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What are the earliest possible signs of pregnancy and how can I tell if it's pregnancy or PMS?

What are the earliest possible signs of pregnancy and how can I tell if it's pregnancy or PMS?

Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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Is it normal for my PMS symptoms to be the same as early signs of pregnancy?

Is it normal for my PMS symptoms to be the same as early signs of pregnancy?

Can be similar: Symptoms of pms and early pregnancy can be similar. If you've had unprotected sex, pregnancy is possible. If you miss your period, a home pregnancy test will provide an answer. ...Read more

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Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Are darker areolas a sign of pregnancy or pms?

Darker Areolas: Can occur with pregnancy. However, it is not diagnostic - so take a pregnancy test to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more

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Pms like anger a sign of pregnancy?

Pms like anger a sign of pregnancy?

See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good luck! ...Read more

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Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

Lack of PMS symptoms, pregnancy sign?

See Below: The best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take home pregnancy test that you can buy at any drugstore. If still concerned, talk to your obgyn good luck! ...Read more

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Does palpitation is a sign of pregnancy and also a pms?

Does palpitation is a sign of pregnancy and also a pms?

See your doctors: Palpitations can be caused by many potential medical issues. Pregnancy is usually not the first thing on the list of potential causes. See your doctor for a full work up and they may order testing to figure out the cause of the palpitations. ...Read more

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What is the difference between PMS cramps and early signs of pregnancy cramps?

What is the difference between PMS cramps and early signs of pregnancy cramps?

They may not be: Mild PMS (more correctly known now as pmdd--premenstrual dysphoric disorder) and cramping from a possible miscarriage may be the same. Thus, it is best to check wtih your doc.. ...Read more

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Hand cold is sign of pregnancy or pms?

Hand cold is sign of pregnancy or pms?

Unclear: If you mean having cold hands, this symptom is not classically associated with either pregnancy or pms, although temperature changes can be seen in either due to the associated hormone changes. Call your healthcare practitioner to discuss further, if concerning or bothersome. ...Read more

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Is low back pain sign of PMS or early pregnancy?

Is low back pain sign of PMS or early pregnancy?

It could occur with: Either or you might just have pain from a purely musculoskeletal cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Your sxs could be > ...Read more

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I've got no signs of pms and almost all pregnancy symptoms and I'm two days before my period. Preg test - am I still pregnant? And testing too early?

I've got no signs of pms and almost all pregnancy symptoms and I'm two days before my period. Preg test - am I still pregnant? And testing too early?

Wait to see: Wait to see if you miss your period. If you do - you can test then. If negative and still no period - can retest in a week. ...Read more

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Dry humping w/ underwear. No penetration & direct contact possible precum day before ovulation. Possible pregnancy? 2 negative pts. Pms signs. Stressed

Dry humping w/ underwear. No penetration & direct contact possible precum day before ovulation. Possible pregnancy? 2 negative pts. Pms signs. Stressed

It would be highly: Unlikely for dry humping to lead to pregnancy since the clothing acts as a barrier to sperm. Additionally, sperm needs to be deposited in the vagina or at the introitus (opening of the vagina) for pregnancy to occur. Use protection whenever sexually active. ...Read more

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I do have very light spotting today and wipe it clear but my period end early than usual. I still feel pregnancy sign. Feel different from usual PMS.

I do have very light spotting today and wipe it clear but my period end early than usual. I still feel pregnancy sign. Feel different from usual PMS.

Period? Not preg!: Something may require an exam, but if you had a period - short, weak, whatever - you are not pregnant. But in the future if you don't want to conceive - use good protection. See a provider for exam and birth control planning. STDs are also good to avoid. Be smart - take care - be well! ...Read more

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Colicky pelvic pain (uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?

Colicky pelvic pain (uterine contraction) is this sure sign of PMS or it may occur in early pregnancy?

Pelvic pain: Contractions should be occurring in early pregnancy normal, unless you are miscarrying. Pms has nothing to do with pregnancy and may present with some unpleasant sensations. To rule out pregnancy, you will need to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I'm 3 days late. I took a hpt and it said neg. My tummy has a heavy feeling, no PMS signs or the "usual pregnancy sym". Am I just over stressing?

I'm 3 days late. I took a hpt and it said neg. My tummy has a heavy feeling, no PMS signs or the "usual pregnancy sym". Am I just over stressing?

Learn the facts: Knowledge is power! Find good reproduction info - scientific online sites, libraries, women's clinics, pharmacies or your doctor. If you have unprotected sex near the time you ovulate and both of your bodies work well - you will be likely to conceive. Any day has some chance w/o protection. 3 days may be too early, so test again soon or have an exam. Take this seriously. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do PMS breast sore and breast sore as early sign of pregnancy differ?

How do PMS breast sore and breast sore as early sign of pregnancy differ?

Not much: The symptoms are essentially the same. That is why it is essential to get a pregnancy test if you think you might be. ...Read more

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Breast sore episodes do you think it was normal PMS or might it be early sign of pregnancy?

Breast sore episodes do you think it was normal PMS or might it be early sign of pregnancy?

Yes: Could be either. Do a pregnancy test, and if period doesn't come as expected, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you still get PMS symptoms while on the pill (Sore, heavy breasts)? Or is this a sign of pregnancy?

Can you still get PMS symptoms while on the pill (Sore, heavy breasts)? Or is this a sign of pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible to have premenstrual symptoms while on oral contraceptives. If you have missed your period - than go ahead and test for pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Ihave regular af with PMS I had a miscarriage in june 2012 I took Clomid (clomiphene) in march period due in 4 days no signs of pregnancy shuld I take Clomid (clomiphene) again?

Ihave regular af with PMS I had a miscarriage in june 2012 I took Clomid (clomiphene) in march period due in 4 days no signs of pregnancy shuld I take Clomid (clomiphene) again?

Yes: Generally your doctor would anticipate prescribing Clomid (clomiphene) for 4 months or so. Just because one month didn't work does not imply the medication would not be successful. ...Read more

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Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Is acne a PMS or early pregnancy sign before missed period?

Usually can't tell: The only reliable differentiation is a positive pregnancy test. Every period is different and every pregnancy is different. A lot of times you will be able to tell in hindsight that your pregnancy symptoms (including acne) were pregnancy and not pms, the distinction can be very subtle. Best wishes either way. ...Read more

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Is adominal cramping in any way an early sign of pregnancy 5-6 days after grinding with clothes or an infection or pms/ibs?

Is adominal cramping in any way an early sign of pregnancy 5-6 days after grinding with clothes or an infection or pms/ibs?

Don't know reason: For your abdominal cramping 5 days after grinding w clothes but you should not become pregnant with the scenario that you described. Pregnancy sxs normally don't present until after a period is missed. Can't diagnose pms or ibs over the internet. ...Read more

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Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Having PMS signs a week before period (back pain, cramps, acne, discharges. Is this pregnancy or early period. I took 2 doses of Plan B 3 weeks apart?

Plan B: It is probably the Plan B. It should not be taken twice in one cycle. You need another method of contraception if you are taking it so often. There is a reason it is called emergency contraception. ...Read more

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My gf is 7 days late, no PMS signs. Only pregnancy risk was precum fingering. She had flu, calcium and stomach problems. Could that delay period? Preg?

My gf is 7 days late, no PMS signs. Only pregnancy risk was precum fingering. She had flu, calcium and stomach problems. Could that delay period? Preg?

Yes: Certainly serious illness can cause her periods to be late. You Also need to know that any sperm getting into the vagina, even from precum, could result in pregnancy. A pregnancy test is in order. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more