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Spots and periods



I have been getting hives on and off for years for not knowen reason they say stress etc. But now for the past 5 months I have been getting hives a couple days before my menstural cycle starts and they will last 2-3 days before they go away. They get worse during this time and then will stay even a day after itching stops beofre the red spots got away, I have noticed my periods have become heavier and with more clots also, they also seem to last longer and stop and restart now.


Urticaria or hives can get worse around the menstrual cycle.  Most causes of chronic hives are idiopathic or of unknown cause.  However, I would see an allergist/immunologist who can evaluate and treat you more thoroughly for the hives.

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Jonathan   Bernstein, MD Jonathan Bernstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati