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Why does my arthritis always flare up during my period?

Why does my arthritis always flare up during my period?

What type of arthri?: Menstruation occurs when the female body is at it lowest estrogen and Progesterone levels. So your arthritis may have a hormonal component. Some physicians are using vitamin d for premenstrual syndrome ( vitamin d is a hormone and helps prevent breast cancer). Ask your rheumatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have neck arthritus, when I sit for a period of time, my left shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

I have neck arthritus, when I sit for  a period of time, my left  shoulder begins to hurt. I can raise,lift, turn in a circular movement no pain, what?

Sounds like ....: ...radicular pain coming from nerve irritation in Ur neck. Need 2 C a spine surgeon, or start with Ur PCP & go from there. This type of complaint is common. ...Read more

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Does juvenille rhuem arthritis have to be tested for during a flare up or can it be tested for anytime? What method is best blood or fluid from knee?

Does juvenille rhuem arthritis have to be tested for during a flare up or can it be tested for anytime? What method is best blood or fluid from knee?

Neither: The DX of jra requires a pt to be under 16 yrs. Blood tests and x-rays can help r/o other causes of joint pain, swelling ;/or stiffness, but the DX is a clinical one in most cases. The amt of inflammation in the body can be suggested by bloodwork, but many times the blood tests ; even joint taps are nl or suggest only an inflammatory process. Jra is the most common inflam arthritis in children. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for Crohn's disease to just flare up during the beginning of my period?

What is the likelihood for Crohn's disease to just flare up during the beginning of my period?

Yes: This is very common. With your period, your body experiences a surge of prostaglandins which causes smooth muscle contraction, contracting the uterus, but also the vulnerable intestine of crohn's. This is believed to be one possible cause, but there are probably other triggers of inflammation. You don't want to use nsaids for pain, though, since they can cause GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Would endometriosis cause my Crohn's to flare during my period? Ceohns only flares during my period.

Would endometriosis cause my Crohn's to flare during my period? Ceohns only flares during my period.

Endometriosis/Crohns: Endometriosis (endo) and crohn's disease seem to be related in that women with endo have a higher incidence of crohn's. Endo implants on your intestines can mimic crohn's symptoms- is this a flare caused by endo? Probably sometimes yes, sometimes no. Clearly if one has both, it's important to treat both as they seem to feed the painful symptoms of one another. ...Read more

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I've been having severe sciatica symptoms that flare up even worse before and during my period for the past 3 months. Thes symptoms have bothered me f?

I've been having severe sciatica symptoms that flare up even worse before and during my period for the past 3 months. Thes symptoms have bothered me f?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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I have interstitial cystitis, and I have excruciating flares during my period. Would a partial hysterectomy help? I can't take the pain anymore.

I have interstitial cystitis, and I have excruciating flares during my period.  Would a partial hysterectomy help?  I can't take the pain anymore.

IC: Ic is a condition of unknown etiology and can be affected by hormonal changes that occur during menstruation. Removing the uterus will not change those hormonal changes. You might check with your gyn about the possibility of endometriosis causing your symptoms instead of ic. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more