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Are hot flashes, dry mouth, fatigue, gas, slight mood swings and some mild cramping a sign of early pregnancy?

 Are hot flashes, dry mouth, fatigue, gas, slight mood swings and some mild cramping a sign of early pregnancy?

Pregnancy: if you miss your period then check a pregnancy test, home tests are accurate. If your period starts then you are not pregnant. Even then if you are concerned about pregnancy you can always check a test. There are no set signs of pregnancy, everything could be a sign of pregnancy or PMS. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can hot flashes be a sign of pregnancy?

Can hot flashes be a sign of pregnancy?

Not typical sign : Symptoms felt by a woman who is pregnant include things her partner might not be able to perceive. Signs are things he might be able to see. Symptoms of early pregnancy include breast tenderness, drowsiness, nausea. Signs of early pregnancy include breast swelling, slight physical changes around the nipple and cervix, sometimes vomiting. She should contact primary provider if hot flashes or fever. ...Read more

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I been having headaches and hot flashes for about 3 days... My friend told me it could be a sign of pregnancy. Is this true? What else could this mean

I been having headaches and hot flashes for about 3 days... My friend told me it could be a sign of pregnancy. Is this true? What else could this mean

Friendly advice: Pregnancy, in its' latter stages, can cause headaches and hot flashes, but I am sure that a simple pregnancy test can more accurately diagnose pregnancy then even my "friendly advice". ...Read more

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I'm on my period but having all the signs of pregnancy. Hot flashes, cravings, cramping more than usual, and bumps. Could i be pregnant?

I'm on my period but having all the signs of pregnancy. Hot flashes, cravings, cramping more than usual, and bumps. Could i be pregnant?

No, if a true period: 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 (when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An ob-gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Is night sweats and hot flashes early pregnancy symptoms? Possibly before missed period

Is night sweats and hot flashes early pregnancy symptoms? Possibly before missed period

Not usually: Fever, if that is what is preceding your night sweats, is not a symptom of pregnancy, and if it persists would definitely go and see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

Circulation: The hot flashes you may be experiencing while pregnant are not the same as those experienced by women in menopause. Menopausal hot flashes are due to lack of estrogen. Pregnancy is a high estrogen state. Most likely the hot flashes in pregnancy are due to changes in your circulation and increased heat generated by the baby. ...Read more

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Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hormonal changes: There are rapid hormonal changes ongoing during pregnancy that the body is also rapidly adjusting to accomodate.As a result, the rise( or drop) in estrogen levels will often cause "hot flashes". ...Read more

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Are hot flashes a common symptom in pregnancy?

No: Traditional hot flashes are not all that common but certainly can occur. Overall feeling of "burning up" is very common in pregnancy. The developing fetus has a high metabolic rate and generates a lot of heat especially in the last few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more