How Soon Can You Tell if You're Pregnant? How to Know for Sure

How to Tell if You're Pregnant

Answering the burning question of whether you are pregnant or not can be easy or difficult depending on how far along you are, and also how well you know your own body. Many women can tell if they are pregnant within 2 or 3 weeks of conceiving, and some women know a lot sooner -- within a few days, even. It really depends on your ability to pick up on the changes occurring within your body and how sensitive you are to them.

Of course, you'll be able to find out for sure once you have missed your first period by doing a pregnancy test. Don't be tempted to take a pregnancy test before this point, though -- taking a pregnancy test too early will yield inaccurate results.

What Causes Pregnancy Symptoms?

If you know your body well, you may notice some subtle (or not-so-subtle changes) in the first few weeks of pregnancy. These are all caused by the changes in your hormone levels.

The pregnancy hormones rushing around your body will progressively increase the further down the road of pregnancy you are and so will the strength of the potential symptoms. You can go from feeling a little nauseous to being frequently sick in a matter of weeks. Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin hormone, or hCG, is the hormone that tells your body to increase progesterone levels and this is what makes your periods stop, as well as being responsible for most of the "symptoms" of pregnancy.

Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are testing for hCG in your urine and are very reliable because hCG levels are so much higher in pregnancy than when we are not pregnant -- in fact, they double every day.

The Early Signs of Pregnancy

Sometimes a confusing factor when trying to determine if you are pregnant is that all of the symptoms of pregnancy can be symptoms of other conditions. So, detecting the very early signs of pregnancy without having done a test can be tricky, especially if it is your first pregnancy. Once you are on to pregnancy 2, 3 or 4, you will more than likely recognise the signs quite quickly.

There are several early signs that can tell you that you may be pregnant. The most obvious is missing your period or having light spotting instead of a proper period.

Pregnancy is the number one reason for missing your period.

At the point of missing your period you are probably 1-3 weeks pregnant unless there is something else that could be interfering with your menstrual cycle (see below).

It can be possible to know you are pregnant even before that first missed period. On a personal note, I knew I was pregnant within 2 weeks of conceiving on each of the three occasions I've been pregnant.

More tired than you've ever felt in your life!
More tired than you've ever felt in your life!

How to Tell if You're Pregnant: 13 Early Signs and Symptoms

1. Extreme Tiredness

If you're trying to determine whether the feeling of being tired is one of the early pregnancy symptoms you are experiencing, then be aware that the kind of tiredness you'll feel within the first 4-6 weeks of conception is probably unlike any kind of tiredness you've felt before. You will feel exhausted and will more than likely be falling asleep on the sofa and will be wanting early nights and afternoon naps for no apparent reason.

2. Feeling Sick (Nausea)

Feeling nauseous is often one the first signs that you may be pregnant. The way to tell whether this is nausea caused by pregnancy, rather than a virus, is that the nausea tends to last all day and also tends to get increasingly worse over a period of weeks. In the early weeks you may just feel a bit sick, then later on it may progress to actually vomiting.

3. Metallic Taste in Mouth

The experience of constantly having a metallic taste in your mouth is a pregnancy sign that I am familiar with. It's difficult to describe, but your mouth feels like you have been sucking on a coin. It's a pregnancy symptom that is very common and is unmistakable (unless you have actually been sucking metal . . . if so, that's a very weird thing to do!)

4. Aversion to Certain Foods and/or Drinks

Do you suddenly dislike the taste of foods and drinks you used to love? Do they make you feel nauseous? If so, this is another common pregnancy symptom that many women experience. Common culprits are tea, coffee and alcohol.

5. Heightened Sense of Smell

Related to the point above (taste and smell are very closely linked), a heightened sense of smell is another common pregnancy symptom. Are you quite suddenly starting to feel nauseous from everyday smells such as soap, cooking or perfumes? This can be another early pregnancy sign to watch for.

6. Breast Changes

One of the first things most women notice and that causes us to suspect pregnancy is changes to our breasts. These changes can take on many forms, including prominent blue veins in the breast tissue. Some more of the common breast changes caused by pregnancy are listed below:

  • Enlarged nipples
  • Darkened nipples
  • Sore breasts
  • Swollen breasts
  • Enlarged breasts

7. Feeling Dizzy and Light-headed

Another extremely common sign of pregnancy is having bouts of dizziness and/or light headedness. If you've been experiencing these sensations, have had unprotected sex recently and are sure you don't have a virus, then this could well be an early sign of pregnancy.

8. Increased Urination

Need to pee more often than usual? Waking up in the night to urinate when you normally wouldn't? These are both hints that you might be pregnant.

9. Light Spotting (Implantation Bleeding)

This is one of the least frequently experienced pregnancy symptoms, but it is something that you should take note of if you are wondering how soon you can tell if you are pregnant. Implantation bleeding is different from a normal period. It will usually last between 1-3 days, and will be intermittent spotting, rather than the constant flow of menstruation. Most women who have had implantation bleeding also say that it's more brown in color, rather than red.

10. Feeling Different

How can we put our finger on a sense of "feeling different?" If you just feel different inside for no apparent reason, this can be a sign of pregnancy. I have found it impossible to find any words that explain this feeling. I'm pretty certain that even if I could, my feeling different would be different from your feeling different. If you have a feeling you can't put your finger on, but you sense an internal change, then this could be an early sign of pregnancy.

11. Feeling Emotional

Keep bursting into tears or getting cross and snappy with people around you for no apparent reason? Check to make sure it's not a full or new moon and that it's not your normal PMS -- it could be a sign.

12. Missing Your Period

I mentioned this earlier but I'll say it again. Missing your period is the most obvious and clear sign that you are pregnant. If your period hasn't arrived on time, then it's time to take a pregnancy test.

13. Quick Weight Gain

Have you noticed that you can't do up your trousers or they feel a little more snug than usual? Putting on 4-8 pounds within a short time frame (a week or two) is another common sign of pregnancy to watch out for.

A Personal Note

Some of these pregnancy symptoms are hard to quantify, especially when it's something like "feeling different." But, you may well feel different somehow even though you can't explain how you feel different.

In my first pregnancy, the earliest signs for me were the enlarged nipples and breasts and breast tenderness as well as feeling dizzy, sick and extremely tired. And yes -- I did feel different!

During my second pregnancy, the most noticeable early symptoms were a metallic taste in my mouth, an aversion to drinking tea and a heightened sense of smell. This last symptom got worse and worse throughout my pregnancy and it became difficult to manage all of the smells that made me either feel sick or actually be sick. Smells I couldn't handle were anything soapy such as body wash and deodorant, perfume, aftershave and alcohol. There were a lot more, but these were the main ones.

Pregnancy tests are very reliable when taken during the right time.
Pregnancy tests are very reliable when taken during the right time.

Pregnancy Testing

Because early pregnancy symptoms can be confused with other illnesses or conditions, I would always recommend buying yourself a test. These are very accurate from the point that your period is due, and will take the guesswork out of knowing if you are pregnant or not.

  • Pregnancy tests can be really expensive, but you can shop around as the prices will vary greatly. I bought a pack of three tests from a pound store (99c store) and they worked just fine. All the tests work in the same way by testing the hCG levels in your urine.
  • It's always advised that you test your first urination of the day. This is because the urine is stronger and you will get a quicker result. Testing the weaker urine that you produce during the day may not give you the real result -- it may tell you that you're not pregnant when in fact, you really are (this actually happened to me).
  • If you find you have a positive result, then it's time to book a doctor's appointment. The doctor may decide to do another pregnancy test to confirm your result.

For those who have missed a period and got a negative pregnancy test result, follow the link to learn about the most common reasons behind this.

It goes without saying that if you have had unprotected sex at any time during your menstrual cycle you could well be pregnant, even if it was your first time and even if your partner "pulled out." You could also be pregnant if your contraception failed. Remember, no form of contraception offers a fail safe 100% guarantee. If you're worried about pregnancy because you haven't taken precautions, you might want to read the real story about how to avoid pregnancy.

Other Reasons for Missing Your Period

  • Menopause
  • Underweight
  • Overweight
  • Very high levels of exercise
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • The morning-after-pill
  • Starting a new birth control method
  • Illness
  • Hormone imbalance

If you suspect one of these reasons may be disrupting your normal menstrual cycle and you have a negative pregnancy test then you should speak to a health professional.

And finally....

I hope I've provided enough information here to help you work out how soon you can tell if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant and wanted to be -- Congratulations!

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Sahanadas73 6 months ago from India

Wealth of information. Really good read.

Jordan cadevilla 6 months ago

Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex maybe two weeks ago and I haven't felt anything in since but tonight I feel nauseous and I've had light spotting.. Am I pregnant...?

Jessie 7 months ago

So, I've been feeling a little light headed tired just wanting to sleep with a bad headache I've had unprotected sex before my ovulation day and during my fertile days and even before.. I've been feeling weird but I took a test and it came out negative will I be able to notice right away or how long can you tell if your pregnant or not? Also should I wait and see if my period comes I'm supposed to be getting it the first week of April ?

Dee 8 months ago

My periods are ALWAYS irregular. My bf and i had unprotected sex for the first time alittke over 2 weeks ago. Ive been really moody, tired and sick to my stomach. I constantly have a weird taste in my mouth but i dont kbow if it's exactly a metallic taste. Due to the fact that my periods are so irregular, when should i take a pregnancy test?

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LaurieNunley517 9 months ago from Deep South

Amazing number of comments on this issue! Thanks for the really concise information. My son's girlfriend says she's pregnant so here I am doing a refresher course! Thanks again.

Jignya 12 months ago

Hi susana, Im 18 and I had unprotected sex a week ago just after my periods got over. And now after a week im experiencing many changes like weak legs, back cramps, some kind of fluttery in my stomach and continuous white discharge. And also my bladder gets full quickly. Please, do reply. Im really scared to know if its about pregnancy or something else.

bassie 12 months ago

Hi just a quick and my boyfriend always don't use a condom everyday and we are planning to have a Barbie.we had unprotected sex last month and got my periods and last night we had unprotected sex and I still having had any symptoms but my breast keep on itching and their bigger sometimes.could I be pregnabt

geetha 13 months ago

Hi,I'm suffering from irregular periods.recently I conculted to the doctor.and she gave medicine and said that u will get periods in one week or else by get chance of week is completed I have not get any period and negative pregnancy result.plzzzz suggest me

Alice 16 months ago


We had unprotected sex yesterday and that was the 19th day ..My most fertile day ..Could you please tell how to know whether m pregnant or not?

Any symptoms by which i can know this

Teanna10 17 months ago

Has anyone ever experienced this.

Back in March my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex around March 7 or 8th and 2 days later I got my regular normal cycle on March 10th

In April my cycle came twice on April 4th through the 7th, then again on April 27th through the 30th. We have not had Sex since march. But I have not had a cycle in May. Could I be pregnant even if I have had normal cycles. I'm confused.

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Susana S 17 months ago Author

Yes it's possible!

Kiley 17 months ago

Hi I had sex almost two weeks ago would I be having symptoms already even if I took a test and it said negative ?

Claudia H 19 months ago

Hi i started my period a few days ago only for like 6 to 5 days but ive been feeling nauseas my breast are hurting & i think they are growing i feel different i am very tired more than the usual & i pee almost all day long i get cravings i don't know could that mean im pregnant

dulce jimenez 19 months ago

Thatnnnk you for telling us about that it helps a lot for us the girls who r pregnant.or the ones who want to know about that................THANNK YOU

jessica 19 months ago

i have been sick for 3 weeks and i don't have periods bc i was on the depo shot also i have all the perancey symptoms but i took the test and it was neative cAN it be because i took it to soon my mom said it is

harles 20 months ago

i need your help. i am 17 years old and had sex for the first time on friday feb 6. 2015. today is the day after, and my stomach feels bigger, and very tense. and i have small traces of blood. i was bleeding after intercourse yesterday. I have no idea about pregnancy and stuff. i couldn't get the plan B pill because my mom doesn't know. i don't know what to do. the only thing is my stomach feels big, and i have traces of blood. is that enough to say i might be pregnant? cause it has only been a day... should i just wait to see if i get my period. i can't go to the doctor or anything cause my mom can't find out. my period is supposed to come around the 17th of february. should i just keep waiting and see if the symptoms go away? What do i do? Im really scared!!! I hope you can respond to this soon! I really need someone that knows something about this. Thank you.

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Susana S 21 months ago Author

They all sound like pregnancy symptoms to me. The joys of the Christmas period often lead to new life :)

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Susana S 21 months ago Author

Sounds like you're pregnant to me :)

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Susana S 21 months ago Author

You have a lot of pregnancy symptoms for sure!

Nancy Gonzalez 21 months ago

Hi I have been feeling all types of changes but My period is not due yet. I have been nauseous, extremely tired, have a certain taste in my mouth, my uterus feels full, some smells make me sick, and I have been dizzy at times and I do get headaches. I do have a feeling I am because I do have 4 kids. But I have been wrong at times too. Is that pregnancy signs I'm seeing or it could be period signs. Oh and I do have this blue vain that is on my boob it's really long blue vain. Not only that my boobs felt so sensitive to the touch.

Nancy G 21 months ago

Lately I have been extremely tired and some smells are unbearable to me. I have been feeling very nauseous. Some foods that I love makes me want to gag. I have this long blue vain on my boobs and my uterus feel a little full. I have been crying out of nowhere. I have the strings smells and I get dizzy and have headaches. I'm getting all of this but my period is not due until the end of this week. Is it period or is it pregnancy I'm feeling. I know it's early but this had been on my mind.

Megan Hastings 23 months ago

Thank you so much for writing this out, it is so helpful! I haven't seen this question asked before, so I'm going to give it a try! I am coming off depo provera after three years of being on it, and I am having many symptoms as stated above. I have heard that these symptoms are a part of coming off of BC, however the specifics of each symptom match up very well. I haven't had a period, so I have no way of knowing when I would be able to tell if I took a test. So my question is, are there any ways to tell the difference between early pregnancy signs and coming off BC signs? All the symptoms I'm experiencing are completely different than any symptoms I have had in the past related to a period. I'm wondering if that means that this is different or just that my body is reacting in a new way after so much time. **Also I have been taking maca root for hormone balance since a month before going off (which was two months ago), and haven't had any major symptoms of "coming off BC" until the past couple weeks! Thanks for any advice! :)

Nolo 23 months ago

Thank you so much for this, super informative and entertaining. Enjoyed your writing style :)

Shawna B 24 months ago

Hi Susana. I'm not sure when I should get a test done. The last time I had unprotected sex was about a week ago and I started bleeding but my period wasn't supposed to start for a week and a half and ever since then I have been getting sick especially in the mornings. Any help please?

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ubrish 24 months ago from Pakistan(Asia)

so much informative

CupCakexox3 2 years ago

Hello im 12 days late on my period , does this mean i am pregnant even though i toke a test and it came out negative ?

Destiny 2 years ago


I had unprotected sex with my partner 3 days and ive been feeling very weird I have been peeing more then usual and been having lower back pain also I am eating more then I usually do help ! Am I pregnant

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mlozinski 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks and 3 days(based on LMP). I was using cheap internet early hcg tests.

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humzayunas 2 years ago from multan, Pakistan

How to prevent this ? Suppose my girl friend is not informed about her pregnancy and she just came to know after 3 months now what to do with her ? She just used pregnancy strip and she got results.

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Susana S 2 years ago Author

Hopefully you are pregnant Tabinda :) Nothing I can do though :) All you can do is wait and hope. Good luck!

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Julietangel 2 years ago

i was searching for this topic from several days thanks for writing and your effort.

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tabinda zohaib 2 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

Hi Susan a, l am ttc for 6 years but Notting happened .I do many expensive treatment but Notting now I am fade up .I read your articles and I want to share my problem with u.2 days before my periods I have spotting on and off when I wiped brown or about 2 drops red 3days spotting firstly I thought it was my periods But That Is not my periods are heavy three days then spotting 2 day now it's week and my periods is not come my stomach is hurting, breast tenders and heavy some time pain, hungry all the time, cramping in my abdomen, sometimes white discharge ,mood swings, negative hpt. I think I am pregnant some sleepy also plus help me.

navidesu 2 years ago

Hi Susana,

I saw this site as I google some pregnancy articles. For the past 2 weeks now I feel different and have a mild cramping and lower back pain. My period is due next week which is why I think I can't test yet. I was in Japan with my boyfriend last month and as we haven't be together for a while due to work we did it too many time without protection. Though on the 21 I had my period and it lasted for 3 days. After my period we did it again until I came back here in Singapore and that was on 27th. May I know if it is possible to get pregnant with this time line? Also, I started to feel sick on the 28th until now. I'm confused cuz I never feel like this before especially the breast pain and cramping. I only have cramping on the 1st and 2nd day of my period. But now its been 2 weeks.

Raya 2 years ago

Hello I been having unprotected sex lately right around ovulation time, I got my period today on time however it is very light and a little darker than normal.. I'm usually pretty heavy. I also use the bathroom constantly and have light case of nausea. When should I take a test ?

blah blah 2 years ago

so I am on birth control and I finished my last pack on a Saturday. then I couldn't get my refill till tuesday I started the new pack then had unprotected sex then a few days later missed two more pills then a few days later I started to bleed so I went to the doctors cause I been throwing up and getting sick to my stomach and they did a pregnancy test but it was negative is there a chance I could be pregnant and they just tested to soon it was only a week and three days ago.?

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kenyaentrepreneur 2 years ago from All Over

Wow, this is really interesting. I had no idea that all of this was possible.

Dajanique serrato 2 years ago

I recently had intercourse on May 23 2014 and I've been feeling tierd I've been bloated and my feet are sweeling I took a test today and it came back negative when is the best time to take a pregnancy test.

confused 2 years ago

I don't know what to make of what's going on with my body. I am aware that I have quite a short cycle compared to most. I had unprotected sex just before my period, and on the nights after I had come off, for the rest of the week. A few days after, I noticed, a pale pink on the tissue after I had peed. I have also had a fluttery feeling in my stomach, on and off for days, as well as weak legs, and even had a dizzy spell yesterday. I have been pregnant before, but it ended in a miscarriage. I had the feeling of weak legs, and restless leg when I was pregnant last time, but none of the other symptoms. Both my partner aand I would be ecstatic if I were pregnnt again, but I'm not sure whether these are actual symptoms, or wishful thinking. Having suffered with polycystic ovaries for years, I do notice the tiniest change in my body

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Susana S 2 years ago Author

Not much point worrying about it really. It will happen or it won't. To keep calm I recommend thinking about all the millions of women who have gone before you and have birthed just fine :) Your body was made for this and you are more than capable! Also learn how to breathe during labour to relax yourself. Good luck!

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Susana S 2 years ago Author

Could be implantation bleeding or could just be one of those things that happen from time to time. Try a pregnancy test.

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Celine Sanderson 2 years ago

I'm worried about getting those veins that stick out after my pregnancy! What are some products that you guys use to alleviate those crazy spider veins? I'm excited to have my baby, but nervous too. What do you recommend for me to calm my nerves before I have my baby?


Anny 2 years ago

My period came a week early and lasted 2 days. I was supposed to have my period 4 days ago. Im really confused.

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modern housewife 2 years ago from Indiana

Interesting article. I had never heard of some of those signs. As an NFP user, I chart my cycles and have been able to use the charts to determine if I was pregnant or not. One sign that I didn't see on there is cervical mucus, which will not taper off after ovulation if you are pregnant. Good hub! :-)

ericadelove 2 years ago

Hey Susana S....I'm currently on the depo shot and my next one is in April....I had unprotected sex on Feb. 6th...using the pull out there a slight chance I can be pregnant... And if soon can I test?

angela 2 years ago


me and my bf have contact last january 11-12 2014.but before it happened i used pills and i take 7 days before we contact.

but my question is.. why my period didn't come yet until now?

i hope you can help me. thank you so


Dominique W 2 years ago

I have a question OK I didn't come on my period this month n I never miss a period am I pregnant

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Susana S 2 years ago Author

Jessica - you won't know until you have a positive test result. Take a test the day your period is due (make sure you do it properly!). Sex will not harm a baby in utero. Good luck!

jessica 2 years ago

my last period date was 8th december, i am trying for baby from november , my question is if my ovulation date is 18th december and we had sex on that day how can i will be sure that the pregnancy occurred or not and is it will be okay to have sex after the date, or it will harmful if already been the occurred?

Tasha Collins 2 years ago

hi my names is Tasha and I am getting a lot of comment from people that know me asking if im pregnant and I went too my doctor and the took two urine test plus blooded and it came back saying negative and my boobs are really tinder and my pants are getting tight on me what dose it sound like to you

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torrilynn 2 years ago

Thanks for this great hub on how to know if you are pregnant. Very useful information and accurate. Up and useful.

marie 2 years ago

Hi im 19 if im pregnant this my first child I have not been on my cycle for 2 1/2 mtz I supposed to come on on the 16 September I came on on the 27-28 that was the last time I seen my cycle. Two days ago I went to the bathroom and blood was n my underwear but once I wiped it was no more I don't understand why. I went to the dr.after takin two test on saying yes the other saying no and the also said no yet I still have no came on some one have any ideas?

Lungile 2 years ago

hi it is very interesting and i was trying to get pregnant for the past four months

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carrie Lee Night 2 years ago from Northeast United States

Interesting. Most of these I already knew about from previous knowledge, but the Metallic taste in the mouth is something I have never heard of. Increase in Iron maybe? Thank you for taking the time to write a hub on an interesting and unique subject matter :)

Melisa a 3 years ago

I'm 4 days late and I always on time if not early ... I have one child already and is still really confused when to check ? I have 2 of the symptom u list when is it safe to check ?

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Joyette Fabien 3 years ago from Dominica

That was very comprehensive!

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verradonna 3 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Thank you so much, this was a very informative hub. Sometimes it can be a little scary, especially because a woman's body is so finicky.

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AlvinTay 3 years ago from Singapore

Very informative hub . Thumbs up

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lesliebyars 3 years ago from Alabama

I enjoyed reading your hub! I have never been pregnant and don't know how I would feel. I voted up and useful.

