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Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Why do I have body aches and severe leg pain during my period?

Consult with PCP or: A ob/gyn doc for the correct answer, as they could have it investigated to come to a dx. ...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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The week b4/wk of my period my legs ache very badly! Could this be related to my cycle of something more serious?

The week b4/wk of my period my legs ache very badly! Could this be related to my cycle of something more serious?

LEG PAIN: Yes, likely related to your period. Best bet is to touch base with your PCP or gynecologist. Muscle soreness is a well established component of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache a lot of the time when sitting or standing for long periods?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Why do my legs ache when sitting or lying still for long periods. I gets better with movement or tensing muscles. My feet get very cold if relevant.

Common problem: This is a common problem which is most often caused from nerve compression by staying in this position for long time. It is unlikely that a 2o year old person would have a blood flow problem. ...Read more

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Before ten days to my periods, I have a pain in my breasts and I have a leg pain also, and above all while periods, I have ahead ache also, is it normal?

Before ten days to my periods, I have a pain in my breasts and I have a leg pain also, and above all while periods, I have ahead ache also, is it normal?

Estrogen dominance: These symptoms have been described by other women but what it tells me is that you have peri-menopause or estrogen dominance. The main cause of this is when your period is coming your Progesterone level drops so that your estrogen has a greater effect. More estrogen causes headaches and breast tenderness. You can check your blood Estradiol and Progesterone and supplement Progesterone if needed. ...Read more

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Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Had 2 periods of leg pain/sore muscles, then stopped. Crazy thing each time my height increased inch or two. What could've caused that (I'm over 35)?

Miracle: I have never heard of anybody gaining height after puberty unless you keep changing your shoes every time you measure your height so if what you said is true it is a growing pain see a doctor and get measured and examined so you will be advised what to do good luck ...Read more

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I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

Leg Pain and Menses: You might want to read http://www. Ehow. Com/about_5483807_causes-pain-legs-during-menstruation. Html. Thigh and leg pain is not uncommon during the pre menstrual and menstrual phases of your cycle, and as long as the pain seems to be linked to your period, I would not be concerned. Some pms otc drugs you can buy at the pharmacy purport to alleviate this and other pre- menstrual side effects. ...Read more

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Legs/arms weak and ankles sore week leading up to and during my period? Is this related and/or normal?

Legs/arms weak and ankles sore week leading up to and during my period? Is this related and/or normal?

Different: Everyone ha different symptoms premenstrual and menstrual. Pelvic congestion is associated with feeling heavy and pressure in the pelvic area. The hormones like progesterone that are high premenstrual can cause heaviness in the legs and weakness. Everyone does differently. As long as it resolves with period, you are fine. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during menstration?

Why do my legs ache during menstration?

Normal: This is among the plethora of potential menstrual symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Why do my legs ache during my menstrual cycle?

Nerve connection: There is a major nerve complex in the pelvis that leads to the reproductive organs and your legs. (Lumbosacral complex). Endometriosis patients often complain of radiating or aching leg pain with their periods. Have a GYN MD check out your situation to be sure that isn't the case. ...Read more

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Sometimes my legs really ache before my period. Not always. Why is that?

Many women: Retain fluid during the post ovulation stage of their cycle (ie before the period) and this fluid gain may lead to minor leg swelling (= discomfort)

Just a thought...hope it helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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When I get my period I suffer with very bad leg pain in both legs that radiates all over them - is this normal?

When I get my period I suffer with very bad leg pain in both legs that radiates all over them - is this normal?

Dysmenorrhea: 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.
For some women, this type of cramping can be normal. ...Read more

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I always have leg pain when on my period. I can't function unless I take some pain killers. Not as bad when on pill though. What's wrong with me?

I always have leg pain when on my period. I can't function unless I take some pain killers. Not as bad when on pill though. What's wrong with me?

What part of leg?: If it is the buttock or thigh, it may be referred from the back, and back pain is common with periods and pregnancy. If it is below the knee, some of the nerves passing through the pelvis might be irritated; with the link to periods & pill (hormonal changes) it is possible you may have a condition called endometriosis. Check with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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After my period I get leg pain That sometimes lasts a month. Is that normal? I throw up almost daily.

How old are you?: We need to know your age, too. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Age and location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

I been having left leg pain for a short period time anyway between my toes and knee it' hurts went I bend it I'm 47 years old.

Sciatica: There are multiple potential causes, among the more common is a sciatica, which is pain from an irritated nerve in the back. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...Read more

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I had my period 10 days early but it only lasted 3 days when it usually lasts 5. I've been having the worst cramps and back and leg aches. Am I preg?

I had my period 10 days early but it only lasted 3 days when it usually lasts 5. I've been having the worst cramps and back and leg aches. Am I preg?

Prob not PB: With the normal periods, you are prob not PG
This cycle may be just because you did not ovulate.
If the cramps and leg aches increase, or other new symptoms, then see your DR
IF the cramps and leg aches go away, wait for the next cycle.
If not normal, then see your DR ...Read more

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Severe low back pain low pelvic pain leg pain a week before period?

Get gyn check: Severe pain warrants an prompt evaluation. Sounds like ovarian cyst or pelvic infection if it's only this cycle. ...Read more

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Had period for 5 days, was lighter than normal but now cramping & light pink spotting when wipe & upper leg aches, what does this mean?

Had period for 5 days, was lighter than normal but now cramping & light pink spotting when wipe & upper leg aches, what does this mean?

Pregnancy Test: Any time your cycle is other than normal, the 1st thing to do is take a pregnancy test & be sure if you're pregnant or not. All of the rest of the evaluation is based on the results of this test. ...Read more

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