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2weeks & 6day since last period had unprotected sex during ovulation I have skight cramping an back pains head aches tiredness n mood swings pregnant?

2weeks & 6day since last period had unprotected sex during ovulation I have skight cramping an back pains head aches tiredness n mood swings pregnant?

Possibly: Since period-like bleeding can occur during pregnancy and since ovulation can occur earlier or later than usual, you always need to consider possible pregnancy if you have symptoms. ...Read more

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I have severe back pain during my period .For the 1st 2 days, I feel so sick and tired that I Dnt get up from bed first day of my period.24 years ?

I have severe back pain during my period .For the 1st 2 days, I feel so sick and tired that I Dnt get up from bed first day of my period.24 years ?

Sacroiliac strain: 25 yo has severe premenstrual disorder & back pain necessitating lying down to minimize gravity; often observed in women who have Joint Hypermobility Syndrome whereby hormone Relaxin further loosens sacroiliac joint (SIJ) ligaments now subjected to greater longitudinal stretch as loose pelvic girdle torques. Greater muscle tone via yoga, weight loss, and medicinal cannabis can ameliorate. ...Read more

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When I'm on my period, I'm so tired. Like falling asleep during my labs. What cause this? Because I'm not doing much physical activity. Thank you!

When I'm on my period, I'm so tired. Like falling asleep during my labs. What cause this? Because I'm not doing much physical activity. Thank you!

You're on the right: track, I think. If you are deconditioned from lack of exercise, the symptoms may be especially noticeable during your period. Try to walk 30 minutes daily, especially leading up to and during your period. Eating some lean protein and whole grains at each meal helps energy, and eating 4-5 small meals spaced through the day can also help. Try a multiple vitamin and drink water, not coffee/pop/juice ...Read more

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The swollen of my breast has not reduced after my period about a week ago and I've been feeling very tired during the day although I slept well. Help?

The swollen of my breast has not reduced after my period about a week ago and I've been feeling very tired during the day although I slept well. Help?

Schedule exam: If you are concerned that your breast size has changes then schedule a visit for an exam. If you are concerned about poor sleep and fatigue schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for an exam. Depression screening, thyroid and anemia testing can be done ...Read more

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Unprotected sex during ovulation. Red- light spotting lasting 3 days instead of period. Tired and trips to the loo every hour. Could i be pregnant?

Unprotected sex during ovulation. Red- light spotting lasting 3 days instead of period. Tired and trips to the loo every hour. Could i be pregnant?

Prego: You need to understand that any form of unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy and the only way to play safe is through birth control. Go see your doctor talk about birth control. :) ...Read more

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Body aches, hair loss, easily bruised prior to period. Also tired 1wk prior and during what is causing this? I'm 34 have 3 kids my youngest is 11!

Body aches, hair loss, easily bruised prior to period. Also tired 1wk prior and during what is causing this? I'm 34 have 3 kids my youngest is 11!

Multiple Symptoms: whenever you have multiple symptoms such as this you need to have a physical examination and blood work to determine the cause. There is no need for you to feel this way all the time. There may be a simple explanation that can easily be treated. ...Read more

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My period is due on d 25.3.14, have been discharging white, sore breast, tired during d day, yucky taste in my mouth startd today. M i pregnant?

My period is due on d 25.3.14, have been discharging white, sore breast, tired during d day, yucky taste in my mouth startd today. M i pregnant?

Probably not: Given where you are in your cycle, the chance that you would have significant cycle related symptoms is pretty low. Check a pregnancy test now and again in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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For 2 years I have head heaviness and fatigue during my period. I sometimes can't hold my head up. What causes this?

For 2 years I have head heaviness and fatigue during my period. I sometimes can't hold my head up. What causes this?

Periods: The hormonal changes and the Psychological stress itself of having a period when you are a busy woman in this day and age is enough to cause you fatigue and "heaviness" when you get your period. Heavy periods can cause an anemia too, which can be tiring and cause fatigue and malaise. Have a good eval and get some routine labs to check you out too. Be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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