Sarah 3 years ago

Hello Susana,

I am experiencing several of the symptoms you listed above such as dizziness, headaches, MAJOR bloating, fatigue, "feeling different", and also a lot of indigestion, feeling warm at points, and I have been feeling extremely thirsty lately. If I am pregnant it would only be by two and a half weeks. I am getting extremely excited, and I am just worried that since it is so early in the pregnancy that I may be making these symptoms up in my head. I still have a week until I can take a test, and I can't help but wonder if these symptoms are a reality or if I am just imagining things because I want to be pregnant so bad. Any advice?

Impatient One 3 years ago

Hi Susana

This thread and website is amazing - thank you for caring!!

I have a long winded story.......

my partner has suffered from impotence for the past year and we have both been so stressed with it all. We had intercourse 7 days before my period was due, but my period then arrived 2 days later instead(6th June 2013) , it was very light for about 4 days and then I had a heavy flow for 2 days and then it was finished - I am never early!!! I have taken tests and they are all negative.

We managed again last night as I worked this week out to be the best chance of conception although my cycle would suggest I should be due my period again on 27th June? Have I worked it out wrong? When is the earliest I can test? I have noticed a weight gain (very uncomfortably so) and have sore tingly breasts - I am so desperate to be pregnant, but am worried I am getting my hopes up for nothing.....

Jenny 3 years ago

Its been 2 years since last time i had & my bf just recent got back together & if i am pregnant it will be my second pregnancy but it been 4 days so far since we last had sex & is your 1st pregnancy different or will feel the same way my 1st child?....My period due next week sometimes bc i start my period on may 27th i usually have 5 days!!

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Susana S 3 years ago Author

A lot of it is water, but your body may also want some extra fat stores to help with energy a bit later on. It takes a lot to make a new baby!

NervousTeen 3 years ago

& what is the reason for rapid weight gain during the first few weeks of pregnancy?

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Susana S 3 years ago Author

Hi Jane, it is possible to still get periods and be pregnant though I think it's pretty uncommon (unless you are taking the pill, but considering the irregularity of your periods it doesn't sound like you are). If for some reason you really think you are pregnant (I'm not really sure why you would?) then a pregnancy blood test may be the best way to proceed. Go and see your doctor. Best wishes x

Jane 3 years ago

Hi Susana! What a wonderful website! Read the whole thread and good to know that you reply to each and everyone.

I had protected sex with my fiancé the 27th of February. My period before that was the 9th of February. I have had irregular periods since I can remember. I started my period on the 24th of March(two weeks late). It felt normal yet a bit heavier.

I had my second period after the "Deed" the 24th April and it was normal the first two days, but after that it was very light for a couple of days.

I took 4 pregnancy tests since and all came back negative. The last one I took was about 16th of April. (about 10 weeks after my period before sex). I'm now 5 days late.

Is there any chance that I could be pregnant? I have been gaining a bit of weight and my tummy feels funny at times.. like butterflies (Maybe its just in my head?). If I am pregnant I am just over 16 weeks. I haven't had any morning sickness, and my nipples aren't darker(sorry for the info), nor does it hurt) I'm so stressed about this, could this be that my period is late? Any other advice or comments will be appreciated so much!

NervousTeen 3 years ago

*Typo* I meant to say my period is very unusual.

NervousTeen 3 years ago

Hi Susana. So I had unprotected sex last week & my partner didn't pull out. Since then, I've been unusually tired all the time & there has been a white, milky discharge. Prior to me having unprotected sex, I was losing weight. Now, I definitely see some of the weight coming back, & fast. My period is very usual so when it's coming or when it's supposed to come is a mystery to us both. Could I be pregnant?

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Susana S 3 years ago Author

Tiffany - there's no reason you can't buy a pregnancy test as there is no age restriction on them. So go ahead and get one and find out for certain.

tiffany 3 years ago

Hi susan I have irregular period n ive been having unprotected sex n im alwsys tried n I haven gt my period thos month n I dnt no how to tell my parents n im 16 i I dnt know if i .can buy a test and i really don't want to tell my parents umtill i know for sure if im pepregnant and im scared to tell tjem until . What should Id

Angela 3 years ago

Another thing is that my lower Bach has been hurting sooo much..

Angela 3 years ago

I have irregular periods and I have been having unprotected sex for a while. And now my periods are becoming to be implantation bleeding or spotting blood. It's def turning out to be brown and red. I have been having headaches and I feel like throwing up once in a while but I never do. I always have to drink water because I feel dehydrated and if I don't i feel like I'm going to pass out. I'm gaining a lot of weight! And I've been every emotional. I've been very bitc$y you can say. I always have to eat, my stomachs been hurting a lot. And when I do I get full very easily then I get hungry again in about an hour later. But then again I took 4 tests already and they all said I wasn't pregnant. Of course i took them at different times. Do you think it's too early to know? Is it possible i have been using the tests wrong? Please help me.

bobbi 3 years ago

ok its been 50 days since lmp i have taken several hpt all neg i have had lower back lower adominal presure like i pulled a muscle or over worked for 3 days chest feels like someone ran me over bbs are not real sore i have 3 other kiddos and hpt was pos at 5 weeks. i have been on bc pills. theres days i don't feel pregnant as the symptoms went away then days i do feel preg

itsjasminekaay 3 years ago

Okay so here it goes. Im nineteen if that really changes anything. I should also add that i have a very irregular period as it is . Or that i have been kinda atressed but not that much. At least i don't think so but who knows. I had sex a while back. At least over a month and a half ago. I had unprotected sex without thinking. Then I don't remember if I got my period after that or not. Anyway I had sex recently and thats when everything started hitting me. I noticed that my pee would get darker like it usually does when im about to have my period but it still hasn't come. My breast were kinda sensitive for a while there. Now the smells of foods make me sick a lot and I keep having the feeling like im about to throw up but I don't . Im definitely bigger whether thats from me eating im not sure. I thought it was for my period at first but it still hasn't come. Im really starting to get worried and im learning my lesson. If anyone could help or tell me some other things to look out for that would be much appreciated

Mc 3 years ago

Thanks for the info, your kind words are appreciated

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Susana S 3 years ago Author

The best thing to do is to wait a couple of weeks and see if your period comes. If not then do a pregnancy test.

Breanne 3 years ago

Hi I just need a little help.....

I had sex a couple weeks after my period I went back to check my calendar so I know when I started my next period and I realize that the same week I had sex it was my most fertile day we used the pull out method which I know is kind of dumb but for this week my body has been feeling kind of funny like my back has really been hurting and my breast has this tingly feeling that well come and go I sometimes have abdominal pain that feels like it starts at my pelvis and then it a go to my sides also two days ago during the night I just kept peeing and about that fifth time when I wiped there was a spot of light red blood on my tissue and that was the last time it happen also the other day at work one of my co-wokers told me I was glowing but today I'm suppose to start my period and it hasn't came yet it's about 12:16pm my time.but today I keep feeling like I'm about to start but I haven't yet......

Should I be concern about anything I really don't want to waste my money on a test or a trip to the doctor if it doesn't sound like I should be worried

Jay 3 years ago

Hi, wondering if you could help me out...

I'm 18, and me and my boyfriend had sex (for the first time together, and both of us were virgins beforehand) on the 9th of October, 2012. We did use a condom, but I'm not sure he had it on properly, I don't think it was on all the way to the base, and he stayed inside me for a couple of minutes after he finished.

and on the 28th October, we didn't have sex, but he did cum over my stomach and then touch me downstairs to try and get me to finish, is there a possibility some of his cum could have gotten on his hands and gone on down there?

Anyway, I was due for my period on October 16th, and it didn't come. I have always had somewhat irregular periods, sometimes missing up to two months before it coming again. But for 4 cycles (funnily enough, the time I have been seeing my boyfriend) I have been regular 28 day cycle.

It's now October 29th, and I'm starting to get a bit paranoid. I have been peeing HEAPS, which is really unusual, and I have been eating a heap. I have been battling an eating disorder, and me eating is very very very strange, but all I want is meaty foods. It's strange. And I have been feeling... a little bit odd? I guess you could say, like a weird feeling in my gut, the last week or so. I've also, since two days before I was due, onwards until about the 25th, on and off of course, had cramps that I'd always gotten before my period, signalling that it is coming, but nothing has arrived. I've never had that before, and it worries me. I've also been getting the upset stomach that for me is a sign of my period, but alas, no period as of yet.

I've talked to my boyfriend about this, and I've agreed to take a test, but I'm going to wait until after my end of year exams are through, because I SHOULD, in theory, have gotten my period by then. But what do you think? Am I imagining things?

Lady E 4 years ago


i went to visit my BF on the 23 July and we've been having unprotected sex because i started the pill 4 weeks prior to visiting him.stayed there till 6 August, had a light period on the 14th, feeling nausea, bad taste in mouth, frequent urination and sensitive smell but took home preg test evening of 27th August and came back negative. now i have cramps and back pain what would cause this please help

anonymous 4 years ago

Hey, I've been on birth control for a few years, but stopped about a month or so ago. To be honest I lost track of it. I had a period in june that lasted one day, and I'm usually at least 4days long. I can't I may have had one in july, I tried tracking my cycle and I should hav started a two to three weeks ago. I don't have any symptoms of pregnancy. about a month ago I had that metallic sensation in my mouth that would appear for a few days but thats its. I don't think i could be pregnant i used prtection. Should I be worried? I'm debating on taking a test?

Thanks xo

devonmum 4 years ago

hi just after a bit of advice. i am 30 with one child and trying for another. this will be the 6th month of trying. my fertile days were 15th-21thjuly and we tried on the 19th. what is the chance of being pregnant. i have another week of waiting to find out. i have no sore boobs etc but i am a bit bloated. i am having headaches all the time and peeing lots too. i start to feel sick at night and find it hard to settle when i am ready to go bed any help would be great. hope to hear from you. x

Celticthunder 4 years ago

Hi, I am a guy and i got a question. I been searching online to find my answers. My gf and I had unprotected sex and she pulled off while i was ejaculating so i think i got some in her. But she was finishing her period and it was last day, she was just done. So she thinks she isn't going to be pregnant.. I kind of thought the chances are so little too. So my question is do many girls get pregnant like that? What is the chances? she just ignores it and its been two weeks so how long would there be a sign to know? It bugs me because i can't ignore if she could be.

Notdieanna 4 years ago

Hey me n my friend hAd one to many drinks n we ended up hooking up on June 1st. I got my period on June 12, I have a pretty regular 30 day cycle that lasts from 5-6 days, but the period I got on June 12 seem to short for me it ended between June 14/15. I had unprotected sex with my ex on June 16, he gave me an afterpill within 22 hours After we had sex. So june26-30 I had very light spotting from light pink brownish to bright red in some days I took a test couple days after n it was negative, I was having on n off headaches. I was extremely sleepy n tired, little contepated,craving food, having a little of heart burn every day now, but I think it just could be me over think stuff, but on July 8-11 I spotted again , I was suppost to get my period on july12 , it about to be two weeks late . Do u think theirs a chance I could be prego ?? I dnt wanna take a test now cause I rather wait if I get my pd. Idk if their a chance that the after pill I took could change the cycle. I have thaken that pill before it would delay my pd but never spotted in my whole life. Pls help

Abby 4 years ago

Hi! I stopped taking my birth control back in May. I had a period that lasted 6 days right after I stopped. I have not had a period since. Normally, I would have had another period approx June 21. I have taken 2 pregnancy test but both were negative. My breasts have been feeling different, I am nauseated at times, and have had cramps? Could I still be pregnant or is it most likely I am not regulated?

Caroline 4 years ago

my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex two days ago and it was on last day of my periods,since then i've bin feeling sick sinc then and with a lot of discharge.I don't remember the last time i was feeling nauseas but now i have headache and i feel nauseas.Could i be pregnant?

caralyn 4 years ago

Hi.... I am experiencing a huge dilemma. I don't know if I am pregnant... there was this guy who had sex with me without me knowing it. I had eaten something that made me fell asleep and next think I know, he was done with me. I am so scared. And I need an advice. How will I know if I'm pregnant? what will be the span of time I need to allot before I took my pregnancy test? I have an irregular menstrual cycle that's why I don't know how to count the days... I'm really scared and I feel like being betrayed

melody 4 years ago


i had unprotectedsex 4 days after my menstruation and now im having stomach pain and headache...does it mean im pregnant?? my monthly is irregular tho it is monthly but not on the same date every month...

sue 4 years ago

I do not know if am or I think it maybe to soon. but when me and hubby was with and when I got up from the bed there was some blood on the bed and the other night I could not make to the bathroom wheat do you think ?

timisha 4 years ago

Hey this what I been feeling I been throwing up my period haven't. Came on for this month so I'm like is I'm pregnant again and second baby

shahida 4 years ago

i am over 2 months late, iv stillnot started my period, i took several pregnancy tests but all come out negative, iv never missed a period nor am i stressed, sometimes i feel i am pregnant but other times i don't, the last period i had was on march 2nd 2012 and normally i stay on for 7 days but i was finished by the fifth day, i don't understand what's goin on, my stomach feels bloated a little and i do haveback pains and stomach pains, and i tend to get very moody for no reason at all

Kielsen 4 years ago

hello susana,

i had a heavy menstrual flow last January and it last until Feb. but from march until now i'm's about 1month and 1week since i had sex with my boyfriend. I'm confused that's why i have my first test on the 1st month and it's negative followed by a test a week ago and it was also negative then. For the past few days i just felt like i gain weight,my hips are become wider,feels like i'm bloated even i wanted to eat, just craving on ice chips, there's often cramping on my stomach, constipated, increased saliva,increased vaginal discharge(whitish and no foul smell), sometimes i feel tired maybe due to my work,i don't think i'm experiencing nausea but i got palpitations,maybe i got dizzy that's why i slept but i haven't vomit yet, negative sign of spotting,sometimes i feel like i'm irritated not only because of summer heat but also to my boyfriend for no reason. could i be pregnant?

hope for your reply

Dhwani 4 years ago

I am 15 days late by my period, i took medicine in feb as function at home from 18-23 than i had periods on 4-8th march 2012. we had intercourse on 14 and 16 again on 23 and 25. my next periods in april not arrived would i be pregnant or else it is due to medicine which i took in feb??? i had check thrice till today but all negative please help

Daniii 4 years ago

Hello. So I have been feeling nauseas off and on for about 3wks now. Also been gaininh weight, but when I'm stressed I lose it. I've never weighed this much and I am in the service therefore I'm very active. My appetite has also been reducing..and now I'm down to 1-1 1/2 meals a day, which is also just not me. Today I experienced an episode during my physical therapy. I could not even finish I was dizzy, lightheaded, nauseas. I had to lay down for 5 minutes and then I threw up. :( this is no fun. I going to take a test, but does this sound like signs of pregnancy?

nic34 4 years ago

hiya my implant ran done on the 8th and i cant get it out tillthe 16th and i had intercourse on the 10th unprotected my period was due 2 days ago and it not come do you think theres a chance i could be pregnant if so when should i do test thanks

Lauren xo 4 years ago

Hi Susana,

Your article is brillient, hope your well, erm just wondering if you could give me some advice, I'm so confusedn I have always had messed up periods, I'm 20 years old found out last april I have pcos, I then fround out I was pregnant last july, 1st july I had a miscarage at 10weeks, my ghinocolagist basicly told me it was a mirical I got pregnant in the first place she was a very rude woman!, my periods sempt to be picking up after the miscarage, but I went from oct 11 to jan 12 with out one then I came on 27thjan 12 untul the 1st feb 12, I then bled 5th-7th march then the 9th- 13th march then on the 23rdmarch I noticed brown substance, it lasted untul the 30thmarch, it wasn't like a period was mainly only wen I wiped, wasn't hevy and wasn't period like was brown I reserched it found things about implantation bleeding and ovulation bleeding but I don't know, I have since then had 2 home pregnancy tests both first wee,n they came back negative, I just don't feel rught and now I'm having a lot of discharge its white somedays its clear and others its milky and snotty like but no pain or iching, and its more than normal, I have been feeling so sick and tiered and my moods are worse than usual, I don't know if I could be pregnant or not wether I experience implantation bleeding or wether this is all wishfull thinking that ill get my baby, me and my boyfriend been together nearly 2years we been trying for a baby, I don't know what to think tho part ov me thinks I possably am and the other part thinks I'm just going to get disopointed, I have also been having cramping in my left side had that mostly wen the brown bleed was there, don't know if its pregnancy related or to do with the pcos, please can you shed some light what do you think it is, could I be pregnant, thank you xx

Guest 4 years ago

Hi I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend January 1 13,14,15 I know it was stupid and learned from my mistakes but now I'm a little worried. I'm only 16 and I really hope she isn't pregnant..she had her period January 19th and it was in her words "light" and only lasted two days. Then the next week she threw up and then she fainted later on that week and went to the ER. They ran blood tests on her and they said it was a virus and she took medication and was fine after about 2-3 days and hasn't had a symptom since and she also had her period February 16th and she took a hpt that was negative february 1st. Then in March her period was nowhere to be found but she hasn't been acting any differently and she hasn't had any pregnancy symptoms. I really hope that she isn't pregnant..

Dawn 4 years ago

Also, I've been terribly emotional the past 3 days :/

Dawn 4 years ago

Hi Susana,

I had unprotected sex about two weeks ago and i was ovulating, Since then I've been feeling extremely tired, all the time. The past couple days I've been feeling like I'm gonna throw up, like all day, but I haven't thrown up. I keep getting dizzy. You can see the blue veins in my breasts too.. And about a week after my boyfriend and I had sex I was spotting for like two Or three days, but not much and it was more of a brownish color, I've been having lower back pains and some needlelike cramping here and there in my stomach. My head has constantly been hurting also. And i feel like I'm going to the bathroom twice as much. Could I be pregnant?

April B 4 years ago

Hi Susanna,

I have been feeling very dizzy and nauseated for the last week, although it comes in 'waves' sometimes for an hour or two, sometimes longer, usually in the early afternoon, though sometimes in the morning. I have also recently noticed that the veins in my breasts are more noticeable than usual. Plus I think i have been more sensitive than usual to some smells. Here's the catch, I'm on the pill, and I what seemed like a normal period that started last week and finished yesterday. I haven't used antibiotics recently, so I'm not sure if theres any chance I am pregnant, is there any other cause you can think of that might cause these sypmtoms? Also I'm thinking about taking a pregnancy test, but I'm not sure when the best time to take one is, as I've just had a period?

lilmama2678 4 years ago

im taking necon 1/35 its generic for (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 1mg/35mcg)

Tammy81 4 years ago

Hi susana

I was getting the depo needle in jul 2011 but missed the next needle that was due in oct 2011 and only got my period back in jan 2012 my question is my last period confused me and I'm not sure if I can get pregnant or not as I would love another baby my period came on 21 feb 2012 but it was very light n was brown at first and then went pink and only lasted 3 days is that a sign I'm pregnant as I did a test which came back negative please help

Tammy81 4 years ago

My last period that came on 21 feb was very light like brown at first then went like a very light pinky red is that still considered a period or is it implantation bleeding I had the depo needle in July 2010 but never went back for the second dose could I still be pregnant

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Susana S 4 years ago Author

Yes it's possible, though the pregnancy rate for those using implanol is extremely low - 0.04%.

Here's some info on common side effects from implanol (all of your symptoms are common side effects)

alexi 4 years ago

hi im on the implanol implant and have been since may last year, i haven't had any periods since i had it which i guess is a good thing, but now i don't have periods i cant keep track of things.

over the last month i have put on nearly 7lb and now i am getting such sore and tender breasts, my stomach is bloated all the time and i am actually always exhausted. i haven't taken a test as i don't think my sypmtoms are all conclusive of being pregnant but i was just asking for some advice really on could i get pregnant on the implant

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Susana S 4 years ago Author

It sounds like your period is late Joe - time to take a pregnancy test!

joe 4 years ago

am i pregnant?my last period was January 25 until 31 then for the month of February i missed my period.and i feel something like eating more than 4 times a day and i want sweet food like chocolate flavor?

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Susana S 4 years ago Author

Has your partner's sperm count been tested?

lightness 4 years ago

Hi, Susan, please help me i have tried many times and its almost a year now trying to conceive but nothing i get. so like on 30th january i started my perion and have sex between 13,14,15, then 20,21 and yesterday 26th January i saw again my period , why my dear ? please help me s as i can conceive.Am so discurage with this world. need help froom you.

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TMF1981 4 years ago

Hi susana,

Can you tell if your pregnant early as I don't have the sore breasts yet I had a period on the 24th jan 2012 which wasn't that heavy it was brown as I had the depo needle in July 2011 and hadn't had a period since last month and am not due til the end of feb 2012 my partner and I had intercourse on Saturday but I feel flushed and tired a lot and constantly going to the toilet i have three beautiful children already and with those pregnancies I didn't know I was pregnant til I missed my period when should I test myself.

Kayla T 5 years ago

I am a different Kayla from the one before just to let u know I'll be Kayla T.

Kayla 5 years ago

Hi you seem to be giving great advice and I have a question me and my boyfriend have sex all most two weeks ago on Monday morning and after that I started getting sick to my stomach and my breast have been hurting really bad and even today my boyfriend said they were getting bigger I have had to pee a lot in the past two weeks and I have been getting dizzy so easy to the point I don't want to even move but I haven't puked any and I can still eat I eat a lot actually my boyfriend says it's more than he eats and somethings taste really different now. I should have started my period this week on Tuesday but I didn't and still no sigh that I will start but I have cramped but nothing else... could I be pregnant? and can I take a test?

Ashley 5 years ago

HI susana,

i'm a little worried, i had my period last week but it was very light, not like it usually is, i've been feeling very lightheaded and dizzy lately, and i'm not sure if it means i'm preagnant or not. i had my first time with my boy friend 6 weeks ago, i'm feeling fairly notious although i just got a cold from my sister i'm confused as to if it's just me being sick or if i'm actually pragnant or not, i'm really scared, i wasn't exactly expecting or wanting to get pragnant at this age, i was careful durring the sexual orientation but there's this feeling inside me that is telling me that i am pragnant... is it too early to do a test? i really could use some help.

