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Menstrual cycle 5 days late but have tender breasts, sore abdomen and diarrhea. Took pregnancy test but negative. Could i be pregnant?

Menstrual cycle 5 days late but have tender breasts, sore abdomen and diarrhea. Took pregnancy test but negative. Could i be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Your breasts may provide the first signs to you that you are pregnant. Women's breasts often get extremely tender and begin increasing in size very early in pregnancy. These changes are preparing you for breastfeeding. The size may increase throughout the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is important to wear a bra that fits and supports your breasts throughout your pregnancy. Your nipples and areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) will darken early in pregnancy. By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
Monthly
Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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Unbearable menstrual cramps, pounding headache and tender breasts for last few months. My last obgyn check is perfectly normal. Please help me.

Unbearable menstrual cramps, pounding headache and tender breasts for last few months. My last obgyn check is perfectly normal. Please help me.

PMS: Symptoms you are refering are those of pms or premenstrual syndrome vs pmdd a more severe form of pms. There are multiple therapies for pms including oral contracetives and others. Discuss this with your obgyn , this is very common for your age group. He/she will rule out other medical conditions as well causing similar symptoms. ...Read more

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White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK tender breasts menstrul cramps day 15 in my cycle ttc?

White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK  tender breasts  menstrul cramps  day  15 in my cycle ttc?

Likely indication of: Ovulation. You may wish to do a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Wait 4-5 since the missed period for the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Consult this site for early symptoms of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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I had last menstrual cycle on february 20, 2014. I am having breast tenderness near armpits and cramps on left side. 4 negative pregnancy tests?

I had last menstrual cycle on february 20, 2014. I am having breast tenderness near armpits and cramps on left side. 4 negative pregnancy tests?

Exam: I think this warrants a physical exam by a physician, either a gynecologist, family medicine doctor or internist. You want to make sure that there are no lumps, swollen lymph nodes or other reasons that could be serious for this breast pain. It's likely due to hormones, but always always check things out when it comes to breast pain. Could be related to cramping, but could also be independent. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more

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