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A 31-year-old female asked:

is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling pms ( causing headache, breast tenderness)?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hormones: There are two major hormones in the non-pregnant women that are responsible for her symptoms during the cycle - estrogen and progesteron. During pregnancy again estrogen and progesteron are present and playing important roles, but there are other hormones present that are not present in a non-pregnant woman such as HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin. That's why pregnancy has different symptoms.

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Last updated Jul 15, 2015

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