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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
A pregnancy test: is the only reliable early sign of pregnancy on birth control pills. Symptoms will not be reliable at all until the pregnancy is much further along.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There's : There's no way to know whether you are pregnant or not without a test, though many women will experience fatigue, breast swelling and tenderness, head ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: No. These do not represent early pregnancy. They also do not preclude pregnancy. But usually bladder and pelvis symptoms like this represent a UTI, ur ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Early pregnancy: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Varies from person: For some the first sign is a missed period without other noticeable early changes at all. For others, you may have one or more of the following sympto ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A positive preg test: In today's world there is no real reason to try to guess whether or not you are pregnant based on symptoms. If you are wondering if you are pregnant o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Sudarsky
23 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnant?: Ironically, the earliest signs of pregnancy are not unlike pms. Symptoms include breast or nipple tenderness, bloating, cramps, and fatigue. Nausea, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A #: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
A specific set: Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy include breast enlargement and tenderness, nausea and/or vomiting, weight gain, abdominal fullness, and period i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It can be.: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Positive pregnancy?: At 3 weeks you can likely get a positive pregnancy test. The hormone beta HCG is increasing (this is the basis for a pregnancy test). It can cause pro ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Most common symptoms: Amenorrhea - lack of menstrual flow nausea with or without vomiting breast enlargement and tenderness increased urinary frequency without pain fat ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Classic pregnancy: sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency o ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Missed period: Early pregnancy is symptom free until the fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals to share with the mother's body. That is about fourtee ... Read More
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Dr. Meena Khandelwal
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but some overlap: Menstrual signs - headache, moodiness, bleeding, bloating pregnancy - breast tenderness, missed period, bloating, nausea/vomiting but usually after 8 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It can be: It can be if your pregnancy test is positive.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Cramps: Cramping pain will occur in early labor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Missed period: The first sign of pregnancy in any woman is a late or missed period.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: Symptoms for early pregnancy vary in different people. Some people have nausea and vomiting, breast tenderness, increased urination, while others hav ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Many such : As fatigue. Breast tenderness , nausea, change of desire for some foods. Later maybe vomiting . Of course missed period. Some people have no symptom ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Virtually none: Although some women notice irritability, tingling nipples, mild cramping, spotting.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding . . .: A positive pregnancy test with bleeding, particularly heavy bleeding with cramps, is most suggestive. If pregnancy symptoms like fatigue, urinary fre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
35 years experience Fertility Medicine
Spotting & Cramping: You may want to do a pregnancy test. A woman's hormones rapidly change after conception. Some of the early signs include spotting, cramping, breast ch ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Cramping before a period can be quite normal and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a pregnancy.
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