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Tightness in my abdomen, not so serious nausea, and sore breast

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I had been taking an ovulation test and it came out positive on the 12 of this month and I had sex the day of and the day after. What are the chances of me being pregnant and should I be having symptoms already?
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replied January 18th, 2012
Hi,
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Do not depend on appearance of symptoms alone as indication for pregnancy as few women can experience the symptoms as early as 24 hours after fruitful intercourse, whereas few women experience only a few of the symptoms or sometimes even none. If your periods were regular, then having intercourse during ovulation time could result in pregnancy. If pregnancy is suspected, 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). If pregnancy is confirmed, consider getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. Avoid any heavy work. Avoid lifting heavy objects or climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time. Look out for early danger signs like increase in bleeding/spotting, increasing intensity of abdominal cramps and back pain etc. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any unusual/new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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