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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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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 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

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Why do I feel nauseous before my period ?

Why do I feel nauseous before my period ?

"PMS": Because of the hormone shifts that occur just before you get your period, women report a wide variety of symptoms at this time. In your case it appears to be nausea. If it is severe you should discuss treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get irritable before my period?

Why do I get irritable before my period?

PMDD: This is one possibility (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Basically, hormonal fluctuations may impact neurotransmitters and their balance in the brain. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak right before i get my period each month?

Why do I feel so weak right before i get my period each month?

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 more

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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 get really emotional when i first start my period lately?

? 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 more

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Why do I get nauseous before i eat?

Why do I get nauseous before i eat?

Seek medical care: Your question suggests that you are nauseated often, especially when you are hungry or just before mealtimes but that eating tends to make your nausea worse. If that is what you mean then you may have any of a number of conditions - stomach ulcers, stomach irritation such as gastritis, acid reflux, and even gallbladder and pancreas disorders. Please see a physician soon. ...Read more

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Why do I get really drowsy before my period ?

Maybe related: This is not a typical complaint but if it happens to you consistently then it is likely related to the hormonal changes associated with menstrual cycle. Consider trying birth control to see if this fixes it. ...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 like im pregnant before my period?

Why do I feel like im pregnant before my period?

Hormones: Your corpus luteum, part of ovary that released the egg, is secreting progesterone. Progesterone is secreted to get your body prepared for pregnancy if it were to occur. The increase in Progesterone can give you "symptoms of pregnancy". ...Read more

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Why do I always get dizzy after having my meals?

Why do I always get dizzy after having my meals?

Stomach distentuon?: It's hard to know for sure, but many people do experience this. You should start by seeing your dr to make sure there is no other medical condition, such as heart or circulatory problem(rare), stomach or hormone problems. Some people are sensitive to large meals and smaller more frequent eating may help. Other symptoms such as lightheaded or rapid heartbeat with standing are often present also. ...Read more

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Why do i have migraines before my period???

Why do i have migraines before my period???

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 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 feel bloated after my period?

Why do I feel bloated after my period?

Fluid retention: Once the menses is completed, the fluid that was retained prior to the actual flow should dissipate over a few days. ...Read more

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Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Why whenever I get my period I have gas?

Gut and hormones: Gi function is affected by hormonal status, colon has estrogen receptors. Some get constipated, some get diarrhea; some get no changes. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Why do I get headaches when I have my period?

Hormones: Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen during her menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels drop immediately before the start of your cycle. This could trigger your headaches. ...Read more

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