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Can having a cold be a sign of pregnancy. With slight cramping. In back and abdomen?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely.

There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care.

In brief: Unlikely.

There are many signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
They include missed periods, breast tenderness, sensitivity to smells, and nausea/vomiting, fatigue, and weight gain. Cold symptoms and slight cramping are not typically signs of early pregnancy. If you think you might be pregnant, you could take a home pregnancy test (they are very accurate) or visit your doctor to obtain proper prenatal care.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Jay Baker
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not cold symptoms

Cold symptoms such as runny nose and cough are not signs of pregnancy.
Cramping of the back and abdomen may be but may also be present with other processes such as bladder infection. The best sign of pregnancy is missing your regular period. Confirm with an over the counter pregnancy test.

In brief: Not cold symptoms

Cold symptoms such as runny nose and cough are not signs of pregnancy.
Cramping of the back and abdomen may be but may also be present with other processes such as bladder infection. The best sign of pregnancy is missing your regular period. Confirm with an over the counter pregnancy test.
Dr. Jay Baker
Dr. Jay Baker
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