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Am I Pregnant?

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 
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Am I pregnant? Well, this is a question which comes in every woman's life at one point or other. This article is about what to do to clear or confirm your doubts as the case may be.

1. I missed my period.

This is the most common complaint which women who are pregnant will have. Be aware that sometimes even if you are not pregnant you can have a missed period due to a variety of reasons like stress, unhealthy diet, and thyroid problems. Even when you are pregnant, you can have little bleeding which might be confused as a normal period.

2. I am having vomiting sensation or have actually vomited.

This is quite common in pregnancy but this is no definite sign of pregnancy as vomiting can be due to a lot of causes like eating out, infection, malaria, typhoid, early hepatitis or simple excessive eating.

3. I had unprotected sex.

Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy but remember that unprotected sex does not always lead to pregnancy. Just because you had unprotected sex once or twice, it might not lead to pregnancy. But regular unprotected sex has high chances of pregnancy.

4. I am having irregular periods or abnormal bleeding or white discharge from the vagina.

This can be present in pregnancy and hence requires attention.

5. I am having severe sudden lower abdominal pain.

Pain in the lower abdomen can be due to a pregnancy which is getting aborted or could be an ectopic pregnancy or appendicitis or just a simple urinary bladder infection.

If you are having any of the above mentioned five complaints, then you should consult a gynecologist to rule out the chance. All the above-mentioned complaints should be taken seriously and any delay in consultation can be harmful.

Last reviewed at: 18.Sep.2018

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