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tenderness of the breasts, mild & heavy headaches

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I'm having some pregnancy symptoms like swelling and tenderness of the breasts, mild & heavy headaches, some mild cramping, neausea,peeing more then usual, and...well i've been really gassy lately it's been about a week and a half now. i've seen people say take a home prengnancy test 5 days before your expected period but i have and always had irregular periods and these things have never happened all at once before and ive taken a few tests and they came out negative someone please help me

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replied October 20th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A27861
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The symptoms (swollen and tender breasts, headaches, abdominal cramps, nausea, frequent urination, feeling gassy) that you describe could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. If you suspect pregnancy, look out for development of any other new symptoms and 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). Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Most of the urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about a week after your missed periods). Sometimes urine pregnancy tests can also keep showing you false negative results during early pregnancy as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days 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).
Take care.

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