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hi my name is angie. in the beginning of june 2011 i started the process of trying to concieve. i am indeed with a women so we are doing at home insemination (recomended by quite a few people). well the donor comes over and gives a frsh sample right on the spot. we use a syringe to insert the fresh sample. then i prop my hips for half an hour. well i did this the 2nd 4th 8th and the 11th. all during before and after my fertile week. my mesnstrual cycle is between 28 and 30 days. and my period always lasts about 7 days. well this time it only lasted 3. little heavy on the first but slowed down drastically on the 2nd and only spotted on the 3rd. so about a week after that i started to notice slight cramping and lower back pain and bloating that refused to go away. this subsided slightly after a week or so but did not completly go away.then dark rings around my areolas blue veins and pimple like bumps on the areolas.the blue veins led to the areolas and are on them tpp. could i be pregnan

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replied July 18th, 2011
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Shorter and lighter periods along with your symptoms (shorter and lighter periods, spotting, abdominal cramps, low back pain, bloating, dark rings around areola, appearance of blue veins on breasts) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy if you suspect to be pregnant.
If you suspect to be pregnant, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. All the best.
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