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is it normal to have food cravings before period

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some females: due experience cravings around & at time of menses - especially for junk carbohydrates. Take care.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnan ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Watch your weight: By indiscriminately giving in to your food cravings, you are likely to gain weight with its attendant complications associated with being overweight/o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pill?: If you are not on the pill that may help. You can take a pill where your period only comes every 3 months. Once such pill is seasonique.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes: Cravings for chocolate are very common for women during their period.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Possible: Different women have different symptoms in the pre-menstrual phase. Try to control your cravings to ensure that you do not gain weight.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant?: Suspicious for pregnancy. Get a test.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes you could : Did you have unprotected sex? Have you missed your period for > two weeks? If so, check a home pregnancy test for confirmation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Blazar
61 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hormone action: Your symptoms sound as if they are due to high levels of progesterone, a normal occurtence at that part of your cycle. If rx is needed, it is only for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Take another: Take another pregnancy test - if that is negative then you should see your GYN for anovulation (lack of ovulation) work-up. The bloating, food cravin ... Read More
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