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I had an abortion in December and since, have used the pill and condoms as I didn't want it happening again. My period is due today but I have had no symptoms leading up to it and it doesn't feel like it's going to start. Over the past few days my breasts feel heavier but don't hurt. I'm scared about going back to a doctor and what to do. Is there any way to tell if my period is near?

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replied March 17th, 2014
Birth Control Answer A46303
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It is difficult to comment whether the symptoms that you describe suggest pms symptoms or symptoms suggestive of pregnancy without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. Wait and watch for your next 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 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). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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