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Is it normal to find a tight knot on the side of one breast but not the other when you are about a week or so to your period? No other period symptoms.

Is it normal to find a tight knot on the side of one breast but not the other when you are about a week or so to your period? No other period symptoms.

Not unusual.: Hormones that control your periods also affect your breasts. If it feels like a definite lump but fluctuates routinely with your periods, it could be a benign condition such as a fibroadenoma or ectopic breast tissue. Based on your age and the fluctuation, this is probably benign. If it gets bigger, doesn't change with periods or if you have a family history of cancer, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Mild period symptoms. And light bleed for 20mins only when wiping after weeing for one day 10-11 days after period started? Very watery discharge.

Mild period symptoms. And light bleed for 20mins only when wiping after weeing for one day 10-11 days after period started? Very watery discharge.

Light bleeding/ d/c: May be vaginitis as the timing is unusual for pregnancy. Though do check HCG, as may rarely be pregnancy from a previous month's encounter, as one can have a period/bleeding in the first trimester. May also be cyclic variation. Follow up with doctor/urgent care. ...Read more

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Few days before period I realized light flow of brown blood, no cramps or normal period symptoms. Is it implantation bleeding? (Yes unprotected sex)

Few days before period I realized light flow of brown blood, no cramps or normal period symptoms. Is it implantation bleeding? (Yes unprotected sex)

Implantation: You can become pregnant anytime during your period even during menstruation. Sperm can stay alive in your body up to 7 days. Implantation bleeding can mimic a normal but light period. Other symptoms of pregnancy include breast tenderness, vaginal mucous discharge, nausea. By a pregnancy test in the pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be getting period symptoms a week before your period?

Is it normal to be getting period symptoms a week before your period?

Yes: Period symptoms including bloating, breast tenderness, mood changes can begin as soon as you ovulate, which occurs about 2 weeks before your period. Cramping can begin a week before your period as well. ...Read more

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I have been having period symptoms for 2 weeks now with no period. I am like 4 days late. Should I be worried?

I have been having period symptoms for 2 weeks now with no period. I am like 4 days late. Should I be worried?

Depends: What are the symptoms? Are they similar to pregnancy? Could you be pregnant? If you had unprotected intercourse, call your physician and get a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period ended a week ago but I am experiencing period symptoms again?

My period ended a week ago but I am experiencing period symptoms again?

Period?: Depending of age, could be normal some times. Is you are stressed, or could have inflammation, also check for colitis or irritable b. S.. If you have any vaginal discharge is very important too. ...Read more

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I suffer with a week of very light bleeding and a week of heavy period. And suffer all month off and on with period symptoms.?

I suffer with a week of very light bleeding and a week of heavy period. And suffer all month off and on with period symptoms.?

See your doctor: The birth control pill is one option if you have no medical problems preventing you from taking it. There are many types of birth control pill on the market and your symptoms will dictate which one you should be on. There are also non-hormonal medications available to treat specific symptoms. Please see your health care provider to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Why am I getting period symptoms without menstration the week after my period is over?

Why am I getting period symptoms without menstration the week after my period is over?

A few reasons: This could be due to simple hormonal issues, estrogen and progesterone. It's possible that there's still some uterine lining that needs to be shed, and that's why your body's cramping. Also possible is you have a fibroid or polyp that's causing this cramping. If continues you may want to chart your symptoms and see a gynecologist for consultation. ...Read more

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I am 51yrs old& period free for 16 mo. This week I began to feel period symptoms. Twinges in the ovary area & now I have a period. Is this normal?

I am 51yrs old& period free for 16 mo. This week I began to feel period symptoms. Twinges in the ovary area & now I have a period. Is this normal?

Concerning: If you have not had a period for 16 months then suddenly have a period, it may be concerning. Please see your primary care provider, who may refer you to a gynecologist and/or order laboratory studies and imaging. ...Read more

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I'm on BC to help control period symptoms. Lately my lower back has been in serious pain up to a week before my period. Should I change my bc?

I'm on BC to help control period symptoms. Lately my lower back has been in serious pain up to a week before my period. Should I change my bc?

Maybe: Changing BC could get rid of this symptom - especially if you weren't having it before you started the BC. An alternative idea, if you like your BC otherwise, is to medicate with ibuprofen starting the day before you expect the cramping. It may eliminate or reduce the pain. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if I had period symptoms a couple of days before my period and the week of my period? Symptoms gone slight cramping. Period 4days lat

What does it mean if I had period symptoms a couple of days before my period and the week of my period? Symptoms gone slight cramping. Period 4days lat

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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a light period on 3rd week of active pill and regular period on placebo week? I started 4th week and have period symptoms.

Is it normal to have a light period on 3rd week of active pill and regular period on placebo week? I started 4th week and have period symptoms.

It can be: On the birth control pill, many women have break through bleeding which is bleeding that occurs during the active pills. It should go away within a few months. If not, you can try a different pill or just live with it since it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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If I had a bleeding week with period symptoms a few days after taking Plan b. Does that mean I am not pregnant? How can I know if it was a side effec

If I had a bleeding week with period symptoms a few days after taking Plan b. Does that mean I am not pregnant? How can I know if it was a side effec

Unlikely pregnant: If you've had a period-like bleed after taking Plan B then you're unlikely to be pregnant and the medication worked. Plan B gives you a large dose of progesterone, which after exposure, can induce a period. This usually happens if you've already ovulated and your body was ready to have a period anyway, but the Plan B just helped that process. ...Read more

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My period is very irregular. This week I started having period symptoms and last night I had unprotected sex. Could I be pregnant? I was already late

My period is very irregular. This week I started having period symptoms and last night I had unprotected sex. Could I be pregnant? I was already late

Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred). An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex last week Wednesday and got my period today, a few days earlier and I have none of my usual period symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex last week Wednesday and got my period today, a few days earlier and I have none of my usual period symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

Take a test: It sounds like you did not get pregnant this time since you had your period. If there is doubt then it is always best to take a home pregnancy test. Consider a virtual visit on Healthtap to start birth control to avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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I am 3 weeks late for period, have done several home pregnancy tests and all have been negative, period symptoms, but no period. What's happening?

I am 3 weeks late for period, have done several home pregnancy tests and all have been negative, period symptoms, but no period. What's happening?

Not sure: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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If I had a bleeding week with period symptoms a few days after taking Plan b. Does that mean I am not pregnant? How can I know if it was a side effect

If I had a bleeding week with period symptoms a few days after taking Plan b. Does that mean I am not pregnant? How can I know if it was a side effect

Always do preg. Test: Taking Plan B can alter the timing and quality of the current menstrual cycle and the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy 3 weeks after taking Plan B. Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate, and are sold everywhere at a low price. ...Read more

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I have been having sexual intercourse and my period came a week late but I do not feel my normal monthly period symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

I have been having sexual intercourse and my period came a week late but I do not feel my normal monthly period symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

It is possible: My guess is probably not, but it is quite possible to have what seems to be a normal period early in pregnancy and have a perfectly normal pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are readily available, accurate, and should be positive if you do happen to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Noticed clumps of white creamy cervical mucus in toilet. No other symptoms. Had period symptoms two weeks ago. Am I pregnant? Period due in a few days.

Noticed clumps of white creamy cervical mucus in toilet. No other symptoms. Had period symptoms two weeks ago. Am I pregnant? Period due in a few days.

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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I started birth control a week ago, and I usually get my period now but was told I won't. But I'm getting a white discharge and have period symptoms?

I started birth control a week ago, and I usually get my period now but was told I won't. But I'm getting a white discharge and have period symptoms?

May be normal: Spotting in the first few months of BCPs can be normal. The white discharge is not and may need treatment if it continues ...Read more

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Had sex last week three weeks out in Nexplanon woke up with period symptoms and bleeding am I pregnant?

Had sex last week three weeks out in Nexplanon woke up with period symptoms and bleeding am I pregnant?

Nexplanon: In all likelihood this is just breakthrough bleeding on nexplanon. If you want to be more certain, you will need to take a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

I've been having period symptoms of knee pain, cramps but my cramps are worse and I have headaches my period isn't for a week?!

Knee pain usually is: Not associated with pms but headaches and cramps can be. Wonder if you have a mild viral infection? ...Read more