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Digestive Problems Before Period Weeks: What Does This Mean?

Your stomach rolls and gurgles. You feel torn between hitting the office vending machine for a chocolate bar and eating the healthy salad you brown-bagged. You’re spending way more time in the bathroom than usual. What’s going on? More likely than not, it’s just dear old Aunt Flo getting ready to fly into town. Many […] Read more…

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Why Do Bowel Movements Hurt During My Period?

My friend and I jokingly refer to what we call the periodic poops. Whenever we get our periods, we end up going No. 2 a lot more than usual. Not only do some women experience an increase in the need to go when they menstruate, but they sometimes also experience pain. You may wonder, “why […] Read more…

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What Fallopian Tube Disorders Should Women Know About?

We don’t often think about our reproductive organs unless they don’t seem to be working right — or we’re cursing them for ruining our plans during a menstrual cycle. Your fallopian tubes serve one primary purpose: acting as a pathway for an egg to travel from your ovaries to the uterus. But what fallopian tube […] Read more…

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How to Get Rid of Period Cramps Fast

Periods can be a hassle. About 50 percent of women deal with period pain — a medical condition called dysmenorrhea. Experts believe this pain is caused by a chemical called prostaglandin, which triggers contractions in the body to shed the uterine lining. If you deal with dysmenorrhea, do you know how to get rid of […] Read more…

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8 Best Sleeping Positions for Menstrual Cramps

Heavy-duty menstrual cramps can leave you curled up in bed in the fetal position, but is this necessarily the most comfortable way to situate yourself? Any physical pain can make getting some much-needed relief from your agony difficult, if not impossible. Is there any way to get your needed shut-eye without taking a Xanax or […] Read more…

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Is a Sudden Change in Menstrual Cycle Length Worrisome?

Think of the menstrual cycle as a hormone-driven 30-day calendar your body follows naturally. Day one is when you begin your period and start to bleed, called menstruation. This bleeding typically ends on day three or five. On day 14, ovulation will occur. If the egg is not fertilized by the 25th day, it will dissolve, […] Read more…

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