I have missed my period for two months now, I often miss a month but never two so I'm starting to think I could be pregnant, I havnt taken a test yet because I'm a little scared to find out the answer which ever one it is. I have had some stomach cramps and head aches, I had a few dizzy spells towards the end of last month and now have slightly sore breasts. I have also lost a little weight but I don't know if that might be from not eating right. The last time my period was due was a week ago and the only sign of bleeding I had was a very small amount of light brown blood two days before my period was due. Should I get over my fear and take a pregnancy test?
A Missed period is a major indicator of a possible pregnancy. It is common for a few people not to have all the signs and symptoms of pregnancy.
The possible symptoms that are common in pregnancy include - Missed periods, Breast tenderness, âNausea in the early morning, Vaginal discharge from pinkish white to brownish, Spotting, Fatigue and âIncreased urge to urinate.
The earliest test to confirm a pregnancy is with a urine pregnancy kit, one day after the missed period. âIn your case since it is already 2 months since your period, the test will be conclusive for pregnancy if it is positive.
Other common causes for a missed period, include - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Athletes (Rigorous exercise), conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles) and hypothyroidism,
In case, your test is negative, you should consult with a doctor for a examination, and tests to rule out above mentioned alternative causes.
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