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bad PMS or Pregnant?

By Anonymous March 20, 2011 - 7:14am
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I know I should just take a test but I'm not really sure when my period will start. And don't want to test too early.
In november I had a MC and my cycle started, in December. Every month since it was been between 32 and 40 days. I had been having a heavy spotting week about a week after my period ended and my doctor seemed to think that it was just my body getting back to normal, she said to give it a few months then call her if it didnt stop. This month I didn't have the spotting, and I am on day 29 of cycle.

For about 8 days I have had some breast tenderness near my armpits and they have felt heavier to me. I remember my pregnancy last fall I had breasts tenderness for a couple of weeks and it progressivly got worse (burning sensation which everyone told me was normal) but I don't want to assume thats what it is now (Don't want to get my hopes up again...so soon). When I had the MC, it stopped immediatly.

I also have felt a tingly feeling in my nipples when they are erect. I have felt slight cramping in the last few days as well.

I am 26, and since the MC I have not used anyform of BC with husband.

Thank you,

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Hi Anonymous,
Unfortunately, without taking a birth control test, we will not know if you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms or PMS symptoms. The tend to mimic each other. Since you also had a miscarriage, your period may take up to a year to go back to normal so that is not a reliable source either.

Perhaps a pregnancy test would help in this situation. Since you are having unprotected sex with your husband, you are indeed prone to becoming pregnant and therefore, pregnancy could certainly be the culprit. I think you should take a pregnancy test to see what the outcome is.

I hope this helps and please keep us updated.

March 20, 2011 - 8:33am
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