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can be confirmed by pregnancy test.
Pregnancy is unlikely when you have had your menstrual cycles.
The flow and duration of menstrual cycles vary from one cycle to the other.
The menstrual flow can appear dark due to passage of blood clots
Observe your cycles for few months for duration and flow.
However, pregnancy is unlikely as you have had your menstrual cycles.
Regarding your increased appetite and constipation
, they can occur in pregnancy but not just few days after conception.
For constipation, take more of fluids, high fibre diet and less of refined foods.
You can take a mild laxative once a day for few days.
can occur due to gas. Avoid heavy meals at night. Take some light exercise. Taking fluids will help.
Try these dietary measures and see if they help.
Appetite can increase in various conditions like:
2. Drugs like corticosteroids
3. Psychiatric disorders eg Bulimia
4. Pre-menstrual symptoms
5. Endocrine disorders-Hyperthyroidisation, Graves disease
Consult your doctor for clinical examination and get the investigations done for above mentioned conditions.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal