There are women who consider that having the period is synonymous with having a fever, but this is not very common. Fever is a symptom that the body is fighting something, it can be caused by a wide variety of diseases. It is usually accompanied by a virus or infection, although it can also be caused by bacteria, fungi, taking medications, toxins, cancer, brain injuries, endocrine system diseases, etc. But, what is it that can cause the rise in temperature in the rule?
Some causes that can cause fever during menstruation
- The stress. Stress can suppress immune function and increase susceptibility to disease. During menstruation, women may be more susceptible to diseases -which also have fever- related to the immune system due to stress.
- Toxic Shock Syndrome. This syndrome is an extremely rare condition that occurs from tampon use. Rashes similar to when you get sunburned can occur and you can have fever, headaches, muscle aches, sore throats, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, weakness, confusion and even signs of shock.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease -PID-. This disease can also be to blame for fever during the period -and without it-. It is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection, but also by bacteria in the vagina. During the period, the bacteria travel and can cause infections at any time of the menstrual cycle, but it is more common during the period. The symptoms can be fever, unusual vaginal discharge with unpleasant odors, painful intercourse, painful urination, bleeding, pain in the abdomen, etc.
Whatever it is, if you have a continuous fever it is necessary that you go to your doctor so that he can assess you and you can know what is happening to you every time your period comes down.