Patient Comments: PMS vs. Pregnancy - Experience


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Comment from: Moziyi , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I often experience night fever prior to my periods and my body temperature sometimes gets above 39 C with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Comment from: ., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

My nipples have been really sensitive and my breasts are swollen and tender. I had some spotting. After I had sex today I felt a cramp in my lower abdomen when I was urinating. I think I got my period when I got home but I’m not sure and my cervix was very sensitive. Sex was a little uncomfortable. I am not sure if it is premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or pregnancy.

Comment from: na, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I disagree with nausea and vomiting as only pregnancy symptoms. I've experienced both of them as PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms for the past 9 years. I even had to get on hormonal birth control to make my symptoms more tolerable. I was not pregnant during that time.

Comment from: Nobody, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

During menstruation, my symptoms are like a pregnant woman. I vomit, feel swollen feet, body weakness especially in my legs, mood changes etc., I am not sure this is normal!

Comment from: Early bird , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I missed period, have sore nipples which are getting bigger, bloating, acne, and occasional pelvic pain. But I have had 4 negative pregnancy tests over 10 days.

Comment from: Bree, 19-24 (Patient) Published: July 28

My last period was on 16/06/2020, I don’t know why my period has not come as yet. Wondering if I am pregnant.

Comment from: Confused , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I took a pregnancy test two weeks ago that showed negative. It’s now 1 week after my missed period, I have no vomiting or spotting. I have occasional cramping and my nipples are very sore and peeling.

Comment from: Jaznic717, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend of five years three days before ovulation. My nipples aren’t sore but my areolas are. I have back aches leg pain and bloating. My period is supposed to come tomorrow and I hope it doesn’t.

Comment from: Lynsero015, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I would like to share my story. April 19 was my expected date of my menstruation but my period did not come, but on April 26 I bled and it was from April 26 to April 28, and on April 29 and 30 I had a brown blood discharge. That was a little and also I had pink blood but it was like spotting. I tried to take pregnancy test but it says negative. I'm not sure if I am pregnant or not.

Comment from: Anne, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I am so confused because I have a similar situations. Since I have been with my partner 9 months already I started to have irregular menstruation. But now, I missed my period for a month and half, almost 2 months of missed period. My areolas are changing with dots or small bumps, there is enlargement of areola and it has slightly darkened. I have cramping and back pain like what I feel when my period is coming but the changes in my breast, and the noticeable vein in my breast are more confusing. I tried to with pregnancy test but the result is negative.

Comment from: Vinu, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

My period is expected this week anytime. I think I am pregnant but not sure of it until I miss my period, as I have signs of pregnancy - nausea, tender breasts, mood swings, back pain and leg pain. I hope for positive.

Comment from: Viditha , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

My boyfriend and I both 20 years old are in a relationship since 2 years and we tried having sex a month ago. He couldn't maintain an erection with condoms so we decided to let go and he just fingered me. I missed my periods and it's been 7 days late. I'm worried I might be pregnant. He wasn't sure if he hadn't touched the pre-ejaculate before fingering and also that day was the 3rd day of my periods last month. It doesn't seem possible but I have breast tenderness and also urinate more frequently than before.


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Comment from: saviour, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I feel I am pregnant though am not so sure. I had unprotected sex 3 days prior to having my periods. I am supposed to have them on Saturday but I feel I have lost my appetite, and have headaches and nausea. I wonder if I could be pregnant.

Comment from: Kasperquinn17 , 25-34 (Patient) Published: August 30

Cramping along with sore breast is common before my period which is 3 days away! My concern is that we had sex 3 days before my ovulating date and on my ovulating date! I have regular periods so for me everything seems to be on time. I don’t know how I can determine if my period is coming, or surprise, we are pregnant! My daughter is 12! I’m just a wreck, ladies.


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