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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.

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I took 2 cheap pregnancy test both negative but you can hear a heartbeat in my lower stomach missed my period was supposed to be on the 15th . Still haven't started one nipple is sore my belly is tightening and I crave Dr Pepper and resee cups. Please help me am I pregnant?
What if i my period started november 13 till november 17 and on november 20 after intercouse with my fiance stopped spotting after i showered but been feeing tingling in bottom of my stomache very since and slight cramps
ok question, my husband and I are not ttc but I'm 24 and my periods usually last for 5 days and mine only lasted 2 more like a day and half, nothing since. ive been sleeping a lot headaches when I never get headaches neck pain and shoulder pain I have a lot of new hair growth on the top of my head and I feel very bloated for the past 2-3 days. its like I eat something and I'm miserable the rest of the night. Also, I know its weird but I actually had a dream that I peed on a stick and it was positive (super vivid) took 3 tests about an hour ago and all came up BFN how far along do you usually have to be before it shows on a test. my parents have also gotten a divorce recently... could I just be stressed? I just want to know whats going on with me!
Hi I'm 29 years old I had sex month ago I got my period after I had sex but two weeks after I had sex I was feeling my body different and lately I'm always sleepy and I always craving different food my nipples itch all the time can I possibly be pregnant
I took a test it was neg but I got my period early I am very fertile (I have more then enough kids) but I have had tender breast very nauseous and I throw up every night for the past 3 nights I feel as though I am pregnant and I crave veggies and I really don't eat them what do u think this could be
Me and my boyfriend had sex, and he cummed in me. For some reason just thinking of taking my pill (birth control) makes me cry. I don't have the courage. It doesn't help I have a problem for forgetting to take them and have actually missed a lot this month so I started my period early. Yes we fucked in my period and now I'm scared. I'm only 15. I know what it would be like to have a baby at my age. It happened to my friend. Everything would change. And I'm terrified. Please help.. Why can't I just take the pill.
Hi, i am 30 years old, trying to conceive last 9 months, last month my periods was 5 days post, i checked pregnancy test at home, it was negative, next day period started.... but still i'm feeling cramping in my stomach same like periods time i have takan ziffy tablet also as per Dr. prescription, but cramping is still, & also felling heaviness in breasts, weakness & vomiting, headache at morning time felling joints pain (knee) also, please suggest me am i pregnant??? what should i do??? please help me....
So my boyfriend and i had sex in november, i had my period that same month, and during December i had brown discharge for a few weeks. I also travelled somewhere during that time which I read can cause a late period because of time change and stuff. My period has not come in December. We were very safe when we had sex. He used a condom, he pulled out before he cums and we tested the condom to see if there were holes. There were none. Im really scared. Please tell me.
On & off period real bad cramps plus vagina cramps January 7 showing red blood The 8th brownish with I whip The 9th still brownish very sick very painful cramps sleeping alday the 10th the same thing Then the 11th the same as well then at 8:45 redish blood lasted for only 2 hours then back to brown I guess blood I don't know just need answers please help cramps and headaches never dispeared & plus been having very much trouble with my breathing & before this even happened I have not had a period since September 3rd
I had my period 13th of last month and have been having sex with my husband till this month but i woke up today and saw blood in my pant wat could this be im worried
I just had sex 2 weeks ago, and I'm having weird symptoms can I be pregnant? My stomach feels weird all the time! I feel sharp knife feelings in my stomach, and food taste weird that is usually good to me! I been asking up every morning now feeling like I have a cold lots of mucus! I feel blotted all the time and I eat a lot now! Can I be pregnant!?
Victoria: You should see a doctor to find out why you are having stomach pain and other symptoms.
Can the metallic taste be because of the morning after pill or because it did not work? I took it 3days ago, the day i had sex. I had taken the pill a month or two ago. Is this because i took the pill too soon? And moreover, it was done on my safe sex period. But is there any chance this metallic taste be because i am pregnant because there are no other symptoms.
hi, i have been having all the prego symptomps nd had a pinkish light bleedng which only lasted for a day and a half 5 days b4 my periods..my periods are due on the 10th nd i experianced this on the 5th...i also hav painful cramps that iv never experianced b4....could i b pregnant* oh and some of the symptms like breast sore ended the day the kinksh bleedng stop,,,,,,plz help im confused
Okay me an my husband are trying to conceive I had the mirena in for almost 3 yrs I had tooken it out July 17th 2015 an my midwife told us to wait up to 6 months to try we waited til dec 2015 aweek before my period and then the last two weeks of dec when Jan 2016 came I had a period on the 19th to the 22 then spotting til the 25th it was very very light and now feb 8th-11th I've been feeling very nauseated only towards sundown around 8 until I go to bed an I've had some light pressure on my left lower abdomen near my hip bone an it's also very tender in that area I'm also been having weird whitish discharge and negative pregnancy tests...I've also made appointment an they only did a urine test and all came out negative an I had the same problem with my daughter when I was pregnant with her I was told I wasn't pregnant then almost 4 months down the road found out I was so i don't know what to think this time... They also checked me for various other things an I do not have anything or any infections.
