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Why im I getting bad headaches and cramping and im not on my period?

Why im I getting bad headaches and cramping and im not on my period?

See your doctor.: The headaches have many different causes and should be evaluated sooner rather than later. The cramping should be evaluated by your gynecologist. I would recommend a pelvic exam and ultrasound to start. ...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


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I get really bad headaches and migraines when i'm on my period, so bad to the point that I have to go to sleep to relieve the pain. Is this normal?

I get really bad headaches and migraines when i'm on my period, so bad to the point that I have to go to sleep to relieve the pain. Is this normal?

It is common: Seemingly you are experiencing menstrual migraines which can be quite intense for some. There are preventive treatment so that these attacks don't don't come, and if they do, they tend to be milder and easier to control. Once full-blown, menstrual migraine is not very responsive to medication, and thus needs time/sleep. Consult your doc or a neurologist to help you take control of this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Why do I get such bad headaches during my period?

Hormones: Hormonal changes are an important factor for migraine headaches. Migraines often become worse during menses. Some people have other kinds of headaches during their menses. ...Read more

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I am 10 days late on my period i hade unprotected sex march 25 and still havnt came on my period and i get these bad headaches a I am 10 days late on my period i hade unprotected sex march 25 and still havnt came on my period and i get these bad headaches

I am 10 days late on my period i hade unprotected sex march 25 and still havnt came on my period and i get these bad headaches a I am 10 days late on my period i hade unprotected sex march 25 and still havnt came on my period and i get these bad headaches

Check : Check a pregnancy test first. If you are not pregnant, then you may be having an irregular period because you didn't ovulate this month. (many women won't ovulate one month each year.) if your periods remain irregular several months in a row, then you should see a gynecologist. For answers to more of your obstetrics and gynecology questions, check out our websites at: www.Uwmedicine.Org\gynecology www.Uwmedicine.Org\obstetrics the patient “articles” and “patient forms and handouts” have some very useful educational material. You can also follow me on twitter: @uwdrwaldorf. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad headaches & feeling naseus & im one day late on my period why do I feel like this ?

I've been having really bad headaches & feeling naseus & im one day late on my period why do I feel like this ?

Take a test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I had my period last week . But I am having cramps like i'm going to get my period again and i've been having headaches constantly and pink discharge?

I had my period last week . But I am having cramps like i'm going to get my period again and i've been having headaches constantly and pink discharge?

Infection: Cramping comes with infection, irruption, or trauma. Headaches are a common symptom of infection or dehydration or fever. Discharge can represent infection or irritation in conditions such as cervicitis. The most common scenario here would be a bladder infection or a cervix irritation. You may consider getting to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Bad headaches while on my period.

Bad headaches while on my period.

Estrogen withdrawal: As women move into their 40s, hormonal changes can begin to cause headaches due to low estrogen levels during the period. As long as there is no aura with them (visual loss, numbness...) it may be possible to prevent them by adding a form of estrogen during the period days. ...Read more

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Having bad headaches for 3 days continiously on the last days of my period almost every month. Why?

Having  bad headaches for 3 days continiously on the last days of my period almost every month. Why?

Menstrual migraine: There is such a concept of menstrual migraine. Best suggestion is to talk to your doctor to see if you can take a long acting triptan medication during your period to offset the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more