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Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

Experiencing bloating: PMS or pregnancy?

Neither exactly: One can have bloating before the period, but while it can feel awful, it is not called pms. Pms is only diagnosed on emotional symptoms — irritability, tension, or unhappiness — that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before or during and remain absent until the next cycle. Pregnancy may or may not include bloating. Unpleasant gas can happen to anyone — ask your doctor. ...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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I have PMS symptoms all month such as bloating, extended stomach, pelvic cramps. The symptoms don't go away. Pregnancy tests negative. What's wrong?

I have PMS symptoms all month such as bloating, extended stomach, pelvic cramps. The symptoms don't go away. Pregnancy tests negative. What's wrong?

not PMS: It is difficult to say and should be evaluated by your gynecologist since there is the potential for serious problems. You do not have pms. The symptoms do not resolve with your period. ...Read more

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I am 16 days post ovulation. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative. I have no pms sysmptoms like I normally would before a period. The only symptoms I have had this month were for 5 days after ovulation. Severe bloating, cramping, dizzi

I am 16 days post ovulation. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative. I have no pms sysmptoms like I normally would before a period. The only symptoms I have had this month were for 5 days after ovulation. Severe bloating, cramping, dizzi

After missed period: 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. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow 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. ...Read more

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Bloating, frequent urination, metallic taste in mouth, back pain. No nausea or cramping. still, pms or pregnancy? Period due in a week

Not necessarily...: Your symptoms are non-specific. They could mean you are pregnant but they could also mean you have an infection in the uterus or bladder or many other things. If your period doesn't happen in a week, a pregnancy test would clarify the situation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are bloating and feeling gassy be from pms?

Are bloating and feeling gassy be from pms?

Very common error: Almost everyone — both genders — all ages — think bloating/gas is part of pms. Perhaps it is time to add it into the definition since usage is an important part of meaning. But, till they do — pms is only the emotional components — moody, irritable, etc. The physical features are there and can be the biggest complaint, but without emotional symptoms — you don't (officially) have pms. Feel better? ...Read more

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What to do if I know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

What to do if I know bloating is a symptom of PMS but is weight gain?

Yes, can be: The mass general center for women's mental health includes several physical symptoms in pms diagnosis, including breast tenderness/swelling, joint pains, headaches, bloating, etc -- weight gain is also part of the dsm iv-tr & dsm 5 criteria for pmdd (a more severe form of pms). For diagnosis one needs emotional symptoms also: http://currentpsychiatry. Com/pdf/1104/1104cp_meltzer-brody. Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it normail to have PMS pain and bloating for 2 weeks before period?

Is it normail to have PMS pain and bloating for 2 weeks before period?

Yes: Bloating is usually caused by the elevated Progesterone levels that occurs when you ovulate. This happens 2 weeks before the period. ...Read more

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I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

I have PMS. I noticed this & was wondering. Is there a difference between bloating and weight gain? I look bigger, but weight is the same.

Bloating vs wt gain: Check out http://www.healthline.com/symptom/abdominal-bloating & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739 re bloating, which doesn't necessarily affect your weight. However, your weight may fluctuate in response to hormone cycles which may be explained by fluid retention aka edema. Birth control pills can be used to treat/prevent PMS. ...Read more

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How can I combat pms-induced bloating?

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How can I combat pms-induced bloating?

Bloating: Best to consult your physician or ob/gyn before considering any remedy. ...Read more

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What can I do about PMS bloating. Nothing I've tried works. If I drink more or I drink less nothing works. Fibre, exercise, everything makes it worse?

What can I do about PMS bloating. Nothing I've tried works. If I drink more or I drink less nothing works. Fibre, exercise, everything makes it worse?

PMS: I am wondering if PMS is the sole cause of your bloating. Try some diet changes like cut down on some foods like milk and dairy products, Beans,Some vegetables, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, potatoes, and corn, Some whole grains, such as wheat, Artificial sweeteners. Soda and other fizzy drinks, Chewing gum.
Consult a physician for discussing treatment of PMS. ...Read more

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Why would I feel like I am having PMS after 3 yrs.post menapause it cause s dizziness a bloating a balance trouble.tension in muscles ect.?

