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Am I Pregnant?

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If you are unusually tuned into your body, you might begin to suspect that you are pregnant within the first few days of pregnancy. But most women don't suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, and a few don't suspect or believe they are pregnant for months after conception.

Five very common signs of early pregnancy are as follows. You may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms, as pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman.

  • A missed period. Missing your period is the most clear-cut sign of pregnancy. But it is not definitive. Stress, excessive exercise, dieting, and other factors may cause irregular periods.
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom. Even before missing a period, many pregnant women report having to urinate more often. You may even have to get up during the night! This occurs after the embryo has implanted in the uterus and begins producing the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone triggers frequent urination.
  • Fatigue. Utter exhaustion is a very early sign of pregnancy. Fatigue is a result of high levels of the hormone progesterone.
  • Morning (and noon and night!) sickness. Guess what? That queasy feeling isn't limited to mornings. Most pregnant women who experience morning sickness " which can begin 2 weeks to 2 months after conception " feel slightly nauseated at other times during the day. About half have vomiting, but very few have severe enough morning sickness to develop dehydration and malnutrition.
  • Sore (and enlarging) breasts. If you are pregnant, your breasts will probably become increasingly tender to the touch, similar to the way they feel before your period, only more so. Your nipples may also begin to darken and enlarge. Once your body grows accustomed to the increase in hormones, the pain will subside.

Other signs of pregnancy can include:

Implantation bleeding (spotting). Some women experience a light spotting or a brownish discharge. This spotting can occur at about the time the regular period would occur and can last for a few days to a few weeks.

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Food cravings, constant hunger. Some women begin to crave certain foods, constantly feel that they are hungry, or may avoid foods that they previously liked.

Metallic taste in the mouth. Many women complain of a metallic taste in their mouth during the early stages of pregnancy.

Headaches and dizziness. Headaches and the feeling of lightheadedness and dizziness are common during early pregnancy and are the result of hormonal changes and changes in blood volume.

Cramping. Some women experience period-like cramps. If cramps are felt mainly on one side or are severe, it's important to contact your doctor immediately.

The Cleveland Clinic 2004
The Cleveland Clinic
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Cleveland, OH

