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Early signs of pregnancy vs pms symptoms

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Certain pms can be the same as pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness and swelling, even pelvic cramps.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Can be similar: Symptoms of pms and early pregnancy can be similar. If you've had unprotected sex, pregnancy is possible. If you miss your period, a home pregnancy ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Wait to see: Wait to see if you miss your period. If you do - you can test then. If negative and still no period - can retest in a week.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
They may not be: Mild PMS (more correctly known now as pmdd--premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and cramping from a possible miscarriage may be the same..Thus, it is bes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Use a HPT: Because there can be some overlap in symptoms, the easiest way to differentiate is by taking a pregnancy test. By the time a woman is having classic p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Does period follow: They actual can be quite similar. Whether or not your period comes is often the only way to tell them apart.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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PMS & pregnancy: Premenstrual syndrome symptoms occur before periods and early pregnancy symptoms occur after missing periods .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May be seen w either: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive ; anxiety. These may be accompanied by sw... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: Please do a home pregnancy test to give you a peace of mind. If still worried, give a call to either your primary or obgyn. Good luck!

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