Teenage pregnancy; Pregnancy - teenage
Pregnancy symptoms include:
Breast enlargementand breast tenderness Fatigue
Light-headednessor actual fainting
- Missed period
- Frequent urination
Signs and tests
The adolescent may or may not admit to being involved sexually. If the teen is pregnant, there are usually weight changes (usually a gain, but there may be a loss if nausea and vomiting are significant). Examination may show increased
Pelvic examination may reveal bluish or purple coloration of vaginal walls, bluish or purple coloration and softening of the
pregnancy testof urine and/or serum HCGare usually positive.
pregnancy ultrasoundmay be done to confirm or check accurate dates for pregnancy.
Review Date: 09/02/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.