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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
First period?: If you are asking about your first period the following applies. Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. Before the first period a gi ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No, this is not: Usually related to your period.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Period: Hi, some women get lower abdominal cramp, back pain, bloating, sore breast, diarrhea among other symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Izenberg
35 years experience Family Medicine
There are several: Bloating, abdominal cramping, subtle weight gain, moodiness, breast tenderness to name a few.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: The two are not related.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Certain pms can be the same as pregnancy symptoms such as breast tenderness and swelling, even pelvic cramps.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You could have cramps at any time during the cycle. The cramps can easily vary in timing from cycle to cycle, but most women do experience about the s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Might be. Use an OPK: Ovulation predictor kits (opk) are more useful than tracking symptoms, cervical mucus or basal body temperature when ttc. The OPK should go positive 1 ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
Could be either: The second half of the cycle,that is ,after ovulation,it is possible that you may expierence more breast pain because of the hormonal changes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
35 years experience Pediatrics
Noninteractive: Early signs of abnormal development include lack of social smile by 2 months, inability to track objects, lack of reaction to sound, poor muscle tone ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Mancoll
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sore boobs: Around the time of your period your hormones change. Breast tissue is very responsive to hormones. Breast tissue can be found anywhere from just above ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Menstrual flow: "flesh" does not come out with your period. Endometrial tissue (uterine lining) is most of what comes out in a menstrual period, this is semi-solid; s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Menarche: The average timing for menses is 2.5 years after 1st nipple emergence. Often there is some mild discharge for up to 6 months prior to the first cycle.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Mittelschmerz: Light cramping that is an event and not a persistent symptom could be the ovary releasing an egg. And, have you not learned yet that cervical or vagi ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Need fertilization: If you were experiencing these symptoms before you ovulated (are you SURE of when you ovulated?) then the only way you could be pregnant is is you got ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormones: As estrogen levels change during your cycle the breast/ nipple can hurt. Early in pregnancy Progesterone levels rise, which would lead to less breast ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Blood loss ?: Acute blood loss, when significant, can cause symptoms, such as light-headedness, pale and clammy skin, headache, rapid heartbeat, and in severe cases ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Breast tenderness, moodiness, bloating are the common symptoms that a period is about to start.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Not rare: Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle can easily affect mood. While there exist a number of typical patterns (pre-menstrual moodiness is one, ob ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malina Milan
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Pregnancy: If you are worried about being pregnant the best way to find out is to take a home pregnancy test. Pms symptoms are just that premenstrual, they are s ... Read More

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