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Pregnancy Symptoms

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms vary between individuals, but the most commonly noticed sign is delayed menstrual period. Breast tenderness, nausea, and vomiting could also be present. Vaginal spotting at the time of period instead of a full period as experienced on the previous months is also common. Any abnormally light period in a sexually active person could be a symptom of pregnancy. If you are not practicing safer sex or if you have any worries that you might be pregnant, take a pregnancy as soon as possible. Any pelvic pain associated with abnormal bleeding and a positive pregnancy test must be immediately evaluated by a healthcare professional.

Sometimes you might have light bleeding within 2 weeks after your missed period. You may have a positive pregnancy test with no real change in your uterus. Before the tube ruptures, you may have cramps, a constant dull pain or sharp stabbing pains in your abdomen. In order to properly diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, you need a medical exam, which will include: A Medical History. The practitioner will ask you questions about this and other pregnancies, infections, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. A Pelvic Exam to check your uterus and your tubes. Serial Blood tests to measure the level of pregnancy hormones in your blood.


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