How To Distinguish The Early Signs Of Pregnancy And Menstruation?
Hello, I’m a 24-year-old woman. I got married on November 16, 2019. I regularly menstruate every month with a range of 3-5 days. Sometimes just shift the date of menstruation. In November I started my period on the 11th and stopped on the 15th the day before my marriage. Before the 11th of December, I felt lower left abdominal pain, tight and sore breasts, nausea, sensitive to odor, etc. but I was confused about the signs of menstruation or pregnancy because not usually left lower abdominal pain. In December, I menstruated on the same date on the 11th and stopped on the 16th. However, for a month from December 7th – now, the intensity of my BAK is dozens of times a day, even though I don’t drink too much. Why is that? Now I’m promising to get in touch with the fertile period that I try to count myself. Right now, I am waiting for whether I will menstruate around the same date or I will get pregnant. Even now, I feel a little pain in my lower abdomen but not often, only occasionally and not too painful, nor are my breasts too painful. It’s different from last month, who was sick often. Please enlighten me. thanks.
Thank you for the question.
Provided that your fluid intake is reasonable (2-3 liters per day), urination (BAK) naturally occurs every 3 to 6 hours, with a total volume ranging from 800 to 2000 ml per day. Very frequent urination, accompanied by left abdominal pain as you experience it could indicate you are pregnant, but may not. Various other conditions, such as cystitis, stones or kidney infections, urinary tract infections, ectopic pregnancy, pre menstrual syndrome, diabetes, psychological disorders, and side effects of some drugs can also cause complaints like this. Of course, these conditions cannot be distinguished solely by observing the details of complaints that arise. Instead, a more objective examination is also needed, for example with a urine test, blood test, or ultrasound.
As a first step, we recommend that you first try to do a testpack to check the possibility of getting pregnant. It is recommended, so that the results are more accurate, the testpack is done at least 1 week after a menstrual delay. So that the pain in your stomach subsides, you can first apply a warm compress. In addition, so that your urinating returns to normal, you should drink 2-3 liters of water a day, do not consume caffeinated and fizzy drinks, stay away from alcohol, do not like to hold back urination, improve the cleanliness of your sex organs, maintain ideal body weight, make your heart and mind are calmer, and do not carelessly take medicine without a doctor's prescription.
However, if with the above efforts your complaints have not improved, or if your testpack results are dubious, do not hesitate to check yourself directly to the doctor for a more in-depth evaluation, yes. If it is suspected that you are pregnant, the doctor can refer you to the obstetrician .
I hope this helps.