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irritable before period

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMDD: This is one possibility (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). Basically, hormonal fluctuations may impact neurotransmitters and their balance in the bra ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Exercise & nutrition: PMS symptoms can be lessened by exercise during that time frame and avoidance of caffeine and theobromine (chocolates). Minimizing sodium intake can ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Hale
Dr. Anne Hale answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant?: It could just be pms type symptoms but also could be that you are pregnant. You should be seen if pregnant with pain.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy?: I would check a home pregnancy test. If you ovulated at day 7 of your 28 day cycle you are potentially 16 days pregnant.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Some women: are more susceptible to the emotional lability associated with the changes in hormone levels that accompany menstruation than others. The amount of ir ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome works like that. With some very good people it can be very intense. Work with your gynecologist or even a psychiatrist who can a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Menopause?: You could be approaching the menopause. We generally feel that if a woman has no period in twelve months, the menopause has arrived. Blood testing ca ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You may be: pregnant as you had sex at time of peak fertility. Please take a home pregnancy test if your period is late (assuming it is by your description).
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see doctor: A 2 week period with symptoms like you describe need to be evaluated by your GYN or family doctor. Some blood tests and exam will need to be done.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Multiple causes : There are many rashes that fit your symptoms including solar urticaria, polymorphous light eruption, variants of lupus, photosensitive drug reactions, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
PMS: Sure, as part of the dysphoric disorder.

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