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Can my RA be affected by my period? My hips are the only joints affected, and my flare ups only seem to occur right before/during those days.

Can my RA be affected by my period? My hips are the only joints affected, and my flare ups only seem to occur right before/during those days.

Yes: Changes in hormones during a menstrual cycle has been shown to affect RA symptoms in women. The response is variable for each woman as far as increase or decrease in symptoms. ...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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Does RA affect the monthly period ?

The reverse: Actually, the reverse is true. Levels of hormone production, which vary throughout a woman's cycle, affect autoimmunity giving a roller coaster ride for some women with ra. Elevation of hormones seems to help while drops in hormones may induce symptoms so that more RA medication may be required. ...Read more

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I am a 51 yr old female having a period every two weeks. I also have ra. Should I worry, or just peri menopause?

I am a 51 yr old female having a period every two weeks. I also have ra. Should I worry, or just peri menopause?

See doc.: Could be perimenopausal bleeding, but you require a uterine ultrasound to identify the source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Hi, my doctor gave me a tablet that brigs me on my period so he cud do tests to see if I ovulate when I am on my period, but I don't, I'm wondering what the best medicine would be to help me conceive, seen as I don't have periods and when I do which is ra

Hi, my doctor gave me a tablet that brigs me on my period so he cud do tests to see if I ovulate when I am on my period, but I don't, I'm wondering what the best medicine would be to help me conceive, seen as I don't have periods and when I do which is ra

How 2 conceive: 23 F from UK wants to conceive. Asks what is best medicine. ANS: See your Dr for a complete history & medical examination & testing to find cause. There are many solutions to consider once cause is known, Then treat the cause and can become a mother. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus or ra?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the involvement. Each disease can be relatively mild or be very severe. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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