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I know I'm probably not pregnant, could this be hormonal?.

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My periods are irregular, but lately they've been weirder than normal. Usually I bleed really bad but this month it's been really light. I have ovarian cysts, so I know I'm probably not pregnant. I've had horrible headaches, and some weird stomach pain. I didn't show any signs I was starting my period (which is even more strange because I'm usually over the counter or curled up in a ball in pain). My boyfriend noticed my breasts seemed bigger and more firm. And they're a bit tender. I'm 19 and we do have unprotected sex, pretty much everyday. I also haven't been able to sleep normal either. Could this be a hormonal thing? Or is it just my period being weird?

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replied February 5th, 2012
Menstruation Answer A31189
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The symptoms of lighter period, headaches, abdominal cramps, absence of usual pre-menstrual symptoms, bigger & firmer breasts, tender breasts, could be suggestive of pregnancy if you have been sexually active without protection. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If you suspect chances of pregnancy, 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). Be 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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