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hi, i normally be on my period every 28days without a doubt, but for the past 2 months i have been having a 25 day cycle... why do you thing that is? and i counted for 25 day cycle i was supposed to be on my period yesterday but having cramping in my legs and headaches and swollen breasts but no bleeding. could i be pregnant or psm late again??


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replied April 25th, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A11534
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

A variation in the menstrual cycle can happen because of hormonal imbalance, increased stress, eating disorder, increased smoking, alcohol or caffeine use and medical conditions like PCOS, fibroid, polyps and endometriosis.

The symptoms which you have described can be attributed to premenstrual syndrome. However, pregnancy definitely needs to be ruled out.

So my suggestion would be to consult a gynecologist and get serum HCG levels done (serum pregnancy test). This is a more sensitive test compared to the urine for pregnancy test.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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