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Uncommon pregnancy symptoms

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 11, 2013
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  • The veins around chest and arms can appear unusual.
  • Women can experience excessive saliva production.
  • Another unusual thing is itching sensation on entire body.
  • There can be excess discharge of cervical fluid.

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Every woman shows different signs and symptoms of pregnancy, which depends on some factors like the woman’s health and whether the pregnancy is a normal or has complications.

 

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Most of us are only aware of the common pregnancy symptoms, such as nausea, missed periods, fatigue and morning sickness, but there are many other uncommon pregnancy symptoms as well.

  • Constipation: This is another result of pregnancy hormones to your body. The hormones cause your intestines become sluggish and slow down. To resolve this problem, you must eating enough fiber foods, drink plenty of water, and do some exercise routinely. If the constipation continued, go seek your doctor or midwife for additional treatment.
  • Itching sensation: Another unusual pregnancy signs is itching sensation on entire body. It is only some of the women who report itching but those who do usually suffer from cholestasis (condition related to liver). This can have adverse effect on the unborn child.
  • Skin Issues: There are certain skin issues that are associated with pregnancy. You may notice extra skin on your body parts or dark patches on your face. For instance, there may extra skin/lose skin hanging from your underarms. It is bacause, your body is producing extra melanin, causing the dark spots; and the skin tags are due to friction, as well as hormones.
  • Spider Veins:The appearance of the veins surrounding the chest and upper arms is one of the more unusual early pregnancy symptoms. This symptom can be distressing, especially if the veins are prominent. During pregnancy the blood volume and flow are increase. This change results in developing blue veins across chest, however, these veins are harmless to women.
  • Saliva Production: Some of women report to have excessive saliva; this is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy. You can try limiting starch in your diet or drinking water with lemon juice, however, they are harmless and will disappear postpartum.
  • Increased Cervical Fluid: There are chances that a pregnant woman notices more discharge of cervical fluid. It can either occur throughout the day even once. Here the cervical fluid may have unusual colour and smell. It usually happens due to increased hormones and vaginal blood flow, however, talk to your doctor if it develops a foul odor, itches or burns, or becomes greenish-yellow or very thick or watery; you may have an infection.
  • Implantation Bleeding: Brownish and pinkish bleeding is also quite an unusual symptom of pregnancy. This bleeding starts when fertilized egg implants the uterus. However, one must remember that bleeding can also occur due to other factors such as certain infection.

 

 

There are certain symptoms that are never attributed to pregnancy but are actually signs of pregnancy. Here are some other pregnancy symptoms that are reported by many pregnant women:

  • Runny and stuffy nose: This condition is referred as rhinitis of pregnancy. It is a rare symptom of pregnancy. It can start in the second month of your pregnancy and tends to worsen in the later stages.
  • Vivid dreams: Pregnancy dreams, especially in the last trimester, are often vivid. These happen due to the fears and insecurities in you about pregnancy and impending motherhood.
  • Strong smelling urine: At early stage of pregnancy, you may experience smelling urine than usual. It’s an uncommon sigh of pregnancy. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Achy legs or hips, backache: It is also anunsual sign of pregnancy. You may blame your growing tissue or hormonal changes for your aching problem. Consult your doctor before taking any medications.
  • Dizziness or light headed: It's not uncommon to feel lightheaded or dizzy occasionally during pregnancy. Dizziness is caused by rising hormones that cause your blood vessels to relax and widen.
  • Bleeding gums and nose: Your gums and nose may bleed unexpectedly during pregnancy. You may also notice that your nose is more congested than usual, also a result of increased blood flow to the mucus membranes.
  • Metallic taste in mouth: It is one of the most uncommon signs of pregnancy. It is unpleasant in taste and is named as Dysgeusia. Hormones, particularly estrogen, play a part in controlling the sense of taste.
  • Insomnia: It can be caused by the combination of pregnancy hormones and a number of unhelpful conditions, like frequent urination, heartburn, leg cramps, and pre-birth anxiety.

 

 


