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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Could I get pregnancy symptoms 1-2 weeks after my period thanks?

Could I get pregnancy symptoms 1-2 weeks after my period thanks?

No: That would be too early. Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks after your cycle so you would not even be pregnant until after that. ...Read more

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I get all pregnancy symptoms two weeks before my period, why?

I get all pregnancy symptoms two weeks before my period, why?

Symptom calendar: Consider keeping a calendar documenting your periods and your symptoms. This will help your doctor determine the pattern and determine if there is a true relationship between your symptoms and being mid cycle ...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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Why do I get all the pregnancy symptoms but in the end I end up getting my period?

Be more specific: Which symptoms specifically? Some may just be associated with the second half of your cycle or could be another hormonal issue. Best to check with your obgyn for more details.

Good luck! ...Read more

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I had symptoms of pregnancy but then I started my period it wasn't like I usually get it, could I be pregnant?

I had symptoms of pregnancy but then I started my period it wasn't like I usually get it, could I be pregnant?

You may be: You need to do a pregnancy test to make sure. If you bleed in early pregnancy there is a possibility of a threatened miscarriage but also you must be ruled out as having a tubal pregnancy. If pregnancy test positive, see a doctor for a sonogram and a blood test for pregnancy hormone. They will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Are there ways to differentiate early pregnancy symptoms from symptoms you get right before starting your period?

Are there ways to differentiate early pregnancy symptoms from symptoms you get right before starting your period?

The only way: To truely differentiate those symptoms is to do a serum or urine HCG test. Breast tenderness and swelling, cramping, and and many other early pregnancy symptoms are the same as period symptoms. If you are close to your scheduled period, you can do a home pregnancy test to find out. Use a first morning urine specimen for best results. Doc can do a blood test that is more sensitive if urine negative. ...Read more

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I'm having a lot of pregnancy symptoms, and I'm supposed to get my period sometime this week when should I test?

Pregnancy Testing: You test when your period is late, especially if you have had unprotected intercourse with a fertile male partner. ...Read more

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How likely am I to get a positive on a pregnancy test period 1st september is it too early for symptoms of pregnancy?

How likely am I to get a positive on a pregnancy test period 1st september is it too early for symptoms of pregnancy?

???: How can we possibly answer with no information? You didn't give us your cycle history, your sexual history, your medical history, etc. Etc. You just gave us a date. How could we possibly answer? Repost with more information. ...Read more

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My period was 2 days late then I get it but been having pregnancy symptoms for about a month now could I be pregnant?

My period was 2 days late then I get it but been having pregnancy symptoms for about a month now could I be pregnant?

Get pregnancy test d: You can be, there is an outside chance, so get pregnancy test done to make sure, or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I finished my period on the 7th and I'm starting to get pregnancy symptoms, could I be pregnant and show signs that early?

I finished my period on the 7th and I'm starting to get pregnancy symptoms, could I be pregnant and show signs that early?

Check preg test: I'm not sure what symptoms you're talking about. Missing your period at the expected time is the first "symptom" for most women. Other signs would be a change in appetite, maybe some mild nausea, an increase in your ability to smell things. Fatigue is also a common first trimester complaint. Cramping type pain is not uncommon. Best bet is to check a urine pregnancy test purchased at local pharmacy ...Read more

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My last period was March. I haven't started, last week I started to get symptoms of pregnancy, Took 2 tests and negative, I am spotting. What do I Do?

My last period was March. I haven't started, last week I started to get symptoms of pregnancy, Took 2 tests and negative, I am spotting. What do I Do?

Possible period: Your period is most likely delayed. I would wait another 4 to 5 days, and if you don't get your regular period, have a pregnancy test done again. If it is negative, and you are still spotting, but not actually having a regular period, seek attention from your doctor, and request to have an ultrasound done of your uterus and ovaries (preferably abdominal and intravaginal ultrasounds). ...Read more

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Last month I spotted and didn't get my period and I've been having pregnancy symptoms. This month I'm spottin and still having pregnancy symptoms why?

Last month I spotted and didn't get my period and I've been having pregnancy symptoms. This month I'm spottin and still having pregnancy symptoms why?

Can do a preg. Test: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after having a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Pregnancy symptoms am referring too. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait it out until I get my period?

Pregnancy symptoms am referring too. Should I take a pregnancy test or should I wait it out until I get my period?

See if period comes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more