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Why Do I Get Chills Before My Period
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
Prostaglandins: Your body produces prostaglandins to help break down the lining of your uterus at the end of your cycle (if you are not pregnant). Prostaglandins cause contractions of the uterus, inflammation and pain. Nsaids like Ibuprofen will help. If the cramping/pain persists even with the help of nsaids, visit your doctor, who will help manage your cramps and pain. ...Read more
May be PMS.: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ; exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more
PMS: The hormonal shifts that occur before the period can cause many symptoms. Things you can do to improve them include: exercising regularly, increasing b vitamins, eating a healthy diet with fewer processed foods and less sugar. If you avoid alcohol and caffeine, you may also feel better. Plan ahead, and make sure you're getting enough sleep during that time. Your doc can also check for anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? hormonal changes: It is not an uncommon symptoms and has no clear etiology. My answer is not helpful but there is a long list of possible causes and you may wish to consult this site. http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=fatigue|irregular-menstrual-periods|mood-swings|nausea-or-vomiting;symptomids=98|128|267|156;locations=66|35|2|22. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why did I get lightheaded throughout my period and I still feel lightheaded even after my period what should I do?
Keep taking yourpill: S and see your gyn for an exam blood work and ultrasound. ...Read more
Relaxin: IMO menses/migraines result from cervical muscle spasms incited by chronic head/neck tilting. At onset of menses hormone Relaxin induces sacroiliac joint ligament laxity begetting unstable upper body tower; exacerbating chronic head/neck tilt. Problem prevalent in women w. primary Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Observe asymmetric T-shirt collar rim in mirror & head-tilt in driver's license photo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to Find Out: Good question. That is certainly not normal. Most common reason is a problem with ovulation (PCOS, thyroid issues, prolactin problems, etc). May be a problem of brain communication to your ovaries. Could be the ovaries actually failing. Or could be a physical reason (polyp, fibroids,etc). Would see your OBGYN to get some labs and begin an evaluation ...Read more
Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examine a woman and have to clean the cervix as there is bleeding, but she wil say she hasn't seen any blood yet. Ibuprofen etc can help. ...Read more
Ovulation: The pain you are feeling at that time is likely ovulatory pain as the egg is released form the ovary. There is actually a medical term for this called "mittelschmerz", which is a german word basically meaning middle pain, which is about when in you cycle the pain occurs. Some women can actually tell quite well when they are ovulating because they feel this pain. ...Read more
NORMAL: It is not unusual to feel that way before period starts. Hormones! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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