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Doctor insights on: When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Really Start

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How would I know if I'm really experiencing pregnancy symptoms?

How would I know if I'm really experiencing pregnancy symptoms?

With a test : If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If your symptoms are due to pregnancy then your hormone level would be high enough for detection ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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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Can you please discuss the really detailed symptoms of pregnancy?

Can you please discuss the really detailed symptoms of pregnancy?

Check this site.: How about checking out "what to expect when you are expecting" either on-line or you can buy the book. It gives lots of details. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how soon can early pregnancy symptoms start?

I'd really like to know how soon can early pregnancy symptoms start?

Missed period: At the time you miss your period. Classic pregnancy symptoms can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an increase in white vaginal discharge. ...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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What are some pregnancy symptoms a woman gets in the first 3-4 weeks to really be sure she is pregnant?

What are some pregnancy symptoms a woman gets in the first  3-4 weeks to really be sure she is pregnant?

A few....: Some have no symptoms until missing a period. Others include nausea and or vomiting. Others occur a little later and include a change in color of the vagina. Also, breast tenderness. An important change is the result of the pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Having pregnancy like symptoms but not really sure what's really going on?

Having pregnancy like symptoms but not really sure what's really going on?

Did you miss period?: If you are sexually active and missed your period by 5 or more days, you may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of really early pregnancy? (within 5 days of possible conception?)

What are common symptoms of really early pregnancy? (within 5 days of possible conception?)

First trimester: One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is a missed menstrual cycle. By convention, once you miss your cycle you are approximately 4 weeks pregnant. Other symptoms include breast tenderness, fatigue, low energy, sleepiness, nausea, aversion to certain foods and odors. As pregnancy progresses, these symptoms become more apparent. At the stage you describe, it is likely you will not have any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you not be pregnant and show symptoms of being pregnant? Is it just a pregnancy scare or am I really pregnant? I'm young and too scared to fess up

Can you not be pregnant and show symptoms of being pregnant? Is it just a pregnancy scare or am I really pregnant? I'm young and too scared to fess up

Scared: I understand you are scared. Do not make it worse by waiting to find out - this will just increase anxiety over it and you need to make some plans and decisions if you are. Take a test if you have missed your period and have signs! ...Read more

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1 month late an 2 neg pregnancy tests. Was regular until now. I don't really have any symptoms and I haven't had any changes in my habits/life/weight?

1 month late an 2 neg pregnancy tests. Was regular until now.  I don't really have any symptoms and I haven't had any changes in my habits/life/weight?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...Read more

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Am i still pregnant or did i miscarry without even knowing test was positive 1month later test negative no pregnancy on u/s but have all sympyoms?

Incomprehensible: Not sure why you have this question on this site so many times. The answer does not change. It sure sounds like you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Im still using bc pill and get pregnant. Im 6weeks now but my u/s is only empty sac... Is it because of the pill?.. My pregnancy symptoms are fading..

No: No it is not because of the pills. It may happen for any women even without the pills. It is just a mistake of the nature so the wrong egg is being conceived by the sperm. Usually it will end up to a miscarriage and if not then you need a simple curettage procedure to remove it from your uterus. ...Read more

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Am experiencing pregnancy symptoms while going off bc pill after being on it for only a month could it be i am pregnant or withdrawl symptoms? Had U.P. sex just after 2wks

Am experiencing pregnancy symptoms while going off bc pill after being on it for only a month could it be i am pregnant or withdrawl symptoms? Had U.P. sex just after 2wks

Do pregnancy test: If you missed a period, do a home pregnancy test, if the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could my paranoia give me pregnancy symptoms that aren't really there? Help!

HPT: Dear ibex, if you are concerned about being pregnant, the best thing you can do is to reassure yourself one way or another with a home pregnancy test. This can be done as soon as you have actually missed your period. If you are having issues related to paranoia it may be beneficial to seek the assistance of a therapist (unless you are just referring to feeling paranoid about getting pregnant). ...Read more

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