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- Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:52 am
hi there i m 28 years old since last 5 years i m having problem that i feel pain in my chest before 8 days of my date also feel that they r much swelled and then before 5 days of my periods i feel pain in my abdomen with lots of loose motions and gastric problems also feel my head heavy and pain one night before my periods when i sleep i awake up as something struck to my head and i wake up feeling something horrible and when my periods start i have lots of pain in my back and abdomen one month back i got married and we tried our best to take our family one step ahead all symptoms were like that i m pregnant but 3 days before my periods date bleeding started and usually my periods comes 4 to 5 days before my last month periods but this time 8 days before,,,,i never had any problem of discharge except my periods but since 5 months i have white discharging problem sometimes it goes to light brownish also have itching arround my vagina smell cant tell u what i m feeling please guide me is there any serious problem with me i want a child soon please help me in this issue what i can do or what it would be??????
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Thu May 21, 2009 10:31 pm
Painful periods, tender breasts and other symptoms can be common and normal. Some women suffer PMS and once the period starts they feel better. Migraine headaches, bloating, gastric upset and other symptoms can occur with PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
A white discharge, especially with tenderness or itching could be a symptom of a yeast infection which is usually quite easy to cure with a topical antifungal cream.
Sometimes a condition such as endometriosis can cause painful periods, especially if you also have pain with sexual intercourse. It would be good to plan a preconception visit with a doctor to examine you for any signs of infection and to advise you if there is anything that might be interfering with your plan.
You should also take a daily multivitamin containing at least 400 mcg folic acid (folate) because when taken prenatally, this has been shown to decrease the risk of some birth defects.
I hope this helps somewhat. I may not have entirely understood all your symptoms.