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Periods and aching joints and muscles

Why does menstruation make you ache all over?

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  • Carla 's photo avatar
    Carla — 01.04.2018 09:08
    Hey 2 months ago before I started my period I got stabby/shooting pains at bottom of my adoman am due them again next week and the pain has returned is this just because am due my periods or should I go to doctors? The pain can be a tad sore made me jump once! Dosent last long at all

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      Emma — 03.04.2018 11:01
      Hi Carla, yes, stomach cramps are often quite normal and a sign that your period isn’t far away. Although this is usually nothing to worry about, if you are worried you could go to your doctor for a check up.

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    Lowella — 15.03.2018 10:37
    Very good article! I do experience all the symptoms now... joint pain, muscle aches, tiredness... wish to have my period soon. Thanks for the helpful info!

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      Emma — 16.03.2018 09:19
      Hi Lowella, thank you for your feedback. I hope some of the information will help to manage some of your symptoms!

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    tina — 24.02.2018 11:44
    Excellent article . To the point. Got all my questions answered. Thanks alot..!!!

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    • Emma's photo avatar
      Emma — 16.03.2018 09:19
      Hi Tina, I'm glad to hear this, thank you for your feedback!

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