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Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Symptoms of PMS and pregnancy while breast feeding?

Could be normal: Breast feeding is not adequate contraception, so make sure you're not pregnant again. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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 been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

I have been exclusively breastfeeding my 6 month old, no bottles no pacifiers, and not yet started on solids. I had a tubal ligation as well. Lately I've been getting PMS symptoms, cramps, and wildly emotional. No breast tenderness though, and no bleeding

Great job!: Good job breastfeeding, it is very good for your child. Time to start solids. What is your question by the way? Not sure if you are asking something about you or the child. The breastfeeding is probably releasing enough oxytocin that you have not started your periods yet. If you think you might be depressed tallk to your doctor, many moms will have sad feeliings early in parenthood ...Read more

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For the past 2 weeks both my breastfeeding have been sore. Some cramping and serious pms. My body has been uncomfortable as well. Am i pregnant?

For the past 2 weeks both my breastfeeding have been sore. Some cramping and serious pms. My body has been uncomfortable as well. Am i pregnant?

Pregnancy: We now live in a world where these ambiguous symptoms are no longer used to diagnose pregnancy. If you were sexual during your ovulation and you have a delayed period then it is time to do a pregnancy test. If you have not missed a period it is too early to test. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are pregnancy symptoms and PMS so similar?

I'm wondering why are pregnancy symptoms and PMS so similar?

They aren't: You might mean the physical symptoms like bloating, abdominal cramps, constipation, breast swelling/tenderness, cyclic acne, joint/muscle pain which can be awful, but are not pms. Pms is only diagnosed on emotional symptoms - irritability, tension, or unhappiness - that appear predictably before the period, reduce or disappear just before & during and remain absent until the next cycle. ...Read more

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Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good luck! ...Read more

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Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

Is morning headache symptom of PMS or may be in v early pregnancy?

May be seen w either: 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 w acne or hives. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a lack of PMS symptoms indicate pregnancy?

Would it be possible that a lack of PMS symptoms indicate pregnancy?

No : No. Pms is usually in last two weeks of the menstrual cycle. Pregnancy wouldn't be apparent until you have missed your cycle. ...Read more

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Period is 7 days late. Took 2 preg test high sensitivity both negative and no symptom of PMS or pregnancy. So what is happening?

Period is 7 days late. Took 2  preg test high sensitivity both negative and no symptom of PMS or pregnancy. So what is happening?

May not be: pregnant. At 18 years of age your period can be late occasionally without pregnancy. If it does not come in a week, a blood test will be more accurate and a visit to your doctor would be indicated if your period does not come after another month. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...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