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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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Is it normal to have PMS symptoms in between my last day of period and ovulation?

Is it normal to have PMS symptoms in between my last day of period and ovulation?

Not: Symptoms right after your menstrual period would no longer be "premenstrual" (as in pre menstrual syndrome). You might have slight pain with ovulation -- some women do. This doesn't happen in every woman though. ...Read more

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I have breast pain and a bloated stomach. I had my period on May 20 which is 2 weeks ago. Is it normal to have pms symptoms so early?

I have breast pain and a bloated stomach. I had my period on May 20 which is 2 weeks ago. Is it normal to have pms symptoms so early?

Not likely: PMS generally occurs in the days before your menstrual cycle. It also tends to occur every month. If this is the first time you have had these symptoms and you are mid cycle then other causes of bloating and breast pain should be considered ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pms like symptoms a few days after period ends? What is the cause of it?

Is it normal to have pms like symptoms a few days after period ends? What is the cause of it?

Hormonal imbalance: It must be hormonal imbalance some people have symptoms before and after the periods that is the way it presents, if you cannot handle it try to use ocps or some alternative methods ...Read more

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Period is normal, on time for last 8 months. I had tiny amount of spotting week ago, then nothing. Pms symptoms still. Why would it stop suddenly?

Period is normal, on time for last 8 months. I had tiny amount of spotting week ago, then nothing. Pms symptoms still. Why would it stop suddenly?

Various possibilitie: There are various possibilities... Pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy still may be present (if sexually active), stress, medications, or other illnesses that effect hormone levels could lead to the presence of spotting instead of a normal period. You might call your primary care provider this week for a follow up apt. ...Read more

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I recently began donating plasma. I have had normal PMS symptoms but no blood for this period. Could they be linked?

I recently began donating plasma. I have had normal PMS symptoms but no blood for this period. Could they be linked?

Doubtful: From what I gather, you missed a period. PMS symptoms can come for unrelated reasons. If you had unprotected sex, you could be pregnant. There are other possibilities a OBGYN can find but blood donation is not at all likely to cause this. Best! ...Read more

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Is clear watery discharge normal before period starts? Period supposed to start 2 days ago but has not. Been having PMS symptoms. Virgin

Is clear watery discharge normal before period starts? Period supposed to start 2 days ago but has not. Been having PMS symptoms. Virgin

The discharge sounds: Like it may be one of the variable states of vaginal secretions during the menstrual cycle. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and med problems. ...Read more

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Pms symptoms before and after normal period? Pregnancy? No sex since September.

Pms symptoms before and after normal period? Pregnancy? No sex since September.

Maybe not preg., but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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I took the Plan B pill on the 29th, been having PMS symptoms and watery discharge but period is 3 days late...is this normal?

I took the Plan B pill on the 29th, been having PMS symptoms and watery discharge but period is 3 days late...is this normal?

Can occur: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Took plan b twice last month. Got my period at the normal time but I'm experiencing PMS symptoms 2 weeks early than my expected period. Why?

Need a better plan: This isn't the best use of plan B. It's great for emergency but you need a better protection strategy that will also prevent STDs - like condoms! PMS symptoms vary for each woman - nothing to many different ones. None are 100% associated w/ menstrual periods - they can be from a variety of causes. This might be why you're surprised to see yours early. Also, P=pre, often a week+
Take care. ...Read more

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I'm on the last day of my period, however my PMS symptoms are increasing. It was a normal flow of blood that tapered down today. What is going on?

I'm on the last day of my period, however my PMS symptoms are increasing. It was a normal flow of blood that tapered down today. What is going on?

Maybe nothing: Need to see gyn as depends on if you are on hormones, what exactly your symptoms are and how long they are going to last. I suggest keeping track of them in association with your cycle next month. ...Read more

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26, virgin. Period is 5 days late- only *extremely light spotting today. Had normal PMS symptoms last week, on time, but still no period? What's up : (

Don;t know: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get PMS symptoms about a 6 days before your expected period if you're on birth control?

Yes: Pms can be made better or worse with oral contraceptives. If you are experiencing those symptoms, try a different formulation of bcp that contains a Progesterone different from the one you are using. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org. ...Read more

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28th day of menstrual cycle and have not started period PMS symtomps started 2 days ago is this normal? Can menstrual cycle start after 28 days virgin

28th day of menstrual cycle and have not started period PMS symtomps started 2 days ago is this normal? Can menstrual cycle start after 28 days virgin

Menses: Being late or early for your menses by a few days is very common. If the problem persists and you don't get your period for up to one month at a time, during more than three months a year, then an evaluation for hormonal or endocrine misbalances is needed. ...Read more

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Period was a day late and short, heavy for two days then spotting. I had no normal PMS symptoms. Neg. Tests. Pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

Period was a day late and short, heavy for two days then spotting. I had no normal PMS symptoms. Neg. Tests. Pregnancy symptoms. Could I be pregnant?

When was pregnancy: Test done? . Can wait a week & repeat home pregnancy test. You may just be having some hormonal irregularity causing this. Take care. ...Read more

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Is clear watery discharge normal after a light spotty 2 day late period having PMS like symtopms as well? Never had vag sex or penetration?

Is clear watery discharge normal after a light spotty 2 day late period having PMS like symtopms as well? Never had vag sex or penetration?

Discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight aches in your back areas: upper, middle, spinal area, back bone before your period starts? Is that a normal PMS Symptom?

Is it normal to have slight aches in your back areas: upper, middle, spinal area, back bone before your period starts? Is that a normal PMS Symptom?

They are: Quite commonly women experience achiness and pain in the back prior to menses which is considered part of the pre-menstrual syndrome. Why? The precise mechanism is not entirely understood, I don't think, but it is presumed that it is influenced by hormonal changes, fluid retention, possibly changes in inflammatory response. Eating healthfully, avoiding junk food/sugar, exercise may help. Stay well ...Read more

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Normal PMS symptoms, 3 days before period have used condoms without break or slip and the pill. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Normal PMS symptoms, 3 days before period have used condoms without break or slip and the pill. What are the chances of pregnancy?

Nil: Condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy when used properly and every time. Add the fact that you are also on an oral contraceptive which is 99.9% effective at preventing pregnancy when taken as directed. Next to impossible for you to be pregnant if what you stated is true. ...Read more

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I never ever get cramps, bloating, or 'pms' symptoms at all when on my period. Is this normal/bad? Everyone I know gets it but me!

Be happy: Not everyone has pms symptoms. The symptoms vary over time, so you may develop some as you get older. If you have a regular monthly cycle you probably have no reason to worry. ...Read more

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I took plan b and today is the first day of my period. I am having brown discharge/ blood. I am experiencing all normal PMS symptoms is this normal?

I took plan b and today is the first day of my period. I am having brown discharge/ blood. I am experiencing all normal PMS symptoms is this normal?

Sounds ok.: Brown d/c is usually older blood being cleaned from the uterus. Period can arrive on time, early or late and there can be spotting as well. Be well. ...Read more

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