I had sex during my period on early december BT I use depot the injection of 3 months to revent pregnancy and I took morning after pill and my periods also came end of december ever since that i havent seen my period it 2 months now . am i pregnant or not
My period started on January 13th and about a week or two after my fiancé and I were having sex, the condom broke and was immediately changed. I was suppose to start and have yet to. I have no pregnancy symptoms and 4 negative tests. What are my chances or have I just stressed out too much about it causing my period to be delayed?
Okay so I am 15 and me n my boyfriend have had sex while I was in my period and on the last day of my period he cumed in me is there a good chance I could be prego or no bc I have been having bad belly pains today?
It could be just PMS . I say that because you weren't ovulating when he did it. There is a really small chance you could be however I highly doubt it !
Okay so I have a skyla iud in right now and my boyfriend of 7 months has never finished in me. I am experiencing period like symptoms that are just like pregnancy symptoms but have not gotten my period or any bleeding since I was done spotting from my iud. Which has been about 50 days. I got brown discharge today or dry blood. The other day my iud strings were very low and i thought it was because my cervix lowered to an upcoming period. I felt the wire and it felt thicker than usual so i didnt know what it was and pulled on it gentlelly. It hurt my cervix a lot. I have been checked for stds and i have none. I am on medication for adhd which causes diziness thirst and headaches as well. Someone know what it could be??
Hello, I'm concerned because Ive always had unprotected sex and I had been spotting for about 9 days straight. This was more than a week before I'm supposed to have my period, which are pretty regular. I started spotting really light and only noticed it when I wiped, I got the urge to pee about every hour,from the day I started to the 5th or 6th day of spotting. On the 3rd day it got a little heavier and got cramps everytime I peed (but still not heavy like a period would be). On the 6th day cramps stopped and went back to spotting lighter. After that I started peeing more normal (not every hour). On the last day I just spotted brown and then didn't spot at all after that, but I did have some white discharge. This will be the 3rd day since I stopped spotting but I've been discharging clear liquid more than I ever have. I'm supposed to have my period in 2-3 days so I wouldn't say I'm late but this has never happened to me before
I had sex january 3 days after i ad my periods... So till up to now i havent recieved my menses..and i started feeling unwell.. No appetite of eating... Headache every day and i feel like vomiting everyday am i pregnant? Just ansa me pliz am worried...koz the man has refused
Ok so my boyfriend and I have ONLY had anal sex. I don't believe that he touched my vagina region and I know that his sperm was no where near me! However I am worried that he slipped and accidentally rubbed on the outside of my vagina. We had anal sex around 3 weeks after my period. Is it possible for me to be pregnant?
I got off my period 2 weeks before me and my boyfriend had sex, he came inside me and the next day I had slight cramping and felt sick. Could I possibly be pregnant?
I just recently started having sex with my bf (broke my virginity ) and we had unprotected sex 5 days after my period. He did not ejaculate inside me but I'm still worried I might be pregnant since I hear it is possible to get pregnant from precum
I am having weird symptoms... i just got off my period but it only lasted a day and then kept coming on and off for the next day and a half. i have been urinating alot more frequently and yesterday just started experiencing nauseousness, i was throwing up little bits in my mouth but my body wasnt allowing me to fully vomit, i have been feeling very bloated and alot more hungry then usual, and i also have been really moody, my partner told me my breats looked like they were enlarging, i went very pale and because feeling strong headaches and mild dizzyness, my legs went numb and my body then began to feel like jelly. I NEED SOME ADVICE PLEASE!?!?
Hi I'm 15 and for a month now I have noticed I have been gaining weight. I thought I was pregnant but then I started my period so i thought every thing was okay until I got cramps I took midol as usual because it helps but today it made it worse. The pain got worse it hurt so bad the only thing I could do was walk from the bath to the tolit. I felt like i had to puke but never did and i also felt like I had to poop but I still couldn't. I am bleeding like I'm on my period but not as heavy. The pain went down but when i start to move it hurts again. I have frequent urination and I get hot flashes and dizzy and sick at times. Am I pregnant?
After seeing my period I decided to sleep wit my husband three days after and after we had sex I took this drug postno2 in other to kill the sperm in me to avoid pregnancy two days later I saw blood for four days just like my monthly period n now DAT d due date for my monthly flow is passed and I did not see my period could it be that am pregrant or what.
I've been having some weird pains in my uterus, mainly on my left side but it switches once in a while. Also my lower back has been hurting and my boobs. I've been getting some headaches but that could be me stressing myself out. It's way too soon to tell with a test but has anyone else felt this way while being pregnant?
Can someone help i think i might be but my mom thinks im not because i got my period but im always hungry, my stomach hurts so does my breast, i feel nauseous but i can't throw up, im always tired and im scared to take a pregnancy test. I don't know what to do can someone help.