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Am i pregnant i have been feeling sleepy lately and having headaches, heartburn, nausea at times am i pregrant but have missed a period yet. it should come on next week tuesday 11/22/2011

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, no one can tell if a woman is pregnant just based on symptoms. You have to take a pregnancy test. Most at-home pregnancy tests are fairly accurate a week after your missed period or 5-6 weeks after your last period. Blood and urine pregnancy tests at a doctor's office can detect pregnancy a little earlier - the blood test can even detect pregnancy 7 days after ovulation (about a week before your period). I attached a link to a web site with more information on how pregnancy tests work and when to take them. Good luck!
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Don't know: Pregnancy symptoms don't usually begin before a period a missed.
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