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I start getting a rash on my outer thighs that spreads to my stomach every month around the same time that I ovulate. I am wondering if the the rash is related to the pms or if it is something else. This has been going on for over a year and clears up once I am through with my cycle.

Can anyone help me figure this out?
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replied June 5th, 2007
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I've honestly never heard of a rash being associated with pms. I would ask your gyno.
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replied March 1st, 2009
rash
I too have had a rash for the past seven months. After several biopsies and 2 cycles of prednisone I have not answeres. Rash is on my neck and face. It went away while I was on double doses of prednisone. When I went to single doses it came back. After I stopped all together I've noticed the rash is fierce when I ovulate and calm during my period and the week after. I've been to several specialists with no ansers.
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replied June 20th, 2009
When I ovulate or my hormones are high, my cheeks looks as if they are burned. It doesn't hurt, it just goes away after a few weeks. Also my mother when she ovulates gets a red rash on both arms. I have no answers. But its been this way for years and I just deal with it.
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replied October 27th, 2009
I came down with a non-itchy rash right after I ovulated too. The rash is mainly on the front of my thighs, a very little bit on my calves, and a bit on my arms. It flares up redder when I take a warm bath. (Just little pin-pricks that feel slightly rough when I run my hand over the rash.) I also have a few lymph nodes that feel a little bigger in one side of my groin.
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replied January 11th, 2010
I have an outbreak of some kind of eczema every month somewhere on my body right before my period begins. It quickly comes and quickly goes after a couple of days usually. I also get this same condition when I'm overly stressed. I will be 36 in a couple of months. I also have mini hot flashes around period time.
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replied April 30th, 2012
Did you ever get a diagnosis for this?
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replied March 30th, 2011
It may be autoimmune progesterone dermatitis. I'm currently tracking my rash for another month before I head to the dermatologist to tell her I think I finally solved the mystery of the recurring rash.
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replied April 30th, 2012
Did you ever get a proper diagnosis for this?
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replied May 3rd, 2011
i break out in a rash everytime i have my period i changed the pads i had and it helped for a little bit now it's back again is this normal it's like red bumps on the vagina that really hurt
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replied November 1st, 2011
When it is time for my period I develop an itchy, red rash in between my inner knees & thighs..sometimes raised hives on top of my thighs also. I am 42 & this has been an intermittent problem since the late 80's and does seem to worsen in the Fall or whenever stressed.
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replied April 15th, 2014
It's the same for me. At first the Dr's thought I was alergic to the birth control but I told them that it's been happening for the past 8yrs. But it wasn't like this in the early years of my cycles so I have no clue why it is now and neither do they. All I know is it sucks. But I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one.
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replied January 4th, 2012
I too get a red itchy rash during the time that I start ovulating up until my cycle ends. The rash is on my the front of my stomach along my waist line and right in center of my chest under my breast. It is so itchy. It just started happening about six months ago. Creams and ointments don't help.
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replied July 12th, 2012
PMS Rash
I have been dealing with this since Feb. I have had so many tests done - I thought it was mites, cancer, gluten, nickel. I'm going nuts. It's July and I just thought to check if it could be related to my cycle. I am 36 and I have had two kids. I have never had this before. I plan to talk to my allergist - who has been the most helpful in this whole ordeal about this being related to my cycle. He and every other doctor I have seen is stumped. I am praying for relief. I've been on pretnozone (sp) like 3-4 four times since Feb. I don't want to gain any more weight. I want to cry and I hope to find a cure to help others.
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replied February 14th, 2013
I was getting a rash on my hands the week before my period would start. My doctor gave me a cream. It helped a little. I went for my GYN appointment and he had never heard of a rash from PMS. He did check my Vit D Level and had me increase my vitamin D intake. Now I slightly get a rash but nothing compared to how bad it was before
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replied September 24th, 2012
am out of my wits,i had a perfect smooth face, now suddenly my face especially my cheeks,now isnt smooth,during my menses i get bumps and after i get rashes that looks like my skin is burnt....help
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replied February 14th, 2013
pms rash
I was getting a rash on my hands the week before my period would start. My doctor gave me a cream. It helped a little. I went for my GYN appointment and he had never heard of a rash from PMS. He did check my Vit D Level and had me increase my vitamin D intake. Now I slightly get a rash but nothing compared to how bad it was before.
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replied September 23rd, 2013
Rash
I have been suffering with the similar rash for the last four years. I have recently made the connection to my period. Each month I develop a rash on my face (around my eyes, mouth and chin), stomach, legs, arms, armpits, inner thighs, and hands. It is very red and itchy. The doctors have prescribed antihistamines (which I take 2 different kinds, three times a day), eye drops, and topical steroid creams but nothing helps.
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replied November 16th, 2013
Vulvar Rash after Ovulation
I have also been experiencing a red, itchy rash on my vulva that flares up every month just after I ovulate (I get middle pain, so I always know when I ovulate). This has been going on for almost two years now. It started off as a yeast infection, which I believe was a result of an unnecessary course of oral antibiotics, followed by a new sexual partner. At that time, I was put on many cycles of oral and topical anti-fungal drugs (nystatin, fluconazole, etc.), none of which had any effect whatsoever except to make things worse. I had tests done to rule out STDs and diabetes, ate an anti-yeast (low carb, yeast free gluten free, dairy free) diet, did candida and heavy metal cleanses, and took anti-candida supplements (probiotics, oil of oregano, enzymes, you name it). The last vaginal culture I had 7 months ago came up negative, which means I've at least gotten the yeast overgrowth in check, but the rashes continue. I even went so far as to have a vulvar biopsy, which was incredibly painful and also came up negative. I then went to see an acupuncturist, who told me to take chlorella and milk thistle to cleanse my blood of heavy metals and support my liver, because in Chinese Medicine, skin rashes are directly tied to the liver. I still take these, along with borage oil, which relieves the eczema on my right big toe, but alas, the vulvar rashes still continue. It seems as though I have tried everything. I hope this forum can help us find some answers for ourselves and other women out there who are suffering from the same symptoms!
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replied April 2nd, 2014
Some of you may be experiencing symptoms of HPV which can cause some of the vulva itchyness. Source - have it. There are many strains of HPV and each woman will find their body responds uniquely to it. Usually, in time, this will subside or lesson. (Your immune system gets better at dealing with flare ups). Your immune system is also stressed in this time and anything your body may be fighting is more likely to surface. Hope this helps and if something feels really wrong - see your gyno!
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