A 34-year-old female asked:
is pms before ovulation possible?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Same feelings: Symptoms and feelings like 'pms' are perfectly possible before ovulation, but by definition they would not be pms since they are pre-ovulatory.
Psychiatry 25 years experience
PMS: Agree with Dr. Honore. Since PMS technically occurs after ovulation, similar symptoms occurring prior to ovulation would not be PMS.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Can you please tell me how PMS and ovulation differ?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Eggs vs Edgy: Ovulation is the release of an new egg.
Many think of bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation, breast swelling/tenderness, cyclic acne, joint/muscle pain (which can be bad) as pms. They are wrong pms is only the emotional symptoms - irritability, tension, or unhappiness - that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before or during and remain absent until the next cycle.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to ovulate during pms?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pathology 28 years experience
Unclear: Depends what do you think under pms. Can you be more specific?
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