Stork coming? But are you absolutely sure or are they the classics pains of the menstrual cycle? It happens to many women to wonder if it is possible to distinguish the symptoms of a possible pregnancy from those of the period, perhaps after unprotected intercourse. First of all, avoid being influenced and, without delay, take the pregnancy test. It is the only sure way to rule out being pregnant. And now we come to us … What they are the symptoms of the cycle? Such as those of one pregnancy? Below you will find a list, more or less exhaustive, which could clarify your ideas a bit. Given that the symptoms of pregnancy are in some ways similar to premenstrual ones, due to the production of progesterone, let’s see in detail some important aspects that could make the picture clearer.
In fact, the classic symptoms of menstruation are: fatigue, abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, back pain, water retention, nausea, weight gain, headache, breast pain, joint pain, constipation, irritability, unexplained crying fits, melancholy, depression. Why? Simple, all this malaise is due to the hormonal imbalance generated by the cycle.
Symptoms of pregnancy
What do you feel, however, in the case of pregnancy? As already mentioned, the symptoms of a pregnancy vary from woman to woman and worsen as gestation progresses: they usually appear around the second / third month, but it is also possible to feel them only after 15/20 days from conception. The first signs are there fatigue, the sensitivity to odors and nausea. Anyway, those more frequent are: headache, dizziness, swollen and sore breasts, increased sensitivity to odors, abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, constipation, sudden mood swings, crying fits, melancholy, depression and poor concentration. And if now you are thinking that basically the symptoms of a pregnancy are very similar to those of PMS, in fact, it is just like that, but remember however that the first of all is anyway amenorrhea, that is the lack of cycle. However, to rule out that the amenorrhea is not induced by other factors, such as stress, it is good to take the test. In fact, even if a menstrual cycle delay it could be related to pregnancy, there are also other reasons why it doesn’t arrive when it should.
And since our body’s signals are sometimes not very clear and can be easily confused with those of premenstrual syndrome, do not be unnecessarily agitated. First of all, if you want a child, never have too many illusions. If, on the other hand, you are the victim of a road accident, it is useless to get nervous. In both cases, try to remain calm and also clearheaded. They will be your best allies to deal with any type of situation. And now let’s take a closer look at some of the most common pregnancy symptoms.
- First, we have the nausea, which generally disappear at the end of the first quarter.
- Also, because of the hormones, in pregnancy, you might try more or less sexual desire, but this question is very much subjective.
- Instead, among the most obvious symptoms, we have the breast tension and pain, because due to the effect of progesterone, the breasts become more turgid, as they prepare for a future feeding time and therefore more sensitive, so much so that wearing a bra could also be extremely annoying. In addition, the nipples may become wider and darker and have small bumps called them Montgomery tubercles.