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Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

Why am I having unusual food cravings in pregnancy?

No one knows: Weird food cravings are common in pregnancy. Some people even crave non-edible items (PICA) like dirt. It is ok to crave and eat different foods in pregnancy as long as they are healthy and as long as they are actually food substances. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Why am I having appetite changes in pregnancy?

Why am I having appetite changes in pregnancy?

Preg.: Eating more since you are feeding both you and the baby. Monitor progress with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? I have had mood swings, weird bleeding and food cravings

Am i pregnant? I have had mood swings, weird bleeding and food cravings

Possibly: Given the wide age range in which one can become pregnant and the varying presenting symptoms, your description could signify pregnancy and/or some other combination of medical/behavioral health conditions. Your primary care physician could help you determine whether you are or not. ...Read more

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Nauseated after sex. Cravings stomach bloated tingling in vagina mood swings wanting to eat a lot. Wasn't wanting to have sex for a month. Am I prego?

Nauseated after sex. Cravings stomach bloated tingling in vagina mood swings wanting to eat a lot. Wasn't wanting to have sex for a month. Am I prego?

Any woman who has : Had unprotected sex is at risk for pregnancy (and STDs, including HIV). The most common symptom of pregnancy is a missed period. If you have missed a period & have had unprotected sex prior to that missed period take a home pregnancy test & schedule a follow up with ur ob to be evaluated for pregnancy, counseled on options, birth control, safe sex, and evaluated & treated for any STDs. Be well! ...Read more

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I am having pregnancy systems but not pregnant.I'm having back pain, tired, feeling sick, tender breast and cravings, missed period can you help me?

I am having pregnancy systems but not pregnant.I'm having back pain, tired, feeling sick, tender breast and cravings, missed period can you help me?

Prob need to see dr.: The symptoms you are having indeed sound like pregnancy symptoms but if you have had a negative pregnancy test - home pregnancy test and maybe a confirmatory one at the clinic - then it is reasonable to start asking other questions around whether you have simply a delayed period or something else going on in the pelvis - certainly worthwhile to get a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I have been tired, constipated, emotional, headaches, backaches, lower belly aches and am a week late for my period do you think in pregnant?

Possibly: If you are sexually active pregnancy is always a possibility. Get a test at your doctor's or a clinic if you're not sure. Treat yourself as if you are pregnant in terms of no alcohol or cigarettes and get in for a routine checkup. ...Read more

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I had my tubes cut but i am currently experiencing symptoms of pregnancy: sore breasts, nausea, and heightened sense of smell could i be pregnant?

I had my tubes cut  but i am currently experiencing symptoms of  pregnancy: sore breasts, nausea, and heightened sense of smell could i be pregnant?

Misinformed: There are dozens of reasons for sore breasts. Nausea and sore breasts and the like can be a sign of premenstrual syndrome, hormone fluctuations or infection. Do you have any signs of a urinary tract infection? ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Pregnant?: Why don't you get a pregnancy test? All these symptoms are likely due to pregnancy but better to confirm it. Once you know, there are several steps to be taken especially during first trimester, such as no alcohol, no smoking etc. And definitely see an obstetrician. ...Read more

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Hi I been having very bad mood swings is that my period coming and before your period comes do you get cravings of any kind I have that. ?

Hi I been having very bad mood swings is that my period coming and before your period comes do you get cravings of any kind I have that. ?

Possibly: Mood swings and cravings can be related to your cycle. However, these situations can be caused by other thigs as well. Discuss this with your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Is diabetes the cause that i am not having my periods and i feel hungry after eating??

Is diabetes the cause that i am not having my periods and i feel hungry after eating??

Can be: Diabetes can sometimes be a part of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which causes anovulation (no periods) as well as insulin resistance (diabetes). So, yes, the 2 can sometimes go together. Feeling hungry after eating may have more to do with your food choices than with diabetes per se. Best is to get checked by doctor or clinic for diabetes as you would not want it to go untreated. ...Read more

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Could i be pregnant if I am having nausea after eating, headaches, and very tired all the time.

Could i be pregnant if I am having nausea after eating, headaches, and very tired all the time.

Maybe: If you have been sexually active and missed your period, that is a possibility. Take a home pregnancy test so that you know one way or another. ...Read more

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Hi. I am experiencing a lot off pregnacy symptoms. I am being sick have mood swings all the time brest are sore and swollen i keep having cramp. Plz?

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I am experiencing a lot off pregnacy symptoms.
I am being sick have mood swings all the time brest are sore and swollen i keep having cramp. Plz?

Go to the Doctor: Please do a pregnancy test, if you have missed a period. If you have not missed a period then this is likely something else and should be seen for testing and examination. ...Read more

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I am 6 days late, am experiencing sharp abdominal pains, and some cramping, not the bad cramping i get when menstruating though, could i be pregnant?

I am 6 days late, am experiencing sharp abdominal pains, and some cramping, not the bad cramping i get when menstruating though, could i be pregnant?

Take pregnancy test: If you are having sex and are late on your period, there is always a chance you are pregnant. Trying to determine if you're pregnant based on symptoms is not very productive. Pharmacies, grocery stores, and even many department stores (like target and walmart) all sell them for about $5. You pee on the end of it and it tells you if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Increased vaginal discharge, frequent headaches and bloating. Am I pregnant? Scared to test because I have gotten negative so many times.

Increased vaginal discharge, frequent headaches and bloating. Am I pregnant? Scared to test because I have gotten negative so many times.

Unsure : The only way to know if you are pregnant is to take a test. Pregnancy symptoms are very vague and not accurate in diagnosing. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about 5 days ago. I am experiencing breast tenderness, nausea, and i get sick at the smell of food. Could i be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex about 5 days ago. I am experiencing breast tenderness, nausea, and i get sick at the smell of food. Could i be pregnant?

See my notes: Do you know where were you in your menstrual cycle? Symptoms don't appear within 5 days if fertilization took place. I f you can afford it , buy a dip-stick pregnancy test from a drugstore and check it for peace of mind alternative seek help at planned parenthood facility in your town. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Food Cravings (Definition)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have ...Read more