Jasmine 5 years ago

I Had sex on dec 19 and the condom is now jan 24 and i still haven't got my period ..i also had sex on jan 20 and he nutted in me,,what are the chances im pregnant..i am going to the doctors on tuesday but just wanna have a heads up

kayla 5 years ago

Hey, me and my parter having been trying to get conceive for a while now I got my implant out in july 2010 then stopped taking any contraception my periods got back on track even though I was still trying. However, my last period was on the 26th of November 2010 and its not the 23rd january 2011 and have had no period! I have down a urine pregnancy test from my GP and it came back negative but I'm still not on my period! In the morning I do feel sick but I'm not sick, I spoke to my mother-in-law and she said that the doctors may decide to do a scan is that possible? Kayla xx

Christine 5 years ago

Also, I forgot to mention that as soon as I wake up, I want to go right back to sleep; and I'm getting about 8 hours per night. Thanks

Christine 5 years ago

Hi Susana,

My last period was on Dec. 23rd and my periods are about 3 weeks apart. I've been having cramps like I'm going to start for about 4 days, but nothing. My boobs are also hurting like before starting and seem larger than normal. My body just feels different all together, same as you I just don't know how to explain it! I'm feeling emotional without anything sad, etc. I've experienced headaches for the past 4 days. And cravings, but no feeling sick, thank goodness. Hope to hear from you soon.

Also, thanks for the useful info and the time you take!! It's awesome!

JenPal 5 years ago


My Husband and I have been having unprotected sex a lot over the past month and I have been feeling different. I have had cravings for different food and My breasts are so sore. and I have been having some nausea but not getting sick I have also been having extremely bad insomnia and recently my back started to hurt and I have started having headaches everyday... My last period was on dec 25th.... Could these all be signs of pregnancy. I also thought with testing you could do it 5 days before you missed period or is it better to wait until after??

mum of 2 maybe3  5 years ago

i forgot to mention the past 3/4 days iv been hungry all the time i fill myself up and i am starving again half an hour later :s

mum of 2 maybe3 5 years ago

hi susana,

i gave birth to my 2nd daughter 15 weeks ago (didn't think i didnt produce milk this time) and have had 2 normal heavy periods i came off sunday and had sex 3 times with my husband woke up this morning my breasts have grown and are very swollen and im getting dizzy spells where i have to stop what im doing and lean against the wall and close my eyes, do u think i could be pregnant by what you know of ive had 2 girls but my memories awful lol!! please help !!!

Stela 5 years ago

Here are my symptoms but I need advice. I only began to notice this week. I missed my period a few days ago. My nipples have been getting sore. I feel like I'm going to throw up almost every day for a week and a half. I had sex with my bf and I began to bleed. I have been feeling tired lately, but I don't know if its b/c I've been high or what. I don't know if the nausea feeling because I haven't been eating because I just feel sick. Im really moody, to the point where my bf just broke up with me today. I don't know Im in a bad mood b/c my bf irritates me sometimes or its because that I am pregnant I had a sharp cramp in my uterus area a few times. My skin is getting bad. Does this sound like I am pregnant or its just my body acting up. I've only missed my period by a few days, but the nausea feeling is getting pretty rough.

JacquiMG 5 years ago


Thanks for the advice. I am still having all those symptoms, plus now I am noticing more visible blue viens on my breasts and little bumps on my areolas. Are these signs of pregnancy? I will test again on the 12th since that will be one week after my period should have started. I will keep ya posted, and thanks again!! :)

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

It could have been implantation bleeding. Do another test in a week or so and make sure you test your first pee of the day. If it's still negative then I'd suggest getting checked out by your doctor.

JacquiMG 5 years ago

I am usually a very regular 27 day cycle and when my period comes it is usually very heavy and very painful for 7 days exactly; never early and never late. On December 22 I ovulated, and my bf and I slept together 2 times the days before and during my ovulation, and he didn't pull out. About a week later on the 28th I began to get nauseous on an off and the next day I began having slight cramps, which continued for a couple days on and off. My period was due to start January 5, but instead on January 1st I began having moderate cramps and light bleeding. This light bleeding and moderate cramps lasted one day and the next 2 days I just had the light bleeding and slight cramps here and there, and then it stopped the evening of the January 4th and now I am having no bleeding but my other symptoms remain. I have been feeling nauseous, backache, slight cramping in abdomen off and on, urinating more, incredibly fatigued and drained, bloating in my abdomen, and very very emotional. I took a test on the 5th when my period was actually due since the bleeding had stopped, but it was negative. Could the early, light period I had been implantation bleeding? And could I have just tested too early? Thanks for any advice you can give me! :)

Racheal Harold 5 years ago

I have a question. Alright I stopped my period friday (12-31. And had sex saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday, and early wednesday morning. I don't want to give too much information. But I am not on the pill and he went 11 times. And I started feeling a little queazy (can't spell)tuesday and wednesday. I am wondering if you know if I could be pregnant. I know your not pyschic and can't just tell. And I was also wondering since it was right after my period and like 3 days because my luteal phase. Should I wait for my missed period. Or would getting the first response test be a good thing to do a couple days before my missed period.

Kelsey 5 years ago

Hello. My name is kelsey. Im 18 and on the depo provara shit, ive been on it for 3 years, with no period. And unprotecred sex, ive never had problems until now im having pregnancy symptoms. Though im on depo and don't have a peeriod. Im starting to worry. What should I do?

sadie 5 years ago

im 17 and usual have protected sex wit my boyfriend but i didn't have my period at all last month and no cramps either. but now its the next month and im gettin cramps a lil bit.. do you think im pregnant?

mari76 5 years ago

hi, i just ask how many weeks i am pregnant? my last period is on Nov. 20, 2010 but my husband just arrived from work abroad last Nov. 30, 2010 and then on Dec. 20 i missed my period until now Jan. 3, 2011 and i do the test and its positive. thanks

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Congrats Elizabeth!

Jacqueline _ Yes wait until the 12th Jan and then do another test if your period hasn't started.

Emma - I don't know if you are pregnant - my psychic abilities are not that strong ;) It would be unusual to get strong pregnancy indicators so soon after sex, so it's probably due to something else like a virus. It's too late to take the morning after pill now, so if you are you are and if you're not you're not - there's nothing you can do except wait for your period. Just be more careful in future!

emma lakko 5 years ago

I had done stuff with my boyfriend 2 days ago and my breast are swollen and hurt and he noticed within 2 days they are already getting bigger and I have been feeling very dizzy and most of the time i have to stop to catch my balance and I feel tired A lot.

does this mean I am pregnant?

and is it to late for me to stop me being pregnant?

Jacqueline  5 years ago

Hi Susana, I have read all your blog. I think what you are doing for all the women is really great.

I have a few questions for you too. Well I have just gotten married on the 17th Dec 2010. that was the last day of my period (lucky for us :-) ) normally my period would come between the 3-5th of every month. well my husband & I had said once we were married we would try for a family. so we started right away. we have been trying 1-2 times every day apart from 4 days were we couldn't. So 1-2 everyday since the 17th of Dec 2010. My period started on the 12th Dec 2010, I put it down to stress of the wedding etc. but anywho over the past two days I have been some pain in my tummy and today I was so sleepy and felt sick. I haven't been sick just felt it. I feel blotted and dizzy. I have taken a preg test two days ago incase it I got preg on the wedding night but it came back neg. do you think I should wait until the 12th to test again? or try on my normal period date being the 3-5th of the month?

I am hoping I am pregnant, but I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket either.

any information will really help.

Kind Regards

Jacqueline :-)

didi 5 years ago

av missed my two days iz it 2 early 2 do a test

Elizabeth 5 years ago

Hi Susana! I'm sorry it took me so long to get back with you but YES WE ARE EXPECTING NOW!!!! I am 10 weeks along now!! I have already had 2 doctors appointments & they said everything is looking good so far!! =) We are veryyyy excited!! Been a long wait for this! In 10 weeks we can find out what we are going to have!!! =) Thanks for all your help!!!

Elizabeth 5 years ago

Hi Susana! I'm sorry it took me so long to get back with you but YES WE ARE EXPECTING NOW!!!!

d.d 5 years ago

what if your a teenager and you don't know how to ask for a way to find out if your pregnant? What if you want to be pregnant but know you cant keep the child?

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Mrs Maj 5 years ago

I like the column very much.

in fact i dnt knw wat is going on with hormonal test r husband's semin anlysis z also oky.but i am nt having pregnancy...i got period on12th october and it s dec now..and i hv not periods...i hv visited many doctors they all said that be patient and dnt take any medicine for the periods

please do suggest me something...should i go fo PROGYLTON or PRIMOLUTE N.

please reply me soon.

dina 5 years ago

ok my period was over a 2weeks before me and my boy friend did it but he never got in and am still a virgin and now i have a flu so i cant really notice if i have early pregnancy signs or not but i always have increased urination so i cant notice that either but after we did it iv been moving around normally i dun feel tired i try to jump a lot so it maybe cant pick the egg up or something i just need help am 19 so pllllease help

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Hi Amber - the chances are extremely high that they are all correct! The best thing to do now is go and see your doctor and get it confirmed.

Amber 5 years ago

Hi Susana Im 19 and I recently found out that Im pregnant, its my first pregnancy and Iv done eight tests all different and I even did 3 clear blue tests they have all said positive can they all be right?

Maria 5 years ago

Hi susan.. I had unprotected sex two days after my period and and two days after sex i threw up,my boobs been hurting and been feeling like im about to throw up, dizzy, headache, and feeling tired. I been feeling like this for a week now. Can i be pregnant.

momof1 5 years ago

Hi so me and my hubby been trying the first day we tried I started right after we got done but my period wasn't due for another 5 days it was a lot shorter and wasn't normal. It's been about two weeks since then I know I have to wait til my next period is due but I been having period like cramps and been very moody and also increase in appetite and been very moody. My question is could I be preg. Even though I started right after we got done thanks

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Spider Girl 5 years ago from the Web

Great & very helpful article!

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Hi Dawne, From my calculations of the dates you've given your period should be due around the 20th December if you have a 28 day cycle? You'll need to wait and see if it arrives and if not take a pregnancy test then. (It's best to wait until after the period is missed before taking the test).

The morning after pill can only prevent implantation of the fertilized ovum - if it has already implanted then the pill has no effect. (It will not damage the ovum in any way so there is no need to worry about that if you are pregnant.) Some people have a period straight away after using it, some don't, so we can't know if you are or are not pregnant based on that.

I hope that helps :) It's just a matter of waiting I'm afraid.

Dawne 5 years ago

My name is Dawne

Maybe you can help me on this one. My husband and me are separated but we’ve been talking about having another little one and physically working on it as well way before we got separated. We separated on 11/16/10 the night of my husband’s bday. I haven’t been with anyone at all and my husband, mother in law and the rest of the family knows that as well.

What I’m asking is this me and my son went down to see my husband (his dad) and grandma on 11/23/10. I was still on my period then when we got back to his mom’s apt on 11/25/10 that evening .

Then on the evening of 11/29/10 me and my husband even though we’re separated we had sex that night and then on 12/2/10 he got home (his mom’s apt)and he got the morning after pill for me. Then we had sex again on 12/1/10 and I took the pill at 12:30 in the afternoon on 12/2/10.

I read the box and the booklet that was in the box and it said take within 72hrs. (3 days) if period is delayed beyond a week, you may be.

I talked to the ER nurse about this and asked her if I should take the test or if I should wait til next week.

She said that with the info that I gave her that I’m due up for my period. It is now 12/12/10 and so far no period and I didn’t have no period the week after I took the pill. This is the first time I’ve taken this.

I’m trying to let my husband know that it’s k even though we’re separated. We’ve been talking and working on having another little one way before we separated but we’re still married.

I do have preg. Test stick here at the house with me. I want to take the ER nurse’s advice but I just want to double check on this of the info that I gave above.

Can you help me?

I’m 28 yr old mother and my husband is 27 yr old we have a 3 ½ yr old son together we’ve been married for 4 yr and together for 6yrs.

jennifer 5 years ago


I was wondering I didn't have sex for about four months and when I got the chance me and my fiancé were having unprotected sex I am irregular but I have been feeling weird . . .I've gained a couple of funds and everrtime I eat I feel like vomiting could I be pg?

MissJones 5 years ago

I'm confused & need advise. I have had all the symptoms last month I had a very short and light period. It lasted four days and I only had to use a panty liner. If I am I would be 9 weeks as of Tuesday. I took two test last month & I was still bleeding and bled on the stick both times. I took another Tuesday which was 2 days ago and it was negative. I'm now 5 days late and i don't know when my hCG levels are high? Or when I'd get an accurate result .. Can you help? I even gained weight everyone is noticing.

kym 5 years ago

Hi who knows, a pregnanct test can be done five days before for missed period, however a pregnancy test will b more accurate after a missed period becuz of the amt of hcg present..good luck

Penrez 5 years ago

Hi this is a really good blog, I have a few questions if you wouldn't mind. I had my period normal on 25th November, had sex but " pulled out" on my 12th day of my cycle, I have been urinating a lot, feeling hungry a lot, I am normally quite moody but I have been quite jolly lol, also I do feel a bit like there is something there inside me that I want to protect, a weird feeling, I have also done a hcg text but neg, we do want to have a baby but not sure when which is why we "pull out", I have been having slight head aches not really pain full, and when I turn my head I feel a bit dizzy. I also hate eggs but the other day I made my boyfriend make me some boiled eggs, weird. Could you help me, my period I'd not due for a week and a half could I still be pregnant or just phantom or False pregnancy? Wb soon xxxx

Who knows 5 years ago

His there. My husband and I just started trying. Nov 30 is when I ovulated. I am very tired all the time and out of breath, my nipples hurt really bad, I'm peeing a lot, my boobs have grown but aren't sore. And I have gained some weight and my stomach feels very weird. Is there a possibility that I am pregnant? And when can I take a test?

Herminia Franco 5 years ago

this was really helpful but im still questioned if i am or not.!! i need helpp:/ anyone plese

amber 5 years ago

well me and my bf had sex and he cummed in me and i wasn't on any form of birth conrtol we didn't have any money to get the morning after pill .. and now i donno if i am pregant or not i just wanted to kno the chances of me being pregant?? because this happened a week after my pierod i already have a apoitment to get a test done but i have to wait two weeks i just wanted to no the percent of if i could be pregant or not and i am only sixteen and like my bf is all exited to be a dad and im against abortions i no im not ready but if i have to grow up fast i guess thats what i got to do Sad but i just need some info on what to do

kym 5 years ago

hi well I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period on dat day I was little fertile since then ive been feelin nauseous, ive been having a lot of migrain, my breasts are extremly sore if I wlk dey hurt, if I wear I bra dey hurt if I touch dem or even how I postion my self to sleep dey hurt. However yesterday I felt dis warm milky looking stuff running down my legs never to no it was my discharge when I read up on it I was told it cud either b semen or an early sign of pregnancy.....i have to take a test soon to see what's up...anyway I love ur page and im gonna keep u posted

Ann 5 years ago

I have miss my period for three days now could this mean that i am pregnant

krystal 5 years ago

Hi susana,

Me and my boyfriend have been back together about 3 to 4 weeks now and I came off my period on the 14th of november and we have had unprotected sex mostly every day but the past week or so I have been feeling sick but not been sick yet!!! And I've been peeing a lot and when I sit or lay down I feel uncomfortable and been feeling tired...I have a feeling I am pregnant I did do 2 tests about a week ago but came back negative but I still feel the same. Can u tell me when to do a test as my period is all over the place it might have been too early thanks krystal

Emily 5 years ago

i didn't have my period at all last month (sep) but ive had my period every other week this month but not heavy not hardly bleeding a lot? could i be pregnant?

Samone_18923 5 years ago

Hi Susana ,

I had unprotected sex 12 days ago [ a day after my period ended ] but that period was early ! I had a headache all day today and i've been feeling nauseated on and off about 3 or 4 days ; i've been really thirsty and urinating more than often , and I also have a weird taste in my mouth . Are these symptoms of pregnancy ? Do you think it's too early to do a pregnancy test ?

nina123 5 years ago

Hello susana. I'm 17 years old and I've had an unprotected sex on the 8th of Nov. The thing was that my boyfriend 'finished' in me but it was the last day of my period. And lately I've had stomach cramps and major headaches, and I've feel fatter and sometimes I don't even want to have sex with my boyfriend. I've taken like 3 pregnancy tests a week ago and it was all negative. I don't start my period until the beginning of each month. Should I test again or should I wait? Also, my breast feels heavier and the nipples looks darker. I might just be paranoid about the whole pregnancy or do you think its a sign that I might be pregnant?

Thas14 5 years ago

Hi, my name is Taylor and I'm 16. My period is 2 weeks late and my boobs have been sore. Last time my period was late, it came about a week late, and was super light and short. My boyfriend made me take a test and it came back negative. My period has always been regular, on time, same flow. Last time me and my boyfriend had sex was halloween weekend, then just a few days ago. I've been moody since before my expected period til now, my boobs have been sore, I have been tired but that's kind of just me, I own 4 horses and am still in high school, so I'm tired and stressed sometimes. My boyfriend says that if my period doesn't come before Sunday, he's buying me a test. I'm somewhat nervous because my periods never been this late before and my boobs have never been this sore. I could always tell when I was about my period, and now that feeling has just gone away. Any more helpful tips you think I could use? All feedback is welcome. Yes me and my boyfriend use condoms and no I'm not on the pill. No the condom hasn't broken, so I'm nit sure how it could happen if it did.

Taylor 5 years ago

Hello, I am 16 and have been sexually active for over a year now with my boyfriend. A few months ago, my period was late, light, and short. I've always had week long, somewhat heavy, regular periods since I first started. My boyfriend freaked out and told me to take a test, it was negative. My periods have went back to normal until now. I'm almost 2 weeks late on my period and my breasts have been extremely sore the past few days. That's never happened before my period and I've had no other signs of pregnancy. I have been a little stressed lately but my period's never been this late before. My boyfriend says if it doesn't come before Sunday, I'm taking another test. Any tips or helpful info that I should know of??

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Ashley J 5 years ago

Hi Susana. :).

I read your article. Very helpful. Like, I didn't know you could get pregnant while on your period or even when he "pulls out".

That really got me thinkin...uh oh, I'm not on the pill & my boyfriend & I don't like using condoms all the time, so he "pulls out".

Recently things have seemed a lil weird.

My periods don't ever come on the same day. They're anywhere from 21 to 30 days apart. They go 5days, they're bright red, & pretty heavy; especially the 1st 3days then it starts slowing down.

My last period, though, was weird. I don't think I've had one like this before. It was a dark red & brown color & pretty light from day 1 & it only last maybe 4days.

Then other things like, I'm tired all the time. Well, I was kinda that way anyway, but recently its like I have NO energy at all.

I haven't had any nausea, I don't think. I fell really nauseated when I get hungry(which is about every 2hrs). Almost fills like I'm starving but as soon as I start eatin, I'm not really hungry anymore.

I use the bathroom 3, sometimes 4 times a night.

The last day of my last period, the swelling in my breast went down. About a week later, they are a lil bigger & a lil bit firmer.

My boyfriend says he thinks I'm pregnant. I really don't know. A part of me thinks, well, its could be possible, maybe. Another part of me thinks it may just be in my head. Haha...

ashleyC 5 years ago

My period isn't due for another 3 days, but exactly one week before my period I had on and off light spotting for 3 days and now nothing. My boobs don't hurt or anything but my sense of smells seems a bit stronger. Can I teat 3 days early (before period)? Thank u do very much :) wish me luck

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Hi Elizabeth - Looks like congrats are in order! It's *very* unlikely to get a false positive. If you can wait, do the test in the morning it will be a lot more accurate.

Let me know the result :)

Elizabeth  5 years ago

Hi! I messaged you like several months ago & then I messaged you again like a couple of weeks ago.. Well I missed my period on saturday, & so sunday morning I took a test & it came out positive.... I went to take another one this morning just to check & make sure the other one was right but I guess I didn't get the cap on it fast enough because it didn't give me any results, so I went & bought more tests & i'll take another one later today when I've got to pee because I heard that the thing about peeing in the morning with your first pee is just if you are trying to test before your missed period, what do you think? with one positive test already do you think it is right?? thanks!

Veronica 5 years ago

I have a question, in the month of October I had my period on the 2nd and the 17th. This month(November) I got it on the 10th it only last 3 days. Two weeks before my period I was getting awful cramps, felling hungry, so I thought it may be due to ovulation but I was like that until I got my period, so for two weeks was like if I was pms-ing :( also I was always tired, barely made it to the gym, sleep like crazy, my body ache.

After my period things are not much different, I was hoping to be normal, but still eat like crazy, get odd cravings, gained 6 pounds, am VERY emotional and I can't seem to understand why. My breast around & underneath my nipples I get like an itching pain (it's the same feeling that I felt when I was pregnant before and when I ovulate and get my period) but now it's more frequent. I have a terrible gas (which I fear bc I also experienced before i knew of my first pregnancy). Could it be possible I concieved in the month of October, and just got a short period? Or why is my body going through all this?

If it weren't because of my irregular periods I would swear I am pregnant.

I did take a test 3 days ago but I bought it at the 99 cent store and came out negative, but I have a friend that she took kne from there and she got a positive and she wasn't pregnant.

Oh and starting this week I began feeling nauseous.

Worries 5 years ago

I think i got my period the 23rd of last month..can i take a test nowww? if its the 19th ? and will it now show me correct results if i had unprotected sex two days ago?

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Hi menderzz - Yes it's very possible. Read this article I wrote about why trying to avoid ovulation is not a reliable method of birth control:

manderzz 5 years ago


I want to start off by saying I think it's wonderful that you have been taking the time to reply back to all these ladies questions! Thank you very much if you have the chance to read over mine too!

Is it possible to get pregnant right before or after your period if you have a regular cycle? My Fiancé and I did have unprotected sex during this time. Lately I feel different and have all the signs. I've been reading the posts from the girls on this site, and I just may be pregnant. I heard that you can't get pregnant unless it's 14 days after you start your period. What are the chances of me being pregnant if I didn't have sex during my ovulation period? I'm regular and get my period on time each month.

