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18 days late, negative hpt, nausea, acid reflux/heartburn. Pms-like symptoms. Light spotting off and on. Do I need to make an appointment with my dr?

18 days late, negative hpt, nausea, acid reflux/heartburn. Pms-like symptoms. Light spotting off and on. Do I need to make an appointment with my dr?

See below: It sounds that your symptoms are really bothersome to you. For your own peace of mind, make an appointment with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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How when heartburn, nausea, vomiting, bloated, before pms is it normal?

How when heartburn, nausea, vomiting, bloated, before pms is it normal?

Nauseau and bloating: Yes. Vomiting is not something I have heard. Overall your body becomes more sensitive to heat and cold. I would check with your primary care about the vomiting and or obgyn. I see you are male, ask the female in question to do this please. Thank you. ...Read more

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Is PMS real'?

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Is PMS real'?

Pms: Symptoms are real, related in part to hormonal changes during that time of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Pms pain help?

Pms pain help?

Advil, (ibuprofen) Heat, Pill: If you are experiencing uterine cramping around your menstrual cycle, you will probably find some relief with some analgesics, heat, or consider using the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Pms pain help?

PMS tips: There are a number of things you can help with cramps. Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pms?

What are symptoms of pms?

PMS Sxs: I agree with dr. Thanapathy. Pms symptoms 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, bloating, cramps, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting and palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems with acne or hives. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pms?

What are symptoms of pms?

PMS symptoms: Pms includes both physical and emotional symptoms in the 1-2 weeks before your menstrual period, and which go away when bleeding starts. These include: swollen, tender breasts; feeling tired; sleeping poorly; upset stomach; bloating; constipation/diarrhea; trouble w/concentration; headache or backaches; joint aches & pains; tension & irritability; depression; mood swings; crying spells, etc. ...Read more

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How is PMS distinguished from other conditions?

PMS: Symptoms occur around same time on multiple cycles and relief when mended start. ...Read more

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How to avoid pms?

Prevention: Try to stay hydrated and eat foods low in sodium to prevent bloating associated with pms. You could also eat foods that are rich in vitamin b6 (bananas and nuts) which helps to modulate hormones related to pms. Finally, exercise and stay active. Endorphins are released during physical activity which can also help relieve your symptoms when you do experience pms. ...Read more

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Could PMS be hormonal?

Could PMS be hormonal?

Yes: PMS is related to a woman's hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Is there a "cure" for pms?

Probably Not: Like most things in medicine, we manage more than we cure. It is also true that some remedy that works for someone else may not work for you. General health principles like exercise & nutrition are a good start. After that talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of menopause and pms?

What are the causes of menopause and pms?

PMS or: Perimenstrual syndrome is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman's menstrual cycle. The exact cause is unknown. Menopause is cessation of ovarian estrogen secretion, either due to age (which is a natural occurrence) or surgical removal. ...Read more

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What are PMS and pmdd?

What are PMS and pmdd?

Acronyms: Pms stands for premenstrual syndrome
pmdd stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder. ...Read more

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What causes PMS in a girl?

Hormone imbalance: Most girls with pms have a relative Progesterone deficiency in the second half of the cycle. Vitamin deficiencies are also thought to be causative. I get the best response with Progesterone the last two weeks prior to menstrual bleeding. Generic Prozac (fluoxetine) works well the week prior to menstrual bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Can PMS cause depression?

Can PMS cause depression?

Yes: Yes, depression may exacerbate during pms. This can be one of the symptoms -- with the tell-tale sign being when in your cycle it worsens. Please talk with your primary care or obgyn doctor about this. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Can you PMS after your period?

Can you PMS after your period?

No: Pms symptoms are by definition limited to premenstrual luteal phase. I assume you are having some mood, anxiety or other symptoms after our period, this may suggest a separate disorder. In some patients, symptoms of pms may extend through menses. Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation, treatment is effective and available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is burping a lot a PMS symptom?

Is burping a lot a PMS symptom?

Possibly: Although burping is not the first symptoms most people think of with pms it can occur. However there are a host of other conditions that can cause burping including gallbladder disease, diet, gastric disorders etc. If the condition becomes too bothersome or other symptoms arise please check with your dr. Right away. ...Read more

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Can you get PMS after your period?

Technically no.: If you have symptoms throughout your menstrual cycle, you likely have either a primary mood or anxiety disorder such as depression or another medical, eg endocrinological disorder. ...Read more

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Can you have dysgeusia during pms?

Can you have dysgeusia during pms?

Dysgeusia: Most cases of distorted sense of taste are without obvious cause, but some factors might include gastric reflux, diabetes, zinc deficiency, and in some menopausal women. Recommend workup by your pcp to explore any possible factors listed above. ...Read more

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What are PMS or pregnancy symptoms?

What are PMS or pregnancy symptoms?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. **pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed >. ...Read more

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What causes mood swings due to pms?

Not Clear: Some amount of mood change in the pre-menstrual period is normal. And changing hormone levels seem associated with mood swings (for instance around the time of menopause). How that works is not clear. It is clear that if you add a little bit of depression to the normal variability of mood, you can end up with really bad pms. Serotonin drugs given right then help. ...Read more

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