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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Uti And Pregnancy Symptom

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Are weird bowel movements considered a pregnancy symptom? I'm also having nausea and back pains. Could these all be from my UTI or pregnancy?

Are weird bowel movements considered a pregnancy symptom? I'm also having nausea and back pains. Could these all be from my UTI or pregnancy?

Here are some...: Changing pattern in BM is not directly related with pregnancy; voiding change will. Worrying about pregnancy, do home pregnancy test ASAP in a week after missing the expected period and repeat it in another week if the first test is (-) & still in doubt. For UTI, self-test chemstrip may help. And it is nice to know certain antibiotics may induce bowel change. More? Seek evaluation & counseling now ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Uti two days before period which causes frequent urination, unprotected sex during ovulation, is this a pregnancy symptom or just uti? Also mild cramps.

Uti two days before period which causes frequent urination, unprotected sex during ovulation, is this a pregnancy symptom or just uti? Also mild cramps.

Yes and no: You have symptoms of uti. There is also a possibility of pregnancy based on the history. Have a urine analysis and urine culture done. Also have a pregnancy test done. See your gyn or family doctor soon. Uti and miscarriage have a correlation. So don't delay. ...Read more

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Ttc & stopped takin fluoxetine. Is there any way of distinguishing the difference between recent emotional changes being from early pregnancy symptom?

Ttc & stopped takin fluoxetine. Is there any way of distinguishing the difference between recent emotional changes being from early pregnancy symptom?

Please follow up: Depending on why you were taking the fluoxetine, you could have resurgence of symptoms. Early pregnancy by itself does not cause depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, etc -- but it can exacerbate underlying tendencies. Please follow up regularly with a psychiatrist to make sure you stay as healthy as possible in your pregnancy, & to monitor for any issues so they don't get worse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between uti's & early pregnancy symptoms?

What is the difference between uti's & early pregnancy symptoms?

Quite a bit...: Uti: increase frequency, urgency, and burning on urination, even at night. Possible change in odor and color of urine. Maybe some incontinence of urine as well.
Early pregnancy: many women feel nothing except missing period. Some have morning nausea, tender/swollen breasts, increase urination but no burning, and food aversion/cravings etc... Check a hpt. Check with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Someone told me that men can pregnancy symptom is this true?

Someone told me that men can pregnancy symptom is this true?

Sympathy symptoms: Men can get pregnancy symptoms when their partner is pregnant. It is not unusual to see nausea, vomiting, swelling or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is white milky discharge a pregnancy symptom?

Is white milky discharge a pregnancy symptom?

From where?: Milky nipple discharge can occur in pregnancy, but other conditions as well. Vaginal discharge isn't a good indicator of pregnancy, we think more of things like yeast infection, BV or other infection. If you're concerned about pregnancy, then the first thing to do is an at home pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Bleeding after sex. Is it a pregnancy symptom?

Bleeding after sex. Is it a pregnancy symptom?

Can be.: The cervix and vagina become engorged with blood vessels as a result of pregnancy hormones and physiology. Ergo, sex is more likely to cause spotting during pregnancy; bleeding like a period is never normal in pregnancy and prompt medical attention is warranted. ...Read more

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White tissue in urine? Is this a pregnancy symptom?

White tissue in urine? Is this a pregnancy symptom?

This is not a: Classic pregnancy symptom. If you have missed your period, please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is having brown flakes in urine a pregnancy symptom?

Is having brown flakes in urine a pregnancy symptom?

No, brown flakes in: Urine is not a classic pregnancy symptom. Please take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Take care. ...Read more

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When do most women experience their first pregnancy symptom?

When do most women experience their first pregnancy symptom?

2-4 weeks after sex: A woman of childbearing age who has some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feels less energetic), a sharper/stronger sense of smell, mild soreness/swelling of her breasts, and maybe some food aversions and cravings... could be pregnant. Symptoms can occur before missing a period. She can do a urine pregnancy test 1 week after missing her period, to see if she will have a baby. ...Read more

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Is slight pain/ discomfort at the navel a pregnancy symptom?

Is slight pain/ discomfort at the navel a pregnancy symptom?