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I have just seen some blood spotting in my knickers me and my boyfriend are very sexually active, I have also been experiencing some very wierd stomache ache's, I constantlly feel tierd. I have already googled some symtoms but you can never know.
lol im twenty two years old im not old but i am old enough to know you babies having babies is absolutely insane. your a kid be a kid if my daughter was to tell me she was havin sex at fourteen i would panic you need to live your life look at the world. this is crazy! i was 20 when i had my oldest daughter! YOU NEED TO LIVE!!!!!!
I am 20 and have had one child I don't know if my body's more sensitive to symptoms this time than the first but I honestly feel like I'm pregnant again. My boyfriend is 18 and I don't know what to tell him. Abortion and adoption are out of the question I just don't know how he'll take it. The last time we made love was on my last day of ovulation and I don't know if that means I can still get pregnant but I am supposed to start in one week and my cycle is 32 days I started on aug 1st and I had sex aug 20 while ovulating. Please ladies give some feedback. And girls 14 15 16 17 I had a baby at 17 hardest thing I've ever done grow up before you try to raise a child . Trust me. It's a long hard painful road that you should avoid. I wish I could have been married before having a baby. It's harder on the child. Think of the life you want to create no baby deserves to be born in a broken home.
What on earth are young girls thinking these days? Sex at 14 and WANTING to get pregnant? Wow. It's really sad to see that anyone that young would even be thinking about anything but MIDDLE SCHOOL. I didn't even have my first kiss until I was 15...I really want to know what's wrong with society these days. It's really sickening.
what i see i tink there is nuthing wrong with having sex at a young age becuase if yuhh lose it when yuhh are older it'z going to hurt twice as much
first of all, you are an idiot. it doesn't matter how old you are when you lose your virginity, it will hurt the same for you. why rush your childhood? if you are younger than 16-17, (that's even pushing it) you shouldn't even be THINKING about having sex, let alone about having a baby. you are a child yourself.. how are you supposed to raise one?
Hello Im 15 And Well Not So Long Ago (i Will Say 1 Month Ago) My Boyfriend Came Inside Me 8 Times And I Didnt Get Pregnant . Does The Mean I Can't Get Pregnant Or Something?
Could Just meaN his sperm count is low. Or he is shooting blanks. Hope I helped
Child you are lucky as heck! You do not want the responsibility of a child so young, youth is awesome live it up! please be smart and use protection and wait like 13 years to have a little one. Please use contraceptives and such and go to a doctor if you can to make sure. Hope this helped even a tad. remember its the woman that decides in a relationship if you say no to something like unprotected sex he cant do a thing about it. just fyi
You are 15 use pretction u are to young to have a baby ad no it dosnt mean u can't get prego it means gods lookin out for u in a big way!!!
I'm having the same problem I'm also 15 and I'm on the shot but only have been on it for 3 weeks it's my first shot ever and well we had sex the 12 of November and he cummed in me twice we also had sex the 23 of November he cummed in me 3 times I have been peeing a lot lately and my lower back is bothering me a lil bit and have been having headaches,. Me and my bf have been talking bout it a lil bit and he said he would be okay with but wants to hide it from ppl so I think he ain't okay with it.. Can someone help me..
i had sex with a girl ..i even used protection only for her telling me she is vomiting just 1week after ...can it be possible to have symptoms of vomiting in just one week? please i a need an answer
no it cant thats too soon it takes 7 to 10 days for the egg to implant so she probley just ill. i wouldnt worry if shes still sick in 6 weeks time then its time to worry
no way it take t leas a mouth...sheing laying to you..
So Im 18 And Me And My Boyfriend Had Unprotected Sex And He Cummed In Me. Now Im Worried That I Might Be Pregnant But He Says That He Can't Have Kids. What Should I Do? Believe Him Or Not? What If I AM Pregnant? Were The Doctors Wrong?
My husband ejaculated inside me I missed my period two days later I had a brownish like discharge with pinkish reddish blood... and I'm stil bleeding. what is going on?
I am done with first cycle of birth control pills now on second,well my period started friday night after me an my boyfriend had sex,he came in me.cud i be pregant
Me and my bf had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago..I had spotting 4 atleast a week den it stopped can I b pregnant?I have no other symptoms of being pregnant
is there any way you could find out before 10 hrs your prenant
hi i am 21 and me and my boyfriend tried to have a baby when i was conceiving, ive missed my period now its been 2 weeks late, my backaches a little i have cramps, really bad headaches like sharp pain in my head, really hot and lightheaded, i have brown around my breast and they are heavy and a little, now im having brownish discharge and that comes and goes.. am i pregnant, someone please reply
it sounds like you might be you should buy a test just to make sure!
I'm 18 years of age and have been trying to have a baby with my boyfriend for a few months now and would like to know if I'm pregnant I be had an early period and a day latter I started spotting and I have.been feeling tiered more often throughout the day am I pregnant
hey im 15 and i think im pregnant i had unprotected sex two weeks ago wif my bf then after that i got my period it was lighter than usual. the next day it was reallt heavy whay is that plz help me!!!
You should definately not be having sex!!! Pay attention in school!!!!!
am 23, i played with my boyfriend with my tight and pants on. He didn't release on me and i've seen my period. Am having headach and stomach pain still on my period. Am i pregnant!
You have to have sex to get pregnant love, if he weren't inside you wen he "cum" then you are not pregnant
It's only been 4 days since my ovulation 10 days since my periode ended but i'm having some diffrent things going on that would lead me to think I was pregnant is it to early to tell or just wishful thinking. Its been almost 7yrs since my first child I can't remember when I started feeling things.
heyy.. im goin throu the exact same thing! so..were u prego then??..i really wish u were..coz.. i wish wht im goin throu is an early sign of prego symptoms!
I have sex often with my husband, mostly unprotected, but most the time he doesn't ejaculate inside me. I've been on birth control for over 6 years straight. I missed two pills, Tuesday and Wednesday, but I took them last night with Thursday nights pill. I am suppose to start my period this next week Wednesday, but I already started it today, Friday before the Wednesday I start my period. I still have two pills left to take. Why has this happened? Could I be pregnant??
I have the EXACT same issue, it's just that I take mine at night & i missed the Tuesday pill & forgot to take both Tuesday & Wensday pill that night, but when I woke up i took both. Then took Thursdays that night. But i've kept up with the following nights. & Im not supposed to be getting my period until 6days. But I already have cramps & I have brownish discharge... ? I am very sexually active. But I we use condom. But the Sunday b4 last we didn't. So hopefully I'm just panicking.! ?

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