Elizabeth 5 years ago

Hi! I think I may be pregnant. I'm on birth control but missed 2 days but they weren't in a row. I missed the 19th and the 28th. I have been "feeling" as if I'm pregnant mentally and physically. I've had multiple symptoms! I have nausea light cramping in my lower abdominal region BAD headaches a lot aversions to foods I use to like and liking foods I use to hate! And my appetite had completely changed. I'm either super hungry or not hungry at all and nothing sounds good to me then. And a few days ago I started getting backaches. I've been extremely tired all the time just woke up from a nap and feel like taking another one actually and I've had to pee a lot and it smelt funny as well don't know if it was the pee or just my nose lol. I was supposed to start my period between Sunday and Tuesday. I'm NEVER later then Tuesday because the bc regulates it. Well it's Thursday and no period. However I have had some dark brown spotting the past two days but it's nothing like my period. My period is heavy and red. This is dark brown discharge and it's not even enough for a panty liner. I mainly just seen it when I wiped and today it's lighter then it was like it's going away. Implantation bleeding maybe? I took a pregnancy test today even though it's prob to early and it said negative ofcorse. I have a doctors appointment tomoro and I'm really not sure how it's gonna go. By the way me and my bf have unprotected sex all the time and yes we had unprotected sex the two days I missed my pill as well. Can u help me lol? I know ur busy with everyone's questions but it would be greatly appreciated. Thank u either way! :)

encinomyehud03252 5 years ago

last month Oct 13-16 i had my full blown period heavy brownish bleeding and this month Nov 6 brown spotting sat-mon then heavy brownish bleeding again could this be a period or spotting or implantation im so confused?

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Sorry ladies it is getting increasingly hard to answer all these questions and the answers are pretty much the same anyway :) So here are some top tips for all of you:

1. Wait until your period is *missed* (ideally 1 - 2 weeks after it's missed) before you take a pregnancy test.

2. Make sure you test the first pee of the day.

3. If it's negative, your period does not arrive and you still feel pregnant, go see your doctor and ask for a blood test.

4. If you have not used contraception and/or have not used it properly then chances are high that you are pregnant.

5. You can still be pregnant if you have used Plan B.

michelle 5 years ago

Hi Susana

About 6 weeks ago i had sex with my boyfriend (we used a condom, but i wasn't on birth control yet). I had light brown spotting about a week before my period and i was worried that meant it was implantation bleeding and i felt pretty sick at times. However, i got my period at my regular time. It was about a day shorter than usual, but otherwise it seemed normal/heavy enough. On the first day of my period i started my birth control which made me feel really sick and i had really sore breasts along with spotting all the time. I finished my first pack of birth control now and i got my period during the sugar pill week, but it was really light (which i know is normal), this all sounds really stupid, but i cant seem to shake the feeling that i got pregnant. Its stupid because i have taken many pregnancy tests (one really recently) and they show up negative, but i cant seem to find comfort in that. I would be about 6 weeks pregnant now, so i would definitely show up on a urine test, right?! I just cant shake the feeling that i am, but maybe i feel this way because im stressing/obsessing about it so much. I have put on about 5ibs recently, which isn't helping my concerns haha. You seem really helpful, so i thought i would voice these silly concerns. please write me back..

thank you

whit 5 years ago

Ok.. I have been pregnant before two time so I would think I would now if I was pregnant or not but I just can't tell my peried is do today it just has not stared my brest r sencive to the tuchand they r getting biger I get dizzy every time I stand up I feel tired all the time witch could be because I have a 4 year old who's always going I whent to the docerd 4 days ago and he told me I was not pergo but he only did a urin test so I don't really trust what he said pluse he was a gerck I don't now what to think I would love to have a baby agen I just hope i'm not wanting one so bad I think all thes sings r meaning I'm pregnant

Jackie 5 years ago

Thank you for this's the most helpful I've found so far.

Maybe you have some input or outside opinions. I'm afraid I may have gotten pregnant in the midst of switch birth control methods. For months I've dealt with bad side effects from the Pill so I'm switching to an implant. About 3 wks ago I missed 3 pills while out of town. When I came back I took 2 more but then decided to stop and use other methods until my apt for my new BC. A wk ago my boyfriend forgot and we had a slip up. The next day I took Plan B. I've taken it before and right away felt it something & within 2-3 days had my period. It's been a week and nothing. I'm also feeling different. I now found out my boyfriend also forgot the day after I stopped taking them but figured "the hormones were still in my system". He could be right. I'm afraid he's not though. So it's not been 2 wks since the first slip up.

I kind of had this gut feeling the first time he slipped up even though he didn't tell me. Don't know why or how but just had this feeling and all of a sudden started having the urges to adopt a pet or take care of motherly urges. I ignored them though. Now for the last week I've been feeling bloating and cramping but not like I normally do and none of the back pain I normally have before my periods. I get these unusual feelings from my ovary region all the time that aren't really painful but just different. My sense of smell may be slightly heightened and I have a couple instances of feeling dizzy and blacking out like I'm going to faint after standing up. I'm also drowsy a lot. I can't tell if these are signs I'm pregnant, side affects from the Plan B or I'm just being paranoid. I'd like to go get a home test but I'm not sure if it will be accurate right now. Other signs I'd think I would have like tender breasts or moodiness (happens all the time with birthcontrol/period) I don't have at all.

What do you think?

Shaz 5 years ago

Hi Susana, i had a m/c in may on the 31-5-10 it killed me i was so upset,im now with a different partner been with him about 6-7 months and we always have unprotected sex and was having sex nearly everynight,i have not had a period for ages now and im starting to get really concerned iv missed nearly two periods and im normally irregular?

My symptoms that iv got are: heavy firm breasts that don't hurt,passing wind all the time,making loads of trips to the bathroom for a wee,firm swollen looking stomach,mild cramps & backache,eating more,feel more tired.

Iv noticed i feel more lazy than usual and get outta breath easily,and sometimes feel as though theres something moving inside my stomach the other day i started spotting a pink/brown discharge which lasted about 3 days? however i have done about 8 pregnancy home kit test and everyone says negative i am testing in the mornings too, me and my partner are confused,he believes that i am pregnant but im unsure i do feel pregnant though but......? don't know what to do? im scared if i am ill m/c this one too :( my stomach looks like it gets firmer and bigger each day and i always feel sick,i have to eat to stop myself feeling sick :/ hope you can help much appreciated thanks for taking the time to read this. love shaz X

Erica 5 years ago

Hi!! I'm 26 and a single Mom of a 2 year old. I just recently started seeing someone and he wants to have a child. We have had unprotected sex on numerous occasions, since my last period. I don't really feel any different, but I have experienced some nauseau first thing in the morning. I'm gaining a bit of weight, and I am very tired. I didn't get any morning sickness with my son, but my breasts swelled and were tender. I have took two pregnancy test and they both were negative. I am not due to start my cycle for another 2 weeks. Is it too soon to tell?

Natascha 5 years ago

Hi susana, wonder if u could help, I have the marina coil in for over a yr. I had one in for 5 yrs before that after i had my daughter, and it worked great. My problem is a just don't feel right, I hav'nt had a period for over 6 yrs,the coil was put in to stop the bleeding, so it has been great, no bleeding at all. But the last 2 weeks im Extremely Tired, feel drained, nipples are really sore, feeling sick, but not being sick, dizzy, my bf has had to grab my a few times, pains like cramps or pressure where my womb would be, i think i put on weight, sore breasts, but not spotting or any thing, not that i no of. I did i test last week and it said no, but i did it at night around 8pm.

when i was pregnant with my daughter, i was never sick just felt sick, i lots of urine infections, drained, I did about 6 tests and they all said i wasn't, but i went to the doctor and did i blood test and he confirmed i i don't no what to do help xx

christina 5 years ago

Hey , I've been having a lot of unprotected sex. However , I do not feel any different or sick. Yes I believe I may have gained a couple pounds but that's because I have been eating like crazy ! And I think that is due to my faster metabolism because I practice/play basketball everyday for college. So I'm kind of stuck..

Savanah 5 years ago

Thank you for the advice! I will wait impatiently for the missed period, lol I will let you know the out come! Thanks again :)

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

They are strong indicators of pregnancy, especially the heavy breasts and blue veins. It's not too early to have symptoms, for some us they are begin within a day or two. You won't be able to get a reliable test result yet though. Wait until the day your period is due and do one then. Best wishes :)

Savanah 5 years ago

Hi. I'm not late on my period, in fact I'm about 2 weeks away from starting...However I have stopped my pill in september and I don't know if the symptoms I'm experiencing are from that or if I could possibly be pregnant. My husband and I are trying. Two days ago my husband and i noticed very visible blue veins in my breasts from the top that go down through and around my nipples and the little bumps are all around my nipples. They seem to always be erect when they usually are not. They feel very heavy, I've had some light cramping and some dizzy spells...Is it way to soon to know? Too soon for a test? Thank you!

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

A test should be accurate now if you do it right. In the early days and weeks of pregnancy the hCG hormone levels are low so making sure you test your first pee is important as the first pee has the highest concentration of hormones in it. Good luck :)

emily 5 years ago

Thanks susana. I'm really confused I've never been late. Maybe its too soon?

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Hi Emily, try another test but make sure it's your first pee of the day. This article explains how to get an accurate pregnancy test result -

It looks like you've had unprotected sex at the time you are most likely to be fertile, so Aunt flow may not be coming to visit for a while.

emily 5 years ago

Hi susana. I had a period on September 19th. I had sex on October 2nd. It is now October 31st, and nothing. I've never been late. I took a test tonight and it was negative. And it was not the first pee of the day. I've been feeling dizzy, which never happens. Where's aunt flow?!?

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Susana S 5 years ago Author

Emily - if you don't want to get pregnant why are you having unprotected sex? That really doesn't make sense. Please be sensible and protect yourself each and every time you make love. For now you will just have to hope your period arrives.

Emilyyy (: 5 years ago

Hi, I am sixteen years old. My boyfriend & I have had sexual intercourse without using protection. I have been feeling a little different lately. I've been eating more, sleeping more, my breasts are somewhat tender or sore, & I just feel like my body is changing. It has been 9 days since we've first had sex. My period is due anytime this week. I do have a test, but I'm not sure if I should use it yet? I'm also afraid to use it. A baby would be hard to handle for me, but I couldn't take a life away from an unborn child or have anyone else raise my child/children. Any suggestions? Thank you. (:

chante 6 years ago

i have had a very light spotty period instead of a regular one and it only lasted about 2 days, i have had a metallic taste in my mouth and feeling sick to my stomach but i don't know when i could have concieved i have been sexually active with my partner very much so for the past 3 months so i don't know when i should get tested or if it will be to early and come back a negative how early can they detect a pregnancy any advice

stacy 6 years ago

hi 16..i had unprotected sex and now i sooo regret it :( im not sure if im pregnant or do i find out?? im too scared to go get a home test coz im scared sumone would find out :/ the sex happened on the 17th of last month...i had my periodz on the 25 or sumthing..lasted for full 6 days as usual...tho it was late...actually theyv always been u think im pregnant????

HopefulMommy2B 6 years ago

Susana ! We're pregnant! I was sooo discouraged when our first month of trying wasn't a success. The second month I took it easy and thought we'd just making love every other day and it'd be bound to work. Then I thought, what if that weakened his sperm count for the big ovulation time? Well I didn't need to worry! I missed my period the first day I was supposed to start my cycle, and was so excited I couldn't wait till the next morning to test. I tested positive that night and have been walking on air since. Even the sore breasts that are so painful make me happy to know my baby is on it's way. There are so many concerns still, I am worried but trying to enjoy my early pregnancy. I have these thoubts and fears that it'll all disappear, that I'll miscarry or have one of the other major issues affecting pregnant women. The second trimester is when I can feel more comfortable, right? There is less of a chance I'll miscarry and by then I'll know if it's ectopic (sp?) or other relevant dangers would be addressed? Anyhow, thanks for the advice and replies.

Yay !

leona 6 years ago

i had sex wid my ex a few days after i did wit ma bf. i had sex wid him 2wice after my period n he came inside me twice, while i was having sex wid ma ex d condom burst i dnt knw if it did inside me or wen he was coming out

Heather  6 years ago

Hello my name is Heather. My husband is in the military and he came home for his 2 week leave. We had unprotected sex a few times he just left and now I haven't had my period which is very unusual for me I have never missed in my life. I am having a few symptoms of pregnancy my breasts are sore, I am tired all the time, I have some cramping in my lower stomach, I am a little nauseous, and I am also bloated. Could all of these thing be caused by stress of him leaving or could I be pregnant?

sparkz_17212010 6 years ago

this is gonna be quite a long story and im sorry if its tmi. On september 4 my bf and i had sex and his condom broke but he did not ejaculate, we went to get a plan b pill just in case. well the next morning i foun d the tip of the condom inside me so i freaked out and went and got another pill. Well on sept 16 i had a brown and red period that lasted like 5 days and then i took a pregnancy test just to make sure it wasn't implantion bleeding and then i started low-ogestral bc on sept 24.

well on oct 2 my and i messed around for like 5 seconds with out a condom and then did that again the next weekend. Just today i took my last active pill in the pack. Im still really nervous that i could be pregnant though. Ive been reading a lot about cervical positions and mine is still sort of high and has been for about a week? does birth control affect you cervical position or could i be pregnant?! im so scared! im a college student and scholarship dancer! and that would be awful for me!

mkof 6 years ago

the dr took me off birth control in july, and since then i have been having a spotting period. which is not normal for me. but for the past 3 weeks my breasts have been sore and for the past 3 days i have been feeling sick. ive been having headaches and backaches all the time. i still have a week before i test is this normal

MM 6 years ago

Hi Susana

I have been reading your page it is very informative thank you.

I had unprotected sex 2 dyas ago 8/10/10. my period is not due till the end of the month. I have been feeling sick when i smell coffee or just any thing that has a strong odder even if its nice like bread from the bakery. I have sore breast. My question is can i get a blood test to check if i am pregnant from now? or do i have to wait close to my due date for my period ? I know to do a hope text i have to wait a few days after.

thanks for your help


kitty 6 years ago

So if your period is COMPLETELY irregular such as coming anywhere from 6 weeks to 2 1/ months, how would you have any idea of when a pregnancy test will be accurate or when you ovulate? Last time I thought I was pregnant I took as test 6 weeks after my missed period and took them periodically for 2 weeks my next period came (it was a strange light one). I'm having some of the same symptoms as before (light headed, shaky/weak, irritable, nausea) nut I don't want to waste money on tests until I knoe when I should take one. Please advise. My boyfriend thinks I keep

dien 6 years ago

hey susana...m a bit confused..i hope i can xplain my self to u..i had my period on d 7th of september had protected sex on 17th september(sumthin waz wrong wid d condom don't kno wat but it dint tear like maybe it had expired) on 26th i had light bleeding period very very light for 2 daz,my vaginal descharge had increased i feel dat my breasts have slightly enlarged but m not sure...cud be again on 5th october i hv light bleedin its brownish wid sum clots...havnt taken any test but i dnt kno y i keep feelin like i cud b i overthinking it,is it pshychological or cud i be pregnant???plzzz try n get my confused words n reply to me

thanku tk cr

Emma 6 years ago

Hi, I wrote to you 5 months ago, I have been off the depo now since dec & still no period or ovulation! Doctor prescribed me northistrone 5mg 3 times a day for ten days, I finished the packet on Sunday night & no period pain or any sign of a period! When can I expect to have a period? I'm scared the depo injection has really ruined my body. Please help x

Soraya G 6 years ago

Hi Susana! I am the mother of 5 and my husband had a vasectomy 6 months ago, but I feel pregnant. I am still breast feeding my 8 month old so I haven't yet had a period. About 4 weeks ago, I got reflux, which I only have when I'm pregnant. Then the nausea came, and the sickness, and the smells. I have done a couple pregnancy tests but they have all been negative, but I might not be far enough along. Any advice please! Thanks

daisy 6 years ago


Im not ready to be pregnant, coz both of us are still studying. Im really so worried of getting pregnant. supposed to get my period last week.., but there's not even a sign of it comin except for stomach cramp. what should i do? Im really so worried.

Leah 6 years ago

Hey susana, im17. Got merried last year. I had protected sex for the last year. But now I actually want to get pregnant, I started this month. And I tried a lot. My period is do in a week. I don't really have symptoms but I'm very curious if I'm pregnant or not. So how soon can I take a pregnancy test?

christine 6 years ago

I am very curious to know if Im pregnant. I had sex with a friend of mine on Sept. 24th. And after we had sex the next day I came on my period. My stomach feel real hard at the bottom, I get real fatigue, I lose appetite, and I get nausea real bad. I haven't been on my cycle for a year. What does that mean?

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Okay, there for a lil while I really thought we were pregnant because i was having all the symptoms, or at least i thought i was. I started my period about the right time last week for my 28 days & so I was on my period & then today i wasn't bleeding so i thought I was done & then I started getting the brown stuff... I know tmi but not only that but i have had baddd stomach pain as if cramps but to get them to go away i have to go to the bathroom & poop like nothing else... i know tmi like i said but what is the matter with me?? any ideas?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Just have sex as frequently as you can!

Helpmeet 6 years ago


I want to fall pregnant but my periods are very irregular, any ideas

Shannon R 6 years ago

Hi i have also been having a really bad time with getting sick to my stomach especially to the smell of cig. smoke. Also i had kinda a period this month but it wasn't really like it started out with pink discharge then i bled for a day then i had brown discharge for the next 3 days and it stopped never had that before. I am keeping a headache and i am having to run back and forth to the bathroom like every hour to pee. I am having a have a mouth full of saliva.I am scared that I am pregnant but i am not sure if it is too early to tell.

kaleigh 6 years ago

my name is kaleigh. i starte my last p on 8-25-2010

and stoped on 8-30-2010 and then i started on 9-2-for one day and then the 3rd i stoped and i been filling sick

like i have a virus and im supposto start in 5 days what do i need to do

lou lou 6 years ago

hi there i am feeling a bit stressed just now thinking that i may be pregnant!!! basically i am only 3 days late but i came of the pill a month ago as i got back with my man i had a period last month and have not taken a pill since, we did have unprotected 2 times at the start but then went ont cdoms i was on the mini pill celeste, the last 3 weeks all i have done is cry just fall asleep in random places and feel so down in the dumps its no funny i have put on over a stone in 3 weeks and my boobs are looking more round and larger i was a size 6 -8 now i cant even get my god dam size 8 jeans on any more, i am urinating alote more and for alote longer i used to just do quick pees!! i found that the last few weeks i have a couple of drinks and im steaming? what do you think also sore heads kicking in now and aagian just short sharp pains and noises like bubbles in my belly at nihght along withg cramps xx please help asap xx

blair 6 years ago

Hi, Susana. I'm seventeen, and on oral contraceptives. I missed a pill in July when my boyfriend and I had sex, and we used a condom. He checked it after and said it hadn't broken. I've had a regular (but lighter since I'm on the pill) period, but I've heard of women having a cycle and being pregnant. I've been feeling really nauseous since then and was a little late for my period that month I missed a pill. My breasts are tender and sore, have been for maybe a couple months? We use condoms and or the pull out method every time we have sex, which is why my boyfriend isn't concerned about it. I rose this to my mom who said not to worry about it because I've been getting a period regularly. But I just feel like something is wrong. Now I kind of feel something moving around, which might be gas, but if I am pregnant, I'd be able to feel it by now. And from what I read, it does feel like gas at first. Should o take a test, or am I getting worried over nothing?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Andrena - I think you misread the instructions! Wash the receptacle you are *going to* pee in thoroughly, then zap it in the microwave to sterilize it. Put it in a clean plastic bag for the morning, so it's already for you to test your very first pee of the day.

Andrena 6 years ago

Hi i was reading your comments and you said to pee in a cup and put in in the microwave? I was wondering where that came from and how effective it is because this past week I've been feeling very different and do have quite a few of the early pregnecy symptoms but i'm not due for my period for another 2 weeks do I really have to wait until then to take a test? Or can i use this microwave trick? Thank you

Please Help 6 years ago

Hey susana

Just wondering, i am 3 days late and im gettin some of the early pregnancy symptoms. Is it to early to take a test or how long should i wait to take it

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You're welcome. You need to test everyday for a few months if you want to pinpoint ovulation, but to be honest it's more fun just to enjoy your relationship with your husband and wait for nature to take it's course. It's not worth you getting stressed out about at this point. Just make love as often as you can and relax!

HopefulMommy2B 6 years ago


Thank you for your reply. Reading about ovum without genetic DNA (from an earlier comment and response you posted) and now this (that I may not even be ovulating) has me a little down. It seems there are so many unintended pregnancies out there, and yet there are so many obstacles (many more then the two above) for those of us doing everything we can to become pregnant. I took my first ovulation kit about 4 days ago and it read no surge, do you have a recommendation on how frequent to test? Thanks for your help!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

If you want to find out for sure when you are ovulating (or if you are ovulating) use the ovulation test strips. I say if, because it can take some time to start ovulating normally after using hormone based contraceptives.

HopefulMommy2B 6 years ago


I've enjoyed reading your comments and responses. My husband and I just married last month and had intercourse the day before, during, and after the suspected ovulation day. I had a Mirena IUD for a year prior with wacky periods coming and going. I decided to get off of it two months before our wedding since we wanted to try asap after. Since I was off, I used an iPhone app to track my periods and last week we tried for the first time. He is so cute, saying he didn't know why I kept calling it "trying" to get pregnant since he "knew" he'd get me pregnant the first time. Well, I've been on bc (lunelle, the pill, the ring, then mirena) for the last 5+ years and I want to know if it'd screw up my cycles, and/or if it's too early to follow my period to find out when I'll ovulate-- as of now my phone has based it's suggested ovulation based on my last two periods. If that's reliable then great, my only problem is waiting another ten days for my projected period to start (I am soo anxious!). If the birth control could've messed up my cycle, what is the best way to track ovulation so we can get pregnant soon??? Thank you!!!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Susana... I was taking some kind of birth control pill but I have no idea what the name of it was, it was whatever my doc had proscribed for me. But I only took it for like 3 months, and when I quit taking them was about 7 months ago. We still haven't had any luck. We are thinking we will just not worry about it & just maybe its not the right time for us to have kids yet. Never know..

sandra 6 years ago

I am supposed to get my period on 24th. Whole this week since Monday I had sore breast and very increased apetite, with some nausea in mornings and tiredness in afternoons. Then, last night I got bad cramp on my left ovary and by this morning my breast arent sore anymore, but Im still tired and I ate well. I was almost 100 percent sure Im pregnant, now I don't feel it anymore, but Im not bleeding. Me and my boyfriend are trying for 5 months to stay pregnant and I never had this strong feeling that Im pregnant. Its early for PMS breast soreness. Please, somebody tell me whats going on? Can I still be pregnant even if my breast stopped being sore?

