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A 19-year-old female asked:

i've been having mood swings a lot lately and cramps and my lower back started making me feel uncomfortable, this all started three days before my ovulation day which is today and i'm still going through these symptoms. what's going on?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
PMS-like ?'s: Sometimes two eggs are developed simultaneously, which means the level of estrogen prior to ovulation is much higher, so the drop to zero just prior to ovulation will be similar to PMS symptoms prior to the onset of a regular period. Ask your gyn about low dose oral bcp's, which will diminish these symptoms considerably.

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Last updated Jan 23, 2020

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