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normal symptoms before a period or possible pregnancy?

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Hi doctor. I have pain for days now on my left side lower abdomin. Mood swings and frequent urination. It's gotten to the point where at work I go about every hr. Could these be just normal symptoms before a period or possible pregnancy?!?! Help.

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replied June 13th, 2013
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A43857
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The abdominal pain, mood swings, frequent urination that you describe could be few of early symptoms indicative of pregnancy especially if you are sexually active around ovulation time (and not on any regular birth control measures). Wait and watch for your periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or if the symptoms are persistent, or 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.
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