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Menstrual cramps and sore breasts after period?

Menstrual cramps and sore breasts after period?

Common: a hormonal effect and usually easily handled with Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleveif you are not allergic to these medicatons. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Yes, generally. : Very common. Also at the time of the cycle. Breast tenderness is very responsive to hormonal changes. These occur at he time of ovulation with a spike up then down in estrogen and again at the menses with a significant nadir in the estrogen and Progesterone levels. This alone dan cause he symptoms you describe without any seriousc. ...Read more

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Tender breasts one week before period?

Tender breasts one week before period?

That can occur w PMS: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain ; swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands ; feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs ; exacerbation of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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2 months, nausea, cramping, tender breasts. Period last month. Cramping even when not near period. Tender breasts more sensitive this month. Causes?

2 months, nausea, cramping, tender breasts. Period last month. Cramping even when not near period. Tender breasts more sensitive this month. Causes?

Get checked out: It sounds like you have quite a few symptoms. In cases like this where there are multiple symptoms in different body systems it is usually best to see a doctor to begin the evaluation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Sore tender breasts after period, is this normal?

Sore tender breasts after period, is this normal?

Fibrocystic changes: You could have fibrocystic changes. This is the most common cause of breast pain. It can be aggravated by caffeine, stress, menstrual cycle and hormonal supplements. If you are over 40, then you should have a mammogram and ultrasound. Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Missed/period. darkening/enlarged areola, cramping, exhausted. PMS or pregnancy?

Missed/period. darkening/enlarged areola, cramping, exhausted. PMS or pregnancy?

MISSED PERIOD+++++: FOR YOUR SYMPTOMS, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR PCP, OR YOUR GYNECOLOGIST OR YOUR OBSTETRICIAN. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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Period due in 2 days. Beginning last week, breasts swollen, areola dark, cramping. HPT so far negative. Normal cycle. PMS never like this. Pregnant?

Period due in 2 days. Beginning last week,  breasts swollen, areola dark, cramping.  HPT so far negative. Normal cycle. PMS never like this. Pregnant?

Don't know-: Classic pregnancy symptoms normally don't begin until a female has actually missed her period. You could take an early response type home pregnancy test now or wait and see if you miss your period in a couple of days. If you do miss your period - then take a regular home pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Ttc: 32 day cycle- 6 days past ovulation cramping and sore nipples. Pms? Or possibly pregnancy?

Ttc: 32 day cycle- 6 days past ovulation cramping and sore nipples.  Pms? Or possibly pregnancy?

PMS: Remember it is not until about fourteen days after conception that a female body can even be aware it is pregnant. Thus any symptoms before fourteen days are in no way pregnancy related. ...Read more

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Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after having a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate if persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...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


Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more