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A 38-year-old member asked:

what is the difference between pregnancy and pms symptoms?

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Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
They are similar: Early pregnancy can have nearly identical symptoms to PMS, even the mild cramping. Some people report that their breasts are even more tender when pregnant . Some people report greater fatigue during early pregnancy as opposed to PMS The early symptoms are similar that only a pregnancy test can tell you for sure

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Would it be possible that a lack of PMS symptoms indicate pregnancy?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No : No. Pms is usually in last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. Pregnancy wouldn't be apparent until you have missed your cycle.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I have no period and still experiencing PMS symptoms for 3 months neg pregnant doctor pregnant tests?

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Dr. Jagwinder Sandhu
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Pms symptoms: Get a professional help.These may be signs of depression.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good luck!
A 46-year-old member asked:

Do PMS symptoms go away if you are pregnant?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emma Rishton
Clinical Psychology 13 years experience
Technically Yes: But you can still feel the same symptoms even if you aren't pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms can literally be the same as pms symptoms. Best wishes.
Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
With a history of PMS, you are at risk for a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Make sure to be in close touch with your doctor if you have any symptoms. Treat early.
Sep 15, 2013
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A 19-year-old female asked:

If you only have PMS symptoms during the week of your expected period and no other time could that mean pregnancy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
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 supposed to happen before your period. Take care!

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