ago. Night sweats for 10 days now. They wake me up feeling cold! 169cm 57kg. What do u suspect? What to do?

Unrelated?: Your night sweats may or may not have anything to do with your periods. You need to start taking your temperature, not when you awaken, because it the sweating bringing the temp down, but if this happens at the same time, wake up 20 mins before the sweat and take your temp. If you have been running fevers, go and see a doctor. This has the potential to be serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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