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What causes shivering and chest pain along with hard stools?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Please assist. A couple of days before my period I get very bad chest pain. I got pale and afterwards I shiver. The only thing I can do is sleep so it wears off. I thought it was diet at first which did ease (still pain but not as severe) but its happened again today. My stools are hard all the time (no matter how much fruit and fibre) any help would be much appreciated.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be due to hormonal changes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The pain and shivering can be due to hormonal changes due to impending periods. Since the symptoms decrease with rest there is no need to worry. It is not associated with any serious issue. You can increase your fluid intake and take a diet rich in iron during these days to combat the blood loss. If eating fiber is not enough to take care of the constipation you can start taking a laxative on as and when required basis.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal
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What causes shivering and chest pain along with hard stools?

Brief Answer: Can be due to hormonal changes. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. The pain and shivering can be due to hormonal changes due to impending periods. Since the symptoms decrease with rest there is no need to worry. It is not associated with any serious issue. You can increase your fluid intake and take a diet rich in iron during these days to combat the blood loss. If eating fiber is not enough to take care of the constipation you can start taking a laxative on as and when required basis. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal