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Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Are cramps and breast tenderness a week before expected period abnormal?

Premenstrual syndrom: Having cramps and breast tenderness before menses can be a normal premenstrual occurrence esp if it occurs monthly and is resolved at the onset or just after the start of flow. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Does breast tenderness appear right before a missed period if pregnant or before?

Tenderness is common: Breast tenderness is common before, after and during one's period. Breast can also be tender during pregnancy. Tenderness occurs when there is an increase in our female hormones (stress can also be a factor). If you think you may be pregnant, then call your doctor for an evaluation or take pregnancy test from the drug store. ...Read more

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Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Breast tenderness started 8 days before my period. Is it pms or an early sign of pregnancy?

Fibrocystic: This is most likely fibrocystic breast changes. Limiting caffeine may reduce tenderness. Obviously if you miss a period, check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

Swollen and sore breasts, ovulation or early pregnancy?

IT CERTAINLY COULD B: Either, depending on when your next period is due. ...Read more

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Is it possible be pregnant without breast tenderness with negative pregnancy test in 3 days after missed period?

Is it possible be pregnant without breast tenderness  with negative pregnancy test in 3 days after missed period?

Yes.: Repeat your test in one week to be sure. If negative and no period, see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of breast tenderness, backpain, period pains occur after menstruation?

Will the symptoms of breast tenderness, backpain, period pains occur after menstruation?

PMS: Pms symptoms occurs in the latter phase of the menstrual cycle and end when the period starts. Some variations of this can exist, although other pathologies must be excluded as well to rule out more serious conditions. Endometriosis can also have symptoms of back pain and pelvic cramping during menstruation. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

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Is there a difference between breast tenderness during menstruation and breast tenderness during pregnancy?

Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness in pregnancy because there is greater hormonal surge. ...Read more

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Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Sore breast and now armpits. Period or pregnancy?

Hard to know: If it is due to period - it will resolve ; period of course means that you aren't pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test is you miss your period. ...Read more

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Pains in ovaries. Frequent/slight burning urination. 4 days until period. No sore breast or cramps. Unprotected sex a week ago. pregnancy possible?

Pains in ovaries. Frequent/slight burning urination. 4 days until period. No sore breast or cramps. Unprotected sex a week ago.  pregnancy possible?

Possible: Both pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease are possible. It would be prudent to see a doctor. If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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13 days late for period some nausea breast tenderness headaches increased clear vaginal discharge increased urination negative at home pregnancy test.

13 days late for period some nausea breast tenderness headaches increased clear vaginal discharge increased urination negative at home pregnancy test.

Pregnancy unlikely: If you did the test correctly at 13 days after a missed period and the test was negative, you are not pregnant. You may see your doctor for an evaluation and if needed a blood test. See this site for information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Itchy breast before period? Normal? Or pregnancy?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

Differences of breast tenderness before period vs early pregnancy ?

None: Before you have actually missed your period there is no qualitative difference in breast tenderness, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Having tender breasts and cramps ever sense ovulation?pregnancy or period?

Neither: Infection would be first on the list with a persistent symptom that started well before the menstrual period time. Cramping is not a sign of early pregnancy. Remember that a new fetus is not physically or chemically connected to the mother until it is big enough to have chemicals and blood that the mother's body can detect. That means any symptoms before it is about fourteen days old R not preg. ...Read more

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No period since May 2015, occasional breast fullness and tender nipples. Bloating increases tiredness negative home test 4 weeks ago .

No period since May 2015,  occasional breast fullness and tender nipples.  Bloating increases tiredness negative home test 4 weeks ago .

Not pregnant: You can repeat the test to confirm that you are not pregnant and then see a doctor to discuss options for menstrual cycle regulation ...Read more

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A week before period fatigue, nausea, slight cramping, low back pain increase urination, some headache, breast tenderness, PMS or pregnancy?

A week before period fatigue, nausea, slight cramping, low back pain increase urination, some headache, breast tenderness, PMS or pregnancy?

Pregnancy?: Pregnancy is always a consideration. Buy a home pregnancy test. They turn positive at about the same time you'd be due to start your next expected period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Yes: Our breasts respond to hormone changes. Around your menstrual cycle, the breasts fill up with fluid (called cysts) which causes swelling and in turn tenderness (pain for some). The breasts will feel lumpy and tender during this time. It is important to perform breast self exams 10-14 day after the start of your period. ...Read more

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Is breast tenderness, mild cramps and bloating a week before expected period considered normal?

Is breast tenderness, mild cramps and bloating a week before expected period considered normal?

Can be normal: Probably just normal. See what happens wiuth this period. If it doesn't come, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more