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A 33-year-old member asked:

How soon do early pregnancy symptoms start to show?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Varies: Some women have symptoms like tingling of the breasts even before a missed period. Others may have no symptoms other than missed period. See this site for more information on this topic. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

I'd really like to know how soon can early pregnancy symptoms start?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Missed period: At the time you miss your period. Classic pregnancy symptoms can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

I am having early pregnancy symptoms. how soon can i test?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Many women: test after they have missed a period.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How early to pregnancy symptoms start to manifest?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Missed period: It is possible that pregnancy symptoms can occur at the time a period is missed or after that.
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MI
A 22-year-old member asked:

How early can pregnancy symptoms start?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Conception: Technically; as soon as conception occurs one's body will begin changing on every level. Some women can even tell the moment of conception; believe it or not.
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Irving, TX
A 28-year-old female asked:

Are there ways to differentiate early pregnancy symptoms from symptoms you get right before starting your period?

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Dr. Rhonda Simons
Family Medicine 16 years experience
The only way: To truely differentiate those symptoms is to do a serum or urine HCG test.Breast tenderness and swelling, cramping, and and many other early pregnancy symptoms are the same as period symptoms.If you are close to your scheduled period, you can do a home pregnancy test to find out. Use a first morning urine specimen for best results. Doc can do a blood test that is more sensitive if urine negative.
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