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Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Is a flu like symptoms and achy body could be an early pregnancy?

Probably not.: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

Can flu-like symptoms be a sign of pregnancy? also, what are the pregnancy symptoms that come by the 2nd week?

No: Flu like symptoms are not the sign of pregnancy. Pregnancy may have symptoms like sleepiness, nausea, headache and besides missed periods one can have breast engorged and tender. Of course these vary from women to women. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

Flu like symptoms while menstrual bleeding-possible pregnancy?

No, : If you are having your period then you are not pregnant. Take care. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms in 2ww ttc, is this a possible early pregnancy sign, now on cycle day 22 of 28 day cycle had other common symtoms too for a few days?

Flu like symptoms in 2ww ttc, is this a possible early pregnancy sign, now on cycle day 22 of 28 day cycle had other common symtoms too for a few days?

Wishful thinking.: Unfortunately a flulike illness is a flulike illness. Some people say that pregnancy will decrease your immune system however it would not present as a flulike illness. ...Read more

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Hi my af is due in three days i took cheap pregnancy tests the past two days both neg. Sense of smell is strong also flu like symptoms cud I be preg?

Hi my af is due in three days i took cheap pregnancy tests the past two days both neg. Sense of smell is strong also flu like symptoms cud I be preg?

Probably not: Most home pregnancy tests are accurate and reliable, but if you feel unsure about the results you should have a test done in a clinic or at the health department. If your period is not due for 3 days, wait to see if it starts. If it is one week late, try repeating a pregnancy test or having one done in at a clinic or health department. In the meantime, take Folic Acid supplements. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms for a father to be what all could happen is flu like symptoms blurry vision normal?

Pregnancy symptoms for a father to be what all could happen is flu like symptoms blurry vision normal?

Expecting fathers: Usually fathers gain weight and have nausea. Flu like symptoms during the flu season are likely to be flu. ...Read more

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Missed Menstrual Cycle now 8 days, but negative pregnancy test. Now I'm experiencing flu like symptoms. Can I possibly be pregnant?

Missed Menstrual Cycle now 8 days, but negative pregnancy test.  Now I'm experiencing flu like symptoms.  Can I possibly be pregnant?

Unlikely: The two issues may be unrelated. If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 8 days after a missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more