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Doctor insights on: Unusual Pregnancy Symptoms

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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I am EBF an 8 month old and haven't had a first period. I had what I thought was my first period on August 28-30, but it was very light and short with no cramps (very unusual for me). I started having pregnancy symptoms shortly after and got a positive te

I am EBF an 8 month old and haven't had a first period. I had what I thought was my first period on August 28-30, but it was very light and short with no cramps (very unusual for me). I started having pregnancy symptoms shortly after and got a positive te

Breast feeding: Breast feeding can delay the onset of regular menses. It does not, however, prevent ovulation prior to your first menses after delivery. Have you had unprotected intercourse? If the answer is yes, (and breast feeding is NOT protection), then indeed you could very well be pregnant. Your best plan would be to make an appointment with your provider to evaluate/have your first prenatal appointment. ...Read more

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My period lasted 3 days which is unusual, spotting blood, pregnancy test negative, pregnancy symptoms, urine sample ok. Whay could it be?

My period lasted 3 days which is unusual, spotting blood, pregnancy test negative, pregnancy symptoms, urine sample ok. Whay could it be?

Probably fine: If the bleeding happened at the right time, you are probably OK. Implantation bleeding can happen at the same time, though, so if you are concerned about pregnancy, check a test. ...Read more

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Is a slight bit of spotting or color on toilet paper about 17 days in cycle and PMS symptoms unusual at nearly 45? Took pregnacy test it's negative.

Is a slight bit of spotting or color on toilet paper about 17 days in cycle and PMS symptoms unusual at nearly 45? Took pregnacy test it's negative.

Probably not: In the absence of any other symptoms, there is probably nothing too unusual about that. If you are concerned or do have other symptoms, an exam at your age if it's been a long time is not unreasonable. Over the next few years your periods may be changing - it's fine unless there's problems. ...Read more

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Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Why would I have pregnancy symptoms with three negative h.P.T results?

Like what?: Are you referring to nausea, cravings, fatigue, euphoria? Several other conditions could mimic pregnancy (viral syndromes, psychological strain). See your gynecologist for a more personalized advice. ...Read more

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Real pregnancy symptoms?

Real pregnancy symptoms?

Several: There are several early signs of pregnancy including nausea +/- vomiting, breast tenderness, food cravings or aversions, tiredness, and increased urination. ...Read more