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Possible pregnancy or something else?

By Anonymous July 27, 2010 - 6:46pm
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I had my period as normal on May 4th. After that, I began experiencing some symptoms such as dizziness and nausea upon waking (nothing all that alarming) but my next period didn't come. I also stopped feeling hungry and felt full quickly when eating and so I lost some weight (actually, I'm still experiencing this). I began experiencing breast sensitivity, and so I took an HPT and an in-clinic test, both of which came up negative. What I assumed was my period finally came a few days later on June 23rd. I experienced some spotting the day before, which I don't remember experiencing before, and it seemed slightly lighter than usual. I took the other HPT I had the week later, and it came up negative. Two weeks ago, I began experiencing a lot of abdominal cramps all over the place, especially in my sides. I had some weird pain in my pelvic area and cramps in my thighs. Additionally, I had TONS of itching all over. Breast sensitivity returned a short time after this. On July 25th, I had spotting, and the bleeding seemed to increase to a regular menstrual flow. I am still experiencing strange twinges of pain in my lower abdomen, around where I assume the ovaries might be, and my lower abdomen seems oddlydistended, which is what I'm most concerned over. Does this sound at all like pregnancy? I know that it's impossible to have a period and be pregnant at the same time, but I know that some women can be pregnant and still experience decidual bleeding almost exactly like their period. I wanted an opinion because I am a student and CANNOT afford to keep buying tests. Any advice would be appreciated. I am young and NOT prepared for this sort of situation right now. Thanks.

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No, it does not sound like pregnancy. Are you currently having unprotected sex? Are you using any type of hormonal birth control?

You have had a normal period, and the symptoms you describe do not sound like early pregnancy symptoms. Since you are a student (college?), are you able to go to the Student Health Center for a medical evaluation? Symptoms that include itching, pain in your pelvic area and cramping in your thighs are not pregnancy-related symptoms, and could be signs of infection. Do you have a gynecologist that you can call, to make an appointment with? It is important to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Please let us know what your doctor says!

July 27, 2010 - 8:03pm
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