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Strong PMS symptoms before periods, very little clots. Had viral throat infection. What is wrong?

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For the last 3 month my menstral cycle has been weird. XXXXXXX 1-5. was my first period. Then I got sick and had a sore throat went to the hospital. They did some blood test and said that it might have been viral. I got my next period XXXXXXX 21-24. Next period was July 25-28 it didnt have alot of clots and wasnt as normal. This cycle I had very strong PMS symptoms then I had my period from XXXXXXX 21-26. Still very little clots. what could be wrong with me ?
Posted Tue, 25 Sep 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 5 hours later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

So from what you are stating, you had cycles:


Before the second period listed, which appears to have come early, you suffered from an illness for which you were seen at the hospital - I hope that I have this correct.

Well, I don't think that anything is "wrong" with you. It may be that the illness affected when you ovulated, or it may be that there was irregularity in terms of ovulation even before the 6/1 period. Women who don't ovulate really don't get PMS. The presence of these symptoms indicated that you DID ovulate prior to the 6/21 period, and then had a period of a more normal duration with the 7/25 cycle. Normal is = 28-35 days. I state this because the second interval listed is actually considered normal.

While this may be of concern, I would not worry too much. If there is a desire for cycle regulation, then by all means discuss this with your doctor in terms of consideration of birth control pills.

If there are more questions, please ask. I wish you the best of luck!!

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Follow-up: Strong PMS symptoms before periods, very little clots. Had viral throat infection. What is wrong? 9 hours later
I've taken 3 hpt since XXXXXXX And all are negative. Should I go to a Dr?
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 18 minutes later
The pregnancy tests are certainly reassuring. Also, based on a re-review of your initial question, it appears that you are late for your current period.

If the test right NOW is negative, then you are not pregnant. Given that the start of your last period was 7/25, though, and given how late the current one appears to be, it might be worth discussing this with your doctor.

Sometimes we use a short course of progesterone to "start" a period and then discuss better cycle regulation.

I hope this helps!!
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