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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dull cramps 1.5 weeks before period. Have had protected sex with condom and birth control pill. Is this pms?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dull cramps 1.5 weeks before period. Have had protected sex with condom and birth control pill. Is this pms?

Possibly: Can't know for sure. 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), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I am spotting brown and have cramps 1.5 weeks before my period. I am on birth control and pregnancy test is negative?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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I am spotting brown and have cramps 1.5 weeks before my period. I am on birth control and pregnancy test is negative?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Bernstein
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Sexual active had cramps on and off 1 week before period for 3 days then having white thin watery discharge 5 days bfore it could this normal or preg?

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Sexual active had cramps on and off  1 week before period for 3 days then having white thin watery discharge 5 days bfore it could this normal or preg?

If preg neg...: If pregnancy is negative, thin watery discharge could be a symptom of infection including bacterial vaginosis/STDs. It is common medical practice to evaluate for these as well as pregnancy - see a health professional for further help ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Butler
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Having bad cramps and nausea one week before expected period while taking birth control normal ?

Dr. Karen Butler
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Having bad cramps and nausea one week before expected period while taking birth control normal ?

See answer: You are only 17 years old it takes several years for the body to regulate the periods. You can have severe abdominal cramps with nausea and just feel sick. This should improve as you age a bit. Be patient and just plan to rest and heat over the pelvis helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
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Cramping one week before period on birth control. Is this normal? The cramps are kind of strong.

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Cramping one week before period on birth control. Is this normal? The cramps are kind of strong.

No : It's not normal,if you don't have it each month.I would suggest that if this is new,make an appt.with provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Brown discharge one week before period due. LOw back ache, nausea, cramps, constipation, headaches, tired/weak, strong food cravings, sore throat?

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Brown discharge one week before period  due. LOw back ache, nausea, cramps, constipation, headaches, tired/weak, strong food cravings, sore throat?

Early period dischar: Check urine /blood HCG., or may be variation in period or vaginal infection / PID. Consider ultrasound to rule out ectopic/.fibroids/ovarian issue. The sore throat may be incidental, or can be from reflux due to abdominal/pelvic dysfunction( try maalox or ranitidine or prevecid). . ...Read more

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TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

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TTC for one and a half years nw period has always been regular 31 day cycle why am i bleeding (light pink) no cramps etc 5 days before period is due?

Might be ok: Hopefully you are taking a basal body temperture every morning before you get out of bed and have detected a biphasic shift indicating ovulation. if you are ovulating alright, everything is fine. The light pink is just an indication that you aren't pregnant or have inadequate progesterone for the late cycle, so get some light bleeding. ...Read more

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