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Am I pregnant or is it an ovarian cyst??

By April 7, 2013 - 7:48pm
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Hello I'm 22 years old and I am experiencing these symptoms: for eight days now I've felt like I'm going to start my period and I'm not suppose to start until Thursday, I feel nauseous and bloated , I started getting headaches today and my legs feel tired I'm also very tired during the day, and sometimes I feel light headed.
When I was 14 I had a cyst the size of an orange on my ovary . I was put on birth control and still am on it. Lately I've been lazy not taking my pill on time sometimes forgetting all together and I had unprotected sex. How do I know if I'm pregnant or have a cyst?? My period should come on Thursday but I'm just so anxious is there any way I can tell now???

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Started my period today..a little early than normal but at least that let's me know I'm not pregnant. Kind of depressing I was starting to get really excited even though I'm no where near being financially prepared for a baby having one would be so great. I would take being pregnant over having a cyst anytime :( so sad.

April 9, 2013 - 7:42pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hi jlynn44,

It's best to see your doctor and explain the changes in your appetite.  Sometimes stress and other  factors can cause these changes.  



April 9, 2013 - 4:21am
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Hi jlynn44 ,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  If you had unprotected sex, your chances for pregnancy to occur are higher.  You will need to wait until your period is due and take a home pregnancy test or see your doctor, to know if you have an ovarian cyst.



April 8, 2013 - 2:34am
(reply to Anonymous)

I also have a decrease in appetite and no changes in breasts would that be normal if I am pregnant? Or is that something I should be worried about

April 8, 2013 - 9:28am
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