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Could I be pregnant?

By July 16, 2011 - 9:18pm
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My last period was June 16 to June21. It was not a normal period, it was light the whole time. For about 3 weeks now I have been feeling flutters in my lower abdomen, and my breast have been tender. Last week I had a pain in my left breast and it felt like one of my milk ducts was enlarged, so I massaged it and the pain subsided , but still tender. My breast are tender, heightened sense of smell, nausea in the morning and night, I haven't had much of an appetite. These are the same symptoms I had when I was pregnant with my first child. I have taken several HPT's and all of them say negative. Last pregnancy did not register on a home pregnancy test until I was 4 months prego? Could there be another reason for these symptoms?

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Hi marriedandhappy,
All the symptoms you explained certainly sound like pregnancy symptoms and if you had issues with pregnancy tests with your first child, I would certainly make an appointment with your doctor to have blood drawn.

Other reasons for your symptoms would be possibly your period as pregnancy symptoms and pre-menstrual symptoms often mimic each other. I would still follow up with your physician for the blood test. I hope that help.


July 17, 2011 - 8:57am
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Thanks for the reply! I have now started to pick up an appetite the last couple of days, and if I don't eat I get really bad I call them hunger pains, and when I finally do eat that is when I feel the flutters. I have ruled out that it is not gas. I have never felt the flutters when it was just a menstrual cycle. I was wondering if it was too early to try and take a test since I am not considered late yet?

July 17, 2011 - 6:31pm
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