Period Or Pregnancy Symptoms What S The Difference

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Maria - November 9

I am about 5 days before my period is supposed to start. I have had minor cramps on both left and right side of my abdomen, sore br___ts and heart burns every now and then. Does this mean my period is coming up or might it mean pregnancy? What is the difference between sypmtoms of the two?

 

Maria - November 9

Bump

 

Viv - November 9

One difference is that it starts about a week before your period is supposed to. Heartburn can occur as a result of hormones affecting the muscles of the intestine, as can gas and constipation. Unusual fatigue is common, as is more frequent urination and unexpected reactions to smells and tastes.

 

E - November 9

For many women there is no difference. Viv, I always appreciate your advice but you have never had a period or been pregnant so you cannot say that pregnancy symptoms start a week b4 a period is due. For some women they do but for many the symptoms do not appear so early.

 

Viv - November 9

Thank you, E. In this particular instance the symptoms did start early. I am also noticing that not having been pregnant is in some ways an advantage. I don't judge everyone else's pregnancy by my own, but by the acc_mulation of many different pregnancies in others.

 

E - November 9

Sure, I can understand why you might do that but many of the women who post end up not being pregnant and have the usual symptoms a__sociated with a period. It was stated sort of categorically and I just wanted to say that I don't think it is. Many women have no symptoms until after a missed period. I think that is more common than symptoms so close to implantation.

 

keisha - November 9

if u are pregnant that means your going to cramp and skipp your period and have slight sickness put find out so what happened to me dont happen to you i had a misscarriage with in 2 months of my pregnacy wait until u skipp or come on to do a test. love keisha

 

Maria - November 10

Thanx for your advice. I guess I will have to wait and see!!!!! Not always easy!!! :)

 

bump - November 10

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