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nauseous with that metallic taste in my mouth?

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am i pregnant.... i 4got the date of my last last period but i got my period for this month (Nov 27th- Dec 3rd) and it was normal.. it last 5 out of the normal 7 day. my periods irregular..i never know when its gonna come on but this week Ive started feeling nauseous with that metallic taste in my mouth headaches some cramping cravings nipples have enlarged... i took 1 preg test 2day but it wasn't in the morning it was late evening (but i took a test a yr ago round the same time n it was +) but the test i took 2day was neg.... am i preg or is it a false pregnancy... i made an appt wit my Dr but i wont b able 2 see him until Jan 10...what should i do??

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replied December 15th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A29445
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The symptoms (shorter periods, nausea, metallic taste in mouth, headaches, abdominal cramps, enlarged nipples) could suggest chances of pregnancy (if you have been sexually active without protection during your fertile days). The urine pregnancy tests rarely show false positive results, and these should always be done on an early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. 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). You can also consider taking a urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days of missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test (avoid lot of fluid intake or caffeinated beverage intake in the previous night before test).
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