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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I have sleep issues during menstruation. Are there any medications to improve sleep during period?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have no other illness. However, I always have sleep issues during my menstrual cycle. Why do I experience sleep problems during my periods? Are there any best sleeping positions during menstruation? Also, I would like to know about a few medications I can take to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PMS (premenstrual syndrome) often causes sleeping problems. Women with PMS are at least twice likely to experience insomnia before and during their period. There are no tablets to help you sleep, and I would not suggest taking them. A good night's sleep is just as impor...  Read Full »

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 »

I developed razor rashes in the pubic area and got chills in premenstrual syndrome. Are they related?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I shaved my pubic area recently. I developed razor rashes and have been using Vagisil and Aloe to help. However, today I developed premenstrual symptoms. But this is the first time I have had chills in premenstrual symptoms.Currently, I am on Claratin (Loradatine) tab...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms suggest vaginitis (vaginal infection), mainly due to a fungal infection. I suggest you keep the area dry and clean, drink a lot of warm water, an...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Can I-pill cause irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my partner without penetration but I rubbed my penis on her vagina. She had her last periods before 10 days and usually have irregular periods. She had withdrawal bleeding after a week and today it is 38 days after the last period. Two days back she had abdomin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She is unlikely to be pregnant, however, get one urine pregnancy test done to be on the safer side. Also, I guess you did not ejaculate inside her. You mentioned about the withdrawal bleeding, so I guess she would have taken I-pill which is highly effective in preven...  Read Full »

I have some pregnancy symptoms. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am trying to get pregnant. My doctor recommended me to take Susten 200 after the ovulation period. Now, I am on the 29th day of my cycle. I have some pregnancy symptoms. But, I am not sure. Please give me some clarity. I am scared too.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note the following physical signs of pregnancy, which you may experience in a few days if pregnant: The absence of menstrual periods. Four days after your expected date of period, do a urine pregnancy test to confirm pregnancy. Breast changes like achy o...  Read Full »

I am having light brown discharge for five days after recovering from COVID-19. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing light brown discharge for five days. Lower abdominal cramps shifting from left to right and lower back cramps for five to ten days. I have dizziness, sore breasts, and acne too. Are these PMS or pregnancy symptoms or some other health issue?I had my last intercourse aroun...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I can understand your concern.The symptoms you are experiencing are common in both, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and pregnancy but chances of you getting pregnant are less. Although any unprotected sex always carries a risk of pregnancy.I suggest you calm down. Wait for ...  Read Full »

My partner feels her nipples are tight. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex without protection but, I did not ejaculate inside her vagina. She had an I-pill within three hours. It has been 13 days and still, there is no bleeding. She says her nipples feel tight. So, does it mean she is pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope your partner did not vomit the medicines. Her periods might come on their time. If she is overdue, that is, she has missed her periods, get a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done to rule out pregnancy. The tightening of nipples might be due to hormonal...  Read Full »

What causes sudden clusters of pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up today with three pimples on my left temples. It is not hurting, but just scary to look at. I am due for my periods. Can it be because of that? I do get pimples, but never in bundles. Seeing three of them popping up all at once, is freaking me out.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be a premenstrual flare of acne. I suggest you wash your face twice daily. Use Saslic DS (Salicylic acid topical) face wash in the morning, and Acnedap plus (Dapsone) gel at night. Hope it helps. If you have any other question, please do not hesitate to c...  Read Full »

Why can I not stop throwing up?

Query: Hi doctor,My condition remains stable. But I have a feeling of nausea. Recently, I came back from work and went to bed as usual. When I waked up, I started feeling dizzy, and finally, nausea occurred. It has been three days and I still have nausea. What can I do? My blood pressure is fine and it is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nishant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are in premenstrual period currently. So these symptoms occur normally. I suggest you take tablet Omeprazole every morning before breakfast for 30 days. Take tablet Ondem or Emeset 4 mg (Ondansetron) while having nausea. Your BMI (body mas...  Read Full »

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