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No cramping and ache in lower back

I'm 4 days late, not cramping so it doesn't feel like I'll get my period. I have an ache in my lower back. And my breasts hurt really bad. Am I pregnant?
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replied February 18th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

From your history it is highly possible that you might be pregnant.

The possible symptoms that are common in pregnancy include - Missed periods, Breast tenderness, Nausea in the early morning, Vaginal discharge from pinkish white to brownish, Spotting, Fatigue and Increased urge to urinate.

Other causes of missed period other than pregnancy include - Severe stress and anxiety, acute weight changes, eating disorders (Bulemia), Rigorous exercises, conditions like ovarian cysts (with irregular cycles) and hypothyroidism.

The best and easy way to confirm if you are pregnant would be to do a urine pregnancy test at home.

Please note that urine pregnancy tests are recommended to be done at least 1 day after the missed period. A repeat test after 1 week of the missed period, can be considered definitive for a positive pregnancy test.

Performing the tests much before this time, due to suspected symptoms of pregnancy would be useless.

If you have any doubts or concerns, it would be recommended to consult your doctor or a OB-GYN for proper advice.
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