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medical conditions that can be mistaken for pregnancy?

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What are some medical conditions that can be mistaken for pregnancy? Lately I have been extremely hungry, moody, dizzy, had sore breasts and I even vomited once and it doesn't feel quite like the flu. My period is several days late which is unusual. I am still a virgin and there is no possible way for me to be pregnant. What else could it be?


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replied December 28th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A29755
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Conditions mimicking pregnancy can result with hormonal imbalances, especially those affecting the progesterone levels (ovarian tumors, other HCG producing conditions etc), use of infertility drugs, liver disease, liver cancers, choriocarcinoma, germ cell tumors, IgA deficiencies, gestational trophoblastic disease or neoplasm, presence of heterophile antibodies etc. Pregnancy can result even without having intercourse if semen or pre-cum has come in contact with vagina during your fertile days. If you suspect chances of pregnancy or if the symptoms persist, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). If pregnancy gets ruled out, further evaluation would be needed to look for the underlying cause for your absent periods and symptoms. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you. If you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. 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.
Take care.



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