October 21, 2018
 


I had pregnancy symptoms that made me think i was pregnant

Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > I had pregnancy symptoms that made me think i was pregnant

Patient: 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: Hello.Thanks for the query.The pregnancy like symptoms that you were having prior to onset of your menses were a p art 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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