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what does early stages of pregnancy feel like

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Increased progesterone, early in pregnancy can cause, in very rare cases, uterine prolapse. Combined with 4 deliveries, it certainly could happen. You ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Exercise can help you feel better and can help you maintain a healthy weight throughout your pregnancy. Limit exercises to ones with low impact; mak ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, and recommended: If you have been exercising regularly, it is advisable to continue but probably not "olympic-type" of training/exercising--too extrenuous. If you have ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Darken: Nipples can darken in the early stages of pregnancy, and become more tender to the touch. All effects of Progesterone on the breast tissue. The areo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Signs: tender breast, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, bloating, cravings for food, food aversion, headaches, missed periods are common early signs of pregnanc ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mucus: The cervical mucus may be whitish, yellowish, opaque and more voluminous.
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
We : We date pregnancies from the last menstrual period lmp. At 2 weeks from the LMP you would be ovulating. At 3 weeks you are unlikely to have symptoms a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missed period: 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Under water: One of my patients once described emphysema as being similar to being underwater and not being able to come up for air - probably very accurate.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Early in pregnancy: A milky, white discharge is normal.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Prodrome: Prodromal symptoms of schizophrenia may include social withdrawal, loss of interest in activities, spending time alone-doing very little, lack of comm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. JUSTIN Aurbach
51 years experience Endodontics
Short light contract: Early signs of labor may have short mild contractions. As labor progresses more intense contractions with shorter intervals between contractions.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bigger,brighter, etc: The areola (the darker circle around the nipples) becomes more prominent, and larger. The nipples increase in size in preparation for their natural fu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Varies: Some women have little in the way of breast changes in early pregnancy. Others have enlargement, fullness and tenderness. Changes like nipple color ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Slightly blue: Because of increased blood flow to the uterus in response to the pregnancy, the cervix (which is the tip of the uterus) will tend to have a slightly b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Most women feel nausea in the first trimester, some as early as 5 weeks. Some women don't have nausea until 2nd or 3rd trimester, but if a woman is g ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Gurgles regardless..: Stomach gurgling is not unique to pregnancy, although pregnancy-related hormones do alter GI transit and motility. Gurgling typically indicates the mi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missed period: Not until a period is missed at the earliest (often later).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many: When the egg becomes fertilized, a series of hormonal changes occur. The embryo begins making specific hormones too. These lead to nausea, constipatio ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dark from hematoma: Bruise appearance depends upon 3 variables: amount of underlying tissue damage whereby more damage equals more local bleeding and larger darker tinted ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Helayne Merkin
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy symptoms: The most common symptoms of early pregnancy are fatigue, breast pain and nausea. Many women feel "pre-menstrual" but more exaggerated when they are in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fairly quickly: Everyone is different, but some symptoms may be apparent when you are even a couple of days late. They will become most noticeable starting a week or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fareed Asfour
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: Each case of acute HIV infection is different. Fever is a common symptom, but everyone presents differently.

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