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Doctor insights on: Signs You May Be Pregnant Before A Missed Period

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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Would you get any pregnancy symptoms before a missed period?

Would you get any pregnancy symptoms before a missed period?

Not really: It takes 2-4 days for the sperm to find & fertilize the egg. another 2-4 for the fertile egg to enter the womb & several days before the new cells to attach and start generating the hormones that might give symptoms. Those hormones are also what turns a pee test positive, which is rare before you miss your period.The symptoms can also be a little vague, so they may be hard to detect ...Read more

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Can you have random nausea before a missed period if you are pregnant?

Can you have random nausea before a missed period if you are pregnant?

Sure: But - that doesn't mean that it is due to being pregnant. Classic pregnancy symptoms occur after missing a period. ...Read more

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If you ovulated late then could you have implantation bleeding after missed period?

If you ovulated late then could you have implantation bleeding after missed period?

Anything is possible: First, many people never experience implantation bleeding at all. That being said, pregnancy can occur at any time if someone has intercourse around the time of ovulation - if cycles are irregular this makes it much harder to predict. If you think you are pregnant - take a pregnancy test. See your doctor about your irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Can there be any pregnant symptoms a week before a missed period?

Can there be any pregnant symptoms a week before a missed period?

Bleeding vs. menses: Not all vaginal bleeding is your menses, so while we typically don't see pregnancy symptoms this early, if your last cycle was light consider that your were pregnant from last month. Other things can cause some pregnancy like symptoms (aka moliminal symptoms). ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms that your pregnant before missed period?

Can you have symptoms that your pregnant before missed period?

Are due to hormones: Common early pregnancy symptoms include some nausea (with or without vomiting), some fatigue (feeling less energetic), a sharper or stronger sense of smell, mild soreness and swelling of the breasts, and maybe some food aversions or cravings. These symptoms are due to quickly rising hormones. Some women are very attuned to their bodies and can sense symptoms 2 or 3 days before missing a period. ...Read more

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Can pink discharge a week before your period mean you might be pregnant?

Can pink discharge a week before your period mean you might be pregnant?

No: A pink discharge is not a specific sign of pregnancy, nor does it indicate that you are not pregnant. See your physician to check it out further. ...Read more

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How many days after a missed period can you be sure you aren't pregnant?

How many days after a missed period can you be sure you aren't pregnant?

Or you are pregnant: Missed period can mean you are pregnant. Generally, my advice is to do pregnancy test 2 weeks after intercourse. If result is positive, then you know early that you are pregnant. If result is negative and you still have no menstruation, test again 3 weeks after intercourse to be sure. ...Read more

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If you don't get a period a month after miscarrying can you be pregnant?

If you don't get a period a month after miscarrying can you be pregnant?

Unlikely: After a miscarriage, it takes a while for your HCG levels to get back to zero and unleash the next cycle. For this reason, i tell women to expect that there first period will be slightly delayed. ...Read more

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Can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

Can you miss a period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Yes. That is not uncommon. However, if you are concerned that you could be pregnant and have missed a period - best to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can you have a late period and not be pregnant?

Can you have a late period and not be pregnant?

Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can implantation occur after a missed period if you have a 21 day cycle!

Can implantation occur after a missed period if you have a 21 day cycle!

Take a test: Implantation bleeding occurs a few days after conception (in the rare cases that it occurs at all). If you are bleeding on the day you start your period this is most likely your period. If you are unsure though you can always take a home pregnancy test. You can have your answer in minutes. ...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