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PMS or Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

By Anonymous June 27, 2015 - 11:07am
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Are there any symptoms exclusive pre-menstrual cycle or are they ALWAYS interchangeable between PMS and early pregnancy signs?

*eating habits more frequent, bloated feeling, tender nipples, and larger breasts
*Last dosage of Nordette (as an ECP) March or April; bleeding for May was 5 days late -- does this mean it's only "acceptable" for my period to be late as well for June because I recently stopped taking Nordette?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.
The possibility of pregnancy is directly related to when you had sex and when you stopped taking Nordette.
If you had sex after you stopped taking it, and you did not use any other birth control, then there is a chance of pregnancy. If you were taking it the last time you had sex then there is no possibility of pregnancy and these symptoms are from PMS.
PMS symptoms are essentially the same as pregnancy symptoms because your body is preparing to have a baby. Then when you do not conceive the uterine lining is shed and you have a period.
You will need to assess the situation in reference to these facts.

June 27, 2015 - 10:38pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Thank you, Faith. After stopping Nordette and And even during, My boyfriend and I would use condoms, and he'd even fill up the condom after with water to check any leaks or tears but there were none. Is this a good sign I'm just getting my period and the change in schedule is because of the sudden stop of Emergency contraceptives?

June 28, 2015 - 8:16am
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Yes, that's correct.

June 28, 2015 - 12:04pm
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