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Doctor insights on: Pms Bloating Vs Pregnancy

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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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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

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