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What are some reasons for knee pain during menstration?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Estrogen level

Many women with oa, ra, lupus, and fibromyalgia report an increase in joint pain just before or during their periods.
This is likely because estrogen levels plummet right before menstruation and rise again after a woman's period is over. "estrogen is believed to be protective against pain, " says dr. Tucker. From the university of kentucky medical center, in lexington.

In brief: Estrogen level

Many women with oa, ra, lupus, and fibromyalgia report an increase in joint pain just before or during their periods.
This is likely because estrogen levels plummet right before menstruation and rise again after a woman's period is over. "estrogen is believed to be protective against pain, " says dr. Tucker. From the university of kentucky medical center, in lexington.
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Knee pain

Likely causes include synovitis and altered pain threshold/sensitivity to an otherwise pre existing condition.

In brief: Knee pain

Likely causes include synovitis and altered pain threshold/sensitivity to an otherwise pre existing condition.
Dr. John Michalski
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