Why would I feel like I am having PMS after 3 yrs.post menapause it cause s dizziness a bloating a balance trouble.tension in muscles ect.?

P=Post, but similar: Sadly, some women do continue to have unpleasant symptoms post-menopause. Here's a bit of info: http://www.wdxcyber.com/nmood19.htm
Discuss possible treatment options w/ your doctor or OBGYN. I hope you find relief. ...Read more

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Been on alesse for a year, is it possible that my constipation&extreme bloating could be caused by pms? Just this month tho? I end this pack on sunday

Been on alesse for a year, is it possible that my constipation&extreme bloating could be caused by pms? Just this month tho? I end this pack on sunday

Alesse : Since you have been on Alesse for over a year, the likelihood of your symptoms being caused by Alesse this one month is unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take Lasix (furosemide) for simple PMS bloating? Can it damage the kidneys even taken once a month?

Is it dangerous to take Lasix (furosemide) for simple PMS bloating? Can it damage the kidneys even taken once a month?

Its powerful: Unlikely to damage kidneys. AND lasix (furosemide) has no brakes on how much fluid it can take off. It "lasts six" hours, so, the effects on it are not commonly too much but dehydration and loss of electrolytes like potassium can certainly occur with it. ...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!

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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Are PMS symptoms normal to have up to 10 days before I come on? I have the worst water retention, bloating, and mood swings. What can help?

Are PMS symptoms normal to have up to 10 days before I come on? I have the worst water retention, bloating, and mood swings. What can help?

Past history: Use your past menstrual cycles as a historical guide. If this always happens with each cycle then PMS is a possible cause. If this is a one time thing then PMS is not likely the cause. PMS can be managed with birth control methods. Sometimes antidepressants can be used during the 2nd half of the cycle to help control ...Read more

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I have been off my period for 3 days. But I feel like im going to start again, why do I still got PMS symptoms, bloating and cramps/sharp pains?

I have been off my period for 3 days. But I feel like im going to start again, why do I still got PMS symptoms, bloating and cramps/sharp pains?

Please see your Gyn: This doc is concerned. Many possibilities at this age. Let's agree you will call tomorrow. If you use a clinic rather than a gynecologist, fine. Call your usual place. And time needs to be on your side. Really. Best wishes because you will call tomorrow. I will not scare you into getting care, but this is serious until proven otherwise. I want this to be as easy as can be, dr. Hoffman. ...Read more

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Bloating above my pubic bone. Mild pain when I press in on it. period due august 6th. Haven't had this before as PMS. What could it be?

Constipation: This can be many things such as bloating from your periods, constipation or just gas. Try to eat a diet high in fiber and drink plenty of water and hopefully this makes things better. ...Read more

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I still have not started my period, and I should have by now. I got PMS symptoms, bloating. I have not had sex in 8 months, can you skip a period?

I still have not started my period, and I should have by now. I got PMS symptoms, bloating. I have not had sex in 8 months, can you skip a period?

Absolutely: It's not uncommon for a woman to skip a period now and then. It usually happens when you don't ovulate that month, but can also happen with other issues like birth control pill use and thyroid problems. If you wait too long before seeing your doctor you may get a very heavy period. ...Read more

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Have very bad bloating & period like cramping for 24 hours and I'm in quite some pain. Not that hungry, & I never get a period on Cerette pill or PMS.

Have very bad bloating & period like cramping for 24 hours and I'm in quite some pain. Not that hungry, & I never get a period on Cerette pill or PMS.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I am about a week late for my period, PMS symptoms, bloating and cramping. Have not had sex in months, what could be going on?

Hormone imbalance: Sometimes when estrogen and progesterone, the 2 hormones that regulate your cycle, are not in the right ratios to each other, periods can be longer or shorter than normal and bleeding can be irregular too. It sounds like you should get your period any day now. If you don't get it in the next few days, you may want to see your physician to help you regulate your cycle. ...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