Jessica 6 years ago

I had my period on the 19th of sugust and got over it tuesday or wednesday which was august 24th or 25th and its always 5days long. Now my husband and i have been trying to get pregnant and I have been having back pain and cramps and feeling uncofortable. Do you think I could be pregnant? W have been having sex everyday since I have been off my period. Do you know when I could be ovulationg also? I thought it would be the 14 or 15. I really hope were pregnant!

jlk91 6 years ago

Im just wondering, I kinda stressing out. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the 23rd of June, but took the morning after pill within 12 hours, got my period on the 26th which lasted 7 days a tiny bit not as heavy as usual and the pain only lasts about one day instead of usually 2 or 3, I am yet to miss a period and have had two negative HPT's which I took about 3 weeks after and then maybe 7 weeksish, but still freakin out for some reason, is there a reason to stress about being pregnant??

Joy 6 years ago

Im on a low dose birth control I also have a silver fill I. In my mouth I was on de po for a yr but changed it like 2 months ago i get the taste in my mouth I get cravings and my first period was five days and the second was three days my boobs always hurt could I be pregnant

Aarthi 6 years ago

Hi Susana... After 2 days of completing my periods me and my partner had sex. Although he had used protection. But i did not get my periods this month and i m also suffering from harmonal disbalance... PLz tell me what is it actually...waiting for ur reply

Caitlyn 005 6 years ago

Hi Susana-Im am almost 100% positive that I pregnant. I had sex only 3 days ago but I just have this feeling that I am. Both I and my soon to be husband really want to get pregnant. I'm on birthcontrol and have been for that past 4 months but I am havin all of the symptoms. I don't know what to do because it is still too early to tell if I by test. I'm supposed to start sometime next week so I will just have to wait till then. All of your advice is very spot on and helpful. Thank you very much

Sta 6 years ago

Not due on till next week but I have started to feel sick it comes and goes all day. My boobs are sore I have got Some fellin my belly it feels like it's turnin it seems I'm gettin hairs under my belly button and my back was sore last week and now I'm gettin White paste discharge and I'm tired could I be pregnant

Jennifer 6 years ago

Hey Susana! So the first four months of my pregnancy were so hard. I actually had to be on Iv fluids for 2 weeks straight for dehydration. It was an at home care thing so it wasn't so bad. It helped me a lot. The doctors actually said that I had hyperemesis gravidarum. It has passed but can last up to the full nine months. I mean I still have my days where I am not feeling good at all but by far so much better then the first four months where I could keep nothing down unless I take my nausea medication Zofran and sometimes it would still be hard for me to eat. Anyway I am 22 weeks and when I was 18 weeks the perinatal doctor did a 4D ultrasound and saw that we are having a baby girl! my husband and I are so excited! Being sick was so worth it for our little girl and we cannot wait to meet her. My Estimated Due Date is Jan 8 2011. Thanks so much for this blog because I have learned a lot from other people and this really gives me comfort. Thanks again! :D

Ariadne's Secret 6 years ago

I started taking metformin about three or four months ago for my pcos. To help with my weight issue to to see if it could get my periods back to regular. Iv been using protection with my husband because the dr said it would be harmful to fetus if I was to conceive while taking it. But we recently had sex w/o protection spur of moment thing and I have been so tired. I have took a nap everyday this week and my nipples have been so abnormally sore could I be pregnant?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Becky, it's possible to get pregnant straight away after a miscarriage, there's not a set time. Just keep trying!

becky 6 years ago

hi susana, how long after a m/c can you fall pregnant?? i have 2 children. almost 5 and 2, me and my husband have never used contraception and finding it very hard to get pregnant after are m/c in feb!! my period is due tomorrow and today i have had this really weird taste in my mouth, and have had a really hightend senes. my breast tend to feel sore most the time so cant really count that as a symptom. we really want another baby but every month we try we fail.

bms 6 years ago

Ok its been about a week since ive had sex i have almost the same feeling i did when i was prego with my son it was weird I just new my last period was the 12th of aug it is now the 23rd im craping a little as i am telling you this and lastnight I felt like I had been sucking on a penny all day long I wont know anything for about another three weeks can you maybe give me some insite as to what you think.

madcat1709 6 years ago

hi, i had unprotected sex bout a week after my period, and three weeks later i`ve been having bad cramps, really bad, and my period has`nt come yet, what does it mean??

jay 6 years ago

Hi Susana i had my period about 2 weeks ago but i had sex and did not use a condom and now i feel sick and my mouth has a funny taste could i be pregnant.

nichole 6 years ago

thank you for the info its only be 2 weeks for me and i'm feeling sick but i haven't lost my cookies yet so i'm waiting to see what happens i want to buy a test but i feel it is to early so your info has really helped me thanks again :D

megan 6 years ago

O I forgot to mention I have had some cramping in my stomach as well as ocasional headaches

megan 6 years ago

Hi. So. This last week I have been really dizzy and have nausea until like noon then itt will go away but sometimes it comes back in the evening.the other day I was eatin spicy food and I got. So sick from it I puked which is not normal either. I'm not due for my period for two weeks and it has been two weeks. Since I have had sex. So I can't take a test for like a week is it possible I'm pregnant?

FaithHopeLove 6 years ago

Hi Susana,

I have a tough one for you. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant and have run into some problems. Every month I end up getting a regular period. I experience many of the symptoms above and this has been a reaccurring "theme" for the past 4-5 months.. At first, we didn't really pay attention to my ovulation cycle and just hoped it would be easy, as it is for a lot of couples. But after a few months of coming out with the same results, not pregnant, we decided to really focus and pay attention to my cycle and plan. We did so and I experienced: Sensitivity to smell, nauseousness, not feeling right, very sore and sensitive breasts, swollen or enlarged breasts, and noticeable veins in breasts. I have really been paying attention to my body and feel abnormal every month only to be let down with the same outcome... Thoughts?



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Hi unsure - the chances that you're pregnant are extremely high. False positives are rare. I'd suggest wait another week, take another test and then go see your doctor. Take care x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Amy - Congratulations! There's nothing much you can do except let nature take it's course. We really have no control over what will happen. Your doctor may have suggested rest, if so make sure you do. I hope it turns out well for you. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Elizabeth - I'm sorry to hear that :( You didn't say before what contraception you'd been using? If it was hormone based like the pill or injections it can take a good while for your body to get back to it's natural state and it can often take up to 18 months of being hormone free to concieve. And stress can reduce your chances of conception, so do try and relax about it:

Best wishes x

unsure 6 years ago

my husband and I are trying to have a baby. We tried during my ovulation days. I got some cramping and my belly feels somewhat strange. I took a test even though I am still a week out from my period. It was positive. What are the odds its a false positive since I took the test early?

amy 6 years ago

Hi Susana, my name is Amy. I posted two comments last week. I just wanted to give you an update. I am definitely pregnant. yeah!!!! i am 4 weeks pregnant. I ended up going to my obgyn today because i am spotting. they showed me in my ultrasound that i have a sac in my uterus, but its too soon to see the fetus. however, they now have to do beta tests to see if the pregnancy is going to progress or not. i am so nervous. the doctor says it could be implantation bleeding, but it could also mean a miscarriage. my bleeding is light and brown. any suggestions? please, i am desperate.

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Hi Susana... Remember me from like 3 months ago when I thought I was pregnant? Well we have still been trying & nothing has happened, we are starting to get worried.. =(

destiny 6 years ago

I am 14 turning 15 i just had unapropriat sex

and i don't now if i am pregnant i have been eating

my favorit meals like chineas and i am aking eavry whare

and having pain in my lower side of my belly

Amy 6 years ago

Oh, btw, Susana, I forgot to mention that I'm 37 years old and this is not the first time I've had children. Aside from the sore breasts and the slight cramps, I do have a thick white discharge. (sorry for all the nasty info).

Amy 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I had a miscarriage on June 12, 2010. I was appx. 5 weeks along, but my baby never developed. I had what I think is my "normal" period on July 12, 2010 (this year) and my hubby and I are ttc. My breasts are sore, but my period is not due until the 9th of this month (August). I'm so anxious to find out if i'm pregnant again or not. I've been using a webpage "mymonthlycycles" to get appx. ovulation dates, etc. and my hubby and I were active from days 12 of my cycle until day 19th or 20? What do you think the odds of my conceiving again be? My breasts are sore, and I've had light cramps, but I read that it could be implantation cramps. I bought a hpt from the dollar store. Should i use it now?

I'm Desperately anxious.

Ashley 6 years ago

Hi I am the same ashley that posted 5 days ago i keep seeing that there are more posts like it says 186 more posts but i do not see the additional posts in words or anything so i do not know if susana has answered me. So if anyone else can see them and if she has answered me can you copy it and send it to me in an email or tell me what you think yourself? my email is thank you so much for everyones help!

Justcurious 6 years ago

So a week before my due date for my period I had sex with my husband and we went all the way. Now my period is over a week late. I've taken numerous test but all negative. Is that because it's too soon to test. Is it possible to be pregnant and miss a period that quickly? I know that I feel weird and I'm always on time with my period. I don't have a lot of knowledge about what goes on with pregnancy and how soon you can test. Please help

LM 6 years ago

Hi, not sure if your still answering but I'm not sure if I'm pregnant or not. My nipples are sore & sensitive, I'm tired (been going to bed then usual time) been emotional for the last 2 weeks. I haven't been using protection but my partner never ejaculated inside of me so I don't think I am pregnant. My stomach also feels weird, l can't sleep on my tummy. Just strange

Whitney-Alexis 6 years ago


So I had a one night stand with a guy friend 13 days ago, && for the past couple of days I've been questioning whether Im pregnant or not for multiple reasons. Reason one is: I just joined the Army on the 29th of July && I had to go through the Meps && of course had to take a pregnancy test, but when I took it there was supposed to be 2 horizontal lines in order for me not to be pregnant but there was 1 && a very faint one they still passed me through though && I am now a soldier! :) but I'm scared that I might be pregnant I've gained 4 pounds in 3 days && I've been sleeping more than usual for me && I know that those are definite signs. I'm due for my period this week so I guess if I don't get it then I'll take a test. I'm just scared as hell && could use a little comfort. Please just talk to me Susana...or anyone.

I also feel sorta bad because I see all of these ladies on here who would like to be pregnant but aren't succeeding && Here I am NOT wanting to be. I mean I leave for the Army in January for Christ sake. I'm scared that I am because then I just don't know what imma do. :( ugh. Sorry it's forever longgg.

Little Dragon 6 years ago

Hi Susana, My Husband and I is currently trying for our second child but because I've got irregular periods I cannot pinpoint when I'm ovulating. The only indication is the cervical mucus, anyway 4 nights ago I notice that my discharge was looking like raw egg texture, So I knew for sure I was ovulating. So we did it that night. The following day I felt a bit of a cramp in the stomach and numbness on the legs, also feeling tired and aching (but that might be cause by something else) however my breast isn't changing like the first pregnancy and I don't feel nausea. I can't remember when or how long it took for me to notice the symptoms when I gotten pregnant the first time.

This time around I was so sure that I was ovulating however the symptoms aren't strong enough or isn't the same as the first. Could you please tell me how long does it take to notice or have these symptoms? I have this strong intuition that I'm pregnant. Am I pregnant?

Christine 6 years ago

Hi Susana! I've read a good majority of other people's comments and questions on here and I know a lot of the stuff is repetitive answering for you (bless your heart for restating it over and over lol) but I figured it might be better to just give you my own little situation too. My periods were irregular due to ovarian cysts when I was a teenager and I would only have a period about every 2 1/2 to 3 months so I was on BC pills for about 3 years. Now that I am off bc pills it always varies (fun fun). My last couple periods though have been very normal and right around the normal 28day cycle, my last period started on June 28th so if my body is still being normal than I should have started on July 26th. Normally I would not worry too much but I experienced PMS cramps and a couple of days before I thought I would be due I saw a bit of dark brownish blood but only when wiping after using the restroom (sorry if TMI..) for one day only. and then after that I experienced a little more cramping but absolutely no other signs of a period!! I have very bad headaches almost everyday at least once a day with no change in normal habits and sometimes my stomach feels like little butterflies almost like an anxious feeling. I am often nauseous and have to excuse myself from the dinner table from the smell, starting about a week and a half ago. What is your opinion? Should I take a test or wait to see if my symptoms continue/get worse? sorry for writing a book LOL :X

Ashley 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I am already a mother of one so I know some things about being pregnant but right now its just a nervous thing i guess. Last sunday the 25th me and my husband had sex and he went inside.. I have been worried ever since. But wednesday the 28th we had sex again and he did it again it was around 6 or 7 at night. Then later that night before i went to bed i had a little amount of blood and the next day it was a light brownish discharge. I know that sometimes when that happens it could be the implantation bleeding but i don't know if i could have concieved and then that happen within 3 days what do you think about it? Because i also know that it could have been from the sex that we had that day that maybe had irritated me but i really don't know that is why im askin you? you seem to know a lot about all of this. thanks in advanced for all your help.

xaxa 6 years ago

Hi Susana...i would like to ask some questions if i am possibly pregnant?I have my last regular period on june 25 and had unprotected sex during those days after my period.On the 3rd week of July i feel dizzy when i wake up in the morning and felt like throwing but nothing comes out...and would likely to stay in bed coz of that feeling.I even have gas pain and feeling like im bloated.Last july 25 i have a small amount of red-brownish spot and thought i had my period but it only last for a day but on the next day it was gone.. and my breasts gets bigger as well as my nipples started it hurts for 3 days now.I tried to take a pregnancy test today coz ive been missing my period for almost 3-4 days...but it came out negative.Am i pregant?or Should i wait another week to take another preganancy test?Please help...Thanks...

deysi  6 years ago

hi susana i have a 2 yr old baby since he was born iv never been on birth control my husband is the one that uses protection last month i had my period a week late. but when i finished it we been trying for the second baby but i feel really weird like different i smell things right away and i cant stand the smell of perfumes and i always have the smell of gas on my nose no one else can smell it but me! and iv never feel so tired i just want to sleep all day and for my first baby i felt different i just had some dizzyness the first month so im supposed to start my period on the 13 so is there a way i can know faster???

Abbie 123 6 years ago

Hi Susuana :)

i had unprotected sex just over two weeks now, it wasn't planned and i am actually underage. im feeling sick throughtout the day, and im tired constantly, and i also seem to be weeing alot more, but i just hope im not pregnant. when would be the best time for me to take a pregnancy test, for an accurate result?



help123 6 years ago

Hey there, So I need your opinion on this. At the beginning of June I had sex with a guy but he pulled out. Later that month I started dating my current boyfriend. On June 20th I got a normal period. I continued having sex with my boyfriend in July and missed julys period. Around when I was suppose to get my period I started feeling cramps and breast tenderness. I took a test and it came back postive. SO what are the chances that it could be the first guys or is it most likely my boyfriends?

Dani 6 years ago

Hey Susana

The past 3-3 and a half weeks I've been really tired.. I've woken up 4 times feeling ill like if I moved to much I would throw up. I'll be dizzy for a while.. Then eventually it may go away on its own or I'll have to lay on the couch and doze it off. The past couple of times I've had sex with my boyfriend its hurt. I have to pee every 20 min.s... my breasts are tender to the touch.. I can smell EVERYTHING now. I'm not used to being able to smell. And I quite miss not being able to now... Food tastes stronger, like I'm just realizing what it tastes like.. and often times it grosses me out. I've gotten heart burn a few times while eating.. I've had a weird copper taste in my mouth for a while... And I just feel kinda light and heavy at the same time if that makes sense?

I just want to know what your opinion of my situation is. Could I have some kind of illness or is there a possibility that I might be pregnant.

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Hi KMB - I really don't know. I'm guessing your older, maybe this is something to do with menopause? Get checked out at your Dr's.

Hi Jess, I think it's too early to feel the baby, but you could well be pregnant. You'll know soon enough by if your period arrives or not!

Jess 6 years ago

Hi Susana,

First, you are so wonderful to all the ladies! Great advice!

I have a 3 year old daughter and didnt find out I was pregnant with her until about 7-9 weeks along. I am still with her father and we have sex often. Sometimes we use a condom and sometimes we do the "pull out". I started my period on June 26th and it lasted about 4 days. I havent had my period yet, its due any day, but I have been VERY tired to the point of catching myself trying to fall asleep on my drive home which is rare for me, when I lay on my left side at night to go to sleep I have been feeling this feeling (kind of like when I felt my daughter for the first time, butterflies / a poking feeling) it is really low on my left side and very strange. If I am pregnant is it possible to feel a baby this early!?? My boobs felt like they exploded in size yesterday and they are a little bit tender but not anything different then normal. HELP! and thank you for taking the time to read and help all of us ladies!

KMB 6 years ago

Hello Susana i had a period last month i havent had 1 this month. my husband has a vaseotomy 12years ago is there any way i could be preganat. i was supose to have it the begaining of the month

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hi jens - wait a week then take another test, but do make sure it's the first urination of the day. hcg levels are pretty low in early pregnancy so that's why it needs to be done first thing (the hcg levels are higher in the morning).

Hi brandy - I'd suggest doing something gentle like swimming or walking 2 or 3 times a week. Hard core exercise if you're not used it might not be a good idea, but that doesn't mean you can't do anything, in fact it would be good to do some form of exercise.

Brandy 6 years ago

Hey Susana, we are trying for a baby but I'm about 30lbs over weight :( I'm wanting to lose the weight. I don't exercise much but I'm wanting to immediately but since I do have a chance of being pregnant now, I'm afraid that it might hurt the baby. Would just starting to workout, would it be better to wait until after the baby is born to do extensive workouts (which is what I would like to do now) or should I just take it slow?

Thank for your advise,

Brandy :)

jens. (: 6 years ago

hi susana- i have a normal 28 day cycle. my period was due three days ago, and it still hasn't arrived. i have some symptoms such as: swollen breasts, blue veins in my breasts, i have those sharp pains in my stomach every now and again, very tired, and i have massive headaches! i took a pregnancy test the day of my missed period, but i didn't use my first urination of the day, and it came out negative. should i wait it out or what? please help!

Kellie 6 years ago

Hi Susana,I came across your site today and after reading all the comments, I now have regained a little hope that I could in fact be pregnant, although the test I just did (around 9:30am) may in fact be wrong. I passed by a drug mart on the way to work and couln't wait to take the test with my first urine tomorrow morning so took it the second I got to work.

Tragically, I lost my daughter, Amelia, during delivery Dec 30th and want nothing more than to have another(yet more than ever, wish it could be her again)... Anyway, thanks for giving me the hope again. I wonder if I took the test tomorrow morning, could the result be different? My period is due in six days (July 20th) and has been some what regular since March.

Thanks again xo

lucy 6 years ago

hey there i just wanted to say that this is so brilliant..its good to see there are so many as confused as i

i was abused as a child so i never wanted to go near a man. but i got on well with one and we have been very careful

i have been feeing rathr strange for a 9 days now.... i feel nausueas and dizzy and i also can see my breasts have changed and they feel huge.. im also quite sure i have gained weight as i feel it in my clothes but i cant see how seen as im eating no more than normal- prob eating less due to feeling soo sick

i have no idea when my period is due as im on the pill and i had to take it back to back for health reasons and also i have issues with anorexia which im overcoming and hence i have not an idea of where im at

i took a pregancy test thurs and it was very very faint but positive and since then taken two which are negative.. yet i stopped the pill wed and i have had no bleed

i feel different but im not sure if its in my head but i feel like im walking on air and like its all ok.. usually im a right stresshead

not said nothing to the man yet im worried as we not been together long and we not even planned this..and i dont think he would be too pleased- i think id be happy but scared all in one

i went to the dr today she said wait til next week and go bk and she will test with me as im at a loss.. she said there is a possibility its in my tube so if im in pain to go bk, i hope its not. dont think id cope with that

Steffi 6 years ago


I need a bit help

I had this Monday unsafe sex with my boyfriend ..

And since then I have pain in my tummy ..

I know it's a bit early but can I get pregnant ?? And how do you notice it ? It's only been a few days but I feel somehow different ??!!:/ help me please ???? Thankyou

Allie 6 years ago

Hi Susana, i'm 20. My period started on the 21st June 2010 and lasted till 29th June 2010 and I have an average cycle of 35 days.

I had sex with the withdrawing out method without condom on the 1st day after my period ended on 30th June 2010.

However for the past few days i've been having mild stomach cramps with white discharge and yesterday, mild breast tenderness. Could this be a sign of ovulation or pregnancy?

Thanks a million!

lindsey 6 years ago

thanks susan. my husband and i have been keeping our minds on other things.And now i am 8 days late and not a sign.I have a few of the obvious early symptoms. But thoses are the same ones that can be because of AF. And now a slight cramp off an on today. grr. took a test sunday and got a BFN. So we will see..

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Hi lindsey, try and chill out! It will happen and when it does you'll know!

Hi Sam, sorry but there isn't anything you can do except hope and wait. It's too late to take Plan B/morning after pill.

sam 6 years ago

Hi ok so im 16 years old and I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a month and we had unprotected sex while drunk.We had sex exacually a week ago and I had finished my period a couple days before. I have had a change in the way I am feeling such as getting head achs, feeling dizzy, sick and I had the metalic taste in my mouth for the past three days. I am very worryed and dont know what to do. please help.

lindsey 6 years ago

ok may my husband and i started TTC. So my period was a week and a half late in june so i was sure i had gotten pregnant. But that next day i got my period. Started off with old blood and then went normal. But was light and lasted 7 days rather than my usual 3 days. And every pregnancy test i took was negative. Now last month i was stressing. Now this month i couldn't have a care in the world and we are TTC and it is 2 days late now. No real signs of it showing up. And a pregnancy test yesterday said BFN. What could be the problem. i am ALWAYS on time. And i could even tell you what time of the day i would get it. So idk whats wrong. Please help!!

