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I have had a bad cold/cough for just over a week, which appears

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I have had a bad cold/cough for just over a week, which appears to be clearing apart from the cough. I had a very small vaginal bleed on Friday (one week before normal period is due), no more since Friday. Since the weekend I have been feeling extremely tired and irritable, and today I have been feeling very faint and nausea, and also wanting to eat more than usual. I thought I could possibly be pregnant, but did two tests today (5 days before period due) and both negative. Could you suggest if my symptoms could point to something else?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Was the vaginal bleed consistent with your period?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello


 


No, it was only once, extremely light and slightly darker,

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I think this is your thyroid

Thyroid can cause abnormal periods, fatigue, increased appetite


I would get your thyroid checked


Does it run in your family?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello


 


No it doesn't run in the family. I did have my bloods checked by my consultant (including Thyroid) a few weeks ago and everything was normal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Okay then could it be too early for pregnancy test?

You might be pregnant but too early
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