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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous December 17, 2014 - 1:32pm
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I have been experiencing some health issues in general that could possibly be related to pregnancy, but could also be a myriad of different things.

I stopped taking birth control during my first month using it, which could possibly explain these things but I wanted to ask anyway.

Again, this was the first month of birth control but:

I had some spotting right after starting it
My period came 12 days early and was a bit lighter than usual but still pretty painful

a few weeks after that I had to go to the doctor for headaches and some sudden unexplained vertigo that had me leaving work early - chalked up to dehydration
My period is due in 13 days and I have a completely new feeling of a tenderness and internal soreness in my pelvic region that could be my uterus.
I have experienced a slight increase in urination, and a light cramping when I pee.
Slightly tender breasts
I've also been having pretty bad mood swings but it is so tough to discern if it is just PMS.

Anyone have any idea? It was the dull ache of my uterine area that really made me concerned.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your situation with the EmpowHER community and for posting your question. 

I have been pregnant twice and the symptoms that you describe sound more like PMS to me than being pregnant. 

You could also be describing symptoms of ovulation. 

Increased urination, cramps and bloating may have another cause such as an infection. I suggest you contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation.

Anon, will you call your doctor?



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