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What causes nausea right before a due period? Which hormones?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Prostaglandins

Most likely prostaglandins (pg, ) which are derivatives of arachidonic acid.
Pg cause menstrual cramps, and can be associated with nausea, diarrhea, and mild temperature elevations - among other things. Pg rises dramatically before menstruation and peaks during your period. Otc drugs like Ibuprofen block pg; you might find it helps with your nausea.

In brief: Prostaglandins

Most likely prostaglandins (pg, ) which are derivatives of arachidonic acid.
Pg cause menstrual cramps, and can be associated with nausea, diarrhea, and mild temperature elevations - among other things. Pg rises dramatically before menstruation and peaks during your period. Otc drugs like Ibuprofen block pg; you might find it helps with your nausea.
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