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PMS or premenstrual syndrome are symptoms that a woman experiences a week or couple of weeks before the menstrual period. The symptoms experienced are breast tenderness, tiredness, acne, irritability, mood swings, etc.

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Are the cramps in the abdomen, back, and legs normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been cramping on and off in my abdomen, legs, and back just like my usual PMS. Ever since I felt implantation cramps. But from June cramps felt as if I am just beginning to flow and were dragging down into my thighs and legs. Got relief from urination but cramps recurred though the...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Premenstrual syndrome could give you similar symptoms as you have described. But it is better to exclude any other cause. For that check all symptoms you have and follow up with the general physician. For nerve pain, you should have physiotherapy that slowly and gradua...  Read Full »

About a week after having sexual intercourse, I noticed some spotting and my period was due two days ago. Can I concieve?

Query: Hello doctor, I am actively trying to conceive. Currently, I am experiencing symptoms such as frequent urination, slightly sore breasts, back pain, and fatigue. About a week after having sexual intercourse, I noticed some spotting. However, when I took a pregnancy test a few days ago, the result w...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned could be attributed to hormonal imbalances or being overweight. Other factors to consider include PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease), which can be congenital or inherited from parents. When sudden weight gai...  Read Full »

I have delayed period with pelvic pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing pelvic pain for the last few days everytime and my period is late for 1 week as of now. I confirmed that I am not pregnant. I have an urge to urinate more than normal. I also have small nipple pain on both the sides. Please clarify my doubt.  Read Full »

Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please mention how your menstrual cycles are regarding regularity, duration of bleeding, etc. Your symptoms might be due to premenstrual syndrome with Urinary tract infection. If periods are delayed for 7 days and pregnancy test is negative wait another 7 days for your ...  Read Full »

What happens to the brain during the menstrual period?

Query: Hello doctor, What would be the fascinating thing that happens to our brain during the period? And how does the brain respond to a woman's menstrual cycle?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before periods premenstrual syndrome is famous for the symptoms due to hormonal effects. Progesterone gives a feeling of fullness, heaviness, breast enlargement, mood variations, easily irritable behavior, pain, stress, anxiety, etc. But as soon periodic bleeding sta...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of PMDD?

Query: Hello doctor, What are the symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of PMDD? Who tends to diagnose it - Is it mental health or OB/GYN? Why is this different from PMS? Why is it so underdiagnosed? (Could it possibly, maybe, perhaps be that medicine sometimes does not take 'women's issues' seriously?) Can i...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PMDD is a premenstrual dysphoric disorder which is a form of premenstrual syndrome. In 85% of women experiencing PMS, only 5% have PMDD. It is an actually hormonal response of body near menses. It could occur if there is depression and can lead to the suicidal effect. I...  Read Full »

I am having tender breasts and breathlessness after unprotected sex. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I had unprotected intercourse with my fiance 20 days back. He withdrew before ejaculation, still, I took Unwanted 72 after three hours to prevent pregnancy meanwhile. Next day, I got a vaginal fungal infection for which I took Candid V6 for six days (symptoms are relie...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your cycle length is 27 days, and you had unprotected intercourse on day 8 or 9 of your cycle which was the most fertile period of your cycle. So, do not worry, wait till your next periods. If they occur in time, then there is no pregnancy but in your case, the chanc...  Read Full »

Partner did not bleed after Unwanted 72 and periods is due. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My partner's periods date is 23. Last periods was on the 23rd two months ago. My partner and I were intimate on 10th last month. It was unprotected. So, she took an I-pill on the 12th. She bled on 22nd. Again we had sex on 9th this month. It was protected but the condom slipped. So, fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although you have rightly taken the emergency contraceptive pill both the time well within 72 hours after intimacy, so considering that she had her first bleed on time, it is likely that her next menses would anyhow be delayed by few days as a side effect known w...  Read Full »

I feel terrible before periods. How to cure it naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel terrible before periods and I cannot sleep. My tummy comes out, also my breast become heavy, and I feel no hunger at all. My periods are regular but I am just tired of this thing happening to me even though my lifestyle is good. I am a vegan. Please help me. I want to cure it na...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. You are suffering from premenstrual syndrome. You have to change your lifestyle and diet. I suggest you taking M2 tone syrup (hormone balance syrup) for the same. Regards.   Read Full »

What is the reason for yellowish-white discharge in my fiancee after unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with my fiancee on the 27th of this month. Her period was due on the 29th. She has a yellowish-white discharge for the past few days. Does it means she is pregnant? When will she get her periods?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This really does not mean that she is pregnant. It is possibly due to PMS (premenstrual syndrome), which is indicative of forthcoming menses. But, as the sex was unprotected and considering the possibility that she may have had a delayed ovulation, an emergency contr...  Read Full »

How to treat abdominal pain occurring during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old, unmarried woman. I have been suffering from PMS. I am getting severe abdomen pain during the menstrual cycle, and it is irregular also. What should be the treatment for my problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Several conditions can cause such pain during menstruation and sometimes, it can be no detectable reason. In order to determine the cause, a pelvic ultrasound needs to be done as well as a clinical examination. Usually, such pain can be due to a fibroid or a polyp. Both ...  Read Full »

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