Princessa 6 years ago


So when is the best day too take

the pregnancy test.?

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It's difficult to say Precious, especially if you are trying to fall pregnant and are actively looking for some signs! If they are pregnancy symptoms they tend to get gradually more intense.

Precious 6 years ago

Susan it's been about 11 days since my last comment wich i'd like to say your response was very helpful with. Well since then I have been needing to use bathroom alot mostly at night! I tend to feel lightheaded around some smells and have been extremely tired! Is it to early to tell if these are signs?

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Hi Princessa, Yes I think you did take the pregnancy test too early. If the spotting was implantation bleeding that's only 8 days ago and your best off not taking a test until at least 21 days after implantation to get an accurate result. Good luck!

Hi jaylee, I'm confused too, lol! Some women have periods while they are pregnant and some also experience implantation bleeding (see comments above for more of an explanation of how to tell the difference). As to whether you took the pregnancy tests too early you'll need to do a bit of math.

Last day you had unprotected sex + 5 days (time sperm can live) + 21 days. If you took the tests before that it would have been too early.

jaylee 6 years ago

So. I'm am totally confused as to whether or not I could be pregnant. I had my period, which was a little off & weird & it was two months late. but a couple times before my period i had sex without a condom & during my period i had sex as well. within the past 2 weeks (my period was over june 13th. ive went to the ER they said i had a bladder infection.. BUT, now i'm still throwing up at random times, getting dizzy, very emotional for no reason, certain smells bother me (like i love seafood but my family was eating it the other day, and i got sick just smelling it.. as well as at the grocery store passing the seafood section), i have a weird taste in my mouth (im not sure what metallic should taste like), my tummy is very firm, and it sticks out a little, my breasts are some what sensitive & i have this weird feeling inside me like butterflies. i took two tests and they came out negative. could i still be pregnant, seeing as how i havent REALLY missed a period just yet?

thank you so much!

Princessa 6 years ago

Hello Susana:)

This was very useful thanks.!

Me and my boyfriend did it the last day of my period.

Which was june 10.2010, And on the 17th i thought i was getting my period again because i had some pinkish spotting,

im nauseas everytime i eat, i get dizzy alot, i get tired alooot. I went

to the doctors and took a pregnancy test but it came out negative:( Do you think its still too early to tell if im pregnant.?:)

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Hi Ida, if you're period still hasn't arrived give it another week and then take a pregnancy test.

Hi Lala, of course you could be pregnant! You'll have to wait it out and see if your period comes, if not the chances are very high.

Lala 6 years ago

Hey I'm 25 And this is my question I had unprotected sex 13 days after my period and I'm suppose to get my period this week . I ALWAYS get a lot of cramps and my boobs hurt a lot a week before my period. im due in 2 days and no cramps no breast pain ,but very dizzy and a lot of painfully headaches could I be pregnant???

Ida 6 years ago

Hi there. I stopped taking birth control last month. By May 20th I was on my period already. It has been over 4 weeks since that time and I still haven't had a period yet. I did take a preganany test and it came out negative. (However it wasn't the first urine of the day). How long should I wait until I take another preganany test?

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Hi Gerry, I'm certain I responded to you, yet my comment is not here - how weird! I would say get yourself to the doctors asap. One reason for a negative result can be ectopic pregnancy which is dangerous. You need to get that ruled out and also find out what is causing you to not have periods (whether pregnancy or some other reason). Best wishes x

Hi Elizabeth, Sure I remember you! There are several ways to find out when you are ovulating. One involves taking your basal body temperature every day. It's explained here:

The second method involves testing for the hormone LH (luteinizing hormone) in your urine using test strips (just like a pregnancy test). Here's how to do it:

If you find that you're not ovulating, you'll probably want your doctor to prescribe Clomid which stimulates ovulation. Good luck!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Hi Susana.. Remember me? I was reallly hoping I was preg & turned out I wasn't?! Well I was just wondering how can you tell when it is your ovulation time or whatever they call it.. My mom told me a long time ago how you can count to know when it is but I forgot..We obviously haven't had any luck yet

Gerry 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I just wanted to provide an update on my situation! =| As mentioned above, my last period began 4/23 and I have yet to see my period. I've taken a couple HPT and they've been negative. I took a blood test on 6/3 and it was also negative(hope it wasn't too early). I'm sort of concerned because I have a feeling that I may in fact be pregnant but all my results are negative. I wasn't trying to get pregnant but if I am then I'm ready. At this point I'm not sure what to do because I really need to know. I'm a very outgoing person that likes to drink and smoke and certainly don't want to risk the health of my baby (assuming I'm pregnant). Any suggestions? I will wait to see if I get my period this month around the 21/22....

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You're very welcome Jaimie :) I'm looking forward to finding out your result. Take care back x

Jaimie 6 years ago

Susana- thanks alot. thank u for doing this and helping me and all these other woman. i think it is a great thing that you are doing. i am going to do a test tomorrow morning with my first pee but i am also going to take ur advice and wait to see what happens with my period and i will let you know how it turns out!(: thanks again for helping me. Take care!

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Hi Jaimie - ideally you want to wait to do the test until your period is missed, so you've probably taken it a bit early to be sure of an accurate result. You do really need to test the first pee of the day as well, especially if you're testing early on.

You do have some potential early pregnancy symptoms, so there's of course a possibility of pregnancy, but you're just going to have to wait to see if your period arrives. That will be the clearest sign. Best wishes x

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Precious - it was very possibly a sign of ovulation. Here's some more info on cervical mucus which should help you:

Jaimie (: 6 years ago

im sorry susana i have been very stressed out and forgot to ay somethings. not only did i have unprotexted sex saturday may 23 but i have it 2 time that night and then once the net morning unprotected. i look forward to hearing what ur opinion is. Thank you. ~Jaimie~(:

jaimie 6 years ago

oh and i also forgot to add that 2 times more recently since i have been feeling natious in the mornings i have throwned up 2 times and have been super tired but i have also not been sleeping to good at night and stayin up real late

Jaimie 6 years ago

hey Susana. thank u for this writing this is was very useful. i was on my period and stopped on saturday may 22 and i had unpretected sex that same night. i was being feeling natious and sick and have gained some weight quick within the past 2 weeks. 2day is the monday june 14th and i took a pregnacy test saturday june 12th. i did not use the morning urination and it came out negative. do u think that it is too early for me to tell and because i didnt use the morning urination? i am going to take another test soon and i am due for my period within the next week. what do u think the chances are that i am pregnan?

Precious 6 years ago

Thanks Susan was that ovulation though? And I love your article!

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Hi Precious - I'm sorry, I can't tell you your chances of falling pregnant because there are so many factors involved. The best way (as long as everything is working ok) is to have plenty of sex - everyday if possible!

Precious 6 years ago

Susan I am just wondering I got my period on may 31st it went until June 7th this is normal like regular me and my husban have been trying for a while now and nothing! We had sex on June 10th what do you think the chances are that we might get it this time? I would like to mention that I had some discharge a day before was that a sigh of ovulation? Please let me know something as soon as you can please!

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Hi Aly, if your friend is pregnant it would extremely early to experience any symptoms, especially like throwing up. It could be stress, or a virus. She'll need to wait another few weeks before doing a pregnancy test to find out for sure. Take care x

Aly 6 years ago

My best friend thinks she may be pregnant. She says she is never late on her period but she has been late for about a week now, and it's been a week and a few days after the...possible conception. She's thrown up and has been eating random kinds of food lately, and she has been very tired along with getting some headaches. Could this be extreme stress, or do you think she is really pregnant? Because she's very scared, very young, and I love her too much to sit by and just watch what happens. Hope you can shed some light.

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Hi Mermaid, to get an accurate result you can do a pregnancy test around 3 - 4 weeks after. Best wishes :)

Mermaid girl 6 years ago

Hi Susana, it's almost a week since I've had sex an I don't ever have a regular cycle... In a case like mines how soon will I be able to tell??? Can u give me an average of how much weeks from last date of having sex will I be able to know??

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Hi BSeoul - it's very early on to say if you are pregnant or not, though you may be one of the women that know straight away. It seems unlikely to me, since your boyfriend was only there for a minute unprotected, but it does only take the one sperm. Unfortunately the only thing you can do right now is wait and see if your period arrives :)

BSeoul 6 years ago

Susana, I figured I should also let you know that I am now on day 14 of my cycle.

BSeoul 6 years ago

Hello Susana, I am hoping that you can help me. I had sex on day 5 of my cycle, and my cycle has been about 29-31 days recently. My boyfriend was inside of me unprotected for about 30 seconds and then we got a condom. I was still bleeding slightly at that point, but mostly brownish fluid as usually happens at the end of my period. Almost immediately after and since then, I've just felt "off." I've felt bloated, slightly nauseas, and have had weird pains and feelings in my lower abdomen. Also, one of my nipples looks a little bluer around the outside, though I think I might be examining too critically. Can you please lend me your expert advice? Thank you!

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Hi kristal, I would suggest you take another pregnancy test as you do have a lot of early pregnancy symptoms! Whatever the result of the test, do go and see your doctor. Sometimes a negative test result when you are in fact pregnant can be a sign of ectopic pregnancy, so it is really important to get yourself checked out. Take care x

kristal 6 years ago

hi susana, i really dont know if im pregnant but i so feel that i am im so tired and feel that i can fall asleep any where, i am seeing some blood only when i wipe and nothing flowing on my sheild so its not my period my period was due about 3 weeks or more ago but i took the test and it was neagative last week i put on alot of weight, i feel upset with certain smells, im dizzy and sometimes i see blurry, can i be pregnant and my hormones are too low to show up on a test?

Sam 6 years ago

Hi, was wondering if you could help? Around the 9th May I had what you could call a period, but was completely different to what I normally have, it was extremely light and watery and only lasted 2 days if that. I took a hpt but came back neg, but now it's two weeks later and now have yet another "period" can only tell its there when I wipe (sorry tmi)wouldn't know it was there otherwise, at first it was cm with brown blood but its now the third day and its a red colour and quite watery. I feel quite nauseas, have extremely tender/sore nipples and have now seen blue veins running the length of my breasts to the nipples. I'm becoming quite hungry too, even after having a good sized meal only a couple of hours later i'm ravenous. I'm suffering from a blocked nose at the moment so not sure if I have a cold? Could I be pregnant and when would I be able to test? From looking at when my period has arrived the last few months i'm not really due to start until the 9th June so is it too early?

amanda 6 years ago

okay, so i was on the mirana for only 5 months and got it removed then, 4days later i had sex, now another 4 days later i am very sick and i am hating the smells i normally love. I have a 2 1/2 year old son and had the same symptoms but i am just wondering if i could be pregnant or if its too early to tell??

Britt123 6 years ago

So I had unprotected sex on may 22 and may 23 my period comes around the 2-4 every month what are the chances of me getting pregnant?? Please let me know something as soon as possible! By the way I love the article!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Tiffani - Yes you could be pregnant. The best thing to do is to take a pregnancy test. If the bleeding was implantation bleeding rather than a period a test should be reliable now. Best wishes x

Tiffani 6 years ago

Hey Susana, Thank you for writing this very informative article...I have had nausea for about three weeks..last week i was due to have my period but instead I only bled for 1 day with a large quarter size clot only..after that 1 day of bleeding i have had bloody discharge that slowly diminished after 6 days. My nipples are dark and i feel different like something has happened inside me...also three weeks ago i craved nothing but crackers with cheese on them, would eat about 4 packages a day...could i be pregnant?

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Hi leon - of course it's possible. Do you have any pregnancy symptoms?

Hi Tia, I answered your question on the other article.

tia 6 years ago

can you please help me out susana....please

i am really very tensed about this

2 weeks backs i had an unprotected sex.....but my partner didnt ejacuate....he tool it out before ejacuation....

i didnt care much about that day

but is 20 and i havent got my periods yet....i dont remember my last months date but it was somewhere around 16...

i am very much worried if something is wrong(i.e maybe i am pregnant)

i am very much tensed what to do now....can you please help me out of this...please

leon 6 years ago

Hi susana!!!! , My husband an I are tryin to have a baby an we have been trying for a yr now but I have hpv an myperiods are irregular an I had 1 on april 17th an its may 20th an I haven't started do u think I coukd be prego??

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Hey AJ - Congrats! So your feeling was right :) Best wishes to you all and I hope the pregnancy goes well x

Hi Gerry and welcome :) The chances are pretty good as long as everything is working normally. I would leave taking a test for a week or so if your period does not arrive (unless you have a few cheap pregnancy tests and don't mind using one!) You're just less likely to get a false negative if you wait a little while. Best wishes x

Gerry 6 years ago

Hi Susana, hope you're doing well! I really enjoyed reading all the posts above. I wanted to know what are the chances that I could be pregnant? My last period began on 4/23 and ended 4/29. I had unprotected sex on 5/6, 5/8, and 5/12. I usually get my period every 29/30 days. I guess my next period should be the 22/23 of this month? Would taking a pregnancy test after the 23 work, assuming I miss my period? Please advise and thank you in advance! =)

AJ80 6 years ago

Hi Susana, further to the information I questioned 2/3wks ago about just knowing that you are pregnant?! Well i was right, i have just done 2 positive pregnancy tests, and am now ecpecting our 3rd baby?! I've not even had a period after the implanon has been removed! Thanks for your input, and good luck to everyone on here who's trying!


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Hi Jennifer - that does sound worrying. I wouldn't say it's normal but some women do bleed during pregnancy and not miscarry. You need total bed rest and to see a doctor as soon as you can. Here's some more info for you:

Take care honey - I hope everything's ok X

Jennifer 6 years ago

Hi Susana,

I have some concerns. The doctor isn't in right now and I don't know what to do. I just wiped today with the toilet paper and there was so much dark blood. I mean more then I have had since I have been pregnant but not as much as if I were on my period. I wear pads because it has been coming on and off. I am super worried and hope everything is okay. Is this normal?

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Hi Gypsey - I was sure you were going to come back with a positive result. I wonder what's going on? Maybe your last period was just exceptionally light which would mean you'd be due in a few days right?

I was looking for some info for you and came across the following page which has some really useful info on it:

One of the things it says is that if you have an ectopic pregnancy hCG levels can be extremely low. I do hope this is not the case with you and I don't want to worry you, but I think you really need to see a doctor to rule out the possibility since it's a serious condition.

Also I found this website where you can set up a pregnancy blood test for $50. I don't know how that compares to paying to see a doctor in the US (because I'm in the UK), but I thought it might be an option for you.

My very best wishes to you. Take care x

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I can't thank you enough for answering all my questions never been pregnant before so I'm in the dark. Here on late day 25 I took the other EPT test that came in the pack and got another negative if I try again I will use the pink dye ones that you suggested. We are still trying to get me on my husbands insurence so no blood test yet. Trying not to lose hope readding about alot of woman in my boat very sad when you just don't know and have to guess why your cycle is M.I.A and tests are negative! My husband and I were intement the other night and he said some thing kind of feel different like closed off or tighter. Can men feel a change in your body??? Still having the same stuff happening sometimes my stomach feels so tight like it's hard to breath, but with all negative tests and no dark nipples I am starting to wonder if both me and my husband are imaging all of this.

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Hi Gypsey :) A little water in the cup would make no difference. If there was a lot of water then it would dilute your urine and possibly make it a little harder for the test to pick up hCG especially when it's in low concetrations in the very early days anyway. I think you used a digital test? My own preference are the cheap strip ones because you can leave the strip in the cup and it's very obvious if you are pregnant by the pink line that appears. I also think they are less likely to give a false negative. I'm pretty sure you are pregnant, so I'm very much looking forward to hearing the result of your next test :)

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I'm finishing late day #23 trying my very best to stay calm, but as you know it isn't easy. I haven't taken the second pregnancy test after getting a negative on day 15.I have a feeling I will know soon though since I doubt my usual cycle would be M.I.A 2 months in a row. I just wanted to know what is the chance that a urin cup that was not dry prior to use would effect the test? I been reading about so many different pregnancy signs this week that I am so very confused! Almost every sign could be something else and the tests are not even always for sure for every woman. Every one has her own story and it's so confusing when you are in pregnancy limbo! :( Just trying to figure out whats happening untill I can get to doctor to know for sure, eaither way I'll let you know. For instence I still get that non smelling clear or milky white discharge now and again and have no idea what to think they say thats normal in pregnancy and also in a regular cycle so who knows? Uhhh so very fusrtating!!!!!!!!!

Jasmine 6 years ago

Susana- Thank you for the advice and, this link was very helpful.

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Jasmine - clear discharge from your nipples might or might not be due to pregnancy. It's a very common thing for women to have clear liquid come from the nipple at any time and not necessarily when pregnant. Then again it could be caused by hormonal changes due to pregnancy.

If your period is late you can do a test pregnancy now. I hope you get the result you want!

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Ashley - it's really too early to tell if you are pregnant. The bleeding may have been caused by penetration and not a period at all. It would also be extremely early to start being sick due to pregnancy. Are you still being sick? Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy usually continues and gets worse day after day for a while. If it was a one off episode it's very unlikely it's due to pregnancy. Are you protecting yourself?

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Kassy - the main thing to ask is has your period arrived? When our period doesn't show it's the clearest sign that we are pregnant. You might want to read my article on how to get an accurate pregnancy test just to check you did it right:

Candace - I'm not ruling out pregnancy (maybe give it another few weeks and then take another test) but it sounds to me like you may have an infection - do you have a temperature at all? I would suggest you go to see your doctor and he/she can check you over for infection as well as take some blood to test for pregnancy. Good luck!

Jasmine 6 years ago

so I'm a day late and really hoping I'm pregnant. I've had some minor symptoms, for example sensitivity to smell and diarrhea (which I've heard can happen instead of constipation). And the other day I noticed some clear fluid coming out of my boobs, I've never had this happen before, but I've read that it is way to early for that to happen as well as very unlikely, which is making me think that I'm not. My hopes are that even though I'm having this liquid coming out that I could still be pregnant and that it is unrelated. I wanted some advice of someone who has been pregnant before.

Ashley 6 years ago

I had sex on a saturday and my period started the next day. It was really awkward. Barely any blood came out. This morning I woke up directly out of myself throwing up. and then afterwrds I was okay. Do you believe im pregnant. HELP SOON PLEASE!

Candace 6 years ago

I am sorry to be emailing so soon after my last one but I am kind of freaking out... the fluttering is getting worse and worse, not to mention I have had two negatives. My body is trying to tell me something but I can't figure it out. I have had some new symptoms too like heartburn and burping like crazy... what is going on???? Help me please!

Candee Girl 6 years ago

Hi Susana,

I really enjoyed going through all of ladies comments and concerns becaue it makes me feel like I am not alone. I have not been trying to become pregnant, I actually wanted to wait until I was in my 30's. I have used pills and depo in the past but for the last 4 years I have been on an IUD. My boyfriend and I have been together for about 5 months now and just in the last week I have been feeling flush, nauseous, achy and light headaches. I don't have a period so it is hard for me to know. I occaisionally have spotting but last month I had a lot of brown blood (sorry) and pinkish to brown spotting in the last week. Not sure if I am sensitive to smells, maybe a little but defintely feeling some palpatations and nausea. I am very concerned because I do have an IUD. I took a pregnancy test the other day and it was negative but I have this nagging feeling I am pregnant and it didn't help that I kind of puked up some orangish stuff after my lunch yesterday. Maybe it is all in my head, I am really freaking out because I have tried so hard not to get pregnant. Do you have any advice on this type of situation??? You have been so wonderful with all of these other ladies that I am hoping you can help me. Best Regards. Candace

KASSY 6 years ago

i had had an accident on the 16 of April and did a test 2 weeks after and it was negative. someone told me to do it again just in case , which i did a week after, it was still negative is 3 weeks enough time to know if i am pregnant or not

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Sorry for not getting back to the ladies that have posted questions in the last few days :( Me and my daughter are sick, so I'll get back to answering as soon as I can.

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susana and Happy Mothers Day. I used an EpT test. I did leave it 10 minutes and followed the instructions. My only error was the urin cup I washed out prior to use wasn't dry. Do you think this could change the test result? I have been readding alot about women getting false negatives over the past two days, I hope I am one of them. The box came with 2 tests and my husband made me promise to wait until my next cycle would be due about 12 or 13 days from now. If it still comes out negative and I have not gotten a regular cycle yet I am going to the doctor to find out what is up. I have now reached day 17 and am starting to get sore around the nipple area, but no change in color. If this is all in my imagination I should try for the winning lottery #'s LOL!

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Hi Gypsey - Take another test. You do get the odd dud and maybe this is what has happened or maybe your hCG levels are still too low to pick up since it is still very early. Did you leave the stick in the urine sample for a good 10 minutes? Which pregnancy test are you using?

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susana, Nothing has changed in my situation I am here on late day #16 now. Real quick I forgot to add yesterday that the negtive was very light. The test explained that a postive might be light but it said nothing about a negtive.I am still so aware of my stomach and back and I feel caught in limbo between pregnant and not pregnant, I am really curious as to what your opinion is in all this.

ali123 6 years ago

hello Susan i was wondering about my situation, i had miscaried about 7 yrs. ago and had to deal with endiometresmosis before tht .. So im kinda nervous about being prego now i know i am i have all tht tell tell signs itchy skin , darkend ariolas , over sensitive , chloasma , moodswings, heightened smells increased urination, extreem fatigue ,feeling dizzy, insomnia light flutters n pulling on naval n adomen backaches, yes most diffinately very cloudy urine... lota licosites n there.. very emotional ok so heres the thing i'm 42 and my last child i had is now 19 thts a major jump ea child i have are exzactly 2 yrs apart.. the oldest is 23 then my son is 21 i just got through sending thm to college n my youngest jus graduated in dec.. Im excited n nervous all at the same time ... its totally like starting over i jus want to be n stay healthy for them my mother bless her heart had neuropathy and she recently passed on. also my neice is a nurse n i 4 awhile there I couldn't keep my food down n had a very huge problem w meat extreem chest pains n she called it gerd tht was going on for about 4 mths but Thank God it supsided ,jus worried bc neuropathy i been showing early signs of it last yr. my dad also has diabetis my granmother also.. i'm just worried about gestistational diabetes what can i do to keep myself n this baby healthy..

