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am I experiencing early stages of pregnancy?

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Hello, I'm a little confused with a few things right now. Basically I was on the contraceptive pill last year, but I came off it because I was going through a hard time and became very underweight, to know when my periods would come back naturally I had to come off the pill. I STILL haven't had a period this whole year and I'm back to my original weight.
Second problem is my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex last week but he pulled out, but I feel very strange, my breasts are tender, my nipples especially REALLY hurt, I have to pee a lot and sorry for all the detail but I have a lot more discharge than normal, especially in the mornings, plus my lower stomach just doesn't feel...right?
My question is am I experiencing early stages of pregnancy or am I finally getting my period back? Are these symptoms of re-gaining my period or pregnancy?! Help!!

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replied June 15th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A36038
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to distinguish early pregnancy symptoms from usual PMS symptoms as sometimes they can be similar. Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. There is possibility that you have occasional ovulation even if you have irregular periods (irregular periods are usually associated with anovulatory cycles). If pregnancy is suspected (as suggested by your symptoms of tender breasts, sensitive nipples, frequent urination, increased discharge), you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be needed to look for the cause for irregular periods. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you to regulate your periods and get pregnant. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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