Can you have the signs of being pregnant and not be?

Question by AdviceQueen013: Can you have the signs of being pregnant and not be?
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Answer by jacey
yes. pregnancy symptoms are a lot like pms. and also when you think you may be pregnant you start looking for the symptoms and you find every little thing that may sound like pregnancy. she needs to test or go to the doctor to be sure.

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  1. Yes! They are almost the same. Some women even get craving for a certain food just before their period. Plus the mind can play on us to make us think we can be. But only to be certain is to take a test and watch for 2 lines or for those tests that have the word spelled out.

  2. Dreams Come True. October 28, 2013 at 12:26 am

    One of the most significant pregnancy symptoms is a delayed or missed menstrual cycle.

    Implantation Bleeding:
    Implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest pregnancy symptoms. About 6-12 days after conception, the embryo implants itself into the uterine wall. Some women will experience spotting as well as some cramping.

    Other Explanations: Actual menstruation, altered menstruation, changes in birth control pill, infection, or abrasion from intercourse.

    Delay/Difference in Menstruation:
    A delayed or missed menstruation is the most common pregnancy symptom leading a woman to test for pregnancy. When you become pregnant, your next period should be missed. Many women can bleed while they are pregnant, but typically the bleeding will be shorter or lighter than a normal period.

    Other Explanations: Excessive weight gain/loss, fatigue, hormonal problems, tension, stress, ceasing to take the birth control pill, or breast-feeding.

    Swollen/Tender Breasts:
    Swollen or tender breasts is a pregnancy symptom which may begin as early as 1-2 weeks after conception. Women may notice changes in their breasts; they may be tender to the touch, sore, or swollen.

    Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, impending menstruation (PMS) can also cause your breasts to be swollen or tender.

    Feeling fatigued or more tired is a pregnancy symptom which can also start as early as the first week after conception.

    Other Explanations: Stress, exhaustion, depression, common cold or flu, or other illnesses can also leave you feeling tired or fatigued.

    Nausea/Morning Sickness:
    This well-known pregnancy symptom will often show up between 2-8 weeks after conception. Some women are fortunate to not deal with morning sickness at all, while others will feel nauseous throughout most of their pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Food poisoning, stress, or other stomach disorders can also cause you to feel queasy.

    Lower backaches may be a symptom that occurs early in pregnancy; however, it is common to experience a dull backache throughout an entire pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Impending menstruation, stress, other back problems, and physical or mental strains.

    The sudden rise of hormones in your body can cause you to have headaches early in pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, impending menstruation, eye strain, or other ailments can be the source of frequent or chronic headaches.

    Frequent Urination:
    Around 6-8 weeks after conception, you may find yourself making a few extra trips to the bathroom.

    Other Explanations: Urinary tract infection, diabetes, increasing liquid intake, or taking excessive diuretics.

    Darkening of Areolas:
    If you are pregnant, the skin around your nipples may get darker.

    Other Explanations: Hormonal imbalance unrelated to pregnancy or may be a leftover effect from a previous pregnancy.

    Food Cravings:
    While you may not have a strong desire to eat pickles and ice cream, many women will feel cravings for certain foods when they are pregnant. This can last throughout your entire pregnancy.

    Other Explanations: Poor diet, lack of a certain nutrient, stress, depression, or impending menstruation.

    Also, best to take a pregnanacy test, when you experience any of these symptoms, or have doubts about your protection.

    Not pregnant would be you still have your period, and everything is the same as before.

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