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  • Molly13 Jan 2014
    Hello. I'm very confused. TTC and we did have sex during my ovulatory period multiple times. My cycles are usually 23-25 days so I am officially late. I did have what I thought to be implantation bleeding ( very light pink, not even enough to fill one tampon) this was three days after my period was meant to start. I've yet to see AF. Pregnancy Tests have been negative so far, so my question is how long after implantation bleeding can I get a accurate test result? Lots of other symptoms.
  • December27 Feb 2013
    I had the same thing as Ashley and I was wondering is this a normal symptom? I experienced a brown mucus like discharge for about 2 days followed by light pink on the 3rd day. My period is 2 wks late, and I have had mild cramps here and there. Now I am experiencing an achy body, chills and my back hurts. I took a pregnancy test when I first missed my period and it was negative. Can anyone help with this?
  • ashley08 Dec 2012
    I experienced a brown mucus like discharge for about 2 days followed by light pink on the 3rd day. My period is 2 wks late, and I have had mild cramps here and there. Now I am experiencing an achy body, chills and my back hurts. I took a pregnancy test when I first missed my period and it was negative. Can anyone help with this?
  • Shilpi25 Sep 2012
    I am facing certain symptoms that are enlisted here! High time to get myself checked, thank you for this information!
  • Tracy19 Sep 2012
    ....also my doctor gave me a pregnancy test in august and it was negative .i just had a baby almost 9 months ago so the symptoms just feel all too familiar. please help
  • Tracy19 Sep 2012
    hi my last period was around the 6th of july.i think it might be from my birth control shot im taking why i missed it in august.this month i still have yet to get my period and i got sick early in the morning a few days ago and a little bit of heartburn yesterday.the past 3 days i have noticed yellow stains in my underwear and strong smells.and today i have the hickups.i i feel im just imagining it.i know i just need to take a pregnancy test but until then i dont want to worry too much.plz help!
  • kanchan21 Jul 2012
    hi i missed my period for 4 days.i dont know whether im pregnant or not but i having sex ... i really dont know that i m pregnant or not.....but i feel neverness ....plzzz help me plz help me....
  • kittu24 Jun 2012
    me had my 5 day long periods 5th of june and after that...after sexual intercourse on 16th of same month im feeling nausea(often),n have a bloated abdomen after that and back ache....my next date is after one week ...im so confused whether i be pregnent...someone help i cant bear this anxiety
  • alice23 Jun 2012
    my period is missed since last 3 months,i did the pregnancy test at home and it came negative and i don't have any symptoms of pregnancy but i am still so worried,does it mean im pregnant?? how reliable are the test plates that we buy from shop??
  • san23 Jun 2012
    hi i got missed my period for 8 days.i dont know whether im pregnant or not but im having sex daily is it good for me pls help
  • lauren18 Jun 2012
    Im 22 years old and have the mirena... have had 4 positive hpt and got a blood test by the doctor and it came back negative. i am having flu like symptoms and high fevers and almost all the symptoms listed above... i have a 3 year old son and when i was pregnant with him it was nothing like this someone please help
  • bhawna09 Jun 2012
    I have most of the symptoms mentioned above,on 19 may i had light bleeding last for three days.on 26may i had done blood test and ultrasound where in blood test was negative but a sac was seen of 5.7mm.doctor denied of pregnancy but i am constantly feeling all the symptoms.pregnancy test kit is showing negative results.what should i do.i am 30 years old .
  • bhawna09 Jun 2012
    I have most of the symptoms mentioned above,on 19 may i had light bleeding last for three days.on 26may i had done blood test and ultrasound where in blood test was negative but a sac was seen of 5.7mm.doctor denied of pregnancy but i am constantly feeling all the symptoms.pregnancy test kit is showing negative results.what should i do.i am 30 years old .
  • Sneha31 May 2012
    Hai, iam 26 years old, in last 7 months i get operated for chocalote cyst in my both ovaries, Now doctor suggested me get pragnency as early as possible. now i missed my periods for 5 days, but iam getting backache and stomach ache. is they are the sign of the pregnancy. please reply me
  • Nike16 May 2012
    I am 32 years old. I had my period last month from april 30 to may 5th. The past wk, I noticed a brownish discharge. Also, I have being having all of the symptoms mentioned above. I am really nervous because I don't understand what is going on. I have also being having menstral like cramps.... could I be pregnant? Please help!...
  • Samantha11 May 2012
    Hi I am 24 years old my period is late by 4 days now i took a test yesterday it was first response and a got a pink line and a white line? i dont know what that means is a line a line? a friend of mine had the same problem but she ended up pregnant, I have quite a few of these symptoms and i am pretty sure i had implantation bleeding 2 days ago. was it too early when I tested? or could i be just imagining things?
  • Juliann23 Apr 2012
    Okay so I'm 24 I have a mirena. I have had every symptom listed above except no gum bleeding. I have taken 5 pregnancy tests 2 were inconclusive 3 negative one of which is from the dr but my uterus is swollen and uncomfortable and I feel crabby and I've been sick all month. I have a 3 yr old so I've been through pregnancy but I don't remember it like this. If I'm not pregnant what is going on!?
  • Kim13 Mar 2012
    I am currently waiting to see if I am pregnant. I am showing a couple of those signs and I am about a week off. I am hoping that I am pregnant and it just isn' t my mind playing tricks on me. I hav a little girl right now and I had no side effects til I was 10 weeks pregnant besides having a late period! Good luck to anyone that is TTC!!
  • Rachael Williams19 Jan 2012
    Vicky,i had really irregular periods too, had almost all of the symptoms mentioned above, and am 8 weeks pregnant! just the regular prenancy symptoms i dont have!! you may have just done tests too soon. sounds promising though ;) good luck!!!
  • Vicky07 Jan 2012
    I am TTC. But my period have been irregular since I stopped using the depo in 2009 september. I have recently been experiencing metallic taste in my mouth, light red discharge only when I wipe then light brown mucous, been having sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, stuffy nose, constipation and cramps in my abdomen when I sneeze. I am wondering if I may be pregnant. I have done tests before before these symptoms but they were negative. Now I have not tested.
  • dtyu11 Nov 2011
    is the prgnency signs and manstrual signs can be same