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What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

Check a test: If you are late with your period, you should take a test to see if you are pregnant. If you are not yet late, it would be hard to tell a difference. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

What's the difference between period symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

Symptoms: Sometimes not much. For many women its the nausea of early pregnancy that's different than their periods, but PMS, period symptoms and early pregnancy symptoms are all fairly similar. Since you can get pregnancy tests pretty much anywhere these days, use them to confirm, not symptoms ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms?

How can I tell the difference between pregnancy symptoms and period symptoms?

Easy: If you are having unprotected sex, you may be preganant. A simple urine pregnancy test is inexpensive and will tell you if you are pregnant. If your periods are regular, you should be able to track your cycle, and if your period comes regularly, than you are not pregnant. You should see a gyn dr. To get a good exam, be put on birth control, and educated on pregnancy and menstruation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are pregnancy symptoms or period symptoms?

What are pregnancy symptoms or period symptoms?

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. Many women have no period sx's other then bleeding. Others may feel moody, bloated, >. ...Read more

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Is enlarging of the nipples a period symptoms or a pregnancy symptom?

Is enlarging of the nipples a period symptoms or a pregnancy symptom?

Enlarged nipples: Hormone changes such as menses or pregnancy are known to cause nipple sensitivity but actual size increase would be unusual in either case. ...Read more