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What to do if I have cramping and breast tenderness a week before period is due?

What to do if I have cramping and breast tenderness a week before period is due?

Hormonal changes: This is simply a side effect of hormonal changes with cycles. Birth control pills can reduce if it is bothersome to you. ...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


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Period came on time, but experienced nausea, fatigue & cramping, dizziness & breast tenderness before & during period. Period blood is a dark brown.

Period came on time, but experienced nausea, fatigue & cramping, dizziness & breast tenderness before & during period. Period blood is a dark brown.

Ans: Not abnormal symptoms. Check a urine pregnancy first. If negative try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen a few days and heat over pelvis for the discomfort. Brown blood is old blood. The uterus must shed itself fully the brown blood is old blood from last cycle b ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramping and breast tenderness after period?

Is it normal to have cramping and breast tenderness after period?

Yes: Yes is common and normal for most women. This is due to fibrocystic changes that occur due to natural hormonal changes that occur. You can see other posts on fibrocystic breasts. ...Read more

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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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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

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First two days I have cramps. Is it normal for breast tenderness to occur about two weeks before my period?

First two days I have cramps. Is it normal for breast tenderness to occur about two weeks before my period?

Yes: Premenstrual syndrome (pms), sxs often occur in the 1 to 2 weeks prior to menstruation. Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating & headaches (to include migraines). ...Read more

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My period is a week late. I'm having cramps & breast tenderness for the last few days. Never had cramps beforehand. Help?

My period is a week late. I'm having cramps & breast tenderness for the last few days. Never had cramps beforehand. Help?

Home preg test: A home urine pregnancy test can be done in the privacy and comfort of your home. It is cheap and useful in identifying if you are pregnant or not. Whether you have missed period or unprotected sex or trying to concieve, this is a safe, easy test to perform at home to get the answers you seek
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Hi, I'm 3 weeks latte on my period, first time ever, feel breast tenderness and cramping?

Breast tenderness: The first question is could you be pregnant since your period is late. A home pregnancy test is a good place to start. If you are pregnant, breast tenderness is common and will increase over the pregnancy as the breasts enlarge. If you are not pregnant, make an appointment to see your OB/GYN for the cramping and breast tenderness since it could be other hormonal related issues. ...Read more

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Taken 3 recent HPTs & all are NEG. Just had a period 2wks ago & I have been noticing breast tenderness/firmness/heavier. Back pain/abdomin cramps/bloat?

Hormonal disturbance: From what you described, your symptoms are not due to your being pregnant. There may be other causes of hormonal imbalance that are causing the symptoms. If these symptoms persist after the next period, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could I be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Had sex on 2/9. Lmp was 2/2. Now is it 3/9 and no period. I had 4 pregancy test all neg (4 days late). Could I be preg? Exp: breast tenderness/cramp

Unlikely: Given 4 negative tests it is unlikely you are pregnant, especially if they were taken with an early morning urine. These could be premenstrual symptoms. If you have still not gotten your period in a week you should retest. ...Read more

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Getting brown spotting week before period. Cramping bloating and tender breasts but negative tests. Been spotting for six days. What is happening?

Getting brown spotting week before period. Cramping bloating and tender breasts but negative tests. Been spotting for six days. What is happening?

Tests?: Sounds like premenstrual spotting due to hormonal changes. Are you trying to get ptengant? - if jot I would recommend oral contraceptives and condoms. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 32 days ago. Cramps and tender breasts. Still no period and negative hpt?

Unprotected sex 32 days ago. Cramps and tender breasts. Still no period and negative hpt?

Tests are accurate: If you have taken pregnancy tests at home and they are negative then you can rest assured that you are not pregnant. You will need to see your doctor to discuss irregular periods. I would also discuss birth control options to avoid an unplanned pregnancy and avoid these scares in the future. ...Read more

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I had sex the first day of my period 9/15 and I'm late and don't have my usual symptoms like tender breasts (just a little cramping) what causes this?

I had sex the first day of my period 9/15 and I'm late and don't have my usual symptoms like tender breasts (just a little cramping) what causes this?

Ovulation?: If you haven't had sex since 9/15, then you are not likely pregnant. However, you can always do a pregnancy test to be sure. It is possible that you ovulated late or even not ovulated yet. Some additional time will most likely reveal the reason why. ...Read more

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I have the signs of my period;tender breasts and cramping. But no blood. It's two weeks late. My question is, what could it mean?

Ov. Cyst vs. Preg.: Are you sexually active? If you are and not using birth control this could mean that you are pregnant. It could also mean that you have an ovarian cyst or some other cause of hormonal imbalance. Please see your provider to sort this out! ...Read more

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I'm about 5 days late HPT Negative. From time to time I feel like my period is about to come. I have light tender breasts and cramps. What to do? : (

I'm about 5 days late HPT Negative. From time to time I feel like my period is about to come. I have light tender breasts and cramps. What to do? : (

Be patient,: Really nothing else to do. Your period is probably late, and the reason you are experiencing the breast tenderness and cramps. Most women have some menstrual irregularity now and then. If you have not started your period in 1 week, check another pregnancy test. In the meantime, take prenatal vitamins with Folic acid just in case you are pregnant. See: http://howtogetpreg. Blogspot. Com/ ...Read more

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Negative hpts cramping and pinching nauseous no appetite I fell light headed period in few days chills and very few cravings no tender breasts?

Negative hpts cramping and pinching nauseous no appetite I fell light headed period in few days chills and very few cravings no tender breasts?

Viral illness?: What you describe sounds like a viral illness and hopefully you will be over it in a couple of days. If the symptoms persist for a 4-5 days or longer, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Period came twice last mnth and now late this month but cramping and very tender breasts took HPT a few days ago BEFORE missed period and negative.?

Period came twice last mnth and now late this month but cramping and very tender breasts took HPT a few days ago BEFORE missed period and negative.?

Tested too soon: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...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


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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