The first and easiest symptom of early pregnancy is a late period. But, if you have irregular periods, it can be problematic to decipher if you’re pregnant. However, a regular menstrual cycle comes anywhere from 21 to 35 days; if you have gone past 35 days and have regular periods, you may likely be pregnant.
Although for those who have irregular periods or are stressed, dealing with severe weight loss, or on medication that has disrupted your cycle, there are other symptoms. Here are some additional symptoms of early pregnancy:
- Spotting, may occur10-14 days due to implantation bleeding as a result of the fertilized egg attaching to the lining of the uterus
- Mild cramping, 1-4 weeks
- Fatigue, 4-5 weeks
- Nausea, 4- 6 weeks
- Bloating, 4-5 weeks
- Increased urination, 4-6 weeks
- Tingling or achy breasts, 4-6 weeks
- Mood swings, 6 weeks
Several of these symptoms could also be associated with your period, which is why a missed period is the most reliable symptom. However, to be sure about your possible pregnancy, why not take a medical-grade pregnancy test?
When can I take a pregnancy test?
Taking a pregnancy test too early or not following the pregnancy test package instructions can lead to a false-positive reading. So, when can you take a pregnancy test? The best time to take a pregnancy test is right after missing your period. For example, if your cycles range from 24 to 28 days, the best time to take a test would be day 29 or later.
Where can I take a pregnancy test?
Why not come to Alternative Medical Clinic? We are a medical clinic accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Alternative’s team of licensed medical professionals are specifically trained to provide medical care, including pregnancy testing to confirm pregnancy diagnosis for confirmation of viability. Our service and staff are top of the line.
What’s the cost?
Our pregnancy verification is free! In addition to this, so is our limited obstetrical ultrasound. We also offer a private consultation with a medical professional at no cost. We want you to have the information you need to be confident in the decisions you make. We inform. You decide!
Where can I make an appointment?
Great question! You can make an appointment online by clicking here. Or you can call us at 760-741-9796.
Compiled using information from the following sources:
Menstrual cycle: What’s normal, what’s not [Internet]. Mayo Clinic [April 29, 2021]. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menstrual-cycle/art-20047186
Early Pregnancy Symptoms [Internet]. Healthline Parenthood [Medically Reviewed September 2018]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/early-symptoms-timeline#next-steps