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What Are The Symptoms Before Your Period Starts
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Is it normal to have slight aches in your back areas: upper, middle, spinal area, back bone before your period starts? Is that a normal PMS Symptom?
They are: Quite commonly women experience achiness and pain in the back prior to menses which is considered part of the pre-menstrual syndrome. Why? The precise mechanism is not entirely understood, I don't think, but it is presumed that it is influenced by hormonal changes, fluid retention, possibly changes in inflammatory response. Eating healthfully, avoiding junk food/sugar, exercise may help. Stay well ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First period?: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the US. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more
They vary: Each woman will experience different symptoms but common ones include: breast tenderness and swelling, bloating, cramps, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, irritability, sleep changes, and mood changes. You also may not experience any of the above. Take note of your symptoms next time and see if you notice a pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: A young and healthy woman can have an irregular period, cramping, or other menstrual symptoms once in a while. If the symptoms are brief, plus she returns to normal quickly, and then has normal periods after that, it's not too worrisome. A primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate if a patient gets prolonged, recurrent, or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Hard to guess: Plan B can alter the menstrual bleeding for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. Menstrual cycles should return to what they used to be, after one or two cycles. ...Read more
Perimenopause: Phantom periods are not a recognized diagnosis as far as I know. It is a phrase coined by life-style sites such as Dr. Oz. What you may be describing are the symptoms of perimenopause. The symptoms are too many to name in 400 characters. Here is a good link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/perimenopause/basics/symptoms/con-20029473 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Count your blessings: Count them one by one ! it is fine. ...Read more
Period symptoms: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Classic pregnancy: Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Many women have no period sx's other then bleeding. Others may feel moody, bloated, >. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are very common. When patients have this i always want to know what their pattern was over the past year. If only one or two cycles are abnormal then this is not a concern. If the overall pattern is irregular then this warrants evaluation. Birth control methods are excellent ways to establish cycle control and have the "side effect' of preventing unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more
Some tips: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more
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