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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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Ive been having back pain, stomach pain, chest and breast pain, vaginal pain, im always hungry and tired, ive been moody latley but ive started my peroid i think im not sure because it's lighter than usual, scared to take a test though, ive been having head aches and i feel like vomiting but i cant and my stomach is hard. Can someone please help im scared to talk to my mom about it i feel like she is going to hate me if i am. I don't know what to do.
I'm on medication and I've always had the bumps on my nipples but after my last pregnancy I'm always a little cautious. Lack of appetite, frequently urinating, nausea, more horny lol and feeling kinda fat but Im just trying to figure out if I'm pregnant or not and tired of buying tests and being let down...I am always under stress so I never know anymore
Hi everyone i been having a problem last month and this month i was only bleeding for two days and it stops. It's didn't feel like a regular period i had no bad cramps or anything common to a period. My Lower Back hurts I Go to the Restroom every so often one side of my breast hurts. Can someone please answer my question Thank You
I had sex with my boyfriend on Friday. My period came on that Saturday but only lasted for 3days which usually last to 6 to 7days. I have been having cramps tues up to maybe Thursday. Could I be pregnant? And if so because of the cramp did that mean I lost it? I was having slight headaches but I was scared it was going to get worst so I took 2 advice pills. Please help me out
Hi I've been off the depo just over five months now hubby and I have tryed condoms and pull out. The other day he didn't pull out in time . I woke the next day sometime started spotting later in day cramping and since cramping on of thruout day with light bleed/spotting since he ejaculated in me. Other times we were intermit no bleeding. Could I be pregnant?
I saw my period on the 25th to the 28th Of May buy it was way lighter than usual and it lasted shorter than usual ..a week later on the 8th (which was yesterday) I got my period again but it's also lighter than usual but a bit heavier than the one I'm May .. I've been feeling , bloated got lower back pains an feels like vomiting but nothing comes up .me and my boyfriend has unprotected sex ,can I be pregnant?
I had sex during my period now i am feeling as if i am pregnant
Hi I'm 17years old in I'm really scared 2weeks ago I lost my v-card to my ex days later I came on my period it was like normal but soon as I came off my stomach been killing me in I'm starting to sleep more n I can't really eat things in I'm sooooo scared I just want some type of advise !!!
You should Probably try and take a pregnancy test at like a planned parent hood or buy one at Wal-mart or at the dollar store. Don't freak yours self if you are pregnant The more stress your under is bad for the baby and it might send you into having a miscarriage. After you take a test and it says positive go to the OBGYN.
Last month my period started off as spotting for 4 days and got have for 2 days and light again. I was to start my P on the 2nd now it is the 8th. I have been vomiting for the past three days and can't stand the smell of most foods and going to the bathroom more often.could I be pregnant?
Normally if you are spotting lightly that is the sign of implantation bleeding (That is when the egg is digging into the lining of your vagina or something like that.) It's somewhat painful and will possibly feel like someone is stabbing you there. If you started your period you could still be pregnant. If you've been vomiting then you're probably going through morning sickness. Also Pregnant women sense of smell will increase dramatically so you'd basically be smelling like a dog. Strong sense of smell. Try eating some salteen crackers and drink lots of water try to keep yourself hydrated as much as possible.
Ok so I'm not really sure what's going on so I just need some information ok so my period has been messed up a little since my son was born like not coming at the right time but the last few months it's been pretty regular if anything just a day or two off but I was suppose to start on the sixth of this month and Saturday in thought I was I spotted very very lightly but had brownish pinkish discharge but but Sunday morning nothing (which wasnt right I'm usually slightly heavy the first three days and it last seven) im still slightly having cramps but it's more just discomfort in my lower belly and down I have no clue what is going on has this happened to anyone else plz any advice or information is welcomed?!?!
I had an unprotected sex on the last day of my period and after some days I started spotting, it happens for about eight days, I took pills after the sex but right now I am sick, does that mean I am pregnant ?
I missed my period last month and it still hasn't came on I took a pregnancy test it did something that was weird it was positive when I first looked at it then when I went back it was negative people dressed up and held it up I could see a faint line but when I start it down on the back of my toilet I didn't see anything so I don't know what to do my period still haven't came on I need help
I saw my period first week of august two weeks later my boyfriend and I had sex for 3days without protection two days later I start feeling hungry easily I never get satisfied but I took postinor 2 could I be pregnant?
My period was twice in July and on August 9 and 13 we had unprotected sex and on August 16 I notice light pink when I was whipping and see it..can I be pregnant.
Good day, please I want to be clear on this I saw my period from the 31st of july to the 2nd of august but from d 11 of august have being have signs that am not comfortable with eg. My tummy is hearvy, I vist d toilet to unirat, my mouth give me taste, black nipples n fluid coming out of my breast, back pain, run temperature, slight headache, my tummy make noises n worst of it I feel pain @ d right and left side of my tummy, so I did home test but it appears negative is it possible am pregnant please I nEed answer for this am expecting.
