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Will drinking cold water or eating cold food during my menstrual periods make menstrual cramps worse?

Dr. Quah S
Space Doctor
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Hi, thank you for the question. There is no medical evidence or medical reason linking drinking cold water/ eating cold food and menstrual cramps. Having said that, sometimes what you experience and what medical evidence and reason says might be different. Everyone's body and mind responds differently to different stimuli. So if you personally notice and experience a correlation between drinking cold water / eating cold food and making your menstrual cramps worse, then do avoid it and drink warm water and take warm food.
Soaking in a warm bath and applying a warm water bottle to your lower abdomen might help ease your menstrual cramps.
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