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susans, I am so confused! I took EPT. test this morning today on late day #15 and it came out negtive. I can't beleive it, because I am not only 2 weeks late, but also have felt it so very strong. I can believe that maybe the food cravings were all in my head, but all the other stuff to? The very light noticable brown spotting at just the right time for implantation, the constant lower back acke, the weird sensation in my stomach, the heart burn & constipation. I even began to get the metalic taste in my mouth. Also my period still did not come. I followed the directions morning pee,don't put the stick up,leave it on flat surface with window up. The line appeared in the window. 10 mins latter it read negative! My first question is I used a clean cup as the test suggested, but when I washed it out I forgot to dry it, could that really change the test? The test suggests to wait 5 days and if your cycle still doesn't show to retake it. Now my husband and I were finally starting to accept that I was really going to turn out pregnant so we have been having unprotective sex all this time. So if I wasn't then maybe I could be and we are back to it's to soon to know? I can't tell since my period is so late anyway, Uhh! I am only 29 so I doubt it's menapause, and I haven't been sick or on any medication and never took birth control in all my life, no traveling or drastic weight changes. I have only been this late once since puberty, years ago. What's killing me is I still feel pregnant. My husband is like this time net time as long as it happens, but he doesn't get that I feel like I can't even trust my own body. That I feel pregnant and it says I'm not and I trully don't know what to believe? HELP!

Amanda 6 years ago

I read over the entire page, and it is really great how you are helping all of these women out.

I have quite a strange situation. I have been on depo provera (birth control) for 4 months, before that I was on depo lupron (a fertility drug) and just went back onto the lupron. I use it because I have endometriosis, not for the BC/fertility functions, until recently I was a virgin so it didn't really matter.

I guess my main question is that even though I am on the lupron is that even going to be effective as a fertility drug yet? or is the birthcontrol still in my system? My last birth control shot was 3 months and 1 week ago (you take it every 3 months) and then instead of getting the BC shot again when it was due I got the fertility drug. It has only been 1 week since I had the fertility shot.

I started having sex a few weeks ago while I was still on the BC shot. I know that it is stupid, but we have been having unprotected sex and he is pulling out. I don't think that I am pregnant but I am always left wondering since I don't get my period on either of these medications (I haven't had it in almost a year), but I have been spotting a little here and there for the past few days and I have been having cramps. I think I might all just be in my head since I am constantly wondering if I could be with no real way of knowing without my period to miss.

If I turned up pregnant my finace and I would be ok with it, but if not that would be fine with us too we'd rather wait until we are married.

I feel like I wrote a novel.

inquestion 6 years ago

thanks susan. I was just wondering if it could be anything. i have noticed that i have had horrible head aches,slight cramping,back pain,extreme fatigue,and peeing a little bit more than normal,and have this feeling and glow about me...And my next menstrual cycle is not until the 23rd of this month.So i am in my ovulation days. :) I just didn't know how early these things tend to shpw up. I am trying not to get to excited. From what the gyno told me there is a high chance that i could be and last night we made sure we did a little extra and had unprotected sex again. My husband says right now we are playing the lotto. lol. He said if it happens now then it was meant to be and if it doesn't then we will try again later this year or next year. I am hoping that i am.Because for as long as i can remember i have dreamed of having kids. I even did a teacher apprenticeship class all throughout high school,and am working on my teaching degree in early education. I am just ready to be a mommy and share the joys of it with my family and friends. I will be the 1st grandchild as well on my mother and fathers side to have a child and probably will be the only one for at least 5-6 more years. But we plan to move to VA due to the fact my husband will be going through the officer program with the Maine corps.And i would love to have the baby before we leave the state.

thanks again susan and any other advice is greatly appreciated!!

amy 6 years ago

thanks for your reply....yer i thought it cud be a tummy bug but then i dint think that it wud only be in the mornin i was sick if it was a tummy bug it wud surely carry on throughout the day...i dont no ill just have to wait and see am due on today but no soon find out :D thanks agen :)xx

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Rose - it sounds like you're not using the birth control pill properly which means that yes, there is a high likelihood of you either being pregnant or getting pregnant. You know that you have to take it every day for it to do it's job? And it won't be effective protection until you have been taking it daily for a whole month, so right now it's not protecting you at all and you'll need to use an additional method of contraception. You do need to worry about it if you don't want to get pregnant, because the way you're going right now, you will get pregnant.

rose234 6 years ago

i just started taking the birth control pill on sunday, i was off of it for a while. my boyfriend and i had sex on saturday, however he didn't cum inside me (that could probably be too much information..sorry) the pill usually messes up when i have my period, and i haven't gotten it yet. last month i had it twice, and i usually don't get it until the end of the month or early the next month. i've started to notice that i'm taking frequent trips to the bathroom at night. i dont have any of the other signs and it was just 6 days ago that i had sex, is there any way possible that i could be pregnant or am i worrying too much?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Gypsey - Of course I wish you luck and I can't wait to hear the result! I think we both know what the outcome is going to be ;)

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Hi inquestion - you're sense of feeling lighter than air is the kind of feeling I had - but - it is very early. All you can do is keep any eye out for other pregnancy symptoms over the coming weeks. Particularly look for any breast changes as these are often a very clear sign of pregnancy. Good luck!

gYPSEY 6 years ago

Hi Susana here on late day 14 taking the test tommorow morning wish me LUCK!

inquestion 6 years ago

ok.i think i might be pregnant. i have been off birth control for about 5-6 months. And i have already started to get on a regular cycle at the beginning of the year. I calculated and my last period was the 23rd of April. And according to the ovulation calendar i am ovulating from the 4th of this month until the 9th of this month. And my husband and i had unprotected sex 4 times and we even did the pillow hip and legs up thing. And not one drop of it left me.(sorry if that is too personal). the only thing is he did have a lot to drink. But we hadn't had sex in 2 days which is odd for us. And i don't thik the alcohol affected his little swimmers.But today (the day after) i have a fuzzy feeling down stairs.And i am soooo extremely tired. And have this lighter than air feeling. And i was wondering if u think this could be early pregnancy symptom. I mean i had to force myself today to eat chickfila. And the thought of it now is making me want to go throw up. And help will be GREATLY appreciated!!

thanks again!!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Abbey - I've not heard of hot flashes being an early sign of pregnancy, but it could well be because of the hormonal changes taking place - we all react differently to our hormones. The nausea and bloating are clearer signs, and of course there is always a chance of pregnancy if we are trying to conceive and/or have had unprotected sex. You'll just have to wait and see if your period arrives or not :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Welcome back Jennifer :) Glad to hear the pregnancy is proceeding well and you're enjoying it - it is an incredible journey and it's only just the start. Best wishes to you x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Joy - As i'm sure you know the pull out method is not a reliable method of birth control! It's very risky. If your period still hasn't arrived then there's a very high likelihood that you're pregnant. Since your period is missed then a test will be reliable now. Good luck!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Elizabeth - The only advice I can give is to take another pregnancy test and see how it turns out. Our periods can often change with no obvious reason, but to be certain a pregnancy test should be reliable now. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Cheyanne - Putting on a lump of weight quickly is often an early pregnancy sign, the stomach cramp you experienced is less likely to be so. Your period should be due soon, so hopefully it won't show up :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Becky - You've got a few potential early pregnancy symptoms there - the extreme tiredness, nausea and heightened sense of smell. Sounds like a high possibility, but of course the best way to know for sure is to see if your period arrives and if it doesn't come when expected take a pregnancy test. Good luck!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Amy :) Of course being pregnant is a possibility, though normally the nausea associated with pregnancy will carry on and not usually be confined to a day or two. (That sounds more like some kind of tummy bug or a reaction to something bad that you have eaten.) It must be awful for you, wondering every month if you might be pregnant - I sincerely hope you are as you want it so much! Fingers crossed your period DOES NOT arrive!

abby02 6 years ago


I've felt sick pretty regularly the last few days and I feel way bloated. Also, I'm one of those people who is always cold regardless of the weather but lately I've gotten hot flashes, is that a symptom of being pregnant? I'm not due to have my period for another week but this is not how I normally feel before I start. Do you think I could be pregnant?

Jennifer 6 years ago

Thank you Susan. I ws just watching a slide show and reading how the baby forms and it is so amazing! Wow! Here is the link.

So amazing. Everything is going well and I go to the doctors June 2nd. They said they see patients at 8-10 weeks. I have been taking prenatal pills and actually been doing wonderful. This site has helped me so much and I really thank you for answering back so fast. I can tell my body is changing a lot and I have been super tired and my body has been aching but I am ready for this journey.:D

joy 6 years ago

Hi Susan S. I had unprotected sex last month with my fiance using the 'pull out' system and I haven't gotten my period yet, not spotting or anything but I almost always start somewhere from the 25th to a couple days later and todays the 4th. I don't have any major signs, yeah I've been hungrier, but no sensitivity to smells, I don't feel that different but at the same time I feel convinced that I am pregnant. Do you just reccomend I take a test to know for sure? My fiance says to just wait out this week and if I haven't started by then we'll test. I do want to add that I have been more moody though, I blamed it originally on the fact that I was going to be starting my period soon but since it has yet to come maybe it's due to something else?

Elizabeth92 6 years ago

Hello um I need some help big help! In the begining of April I had a period but it was a week late from when I was suppost to start and it wasn't like my normal periods I have never been late n I've alway had a heavy flow I only bled for two days n a day after I stoped I took a test n it was negative two days later I took another n it was negative also I have pretty much every symtom of pregnancy ex the metalic taste in mouth me and my fiancé just assoumed I was pregnant n was just tooken to early all dureing the month of April we have had unprotected sex and if my last proof was a true period I'd would of started on the 5th of may but on saterday I had a very light brownish bleeding then on Sunday I had enough blood to fill a pad but no cramping had some sharp pains IN my belly but stoped I am still bleeding now but not much and is brown w red tint my belly is very hard and is sticking out please tell me what is happining to me lol I have no one else to turn to my fiancé isn't good w girl stuff

cheyannebennett 6 years ago

me and my husband have been tryn to get pregnant since i had my first child last summer in June, we have been tryn since i would say oct.09; still nothing! but i feel like i may be pregnant for some reason. im hopen and prayn so much that i am. i went to hardee's about 30 minutes ago and got the bacon thick buger 1/4 pound.. i started it while tryn the 2 miles back to the house, and all of a sudden i got to crampn like the baby did not like what i was eatting, i feel like i have gained weight in the past month but no one seems to tell but me. i had my pd on april the 11th;2010 .. could i be pregnant?.

BeckyS 6 years ago

I have been off of birth control for about 4 months. Because we are newly weds we decided to let God take control but have still been some what hesitant. My husband and I have been having sex but still pulls out before he finishes. The past couple of times he said that he probably should have pulled out earlier. This is the week I should be getting my period, but for once I feel no signs of getting it. I have been really tired- I normally love to go to the gym and get a good workout but now I have no desire to, I've had a headache for almost 6 days now, certain smells make me gag, and I'm EXTREMELY moody. For the past 2 weeks I have even felt different, it's a hard feeling to explain though. Am I just being paranoid? I love my husband very much, I'm not afraid of being pregnant, I just want to have some way of knowing before I tell him.

amy 6 years ago

hi susanna...think this website is great...i have been with my partner 6 years and for the pat 3 years we have been trying to concieve. i am due on my period on the 7th of this month so i am not yet late BUT thurs and friday jus gone as i was brushing my teeth first thing in the mornin as i was getting ready for work i all of a sudden felt really really hot i felt as if i was really drunk or was guna pass out the next thing i knew i was being sick down the tiolet but it was only like yellow flemmy stuff that came out that happend on the thurs morning and friday morning was exactly the same!! i am constantly on the toilet and feel sick everytym i eat..i am always tired and also feeling alot of flutters in my tummy. i really hope i am pregnant as i hav wanted this for so long now!! but cudd i still be pregnant even though i was only sick on the thurs and fri but had no more since?!?! please help it drives me insane guin thru this every month! sorry for the essay :) lol xxx

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Gypsey, A pregnancy test won't be reliable until a minimum of 14 days after conception, so going by the dates you've given you could take a test now (I make it 14 days exactly). You just need to make sure you do the test right - here are my instructions on how to make sure you get an accurate result:

Lots of women say that they experience some cramping and odd feelings in the lower back and stomach in the first few weeks so you're not alone. Like I said previously, there's a lot of changes going on in there if you are pregnant! Let me know how it turns out :)

Gypsey 6 years ago

Hi Susana, I am now on my 11th late day. The light spotting did go away after 3 days like you said. My husband still wants to wait another 2 weeks to test. He says to try and forget about it untill then, easier said then done LOL! I have noticed that I am very aware of my stomach and lower back. My stomach feels like it's pulling around my belly button. It's a weird feeling like I did alot of situps. My lower back ackes all the time. I am confused almost everyone I hear about has sore breasts and our nausous. Do other people get the sytomes I just discribed?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi AJ - I also knew within a few days that I was pregnant - it's practically impossible to explain to anyone else how you know, but there it is, lol :) You've just got to trust your own knowing. I hope you get the result you want!

AJ80 6 years ago

Thanks Susana for getting back to me, I know what you mean! With my 2nd pregnancy I knew withing a few days, family thought I was diabetic with the symptoms but i knew i was pregnant! I did a test on day 7 which was negative, however day 14 showed a positive test and true t all dates i delivered by section at exactly 39 weeks 7 days before my due date, i couldn't believe how acurate it was!!! as for today my husband had a glass of red wine, I usually join him and enjoy it, but the thought made me feel so queezy!!! Somethings not right if i'm not pregnant. But thanks again... i'll keep you posted! x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Rebecca - you're very welcome :) Do let me know if you have any good news to share!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi AJ - I know very little about implanon, so I can't help you there I'm afraid. Many women say they know exactly when they have conceived and feel different almost immediately (I'm one of them!), so it's certainly not impossible that you feel that you know you are pregnant. I'd give it at least 3 weeks before taking a pregnancy test for a definitive answer as to whether your feeling is correct or not. As you've been pregnant before, you'll no doubt notice any early pregnancy symptoms in the coming weeks if you are pregnant. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Gypsey - Spotting caused by implantation usually lasts a day or two or three and yes, it is possible to get pregnant late in your cycle. The ovum can actually wait for chemical signals from the sperm to tell it when to be released in order to maximize the chance of conception. It's pretty clever stuff!

rebecca19  6 years ago

Thankyou so very much for your reply! ill keep you updated!

AJ80 6 years ago

Hi Susana... so here goes, i had the implanon fitted on 4th feb as i thought it would be 1 thing less to worry about as i already hav 2 children. Prior to the implanon i was taking femulen the mini pill as i can only POP's. My periods have been extremely regular bang on a 28 day cycle after having my daughter in 2006. However since having the implanon I started bleeding 2 days later and have continued bleeding extremly heavily since up until deciding to have the implanon removed on 22nd April, the bleeding stopped on the 24th April like someone had urned a tap off! I had sex 4 days prior to having the implanon removed and have later found out that sexual intercourse should be avoided for 14 prior to having the implanon removed!! Is this the case? Also since then my GP advised me to take 6months off contraception to let my body adjust, but i'm allergic to the latex in condoms and we have been using the "pull out" method! Last night my husband didn't pull out, and for some reason I am just totally convinced I am pregnant! today I had the same feelin I had with my daughter at only a week or 2 pregnant, fainting sensation from my feet upto my head, and extremely dizzy, also the fatigue is unbelievable! I am taking iron tablets and this started to improve but i am soooo tired all the time! What do you think???? Thanks, AJ

Gypsey 6 years ago

Thank you so much for getting back to me Susana. I have not gotten my regular period yet here on day 9 and really hope it is implantation causing the spotting, but only time will tell. How long does that spotting usually last, if that is whats happening to me? And can I have really gotten preganent so late in my cycle, is it possible?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Emma - I fully understand your confusion! Maybe the best option for you at the moment is to get some ovulation test strips to determine whether you are actually ovulating yet or not. Do one every day to test for the hormone LH (luteinizing hormone). When the test detects it, that means you're ovulating and it's a good time to try and conceive. This may be a better method for you to work out what is going on right now, rather than keep taking pregnancy tests. You can get 50 ovulation tests for about $11 at amazon which is the cheapest you'll find them anywhere:

Best wishes and let me know how it goes x

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Hi Rebecca - it's so early that it's really impossible to say whether you could be pregnant yet. Nausea doesn't usually start so early on, but we are all different so you never know. If the feeling of nausea increases day by day then it may be an early sign of pregnancy. Being emotional can also be a sign but you'll just need to wait and see if your period arrives - that will be the clearest sign of whether you are pregnant or not. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Joann - you're right on the cusp of when a pregnancy test will be accurate or not. It needs to be taken a minimum of 14 days after conception, so if you had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago and factoring in that it can often take 2 or 3 days more for conception to occur then the test could well be showing a false negative.

If your period does not come on normally, then give it a good 4+ days before doing another test and follow the instructions I've given previously about making sure you do the test right. Good luck!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hey Jennifer - that's wonderful news! Congratulations! It's natural to worry whether things are going right when we've had a miscarriage before, but really it's up to nature now. There's nothing you can do to ensure a miscarriage doesn't happen except of course not taking any drugs, alcohol etc.

There are a lot of changes going on in your body right now, so you will get a whole lot of sensations in your tummy area - it's all normal. It's amazing to think what's happening in there!

I'm really happy for you and wish you the very best :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Gypsey and I'm sorry it's taken me a few days to get back to you. You should know by now if the spotting has turned into a full period. If it carries on as intermittent spotting it could well be implantation bleeding which sometimes occurs when the fertilized egg implants in the womb. If you don't get a full period then wait another week and then take a pregnancy test. Good luck to you and many thanks for your very kind comments x

Gypsey 6 years ago

My husband dried away my tears, thank God for him. I just wanted to say the spotting was very light mixed with that darn discharge. It has stopped for now anyway. Going to wait it out until tommorow if it is my cycle I'll no soon enough. I keep readding all your older commets trying to figure out about others who may have been in similar situations, Alot of women dying to know long before their cycle is do I wonder how many wait as long as me to test, guess I'm just a big chicken, LOl. I'm writting this, because I found great comfort in the people that wrote to you alot and we sort of got to hear their story. I only wish to share mine, because I know how many other women out there are also feeling like I do. If I get it my husband says we will try again. It's better not to be so late, because you grow so attached so very fast.It's funny how soon we can fall inlove with our children, even when they live in your heart. Thank you so much Susana for giving women, a soft place to fall. A place to be heard and share our inner most feelings as well as ask questions. Wish me luck tonight.

Gypsey 6 years ago

I am starting to spot now at the end of my 8th day.Guess this means no baby right? I'll let you know what happens. Don't think I ever wanted anything this bad in all my life. I say more but I can't stop crying,thank you for litening anyway :(

Gypsey 6 years ago

I am on my 8th late day now and paranoid! My husband firmly believes that we should wait to next month to take the test. Although I am very confused about how I should feel I know he is right the last thing I need is to get my hopes up. I started taking over the counter Folic Asid pills that our clinic suggested since they heard our situation. I cut out caffeen + alchole & am being extra careful anyway. One min I am sure I am the next I am sure it's all in my head, LOL. I been checking out your sight trying to see how many of your guests actually are having babies, Uhh!!! I am no longer having as much problems being constipated, because I started eatting Raisen Brand, thought that might help others out there. The discahrge which is almost always milky these days keeps comming on strong, sorry to be gross. My breasts only tingle a bit. I feel slightly nausous, but never throwup. Still cramping slightly, and have a dull acke in my lower back. I am tired more offten exept at bedtime then I just can't get to sleep. At night time I have annoying heartburn. I have put on 3 pounds recently, but I know these things could all be caused by other things. I am sorry to be a pain, but it comforts me to know here are other people out there with the same things going on in their lives. At this sight we are all playing the bathroom game so to speak. Some of us are praying that the stick turns blue & others are praying it doesn't! I really hope all those women out there like me who despretly want a baby and who are also crossing there fingers every time they use the bathroom or feel the slightest bit different all get there babies :) And for all the women and young girls who maybe made an error in judgement& maybe are sweating out their future get the negtive answer they are hoping for. In a perfect world right, Susana?

Emma 6 years ago

Thank u for your reply. I'm so confussed as my doctor said even though I am not having periods I could still be ovulating but i keep Reading on the internet that some people say you can still ovulate but other people say you can't! Every morning I wake up feeling like Ive been desperate for a wee in my sleep to cause me a dull tummy ache but feel so hungry too! Again I did a test this morning & negative, is it possible I could be pregnant but to early for the test to detect it! I guess I'm just wishful thinking but I just need a bit of hope! x

rebecca19 6 years ago

Hello there! me and my boyfriend had sex about 6 days ago and I havebeen feeling siCk for the past 3 or 4. Also I have begun to feel as if I am always thirsty and I even turned down some hamburgers the other night! My fav food! I am heading in to the week of my period so I have not missed my period yet. But I would like to kno is there anyway I could be pregnet just from thoes signs? Also my breasts have been sore but this happens before every period.

Another thing Though that I think I may be is that I have been way more emotional then I think I have ever been!

Joann 6 years ago

Okay so it happened of course one night. now two weeks later im very suspicious if i am pregnant or not. my period was supposed to start several days after and its just finally started, but it wasnt heavy like it always is. It was for a few hours then, now its just very light. Yesterday i got very nauesous. ill admit i only drank 3 or 4 beers the night before, and i never throw up, i spaced my drinks as well. I stayed in bed and threw up again several hours later. Today i was feeling fine then i noticed my sense of smell was stronger i was having moments of nausea but very hungry and then i started getting light headed. Ive had slight headaches for the past couple days on and off. I did take a pregnancy test this morning2 in fact and they both came out negative. Is it a possiblity that i could still be pregnant but it too early to tell?

