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blue veins on my breasts, each side of my abdomen going all the way down to my lower stomach, spreading more, sore breasts, missed period, am i pregna?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hard to tell...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms.

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