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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 developed razor rashes and got chills. Are they related?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I shaved my pubic area recently. I developed razor rashes. However, today I developed premenstrual symptoms. But this is the first time I have had chills in premenstrual symptoms. Currently, I am on a Loradatine tablet. Is everything related? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us with 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 w...  Read Full »

I took a contraceptive pill after sex. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old and my menstrual cycle is generally of 30 days. Last month I had sex with my boyfriend after 2 days of my periods. Though we used condoms but I felt as if it was leaking, so to be double sure I took one Unwanted 72 in 23 hours. Now, I am 13 days late for my periods. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had taken one Unwanted 72 within 24 hours after the intercourse, you must have received a withdrawal bleed after 5-7 days. If yes, then the date of the withdrawal bleed would form your fresh LMP (last menstrual period) and you should be starting your count for...  Read Full »

Why is my girlfriend's period delayed by a week?

Query: Hello doctor, My girlfriend is about to turn 19 and always has regular periods. She is now over a week late but has taken multiple pregnancy tests, and they have all been negative. However, her breasts are tender and swollen, and she says it is hard for her to eat food. She has random pains in her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. It is vaginal penetrative and ejaculatory sex that increases the chances of pregnancy. So, if you are sure that all your intimacy within the last three weeks does not involve vaginal penetration, there is no need to...  Read Full »

I have a condition where I cannot stop throwing up. What should I do?

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. Kanitkar Nishant Rajeev

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 »

How do I manage the symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with my menstrual cycle, and the premenstrual dysphoric disorder is hitting me hard. Can you help me figure out how to manage these intense symptoms and find some relief during different parts of my cycle? I am feeling really distressed, and any advice on lifesty...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are two forms of the same condition, but PMDD is characterized by more severe psychological symptoms such as extreme sadness, anxiety, an...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 menses on that very date itself. If pregnancy is ruled out with a urine pregnancy test, then the most common ...  Read Full »

Can spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and got married a year ago. We are trying for a baby for the last three months. My LMP was on the 9th of last month. I never faced issues with my menstrual cycle. It is a regular 29 day cycle. We had an unprotected sex from 17th to 25th for every alternate day. I have st...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as on 10th is less than 1, then you are surely not pregnant. The symptoms are a part of Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS) complex where stress and anxiety can often cause the scanty onset of menses. But, full flow ma...  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 bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 subcutan...  Read Full »

Do stomach cramps before my period indicate PMS?

Query: Hi doctor, Cramps before period. I got my period yesterday, but two days before, my stomach ache began, which included cramps and other symptoms. Is it PMS (premenstrual syndrome)? Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. It is possible that the cramping you are experiencing before your period is related to premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS is a group of physical and ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pregnancy-like symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My period usually comes on the 6th every month, but I did not get my periods of this month. In fact, I forgot it because I did not have any usual cramps like I would. I started feeling weird and having a few pregnancy like symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, headaches and my nose started...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As the pregnancy tests were negative even after eight days post missed menses, it ensures that you are not pregnant. The symptoms you had were common PMS symptoms(premenstrual syndrome), which subsides slowly once the menses start. There is a possibility that a large...  Read Full »

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