7 main differences between early pregnancy and PMS!

The symptoms like increased appetite, sensitive breasts and irritability are usually related to PMS, but many similar symptoms appear during the early pregnancy. The hormones are making changes into the body in both cases, and here are the 7 key differences to learn how to distinguish them.

Implant bleeding

One of the first signs of pregnancy that usually could be mistaken with menstruation is the implant bleeding. It appears 6 to 12 days after conceiving, or while the fetus attaches on the uterine wall and a slight bleeding starts, followed by cramping. Regarding the fact that all the symptoms say that it is about menstruation, you should pay attention on the amount of bleeding, which is significantly smaller.

Sensitive breasts

Even the sensitive symptoms are the most common PMS symptom, they also are the first signs of pregnancy, with the difference that in case of pregnancy, the breasts swell and the halo becomes darker. Besides, the sensitivity in case of early pregnancy doesn’t stops in a few days, but appears more often.

Unusual fatigue

The comprehensiveness during the usual activities, increased need for rest, or the frequent fatigue is one of the first signs of pregnancy. It usually appears in the first quarter of the pregnancy, when the body is getting used on the new changes.

Frequent urination

The frequent urination that is not followed by cramps and pain, which is usual during PMS, is one of the pregnancy symptoms. It happens because of enlargement of the uterus, making pressure on the bladder. During pregnancy, the body products a large amount of liquids, or a need for liquids increases, and the thirst is increased.

Nausea and over-sensitivity on smells

The increased need for tastes, salty or sweet, is a well-known PMS syndrome, as well as the feeling of heavy stomach. But, it’s not equal to the nausea followed by vomiting, which occurs in the morning and at night, which are symptoms of pregnancy.


The sudden dizziness and weakness in case of PMS usually appear as a consequence of the pains that disappear after the cycle. But, if these symptoms continue for a longer period, and the menstruation is late, these symptoms suggest pregnancy. The weakness is caused by the uterus, making pressure on the legs arteries and low blood pressure.

Increased temperature

The increased temperature and often hot flushes are the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. The often heat is usually followed by sweating and a bit of discomfort.