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Pregnancy Symptoms

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Factors such as hormone secretion, uterine growth, changes in nutrition and changes in the body cause pregnancy symptoms to vary from person to person. The first signs of pregnancy are the increase in estrogen and progesterone hormones. Due to the increase in these hormones, breast enlargement and tenderness occur. However, these symptoms are never enough to be sure of the pregnancy status and it is strongly recommended to have a test. While the symptoms of pregnancy are not seen at all in some people, the time may differ from person to person. Although the symptoms of pregnancy are not very visible in the first weeks, they may become more pronounced as time passes due to hormonal changes in the body. Kiss. Dr. Kübra Zengin Altıntaş lists common pregnancy symptoms as follows:

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  • period delay

One of the most important signs of pregnancy is a missed period. Although delay in menstruation is interpreted as a sign of pregnancy in women with active sexual life, it is not correct to suspect pregnancy immediately in every menstrual delay. Menstrual bleeding occurs on the 14th day after the follicle cracks and releases the egg. If this egg is fertilized, menstruation will not occur. For this reason, it is absolutely necessary to take a pregnancy test to find out if the person is pregnant. While it can be a sign of pregnancy, a missed period can also be a sign of other hormonal problems. Stress and eating disorders can also cause delayed menstruation.

  • Chest pain and breast tenderness

One of the earliest signs of pregnancy is changes in the breasts. Increased hormones during pregnancy can cause chest pains. However, since chest pain is also among the menstrual symptoms, a pregnancy test should definitely be done. Enlargement and darkening around the nipples are also among the pregnancy symptoms. While these symptoms may appear immediately after fertilization, they can sometimes appear later in pregnancy.

  • Fatigue and desire to sleep

Tiredness and the desire to sleep are among the symptoms encountered especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy and the reason is the increase in the level of progesterone hormone in the body. In the first 3 months of pregnancy, the expectant mother may feel tired and want to sleep, but the effects of these symptoms decrease after the 3rd month.

  • dizziness

Metabolic changes can cause dizziness during pregnancy. Therefore, metabolic monitoring is very important in this process.

  • Smell Sensitivity

The increased estrogen level during pregnancy can cause odor sensitivity and this sensitivity triggers nausea. During pregnancy, especially perfume, food, cigarette and heavy sweat smells disturb the expectant mothers, activating the gag reflex and causing nausea.

  • Stomach and digestive problems

Various stomach and digestive problems can be among the symptoms of pregnancy. Indigestion and bloating are among the pregnancy symptoms, as the increased progesterone hormone during pregnancy slows the descent of food into the esophagus. It is useful for women who complain of indigestion and bloating to evaluate the suspicion of pregnancy before starting to use the drug.

  • Constipation

Digestive problems, which are among the symptoms of pregnancy, can also cause constipation because the growing uterus during pregnancy can put pressure on the intestines. Therefore, women should definitely take a pregnancy test before using medication for constipation.

  • Nausea

Nausea is one of the most common symptoms during pregnancy. However, there is no such thing that nausea is always caused by pregnancy. The cause of nausea during pregnancy is usually physiological and can be seen in 75% of women who experience their first pregnancy. Nausea is caused by increased estrogen and BHCG hormones. This symptom, which may differ from person to person, is also observed in the first or middle stages of pregnancy.

  • Bleeding (Vaginal Discharge)

After the fertilization of the sperm and egg, the embryo implants in the uterus and this causes vaginal bleeding. This discharge can often be confused with menstrual bleeding. However, unlike menstrual bleeding, this discharge is not very severe and its color is different from menstrual bleeding. For this reason, vaginal discharge that is not normally encountered can be a sign of pregnancy. In addition, this symptom is among the early pregnancy symptoms, as it is seen immediately after the embryo implants in the uterus. Since these bleedings can also be a sign of ectopic pregnancy, a doctor should be consulted.

  • skin problems

Brown spots that can usually be seen around the groin, abdomen, nipples and navel can be a sign of pregnancy. Although the exact cause of these spots is not known, it is thought that the hormone estrogen can cause these spots. These spots, which can be seen in approximately 70-90% of pregnant women, may increase when exposed to sunlight or UV rays.

  • Frequent urination

One of the symptoms seen in the later stages of pregnancy is frequent urination. Although it starts to decrease after the 4th month of pregnancy, it may recur with the baby's head pressing against the bladder in the last period. Precautions can be taken against this situation by consulting a specialist physician after the pregnancy test.

  • Headache

Headaches can be seen during pregnancy in women who were diagnosed with migraine before pregnancy. In addition, women who do not have migraine complaints may experience headache problems in the first 3 months of pregnancy. These headaches are usually tension type and are caused by hormonal changes or stress and begin to decrease after the 3rd month of pregnancy. Headaches that occur in the first 3 months of pregnancy can be prevented with painkillers. However, drug use during pregnancy poses a risk in terms of fetal development. If you are experiencing problems such as high blood pressure, very severe headaches, edema in the hands and feet during pregnancy, you should consult a specialist physician without wasting time.

  • groin pains

Inguinal pain, which occurs as a result of the embryo implanting in the inner wall of the uterus, can be seen in the 4th and 5th weeks of pregnancy. It is normal to have groin pain during pregnancy, but if the pain is accompanied by vaginal bleeding, this poses a risk. In such a situation, a doctor's control should be done. Inguinal pain experienced during pregnancy is not at a level that can affect the daily life of the expectant mother.

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