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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Is it possible for me to get pregnant by having intercourse after the ovulation period?

Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I had sex on the 28th of last month. We used a condom, but I still have some doubts. The expected date of my periods is on the eighth of this month and I had sex two weeks ago. But from the last two days, I have body ache and pain in my belly. Also, I am feeling sleepy d...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are describing could also be due to the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) which is caused by the influence of the progesterone hormone post-ovulation which can mimic pregnancy to a small extent. Although you had intercourse around the time of your ovula...  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....  Read Full »

Should I be worried about my period lasting only for two days?

Query: Hi doctor, I am sexually active. But always use protection and double check after to see if the condom broke or not in case we need to take a pill. My period is fairly regular and lasts for 7 days. This time I did experience mild PMS symptoms and stomach cramps prior to onset. My period was five day...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, a single episode of early menstruation with normal flow does not qualify for being labeled as a case of polymenorrhea. Secondly, as you have been protected during intercourse, an implantation lasting for two complete days is also unlikely. So, you are pregn...  Read Full »

My girlfriend is not getting pre-menstrual symptoms. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hi, My girlfriend is not late for her periods, but she has not had any symptoms yet, which is unusual because she normally has sore breasts or cramps around this time. Please see some details that are making me worried. Her period is normally like 35 days cycle, although the last one was 25 days or ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Firstly to get pregnant, the sperms have to be released inside the vagina of the female. Secondly, these sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern of the...  Read Full »

Why is there no blood flow even after having all symptoms of premenstrual syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old female. My periods are due, but I have all the symptoms of PMS. I do not have blood flow during my period. Should I be worried? Currently, I am not taking any medication. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. There is nothing to worry about if you have not had unprotected sex in the past few days. If you have had, then pregnancy can be suspected. Secondly, it can be due to PCOD (polycystic ovarian disorder). It is very common in females, and it gets be...  Read Full »

My period is delayed after having unprotected sex with my partner. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had unprotected intercourse with my partner last week. He rubbed any precum off before he inserted it and was inside for 10-20 seconds and then pulled it out. He did not ejaculate in me. My period is delayed. I am not experiencing any other symptoms besides PMS. Should I be worried?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. The chances of getting pregnant with the scenario you described are next to minimal. Precum does not cause pregnancy easily as it is very low in sperm quantity. Also, your partner was inside only for 10-20 ...  Read Full »

My wife has PMS symptoms, but she is not getting her periods. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My partner had her last period two months back. Then we had unprotected sex last month. It did not last long, and I did not ejaculate inside her. After a few days, she bought and used a silicone sex toy. Two days after that, my partner experienced heavy bleeding, including blood clots simi...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The period may be late due to several reasons, including stress. The chance of pregnancy is nil, but she can do a home pregnancy test. If she feels weak, I suggest seeing a doctor; she might be severely anemic.  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 co...  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 o...  Read Full »

Does PMS show dizziness with stomach cramps in women?

Query: Hi, I am a female, 36 y/o. I hope you can help me with my health inquiry. I’ve been suffering from severe dizziness and stomach cramps since last night. I feel like spinning especially when I try to look down. I have a cervical spondylosis. Undergone PT a few months back and not taking any me...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq I hope your doing well. I understand that you are having PMS symptoms. Premenstrual disorders affect up to 12% of women. There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to positively diagnose premenstrual syndrome. Recommendation from guidelines are 1. Selective serotonin re...  Read Full »

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