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Knee pain worse during menstrual cycle.

I have a bad knee that has a history of the meniscus sliding out and snapping back in or at least thats what the orthpedic doc told me but I have noticed that during my menstrual cycly it happens much more frequently and the pains seems much worse is there any correlation ?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. Female hormones are believed to play a role in women's high vulnerability to pain. 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. SO do not worry about it much. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 29 Jul 2011
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Thanks for reaching Health care magic. Yes, during menses immunity of women is low so we feel more tired. Your pain may increase during that period. You may take this Homeopathic remedy, it will give you relief. Rhus tox 200- three times a day. IT is absolutely safe and does not have any side effects.


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Answered: Fri, 24 Jun 2011
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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During painful menstruation cramps can extend upto thigh and leg which can cause pain associated there. If you have severe menstrual abdominal pain as well you need to get yourself checked up by the Gynaecologist to find a cause and give you appropriate treatment. Pain sensitivity also increases during menstruation and can be associated with Prementrual tension (PMS) which can be well treated with medication. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Consult your Gynaecologist in this regard.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jul 2011
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