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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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Can hormonal imbalance cause breakouts before periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old, and I always have breakouts before a week of my periods. I think it is a hormonal imbalance. I get big, red, and painful acne around my jawline and lower cheek, and I have a high testosterone level. I get these kinds of breakouts almost every month for more than a year...  Read Full »

Dr. Yeshwanth Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your symptoms, the diagnosis is acne vulgaris (grade 2). Do not apply Mometasone cream over the face, as it is a steroid cream. Please get an ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis during the second and third days of the menstrual cycle to rule out PCOD (polycyst...  Read Full »

How do I overcome my premenstrual dysphoric disorder?    

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 48-year-old woman who has been dealing with emotionally and physically exhausting symptoms in the days before my menstrual cycle. I learned about premenstrual dysphoric disorder after doing some research. I'd like to know more details regarding this illness. Would you kindly expl...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Most women worldwide experience menopausal symptoms during the menopause transition, or postmenopause. Vasomotor symptoms are most pronounced during the first four to seven years but can persist for more than a decade,...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of pregnancy after pulling out on time?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex on the 1st, and my period due date is on the 5th. Though my husband did not cum in me, and he pulled out in time still, are there chances of pregnancy? My cycle is a regular one otherwise. I am just getting tensed. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is your safe period. So, the chance of pregnancy is very remote.   Read Full »

Why did my daughter have bleeding 10 days after her period?

Query: Hello doctor, My 17 years old daughter had her periods last month as normal for six days. After 10 days, she suddenly got bleeding again. Apparently, it looks like periods. Is it normal? She had this problem of having her periods occurring quite frequently twice a month, but since last year it was g...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are teenager menstrual cycles. They can have frequent cycles and anovulatory cycles with premenstrual syndrome (having multiple cyclic symptoms near and around periods like abdominal cramps, mood variations, vomitings, nausea, etc. Yes, you should have a check-up ...  Read Full »

I am unable to distinguish between pre-menstrual symptoms and gall stone pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-years-old female and I was accidentally diagnosed with gallstones. The gallstones measured 4 mm on ultrasound but showed no evidence on CT. My doctor did not suggest any medications or surgery and has asked me to make lifestyle changes. I also have had pain in the right shou...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your query thoroughly. Probably you are mixing your symptoms. Small-sized single 4 mm gall bladder stone usually does not cause trouble and remains without any symptoms. Besides ultrasound and CT (computed tomography) gall bladder walls are normal, whic...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for PMS and painful period.

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking you on behalf of my friend. Here are the symptoms, which she had around three to seven days before bleeding. All symptoms of PMS along with occasional migraine with glaucoma, nausea, pain in the lower part of spine and cramps. On the first day of bleeding, she is having painf...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is dysmenorrhea with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). If the pains are severe and symptoms are uncontrollable, then please follow the following prescription. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent. Tablet Arcalion ...  Read Full »

I am having night sweats and chills during periods. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My period typically lasts for 6-7 days and comes on time according to my period calculation for the past two years. It starts out with two to three days of somewhat heavy period then the rest of it is light spotting with no pain throughout the entire period. Maybe the first day might h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chills and night sweats are actually unusual symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome). They have been seen in some women who experience a sudden progesterone withdrawal as compared to a gradual one, leading to heavier first two days of menses possibly with clots. Some...  Read Full »

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 »

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