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i cant tell if im pregnant

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replied February 25th, 2011
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Symptoms suggestive of early pregnancy include increasing fatigue, constipation or change in bowel habits, increased sleep, hunger and tiredness, mood changes, headaches, back pain, lower abdominal cramps, increased frequency of urine, breast soreness, heaviness in breasts, larger breasts, darker nipples, increase in size of areola, nipple sensitivity, pelvic discomfort and heaviness, food cravings or change in food preferences, dizziness, increase in vaginal discharge without any foul smell or any other associated symptoms like itching, burning rashes etc.
If you suspect being pregnant, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination (to confirm signs of pregnancy as changes in breast, uterus, cervix and vagina) and tests to confirm/rule out pregnancy.
It is not necessary that you feel all symptoms or same symptoms of pregnancy as experienced by other women. It depends on how your body reacts to changing hormonal levels. Few women can experience these symptoms very early in pregnancy and few women do not experience any of these at all.
Urine pregnancy tests can show you false negative results due to less concentration of pregnancy hormone (HCG) in urine during early pregnancy and hence cannot be relied upon for accuracy. Blood tests can detect accurately and earlier than the urine tests.
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