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I’m a doctor and here are the 11 early warning signs of pregnancy you may be overlooking

IF you’re feeling a bit groggy, it’s easy to put it down to “just run down.”

But a doctor has now revealed that some common ailments could actually be a sign of pregnancy.

Common symptoms like cravings and mood swings could actually be a sign of pregnancy once the doctor has identified it

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Common symptoms like cravings and mood swings could actually be a sign of pregnancy once the doctor has identified itPhoto credit: Getty
dr Siyamak Saleh explained what the early warning signs of pregnancy are

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dr Siyamak Saleh explained what the early warning signs of pregnancy areCredit: tiktok/doctorsiya

Every woman is different and it is important that you see your GP if you notice anything unusual.

If you use contraception, you usually don’t have to worry about pregnancy.

However, no birth control method is 100 percent effective, so it’s important to know the early signs of pregnancy.

dr Siyamak Saleh said there are 11 early signs that women might have.

These are:

  1. missed periods
  2. nausea
  3. fatigue
  4. Sore or swollen breasts
  5. Frequent peeing
  6. mood swings
  7. back pain
  8. cravings
  9. spots of light
  10. Cramps,
  11. Strange taste.

The NHS says these odd tastes could show up in a number of ways.

It could be that you have a metallic taste in your mouth or that you lose interest in certain foods that you used to enjoy.

Posting on TikTok, he said that while a missed period is a sign, a few days late shouldn’t set off an alarm as there are many different factors that can affect your period.

He added that you can still get pregnant if you use birth control pills every day.

“But the chances are very slim. No birth control method is 100 percent,” he said.

Earlier this week we reported the story of a 23-year-old woman who didn’t realize she was pregnant until she saw her baby’s tiny arm in the toilet bowl.

Student Lalene Malik visited her GP a few times after experiencing symptoms, among other things weight gain and a shortness of breath.

Lalene had blood tests but the results were lost and medics told her to come back for surgery three to six months later.

She said if she had known she was pregnant she would have had more time to prepare – which is why it’s important to know the early warning signs.

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The NHS says a positive pregnancy test is almost always correct, as long as you’ve been tracking the results.

The guidelines state: “A negative result is less reliable. If you get a negative result and still think you may be pregnant, wait a week and try again.”

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