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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnancy symptoms before you test positive. it's only been two weeks but i'm having hot flashes and sore breasts plus very tired.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Yes: Most available urine pregnancy tests pick up as positive with an HCG of 15-25. The blood test is positive above 5. Hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) is the hormone we measure in the pregnancy test. Progesterone which is secreted to support the pregnancy usually causes some of these symptoms.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: You could easily begin to have symptoms of pregnancy by the time your period should be due.

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Last updated Oct 12, 2020

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