Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of signs and symptoms that a woman experiences a week or two before her menstrual period. Some of the symptoms include mood swings, breast tenderness, tiredness, back pain, irritability, abdominal cramps, food cravings, and depression.

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How should I confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and trying to get conceive. After my last menstrual cycle as per doctor advice I had HCG 5000 injection for ovulation. As per the follicular study, we had intercourse for two days after ovulation. I bled little with some dark coffee brown on the 11th of the next month, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history typically suggests an implantation bleed, but as your dark brown bleed coincides with the menstrual due date. It may have been scanty menses as well. Now, as you have done the urine pregnancy test after 7 days post missed periods and it was negative, ...  Read Full »

Am I having loose stools due to periods?

Query: Hello doctor, Loose stools that are yellowish in color. Only minor abdominal cramping that feels like a period cramp (due to having period for the past two days). Taking oral contraceptive. Abdominal cramping is not continous. Only been occuring for 24 hours.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to know whether the loose stools are really having organic cause or just secondary to functional changes occuring with time of periods. Loose stools are said when stool volume is more than 200 ml in a day, semisolid to liquid in consistency. Mild abdominal cr...  Read Full »

What is the reason for sudden change in regular menstrual cycle at the age of 43?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am having three children. Up to February, my menses cycles were at routine (monthly normally at 10-12 th of every month). My Hbp level is at 7+, but for the first time in the March I had no cycle, and in April I just had spotting. Now from the 1st May, I am having fu...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhagyarekha Yattinamani

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Normal age for menopause is 42 to 52 years during which menses become irregular with excessive bleeding sometimes. So in your case, you might be transiting into menopause. However, if you have excessive bleeding during menses then take tablet ...  Read Full »

Why is my period three days late and irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive. My periods have been irregular for years and never come on time. I am using an application to calculate my cycle as best as I can. I should have ovulated on 7th and my period should have started on 26th, however it did not. Yesterday, when I wiped there was a stri...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A delay of three days is not considered as irregularity. Also, urine home pregnancy test is not sensitive before eight days past missed menses. Please rule out any chances of pregnancy with a serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as of now. If the hCG...  Read Full »

Does delayed period with white discharge indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner had safe sex before three months, after that we never had sex. She had regular periods till now, but this month she did not get her periods on the expected date and till now no periods. She is saying that there is some white discharge. Is this any symptom of pregnancy...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your partner has regular periods and you have not been sexually involved, then she is unlikely to be pregnant. It is not necessary that she should get her mensus on that very date itself. If pregnancy is ruled out with a urine pregnancy test, then the most common ...  Read Full »

Are tenderness in breast, light headedness and mood swings symptoms of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my tubes tied. but in the last two months, I have been having all the symptoms of pregnancy but have spotted too. I have heard that in some women after a couple of years their tubes can come undone and get pregnant. I am not sure what I can do because my pelvis has been hurting...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your concern is pregnancy here, and you feel that tubal ligation may have failed then the best way to put your doubts to rest would be to undertake a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) test now which is negative shall confirm that you are surely not pr...  Read Full »

Why have my veins become bright blue in some places?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female. I do not smoke, drink socially, not on birth control, and my period started today. My veins became bright blue today and appeared in places they usually are not noticeable such as the chest and posterior part of forearm. None of them are raised, just insanely b...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The veins over the forearms or the armpits and chest which have become prominent and visibly seen (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are unlikely to be related to PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or your menses. Most likely the cause being decreased subcuta...  Read Full »

Why are there cramps, noise in stomach and gassy feel before periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. The day before my period I got bad cramps and they stopped before I go to bed. On the day of my periods, my stomach is making weird noises and I feel that it is filled with gas and getting little cramps. What is my problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is autonomic nervous dysfunction before the period comes, and this period can stretch as long as 14 days before your period. You may experience bloating due to excess gas discomfort in your back and pelvis. Weird sound in your tummy, constipation, diarrhea, a...  Read Full »

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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 (polycystic...  Read Full »

There is increase in breast size after sexual intercourse. Does it mean pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected sex with my fiancee a month back. She had her periods till three days before the intercourse. We used protection but I still want to rule out any chance of her getting pregnant as I may have left a drop of semen inside her but chances are less. She complained about a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is unlikely to be pregnant as she was in her safe period, day 7 of her cycle when ovulation has still not occurred, so no chances of pregnancy even if there would have been an ejaculation. You may conclusively rule out pregnancy as on date with a serum beta hCG t...  Read Full »

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