Discomfort that is: Specific to the naval is not a pregnancy symptom. However, cramps can occur with early pregnancy. If you have missed your period - please take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What causes my bottom gums to feel tingly? Is it a pregnancy symptom?

What causes my bottom gums to feel tingly? Is it a pregnancy symptom?

Maybe: Pregnancy can cause your gums to be redder, more inflamed and swollen. So can poor oral, hygiene and other factors.
If you are concerned about being pregnant get a pregnancy test. If you are concerned about the health of your gums see your dentist. ...Read more

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Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Pain in the middle lower part of the chest. Is it early pregnancy symptom?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These 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. Etc. There may be ^ white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...Read more

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How come cold like symptoms is listed as an early pregnancy symptom online?

How come cold like symptoms is listed as an early pregnancy symptom online?

Congestion: Some women early in pregnancy develop nasal congestion similar to a cold. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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If a woman has a fast and strong neck pulse, is that part of a pregnancy symptom?

If a woman has a fast and strong neck pulse, is that part of a pregnancy symptom?

Not necessarily: That could be due to a variety of things and conditions. Having said that I can't exclude pregnancy. Its probably time to pick up a pregnancy test from the store just to eliminate that possibility. ...Read more

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My pulse is 103 per minute, is this normal? Could this be a possible pregnancy symptom?

My pulse is 103 per minute, is this normal? Could this be a possible pregnancy symptom?

Are you pregnant?: Your heart rate is slightly elevated. If no other symptoms hydrate more and see how you do start there. ...Read more

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Had period 3 times all lasted about a week a week apart. Is it a pregnancy symptom all where heavy.?

Had period 3 times all lasted about a week a week apart. Is it a pregnancy symptom all where heavy.?

No: This is not a normal pregnancy symptom. It is abnormal and you need to be seen to find out why it is happening and get it straightened out especially if you want to be pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm having weird food cravings, I'll heat up food then not want it anymore, is this a pregnancy symptom??

I'm having weird food cravings, I'll heat up food then not want it anymore, is this a pregnancy symptom??

Have U been checked?: Your symptoms can be caused by lots of things & may originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer what to do. Your doctor will want to know the quality, timing, duration, exact location, associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of any distress to better direct the next appropriate step. Pls buy &check a home pregnancy test now though. ...Read more

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Period is a week late and took 3 pg tests and all are negative but have every pregnancy symptom and need an answer if u can help.

Period is a week late and took 3 pg tests and all are negative but have every pregnancy symptom and need an answer if u can help.

Pregnancy tests: Although over-the counter urine pregnancy tests are very accurate, a blood test is 99% accurate. If it is still "negative" your doctor may order additional testing to rule out other causes of "amenorrhea", (absence of menses). Many GYN's will prescribe a trial of progesterone pills to take for several days to induce menses if the blood test is "negative". ...Read more

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Ovulated on dec 26 twinges feeling that day feeling like I did 1000 crunches when I didn't. Pregnancy symptom? Never feel pain when I ovulate

Ovulated on dec 26 twinges feeling that day feeling like I did 1000 crunches when I didn't. Pregnancy symptom? Never feel pain when I ovulate

Mittelschmerz: This is a term we use to describe this common sensation when the ovary releases a readied egg. This ovulation pain is well known and some women learn to date their ovulation from this mittelschmerz pain. ...Read more

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Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Is a rash an early pregnancy symptom?

Possible: There are a couple of skin rashes which occur with pregnancy and one of which can look quite ugly. However a rash is not the most common presentation for early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Water discharge in early pregnancy symptom?

Water discharge in early pregnancy symptom?

Milky/ white d/c may: Occur. Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter. These 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. Etc. Take a home pregnancy test to know if you have missed your period. ...Read more

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Is clear vaginal discharge a pregnancy symptom?

Is clear vaginal discharge a pregnancy symptom?

No: There is no specific sign and symptoms for pregnancy, although you could have a starchy egg white discharge with pregnancy but the best way is to check the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Are dry lips an early pregnancy symptom?

No. Dry lips are not: An early pregnancy symptom. Please take a home pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more