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Dealing with Pregnancy Symptoms

If you have missed your period and wonder if you are pregnant, you can look for early pregnancy symptoms.  These include an increase in vaginal discharge, mild cramping, nausea, breast tenderness, and vomiting.  If you have a positive pregnancy test and you are having ectopic pregnancy symptoms, you might notice pain in the pelvis on one side or the other, vaginal spotting or frank vaginal bleeding.

Any time you have had a positive pregnancy test and these tubal pregnancy symptoms, you should seek medical attention right away because the ectopic/tubal pregnancy can rupture the Fallopian tube leading to a large amount of bleeding from the vagina and shock from blood loss. An emergency surgery might be in order.

You need to know that few women have all pregnancy symptoms.  Some have no nausea or vomiting, while others are bothered by it a great deal.  Breast tenderness symptoms vary from person to person so don’t be alarmed if you don’t experience all pregnancy symptoms.  Every pregnancy is different.

If you have missed your period and wonder if you are pregnant, you can look for early pregnancy symptoms.  These include an increase in vaginal discharge, mild cramping, nausea, breast tenderness, and vomiting.  If you have a positive pregnancy test and you are having ectopic pregnancy symptoms, you might notice pain in the pelvis on one side or the other, vaginal spotting or frank vaginal bleeding.

Any time you have had a positive pregnancy test and these tubal pregnancy symptoms, you should seek medical attention right away because the ectopic/tubal pregnancy can rupture the Fallopian tube leading to a large amount of bleeding from the vagina and shock from blood loss. An emergency surgery might be in order.

You need to know that few women have all pregnancy symptoms.  Some have no nausea or vomiting, while others are bothered by it a great deal.  Breast tenderness symptoms vary from person to person so don’t be alarmed if you don’t experience all pregnancy symptoms.  Every pregnancy is different.

If you have Pregnancy Symptoms but a Negative Test

It is possible that you had a false negative pregnancy test.  If you think this is the case, take another test in a couple of days to see what that shows.  If it is still negative, consider having a blood pregnancy test.  A negative blood test usually means you are not pregnant but may be suffering from pseudocyesis or a false pregnancy.  That is a mental condition in which you have all the symptoms of pregnancy but the pregnancy test is negative.  This is a difficult problem to treat because it usually happens to women who really want to be pregnant but, for whatever reason, can’t get pregnant.

Read also:

What does a Negative Pregnancy Test Mean?

Dealing with a False Negative Pregnancy Test

What happens when you miss a period?

When you have a Positive Pregnancy Test

Coping with Pregnancy Symptoms and a Negative Test

If you really feel as though you might be pregnant and have a negative pregnancy test at home, your doctor can help you sort out what is going on.  False negative pregnancy tests can happen and a blood pregnancy test can clear that up fairly quickly.  Even better, the embryo can be seen by 5 weeks gestation on ultrasound so you can have an ultrasound showing a healthy pregnancy with accurate dates as to when you will deliver.

If it is determined that you have pseudocyesis, do not worry. It only means that you may need some professional mental health services by a qualified therapist who can help you work through feelings of wanting to be pregnant so bad that you actually feel like you are pregnant.  This is an uncommon problem so you may have to look a bit for a compassionate therapist who can help you cope with your pregnancy issues.

One way of dealing with pseudocyesis is to actively try and get pregnant.  It may mean that you have to see a fertility specialist and undergo tests to see why you cannot conceive. There are many new technologies out there to help infertile couples come to have healthy pregnancies, provided they have insurance or can pay for the services, which can be expensive.

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