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PMS or Pregnancy: how to differentiate the symptoms

The symptoms of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or Pregnancy are very similar, so some women may find it difficult to tell them apart, especially when they have never been pregnant before.

However, a good way to tell if a woman is pregnant is to look for morning sickness that only occurs early in pregnancy. In addition, PMS symptoms last between 5 to 10 days until menstruation begins, while the first symptoms of pregnancy can last anywhere from 2 weeks to several months.

However, to correctly identify if the woman has PMS or pregnancy, it is recommended to take a pregnancy test or make an appointment with the gynecologist.

PMS or pregnancy: how to differentiate the symptoms

-How to tell if it's PMS or pregnancy

To find out if it is PMS or pregnancy, the woman can be aware of some differences in symptoms, such as (photos):

However, the differences between the symptoms of PMS or pregnancy are very slight, and, therefore, it is important for the woman to know very well the changes in her body in order to correctly identify a possible pregnancy based on the symptoms alone. Furthermore, the presence of these symptoms can also occur in psychological pregnancy, when the woman is not pregnant, but has symptoms such as nausea and belly bulge. 

-How to make your period go down faster 

A good way to make menstruation go down faster, relieving PMS symptoms, is to drink teas that promote the contraction of the uterus, favoring its desquamation. One of the teas that can be consumed is ginger tea, which must be taken a few days before menstruation for it to have the desired effect. 

However, before taking the teas it is important to make sure you are not pregnant, as some teas can increase the risk of miscarriage.

(Reference - https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/pms-symptoms-vs-pregnancy-symptoms#Pregnancy-Symptoms:-10-Early-Signs-That-You-May-Be-Pregnant)

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