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Am I pregnant??

By January 19, 2010 - 8:24am
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I have always had tingling around my breast before my menstral but never in the nipple area. For the last couple of weeks Ive had uncomforatble tingling in my nipples and strangly an increased libido. I had a menstrual period that ended on December 19..but then I had antoerh one that ended on Jan 9. Ive been having headaches off and on and irritation. Could I be pregnant and i just had a menstrual preiod??

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That could be a factor. I do drink coffee. I have made an appointment to go in on Tuesday to have things checked out. It sort of fees like when you breast swell with milk and they are full and need to be relieved. I don't recall if they felt like this in my previous prenancy. My youngest is 11.

January 20, 2010 - 2:15pm
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That's wonderful. I'm very glad you have a doctor's appointment. I hope you'll come back and let us know what you find out, as well as whether your doctor had any suggestions for relief!

January 21, 2010 - 9:29am


If I were you, I'd probably go ahead and make a doctor's appointment to have a blood test. They are the most accurate and can tell you whether you're pregnant sooner than some of the over-the-counter tests. If you aren't pregnant, you can ask your doctor if hormone levels could be causing the tingling, and if you should have the levels tested.

Is the tingling sensation a symptom that you had early in your other pregnancies, or like when you were breastfeeding? Is that what it feels like?

Is it all the time, or just when there is a temperature change? Or stress?

In my searches I found that in some women it is tied to the amount of caffeine they have had the previous day; could this be a factor?

Unfortunately I haven't yet come across anything to make it stop!!

January 20, 2010 - 10:04am

is there anything that can relieve the tingling sensation??

January 19, 2010 - 9:30am

I have taken one which show as negative, but im not sure if thats accurate do to the irregualr period. Not sure when I should actually take it in order to get accurate results.

January 19, 2010 - 9:17am

Well, Cherscott, that changes things a bit! If you did have a period for a couple of months when you were pregnant with your first two, perhaps you are pregnant after all!

Have you thought about taking a home pregnancy test?

January 19, 2010 - 9:13am

I normally have periods about 3 weeks apart. The period appeared normal. Granted I have 2 children and i did have a period for a couple of months when i was pregnant with them. There is no rash or paina and the tingling is in both nipples. I dont take any medications beside vitamins. I always work out 3 times a week and that hasn't changed nor has my eatting habits.

January 19, 2010 - 8:54am


Welcome to EmpowHER, and thanks for your question!

Was your period that ended Jan. 9 a regular period? If so, then no, you wouldn't be pregnant. Occasionally women do spot when the embryo is implanting itself in the uterus wall, but that tends to be much lighter than a period.

Are your periods always that close together? To have a period end on December 19 and another end on Jan. 9 (I'm assuming that they are 4 or 5 days long), your periods are coming 21 days apart. Is that normal for you?

Was this recent period normal in terms of cramps, flow, etc?

Is the tingling in both breasts, both nipples? Have you noticed anything unusual, like a rash, or pain?

Has anything else changed in your life recently? Have you started or stopped a medication? Are you getting more exercise, or eating differently?

January 19, 2010 - 8:34am
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