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Determining status of pregnancy

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in 2007 i gave birth to a little boy then 9 months later i got pregnant with my daughter. now my daughter is 10 months old and brestfeeding and i am starting to feel like i am pregnant again. I have been tired,nauses and have headachs. I have taken the steps to try and prevent getting pregnant we use protection but im not on the pill.I have been getting my period but it has been coming earlyer then usual. can i be pregnant?

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replied February 2nd, 2010
Am I Pregnant Answer A9704

Since you had your last menstrual period on the 13th of January, it is too early to comment on your pregnancy status. For confirming the status of pregnancy by a urine for pregnancy test (UPT), the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. The first appearance of the pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you don’t want to wait for your periods and test for pregnancy then you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test. The Aimstrip pregnancy test gives good results and can detect 20 mIU of HCG. I sincerely suggest that you do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes back negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date.

If pregnancy is ruled out then these symptoms can be due to hormonal changes or fatigue related to sleep deprivation while rearing up the baby. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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