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Could these be symptoms of pregnancy? If so, when should I test?

I think I may be pregnant but I am unsure. I stopped birth control and haven't really had a "period" since. For about a week or so I have been extremely fatigued! About 2 weeks ago I had brown discharge on the toilet paper when I wiped and that happened two times. Two days after that I had really creamy light pink cm on the toilet paper when I wiped. It was never on my underwear though. Since then I've had an increase in CM. Cramps in lower stomach and back. Now I am experiencing very sore and swollen breasts/nipples. It hurt to wash them in the shower this morning or to lay on them in bed. And I've had slight nausea since yesterday and last night after sex I was so nauseous I almost threw up! And I'm lightheaded today and as I type this I'm snacking on Cracker Jacks and Coca Cola and I feel nauseous when I swallow. When I went to the restroom yesterday I did "number 2" and seeing it in the toilet grossed me out beyond words just thinking about that being inside of me...I have no idea why it bothered me so bad. It seems lots of things are very gross to me now. I tested this morning with my second urine of the day and the control line was very dark, of course, and the other line showed up VERY faint and seemed to disappear about a minute or so later. What could it be? Should I test again?
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replied October 12th, 2011
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The lighter spotting that you describe could have been the probable implantation bleeding if it occurred about 6-12 days after your ovulation time. The symptoms (brown discharge, abdominal cramps, back discomfort, sore breasts & nipples, increased vaginal discharge, nausea, increased sensitivity) suggest possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverage intake in the previous night before test). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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