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Doctor insights on: Can Pregnancy Symptoms Start Before Missed Period

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 you experience early pregnancy symptoms 8 days before your missed?

Can you experience early pregnancy symptoms 8 days before your missed?

Back To School: Perhaps you are forgetting your health class. Once conception has occurred (one to five days after intercourse) the fetus has to transit through the fallopian tubes, land on and attach to the wall of the uterus and then grow. The mother's body does not have any physical or chemical connection to the fetus in this process until about ten to fourteen days after conception. Thus asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy symptoms 12 days before missed period?

Can you have pregnancy symptoms 12 days before missed period?

No: The symptoms of pregnancy are triggered by the same hormones that turn a urine test positive. It takes time for the conceptus to travel to the womb, implant & begin to create enough of these hormones to either cause symptoms or a positive test. For most this will be about the time you miss a period. You may be anticipating symptoms & your mind can do confusing things. ...Read more

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Symptoms early pregnancy before missed period and will a test be accurate?

Tests are accurate: Pregnancy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests generally become positive when you're about 1 week late with respect to your period. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Can i know the early pregnancy symptoms before a missed pregnancy?

Can i know the early pregnancy symptoms before a missed pregnancy?

Most often none: breast tenderness may occur. Usually none but could have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, ...Read more

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Can you have early pregnancy signs before a missed period?

Can you have early pregnancy signs before a missed period?

Yes: Excess fatigue, tender sore breasts, cramping in abdomen may be some initial signs and symptoms ...Read more

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When can you test for pregnancy before missed period?

When can you test for pregnancy before missed period?

Some early: Pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy as early as six days prior to the missed period. ...Read more

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How many days after ovulation do most early pregnancy symptoms begin to occur besides missed period?

How many days after ovulation do most early pregnancy symptoms begin to occur besides missed period?

Varies : This varies from person to person I have reports of breast tenderness occurring within a day or 2 of conception. It is hard to gauge as most of it is so subjective. ...Read more

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Can you get menstrual symptoms two weeks before your period begins?

Can you get menstrual symptoms two weeks before your period begins?

Yes: Many women will start to experience premenstrual symptoms approx. Two weeks before their upcoming period. That is approx. The time when the egg ovulates in preparation for a possible pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the first pregnancy symptoms before missed period?

What are the first pregnancy symptoms before missed period?

Late period: Late or missed period is the first, and the only completely reliable indicator. All symptoms before that time are just guessing; however, a pregnancy test is reliable 2 days or so before a missed period. ...Read more

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How early before your period could you experience preg. Symthoms?

How early before your period could you experience preg. Symthoms?

Variable: You may consult this site for information on symptoms of early pregnancy: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant#1 If you are pregnant - Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the first pregnancy symptoms after missed period?

What are the first pregnancy symptoms after missed period?

Pregnancy sxs: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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How many days before your missed period can you use a pregnancy test?

Several: You ovulate 2 weeks before your period, and the pregnancy tests can detect small amounts of b-hcg (once your egg is fertilized) in only a few days. So, theoretically, you may be able to check a test several days before your "missed period.". ...Read more

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How early can you start spotting after getting pregnant?

How early can you start spotting after getting pregnant?

Hopefully never: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more