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these 'PMS' symptoms are not normal for my cycle.

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For the past 2 weeks I have felt hungry almost all the time and if I dont eat every 2 - 3 hours I get severely nauseous. I have had some lower rib pain, mostly on the right side, increased temperature (99.5), and fatigue. I thought I might be pregnant (as these were all early symptoms from my first pregnancy but this morning I started spotting, what i feel is relatively heavy. I usually track my menstrual cycle and expect my period to begin on Wed/Thur so the spotting at this time would be normal but these 'PMS' symptoms are not normal for my cycle.

If I am not pregnant, what else could these symptoms indicate?

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replied January 27th, 2014
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The symptoms that you describe (increased hunger, nausea, lower rib pain, increased basal body temperature, fatigue, spotting) could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If your usual periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, 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). If pregnancy gets confirmed, or if you develop any other new symptoms suggestive of ectopic pregnancy, consider getting ultrasound scan done to confirm the gestational age and location of pregnancy/gestational sac (intrauterine or ectopic). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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