I had pregnancy symptoms that made me think i was pregnant

Patient

Q: I had pregnancy symptoms that made me think i was pregnant but then my period came two days early and it is lighter than usual. does that mean i can still be pregnant?

Doctor

A:   Hello.
Thanks for the query.

The pregnancy like symptoms that you were having prior to onset of your menses were a part of PMS or premenstrual syndrome complex which occurs in a progesterone deficient state and can mimic early pregnancy in the absence of pregnancy. PMS indicates that the menses are to start in next few days. PMS generally start a week prior to the onset of menses and may last for a few days after the end of bleeding. This is a normal phenomenon. The start of menses indicates that you are not pregnant at all and safe from pregnancy.
I hope I have answered your query in detail.

Wishing you good health.
Regards

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