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Why do I get bloated during my period?

Why do I get bloated during my period?

Hormones: The hormones cycling prior to menses were preparing for a pregnancy that didn't happen. They increase fluid retention to varying degrees individuals. Some women bloat more than others. Should pass by the third day of flow. ...Read more

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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Why do I get cramps after my period?

Why do I get cramps after my period?

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

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Why do I cramp so bad during my menstrual?

Pelvic girdle laxity: One reason loose ligaments of pelvis. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

Why do I get cramps a week before my period?

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

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Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Why do I always get headaches during my period?

Hormone trigger...: A drastic drop in your hormone levels is the signal for your body to have a period. This drop can also trigger migraine or other types of headaches. These types of headaches can be prevented by stabilizing the hormone levels during this time of the month. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps on my period?

Why do I get cramps on my period?

Prostaglandin: Prostaglandin is a hormone released by the endometrium(lining of the womb) at menses, and it acts on the myometrium(smooth muscle of the uterus) to induce cramping. Ibuprofen, and other medications are prostaglandin inhibitors and can prevent cramping. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps after menses?

Why do I have cramps after menses?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Why do I get bloated after my period is over?

Why do I get bloated after my period is over?

Hormonal changes: Hormones wax and wane during your cycle, and some women are more sensitive to the changes than others. In your case, you appear to be sensitive to hormonal changes, and that change causes you to feel bloated. best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nausea during my period?

Why do I feel nausea during my period?

Nausea: This may be related to a condition called dysmenorrhea causing uterine wall contractions and other related symptoms. Also endometriosis may cause nausea as well. ...Read more

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Why do I feel really good 2 days before my period and during my period?

Why do I feel really good 2 days before my period and during my period?

Unknown: It's rare that someone tells me that they feel GOOD before their period. Usually the premenstrual syndrome is associated with high amounts of progesterone that lead to bloating, constipation, and sometimes nausea. Is this something new for you or have you always had this? ...Read more

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Do i still get period cramps even when i miss my period ?

That can sometimes: Happen. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., pcos). ...Read more

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Why do I get constipation always after my ovulation?

Why do I get constipation always after my ovulation?

Progesterone: Progesterone is a smooth muscle relaxer. It is only released after you ovulate. So it causes your bowels to become slower leading to some mild constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Mittelshmerz: How's that for a fancy word? It just means that you have pain when you ovulate. It's not a bad or dangerous thing at all. Now, some women have endometriosis and can get this kind of pain too, but you are far too young for that. Follow up with your obgyn if it worsens. Good luck. ...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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Why do I get so horny during my period ?

The "Why" Questions: Often times in life and in medicine the 'why' questions can stimulate great discussion or debate but have no answer. I think the simplest and most correct answer would be that you are eighteen. You are in the prime of your sexual life. This is how your body is made. ...Read more

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Why do I get cramps after sex?

Why do I get cramps after sex?

It depends.: Where are you cramping? In the legs...In the pelvis... In the abdomen...Or your anus...In your fingers? How long does the cramping last? What positions cause cramping? If they all do, then get checked for std. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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