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Why are my breasts sore before a period?

The menstrual cycle can cause many symptoms, including sore breasts. Hormone fluctuations before a period can lead to breast tenderness or pain. Doctors do not fully understand what causes these breast symptoms, but they know that specific hormones are involved. People can take some measures to reduce breast discomfort. However, if their breast pain becomes… Read More »

Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain

A lie in can have consequencesAdam Kuylenstierna/EyeEm/Getty By Alice Klein Sleeping in on weekends may cause period pain by disrupting normal reproductive cycles, a study in female university students suggests. We already know that female shift-workers are more prone to irregular menstrual cycles, difficulties falling pregnant and miscarriages, possibly because their irregular schedules affect the… Read More »

So, What If My Period Blood Is Black?

Periods aren’t typically a surprise – until they show up a day or two early while you’re wearing white jeans. What is surprising is the sight of black blood in place of what is usually red. I don’t mean the dark discharge at the start or end of a cycle, I’m talking second-day, heavy-flow, soak… Read More »