Hey my stomach been hurting extremely the past two wks i get nausea but dont throw up i get aggravated quick leaving my keys in the car dropping things im always hungry when im sleep im comfortable then i wake the pain comes at once i had my period last month light for two days then it went off i alrdy hv 5 kids can u help me please
Hi, I know this post is super old but I can't find any information. Ok. I'm 32 years old, married 8 years. I recently had an HSG test done (08/05/16) CD8 , the test wasn't painful AT ALL‼️‼️ it felt like a normal Pap smear light cramping, I did spot and cramp for a few hours (6) but it went away and I felt fine. Everything looked great. I do have a retroverted uterus Hubby and I bd CD10--5 days before ovulation (08/12/16) which was SUPER painful‼️ I usually feel slight twinges, sharp pains during ovulation but this was so painful I actually didn't/wouldn't/couldn't move from my couch, I laid down the whole entire day.. For the past few days I have woken up in the middle of the night with sever watery mouth (excessive saliva) nausea, vomiting, slight cramping on my left side & sore Breast. I can't keep anything down, food, water, ice cream. Also everything seem to have a funny taste to it. I took 2 pregnancy tests a few days ago, but they came back negative.. I'm starting to wonder if maybe I took the test too early. I've been drinking and smoking so I'm really frightful.. I assumed I couldn't be pregnant because I didn't have sex on my O day. I feel like shit. Just pukey...
OK little girls I was 16 once but really!!! Trying to get pregnant, anal sex(gross) & BTW the morning after pill kills your baby..its like an early abortion... so quit having sex. Wait until your married! Trust me...all you'll end up with is emotional baggage you will take with you into even your marriage!
I am 18 years old and my boyfriend & I agreed on me being on the pill which I started it around April-May & have been sexually active since May, everything went well for the next months and I have read the side effects of the pill (nausea, tender breast, headaches etc...) & I have a history of migraines which I monitor that as well but currently for the past two weeks now my breasts have been feeling really painful & sleeping at night is very difficult without adding pressure & causing myself more pain, also I had my period Thursday August 18th and ended on Sunday August 21st and I still am having the pain in my breasts but today I have felt tired, in pain, dizzy and throwing up.... does that mean what I think it means?
Hello, i am 17 years old and i know ill probably get hate comment for this but im scared. Me and my boyfriend have unprotected sex and i know i knoe stupid choices. But anyways my period already came this month and now i have it again. Litterally a week after and its like noy normal this time I cant put a tampon up there because that thing hurts so bad. my whole stomch and all of the lower parts of my stomach hurt and it kinda feels like I have to use the facilities but it hurts so bad is something wrong with me? I looked up all my symptoms that i have at the moment and most of the answers that pop up have to do eith pregnancy and im really terrified Could I be pregnant or have an infection or something? Can someone help me please
Am I pregnant??? My boyfriend and I got pregnant after being together for 11 months we now a have a active 2 year old. We have never used protection, my period has been late the last 2 months this month Im 12 days late but my test keeps coming back negative. Symptoms: Late period, peeing often, nausea, always tired, headaches.
Am I pregnant??? My boyfriend and I got pregnant after being together for 11 months we now a have a active 2 year old. We have never used protection, my period has been late the last 2 months this month Im 12 days late but my test keeps coming back negative. Symptoms: Late period, peeing often, nausea, always tired, headaches.
Man you little girls are so dumb that you should just not have sex! If you're truly that stupid then do everyone a favour and don't reproduce!
im 16 and i had sex twice within the past two weeks (no condom) and i alway get very paranoid after sex bc im not on birth control yet , but the first time i know he didnt cum in me but the second time i was on my stomach and he came on my butt . and ive had a very small blatter lately and normally i discharge but today i haven't at all , which hasnt happened before unless i was about to start my period but my period isnt due for another week or two . basically my question is is it possible the cum ran down into my vagina ?? sorry if this seems stupid , but if i get pregnant my mom will kill me . PLZ HELP !!
So I need some help I have been having hot flashes dizziness tried sensitive to smells my hips have been hurting Brest are sore I have used two at home pregnancy tests both came up negative last night for about an hour I started cramping bad in my right side all threw my leg for about an hour thin started bleeding but haven't been bleeding heavy. Ow and I have been extremely sick to my stomach I have had restless nights fiteag and wird dreams. Could I be pregnant or miscarried.
my partner had an unprotected sex twice over 2weeks ago... i experienced some kind of menstrual pain before due of my period and it was gone when i was bleeding... a day before my period is due i had some bleeding but wasnt enough to fill the pad... it was just light bleeding without no pain... happened for a few days... ive also been eating a lot... like i just ate and im still hungry... never happened before...
Hi im 17 and my boyfriend and i had sex about 3 weeks ago and the condom broke he didnt realize that the condom has broken but right after we showered and got the plan b i took the pill and just a few days later i got my period it was longer than usually (for about 6 days) and now im feeling neasea is it possible i could be pregnant?...
Hi,im 16 years old and me and my bf have alot of unprotected sex,i notice that im having alot of cramps,like period cramps but i dont have my«period i get my period 7 days but last month i only got it for 4 days and this month only 3 days,i also noticed a white and red color discharge please can anyone just tel me what can be wrong

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