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What is the difference between PMS cramps and early signs of pregnancy cramps?

What is the difference between PMS cramps and early signs of pregnancy cramps?

They may not be: Mild PMS (more correctly known now as pmdd--premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and cramping from a possible miscarriage may be the same. Thus, it is best to check wtih your doc.. Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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What is the difference cramp between early pregnancy vs pms?

What is the difference cramp between early pregnancy vs pms?

Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle, but it can be obvious too. If you are trying to get pregnant or not trying the wait is excruciating. Best wishes either way. Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: It is probably the Plan B. It should not be taken twice in one cycle. You need another method of contraception if you are taking it so often. There is a reason it is called emergency contraception. Read more

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Dizzy for almost 3 days, light red-brown spotting one day before period, tender breasts, very mild cramps, is it PMS or early sign of pregnancy?

Dizzy for almost 3 days, light red-brown spotting one day before period, tender breasts, very mild cramps, is it PMS or early sign of pregnancy?

It could be the: Start of your period one day early. The red/ brown spotting is likely blood. If you don't experience bleeding that is clearly your period - would encourage you to take a pregnancy test. Read more

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During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

Take a test: The best way to determine the difference between menstrual cramps and pregnancy is through a pregnancy test. Cramps are not reliable way to determine if one is pregnant. Most do not have cramps during the early days of pregnancy before a menstrual cycle is even missed. Other causes of pelvic pain should be investigated if the pain continues. Read more

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Pms isn't due for 9 days a lot of cramps and back pain was nauseous all last week and I'm very bloated possible pregnancy?

Pms isn't due for 9 days a lot of cramps and back pain was nauseous all last week and I'm very bloated possible pregnancy?

Timing: PMS or period isn't due for nine days. If you haven't missed a period and are nine days until your next anticipated period - then these are not likely pregnancy symptoms. However, if sexually active and you miss a period - take a pregnancy test at that time to know. Take care. Read more

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Pms cramps are lighter and different this month. Also having pain below my ribs. Never had sex so pregnancy unlikely. What is causing this?

Pms cramps are lighter and different this month. Also having pain below my ribs. Never had sex so pregnancy unlikely. What is causing this?

Your history of no: sex is helpful in ruling out many pregnancy related problems that could cause this. Most commonly it due to a little more bleeding than normal when you ovulated. If it gets worse or you have nausea or vomiting, it could be from your GI tract (like gall bladder or appendicitis) and you would need to see a doctor 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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5dpo, sore breasts, feeling bloated, backache, headache, cant sleep well, no appetite, had fever for a day and mild cramps. Is it pms or pregnancy?

5dpo, sore breasts, feeling bloated, backache, headache, cant sleep well, no appetite, had fever for a day and mild cramps. Is it pms or pregnancy?

Completely depends: Checking open the canna pregnancy test if it's been more than 10 days since you had unprotected socks. I don't know how old you are or what other medications you're on so it's difficult to answer your question Read more

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What's the difference between PMS and early pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between PMS and early pregnancy symptoms?

Does period follow: They actual can be quite similar. Whether or not your period comes is often the only way to tell them apart. Read more

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What is the difference between having PMS symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms?

PMS & pregnancy: Premenstrual syndrome symptoms occur before periods and early pregnancy symptoms occur after missing periods. Read more

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Is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling PMS (causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Is there a difference between hormones controlling early pregnancy and that controlling PMS (causing headache, breast tenderness)?

Hormones: There are two major hormones in the non-pregnant women that are responsible for her symptoms during the cycle - estrogen and progesteron. During pregnancy again estrogen and progesteron are present and playing important roles, but there are other hormones present that are not present in a non-pregnant woman such as HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin. That's why pregnancy has different symptoms. Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms?

I want to know what is the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms?

Hindsight: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle, but it can be obvious too. Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not the wait is excruciating. Best wishes either way. Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between PMS and pregnancy symptoms?

Usually can't tell: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle, but it can be obvious too. Whether you are trying to get pregnant or not the wait is excruciating. Best wishes either way. Read more

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What is the difference between pregnancy and PMS symptoms?

What is the difference between pregnancy and PMS symptoms?

They are similar: Early pregnancy can have nearly identical symptoms to PMS, even the mild cramping. Some people report that their breasts are even more tender when pregnant. Some people report greater fatigue during early pregnancy as opposed to PMS The early symptoms are similar that only a pregnancy test can tell you for sure Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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