Pregnancy Test and Symptoms
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS YOU SHOULD TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST?
Are you unsure if you need to take a test? Do you know what pregnancy signs to look for? Early pregnancy symptoms can be hard to detect and easy to misinterpret. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you’ve been sexually active and you are noticing any of the following symptoms:
- Missed period. It is recommended that you wait 1 week after a missed period for accurate results.
- Unexpected changes to your body such as soreness, headaches, tiredness, breast sensitivity, nausea, or vomiting.
- Unexplained mood changes like irritability, mood swings, or food cravings and aversions.
These are a few of the most common and well-known pregnancy symptoms. However, most women experience these symptoms differently, and some may have very few of them at all. Think you’re pregnant? Contact us to get a free pregnancy test in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Dr. Richard A. Zinni
D.O. Certified In Internal Medicine
The content on this page has been reviewed and approved by our Medical Director: Dr. Richard A. Zinni
PREGNANCY TEST CONFIRMATION
If your test is positive, our staff will determine next steps, such as an ultrasound exam and STI testing. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and can give an estimate of how far along you are. This is valuable information if you’re considering abortion or your options.