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why am i swelling and having breast pain?

By March 22, 2010 - 4:42am
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Hi, In Jan this year (2010) I miscarried my son at 16 wks, before I was pregnant I never ever had breast pain. when I was pregnant I got it quite severely. Then after I miscarried it went away until about 4 days past ovulation last month and this, and so far it has been every day, we are trying to conceive currently.
I have a few other symptoms, but they dont make sense. My fingers keep swelling up,they are tight and red and hard to bend, likewise, my feet and ankles( this is the first time this has happened, I've had it for 2 days now, from what i have noticed) i am currently on 11 days past ovulation, i have also been experiencing hot flashes off and on( im normally a very cold person, I did have this with my last pregnancy though) I feel either down, ok, irritable or angry throughout the day, I've been getting headaches off and on and cramping in my womb area. I know many people will say alot of this is in my head( it may well be??) but certain things are not, the swelling, hot flashes and breast pain for sure are not.

Why am I getting this? and I had not before my miscarried pregnancy, has my body changed? why am I swelling, I haven't done anything differently
I took a pregnancy test today just in case and it was negative( I know it may to to early, i hope it is, but dont "feel" pregnant), I am charting my temps also and these are still quite high.
I guess because I had most of these things ( apart from the new symptom of swelling)last month, and I wasn't pregnant, and had not before my last pregnancy normally im confused and worried, is there a health problem causing this? do you get swelling this early if I am pregnant? what causes it? thank you, so very much in advance for any kind help given, you may help me stop going out of my mind wondering and worrying x

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I'm so sorry to hear of your miscarriage. Have you seen a doctor yet? With your history and symptoms, it seems wise to have a pregnancy test and exam done by an ob/gyn. What you are describing may be related to fluctuating hormone levels. Trust yourself. You feel something is going on, so get checked out.

A possibility for the finger swelling is fluid retention. That can be normal for anyone, but it sounds like it is new for you. Associated with possible pregnancy can also be normal, but can be a sign of an issue as well.

I recommend you make an appointment as soon as possible to be relieve your concern and to find out what is causing these symptoms. Drug store pregnancy tests can be helpful, but they can be wrong.

March 22, 2010 - 6:09am
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