Posted By hfhs.md.rcs on October 22, 1998 at 18:54:26:
In Reply to: Signs of Pregnancy posted by Lisa on October 17, 1998 at 00:33:38:
I experienced some severe cramping two weeks ago- the following two days I felt fine and my boyfriend and I had sex. My period is now late. I've heard that sometimes when you ovulate, you can experience cramping-like symptoms. Is that true? I'm only one week late, but lately I've been experiencing mild cramping again and I still don't have my period. My breasts are not tender or feeling different. I feel tired sometimes and I've had increased bowel movements. Usually, when I have my period I have increased bowel movements. I've tested negative through a clinic (urine test). Are any of these symptoms? How long should I wait until I call my doctor again?
The symptoms of early pregnancy include a missed menstrual flow; breast tenderness; nausea, more common in the morning than evening; frequency of urination and having to awaken from sleep to void; constipation; fatigue.
When a lady misses a menstrual period and has a negative pregnancy test, we usually do not repeat it more often than every 7-10 days. When one has 3 negative tests over a 21-30 day interval, we are confident that this is not pregnancy and other reasons for missing a period (such as dieting, increased exercise, or stress) are considered.
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