Gypsey 6 years ago

Ok I am almost done with my 7th late day and it's hard to think of anything else. I am still getting that discharge no blood but sometimes there is alot of discharge. It doesn't smell or anything. It mostly is watery slippery like when you ovulate but sometimes it's like other times throughout the month. I don't know if it's a good sighn or bad sighn. Still feeling bloated and I have an on and off cramp that starts at my belly button. Very raley do I get cramps when it's my time of the month. Don't know if I'm just being silly about this all or if it might really be true? In the mean time I am taking good care of myself I just don't want to get to happy for no reason. Sitting here with my fingers crossed!

Jennifer 6 years ago

Also another question I am still getting like dark brown spotting I guess you can call it. And my stomach feels tight. Is all this normal? I am so nervous I don't want anything bad to happen. I thinking positive though!

Jennifer 6 years ago

Hey Susana! So Remember when I told you that last month was a failed try to get preggo? Well this time it wasn't a failed attempt. I'm pregnant! My period was suppose to start yesterday and I actually had dark brown spotting so I was like oh man my period is coming maybe next month. But I had so many signs so I was like maybe it is just in my head. Well it wasn't. I am pregnant! And we are so excited! I have my first doctors appointment on May 2nd. So I do have some questions for you. When I was 18 I did have a miscarriage and am really worried because I don't want to have one again. Is there anything different I can do to prevent that? Also i have been having some cramping in my stomach. Is that normal? It feels like period cramps but I worry because it reminds me of my miscarriage and I don't want that to happen again.

Thanks a bunch for this blog you are the greatest!

Gypsey 6 years ago

My new husband and I just started trying for a baby. I am usually pretty regular every 28 days, but have been a month late once and a few days here and there once in a blue moon. The funny thing is my husband & I had unprotected sex on April 18th and I was due for a period on April 22. It is now April 29th and still nothing. I feel very bloated as well as constipated. I have clear fluid comming out of me and only once was this fluid a little dark on my first missed day. I am scard to take a test, because I want this so bad already and am sweating it out each time I use the bathroom. Can I even be pregnet if we tried so late in the month? Do I test now or wait to miss another period? Maybe I just willed my period away with sheer HOPE!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Kelly - thanks :) If your last period was normal then there is really nothing to worry about. If it was a lot lighter than usual and intermittent rather than a steady flow, then that could be a sign of pregnancy. If you wanted to double check you could take pregnancy test now to put your mind at rest. My article on pregnancy tests details how to ensure you get an accurate result:

Best wishes x

Kelly 6 years ago

Hi Susana-

Im currently in a long distance relationship and we last had sex 17 days ago. Im on the patch, and very good about changing it when its time. My period was to start last week and it actually came a few days early and I am still spotting. How soon can I tell if Im pregnant? I have been very emotional lately and having very crazy dreams. Those seem to be the only changes I have noticed yet Im paranoid Im pregnant for some reason this month. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, this site is amazing!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hey Sherrie - Congratulations! That's fantastic news :) I also had a 12 year age gap between my children and it does feel like it's your first one all over again. Very best wishes to you, your baby and your family, xx

SherrieJ 6 years ago

Hey Susana,Thank you for taking the time and posting your helpful knowledge.Went and seen my OBGYN today.I am 6 weeks 1 day pregnant !.. The Heartbeat is strong and healthy :) I am so Happy. The last time I had a child was 13 years ago ... "Ugh" :) so in some ways I am feeling like a new mommy again :) .. once again Thank you :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Emma - I've done a little research on fertility after using Depo and from what I've read the *average* amount of time it takes to return to normal fertility is 6-10 months and it often takes up to 15 months to become pregnant. If you are not having periods at the moment then you are probably not ovulating yet. It sounds like it's just going to take more time for your body to get back to normal. There are several things you can do to clear the depo out of your system faster such as sauna and a detox diet. Hope that helps :)

Emma 6 years ago

Hi, I'm new to this. I had my last depo injection in October 2009 and I had been on it for 3 years with no periods. I still haven't had any periods since coming off it. Recently been havin sex every other day and doing pregnancy test every week, did one 2days ago and negative. Today iv had a sleep in the evenin n my my partner had made a sunday roast, as I sat down I felt very nauseous and could hardly eat any of it as i felt really put off it! I usually love my food so this is not normal. Then I just burst out crying and I don't honestly no why I cried! I'm now eating chocolate cheese cake as I'm writing this so I no it's not me not hungry. The annoying part to trying for a baby is that I don't know when I'm ovulating, don't no when a test will be correct since I don't have periods to know if I'm late or not! I've had 2 reflexology sessions to try help bring my cycle back but no luck! Any ideas as I'm getting a little disheartened by this! X

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Ash, if your boyfriend used a condom and it didn't rip or split, then you should be fine. What you're describing regarding the pain sounds like it could be vaginismus. Vaginismus is when the muscles inside your vagina tighten up involuntarily, which prevents penetration. Here's some more info on it:

Ash 6 years ago

Hi Susana-

I am 18 and my boyfriend and I tried to have sex on the 16th with a condom but he was only able to get the tip in before it hurt me so bad. Is this normal? The entire moment got ruined and I was really in a lot of pain! lol! Also, can you get pregnant from what we did? I would think not but just wanted to know anyway....

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Cheryl - Any pregnancy tests you've done so far will not be at all accurate as you really need to wait until you've missed your period. The very earliest you can take a test for a reliable result is the day that your period is due.

Breast soreness and constipation can be early signs of pregnancy, but you really won't know if you are pregnant until you take a test at the correct time. Best wishes x

cheryl david 6 years ago

hey,ive noticed the whites in my eyes turn really white my breast are hurting and im ver constipated my last period was 2nd of april but im not due till the 30th do u think i could be pregnant. oh ive done 2 test which have come back negative. could u e-mail me back on thank you so much

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Kirsty - For a completely accurate pregnancy test result I'd advise waiting another 4 days before taking one. You could be pregnant, but I think it's quite unlikely since you took the Plan B so soon after. Then again you never know. Let me know how it turns out :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Sherrie - sounds like you're pregnant! What was your last period like - was it lighter than normal? You may be further along than you first thought. Breast soreness and tenderness is very normal and shouldn't be anything to worry about, but when all the pregnancy symptoms stop this can be a worry and a sign that the pregnancy is not moving along normally. Talk it through with your OBGYN and they will probably do a blood test and possibly an internal examination to find out how far along you are and to ensure things are progressing as they should be. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Oh Elizabeth - I'm sorry to hear that :( You and your husband will have to put in more practice, lol. Having sex everyday is the best way to fall pregnant fast, if you have the energy for it! Yes, do come back and let me know how you are getting on. Best wishes x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Tweety, the odd glass of wine won't hurt at all: not your chances of conceiving or the baby. Any more than the odd glass is not recommended. Hope this helps!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Raylene, sorry for the late reply. Certainly dizziness is an early pregnancy symptom and digestive poroblems such as heartburn or extra gas can also be a sign. I'll look forward to fidning out you result once you've done your pregnancy test! Take care x

kristy 6 years ago

Hi my question is that I took Plan B pill with in 30 minutes of unprotected sex since the condom braked and this was like 10 days ago and my period was due today and i have been felling sick and tired for couple of days also feeling dissy and headache so Am i pregnant? If I take a pregnancy test now will it be accurate?

SherrieJ 6 years ago

ok my question is this... I have been feeling pregnant for the last 2 weeks. I have taken over 12 test and they all have come back positive,that was before I even missed my period. I just felt pregnant. I missed my period on the 14th two days ago I took two other test in the last couple of days. They came back positive as well.. for the last three weeks I've had all the normal symptoms of early stage pregnancy.. I woke up yesterday morning,and I felt nothing I took another test and it came back positive .. I am very worried. I do have a appointment on the 26th with a OBgyn.I don't know if this should a question that I should ask.. but my breast have been hurting even to the point of touch.As of yesterday they now just burn,is this normal?

Thank You.

Elizabeth 6 years ago

I'm embarrassed to have to post this but I am not pregnant. I will get back on here when I think I am pregnant next time I guess. Thank you so much for your help

Tweety 6 years ago

This page seems to be of much help! My question/concern is this: my husband and I recently starting trying to conceive, I enjoy an occasional glass of wine and am wondering should I discontinue this in the meantime? My concern is what harm may this have if we have conceived? (awaiting my period to find out) Is there a safe amount to consume without causing any harm?

Thank you!

Sara 6 years ago

I noticed that a lot of women posting on here are trying to get pregnant. My husband and I got married last year and we both agreed that we didn't want to use the pill due to the health effects of it or any other form of contraception so we chose a natural family planning method. The Creighton Model. It is just as effective as birth control when avoiding a pregnancy, but because you are charting everything you also know when you ovulate and can acheive a pregnancy. 76% of people who use this method get pregnant within their first or second cycle of trying. The ones who don't there is usually an underlying issue (which the chart can also tell you if you are recording properly) We tried for the first time last week and I believe I am pregnant (to o early to tell yet though) Besides using it to avoid or acheive pregnancy it can also direct you to the cause of infertiliy or miscarriage. I hope this could help some of you. I would highly recommend this method to anyone. Especially those facing the frustration and heartache of being unable to conceive.

Raylene 6 years ago

oh and i forgot to ass that i keep burping or passing gas more frequently if thats even another sign of pregnancy?

Raylene 6 years ago

yeah i was planning on waiting till around the time i got my period before i took a pregnancy test. but i am also getting dizzy or lightheaded and heart burn and i have only ever had heart burn once in my life. i have noticed too that i seem to be goin to the bathroom more frequently as well.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball - you're very welcome :) And the very best of wishes to you and your baby, X X

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

@ Elizabeth - Looking at your boobs is clearly not going to help after all they've been through lately, lol! How's the nausea?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

@ Raylene - OK, so you have a couple of weeks to wait before you can do a pregnancy test. Keep an eye out for any other early pregnancy signs!

basketball7 6 years ago


I was in shock but i thought it was coming but now i am super excited about becomin a mother. Thanks for all your help i appreciate it.

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Yes thats why I thought I thought I was gaining weight way too fast because of how fat my belly has gotten & its not the normal kind of fat I can suck in its like the fat bloating i get when I'm on my period.. But as for my boobs I had breast reduction 3 weeks ago friday so my boobs are very unnormal so I couldn't really tell you a difference in them because they are still very sore from the surgery & everything was disconnected from my nipples so they are unfunctional when it comes to regular boobs.

Raylene 6 years ago

my last period was around the end of march beginning of april so it should be around the same time coming up here cause my periods are regular.. and i feel like i have put on about 4 or 5 pounds in the last week. My breasts are a little tender but not to bad right now but i havent really noticed any blue veins but then again i dont really pay much attention to my breasts. dont really look at them much cause i dont like the scars from my breast reduction!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

HI Ashley - Welcome :) You could be pregnant for sure. pregnancy tests aren't accurate until at least 14 days after conception, so I'd suggest doing a few sums and working out when you'll be able to take one. Take care x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Raylene - sounds like you are experiencing some potential pregnancy symptoms there. When was your last period and when is your next one due?

Also, are you just bloated or have you actually put on weight? Bloating could be a sign, but one strong sign of pregnancy is putting on a chunk of weight (4+ pounds) in a very short space of time. I've had 3 pregnancies and in each one I put on 1/2 a stone within 2 weeks of conceiving.

To Raylene and Elizabeth - have a good look at your breasts. Do they feel heavier than normal? Are there any changes to the size or color of your nipples? Have any blue veins appreared that were not there before? Breast changes are a very strong indicator if pregnancy.

Ashley 6 years ago

ok i had sex last week and my period didnt show up yet, i was suppose to get it that week but i didnt and the day after my stomach felt sick through out the day and i would have headaches that would come and go , i would be very hungry @ times ,and my back was hurting a couple days ago but it was just once? could i be pregnant?

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Being bloated is a sign? I see that raylene posted something about that. On that note I have been bloated alot & just thought I was getting fat & needed to get on a diet lol.. is that another sign?

Raylene 6 years ago

oh and i feel bloated.

Raylene  6 years ago

Okay cause i had sex a few days after my period and im always tired, hungry. i have cramping in my stomach feel sick through out the day and smells make me feel worse and i have headaches that come and go. Could i possibly be pregnant?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Absolutely Raylene - it's possible to get pregnant at any time during your cycle. The human body is very clever and will do what it can to procreate. So that might mean releasing the ovum earlier or later to increase the chances of conception. Contrary to popular belief there is no truly *safe period* to have sex to avoid pregnancy.

Raylene 6 years ago

Hi Susana

Im wondering if women can get pregnant just days after there period?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

I have to say I don't know on this one; the cramping could be one of a variety of things. We'll have to wait and see, but I do hope you are pregnant!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

The pain I have been having all day is more like cramps. But even if I wasn't preg & going to start I shouldn't be starting for at least another week so I shouldn't be cramping... what do you think?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

I love being able to chat with you too! I enjoy talking to all the people that visit me here. Glad you managed to get the pop tarts down, lol.

hCG = Human chorionic gonadotrophin hormone - hCG for short, is produced by the egg sac and is the hormone that tells your body to increase progesterone levels - this is what makes your periods stop, as well as being responsible for most of the "symptoms" of pregnancy. Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are testing for hCG in your urine.

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Okay... Thank you, I finished my pop tarts but if i start walking around I get more sick feeling. I am at work so I am sitting at my desk & when I sit still it doesn't seem to bother me much but I guess we will see... Thank you sooo much I love being able to chat with you & find stuff out because this way I'm not having to ask my mom lol

Question.. What is hCG hormone?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Morning sickness can come on very early. It depends how sensitive you are to the hCG hormone. Everyone is different - some never have any kind of sickness or nausea and unfortunate ones like me are sick for 6 months or more, lol! I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

If your nausea is a pregnancy symptom it will gradually get worse over the next few weeks, but by then we should have a result either way!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Susana. I don't feel good this morning. I'm trying to eat my pop tarts but they aren't going down so good. If I'm not mistaking you don't get morning sickness this early do you even if I was pregnant? Because if I am i would have to only be 3 weeks along because I had a doc appointment 3 1/2 weeks ago & I wasn't preg. What do you think?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

You're welcome Elizabeth :) Do let me know how it goes!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball :) I appreciate you letting me know your result and I'm glad that I've been of some help to you. How are you feeling about the pregnancy? I hope you're ok, though I imagine you are probably in a bit of shock right now. Very best wishes to you. Take care xx

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Thank you again Susana! I am really getting excited & I told my husband what you said & he is really excited too!

basketball7 6 years ago

*Sorry meant to say 1-2 weeks pregnant.

basketball7 6 years ago

Hi Susana

Well i took a pregnancy test this morning, and found out I am 1- weeks pregnant. Just thought i would let you know.

Thanks for all your help :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi lana - I would definitely recommend you take another pregnancy test to confirm whether you are pregnant or not. Now that we're in April there's no chance of getting a false negative, since you'd be 15/16 weeks pregnant. If the result is negative again, then there's obviously something else going on. It may be the start of your menopause or something else. Either way I'd suggest going back to see your doctor. Best wishes :)

Iana 6 years ago

I'm 43 and my last menstration was january 19. I had gone for check up but my test was negative. But i'm having symptom for pregnancy. My youngest daughter is 10yrs old. The gap between my secon and the youngest child is 7 yrs. I also felt bit of contraction movement and felt like blottered, and sometimes felt pressure in my bladder. Pls reply and advice me at Thank u.

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Hi Elizabeth - you're welcome :) Being very sensitive to smells can be a strong indicator of pregnancy. It was one of the earliest symptoms I experienced in my second pregnancy. It will be interesting to see if you have any other changes/symptoms over the next few weeks!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Hi Susana, Its me again. I have a question, I am veryyyy sensitive to smells of EVERYTHING & often stuff my husband doesn't even smell I will smell & not be able to stand it. What could that be from?

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Okay, thank you very much =) My husband is dying to know if I'm preg lol. Not saying I'm not but he is overly anxious!

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Hi Elizabeth - Yes that's right. Pregnancy tests aren't reliable until at least 14 days after conception, so this is usually around the date that your period is due. For a totally reliable result it's usually better to wait a week or two longer (once the period is actually missed), but it can be hard to wait when you want to know now!

Elizabeth 6 years ago

I have been reading over the comments on here & have I gathered it right that a pregnancy test will not be able to work until you have missed your first period?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

basketball - awaiting your result with baited breath!

Elizabeth - I know how that feels, watching for every little potential sign of pregnancy! Good luck and do feel free to ask more questions if you need to :)

Elizabeth 6 years ago

Thank you Susana! my husband is dying for me to be pregnant so every little thing I do differently he tells me im pregnant lol... but thank you & i'll let you know if I have any other signs. I love having this to be able to ask you questions!

basketball7 6 years ago

Thanks Susana

Im guna do a test today and let you know how it goes.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball :) I'm trying to work out when you can take a pregnancy test. According to the dates by your comments here, it was 3 weeks ago when you first contacted me, plus around 9 days since the first day of your last period. If that's correct you should be due for a period now, in which case you should get a reliable result if you do a test now (as long as you test your very first pee of the day). Good luck!

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Hi Elizabeth - excessive hunger could be an early sign of pregnancy but it's impossible to say if pregnancy is the reason for your hunger as there could be a 100 other reasons. Watch for any other early pregnancy symptoms alongside the hunger. Take care x

basketball7 6 years ago

Hi Susana

Well im just waiting till next week when i would usuallyg et my period to take a preg. test. But I have noticed I have been really hungary lately, I have also gained a few puonds, it also seems that IO feel and look bloated everyday. I feel that my stomache has gotten bigger...but i dont know if I am just overreacting about possibly being pregnant. So I dont know whether to wait another week to do a preg. test or not. Since I missed those few days of my pills. Im just really confused.

Elizabeth  6 years ago

I have been having a non stop hunger for the last 3 days, & me & my husband have been trying but I won't start my next period for another 2 weeks & I was just wondering would hunger be a sign this early if I was pregnant?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Jennifer - that's disappointing, but I'm sure you will fall pregnant soon if you keep practicing! I'm looking forward to hearing some good news soon. xx

Jennifer 6 years ago

Hey Susana. I got my period rats! lol. My husband and I are a little disappointed, but he says okay maybe next month :D We will be trying again on my ovulation date. This website has been super helpful and can't wait to tell you the good news when it comes.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Jules, I would recommend taking another pregnancy test first thing in the morning as the hCG levels will be the highest then if you are pregnant. If it's negative again, try another test in a couple of weeks (assuming that your period still hasn't arrived).

It is difficult to know what's really going on since it can take a good 6 months or so for your menstrual cycle to sort itself out after taking the pill for so long and it's impossible to predict when you may have ovulated. Good luck!

Hi Help - The first thing is to make sure you get yourself some condoms and use them. If this guy is worth it he won't mind using them. Even though you have not had a period for 8 months you are taking very big risks here. Give it a few weeks and then do a pregnancy test - take it first thing in the morning, like I've said to the other ladies. Do get yourself protected and read this as well:

Best wishes :)

Help123 6 years ago

Hello I am 17 yrs old An I meet this guy about a month ago an we hav had unprotected sex like every other day. He always cums inside me ( idk y) but for about a 2 weeks I started getting really dizzy and today my stomach starting to feel funny an I started eatinq alot more. I was on depo for about a year an a half I haven't has. Period since I took the first shot my last shot was august of last year I an a period right before I got the shot and haven't had 1 since idk if I am pregnant are not.....

Jules88 6 years ago

Hi Susana,

I've been on the pill for almost 10 years and just recently stopped taking it to try and become pregnant. My first menstral cycle began on Feb 21st and lasted its usual 6 days (though it was much heavier than it used to be when I was taking the pill). Now I am on day 38 without another period. Is it possible to skip a period after I've already had one or is there a higher possiblity I am pregnant? I took a test 5 days ago but it was negative. I have been pregnant before and it happened immediately after going off the pill (i.e. about 6-10 days later). The last test I took was later in the day. If I take another tomorrow morning, will it show a true result?

Any info will be helpful. Thanks for taking the time!!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Emma - A pregnancy test should be reliable now since your period is late. Just make sure you test your first pee of the day. Take care :)

Emma 6 years ago

I had unprotected sex using the pullout method on march 12th, and I haven't gotten my period yet (it's a day or two late). Would you recommened that I take a pregnancy test or wait because it is too soon to tell?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Sherry,

Implantation bleeding is not something I've experienced or know much about, but I found this page that seems to cover it well:

On there it says that implantation bleeding can last up to 3 days, but it's not like a normal menstrual flow. It's light itermitent spotting. Hope that helps :)

sherry 6 years ago

Hi i am just wondering about how long implantation bleeding can last for?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Jennifer - You have a few early signs there (esp. the enlarged nipples) so I hope you get the result you want! Do let me know the outcome. x

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Lorjohn - Unfortunately, I do think that the likelihood is that you are miscarrying. There are only 10 days difference between the 12th and 22nd, so your hCG levels would be incredibly low for 4-5 weeks pregnant. Have you been back for further blood tests to see if the hCG is rising or not? Did they give you a scan? I ask because this is what was done to me.

Your situation reminds me a lot of when I had a blighted ovum (no genetic material in the egg) and miscarried.

It's the egg sac that creates the hormone hCG, so if this has not come away and is still functioning then pregnancy tests will show positive even though there is no real pregnancy to speak of.

Hopefully you are being monitored. Good luck and best wishes. x

Jennifer 6 years ago

Thanks Susanna you have been great help. I must say that this page is the best I have come across. My husband and I just got married On March 13 this year and we are trying to have a baby. I have known him since middle school so we are ready for a baby. A couple of days after the wedding is when I ovulated and that is when we...... well you know. I know it is too soon and it could possibly be period symptoms because my breasts are swollen and super sore they hurt to touch. My nipples are also enlarged. We will see my period is suppose to come the first of the month and if I do not get my period I will check and I will let you know. Thanks for everything!

Lorjohn 6 years ago

Please help! I went to the doctor the other day after 5 positive tests (from 17th March to 22nd). I was having a light bleed (when I say bleed it ranges from pink to lightish red to brown discharge, not heavy and no clots) She sent me to the Pregnancy Support Centre who took blood. They told me my HCG level was only 5.8. They also said I'd have been 6 weeks but as my HCG was low I had miscarried. The thing is they are judging this from a period I had on 12th Feb when I had another bleed on 22nd which was more of a period than 12th so really I think I was only a few weeks rather than 6. I have done more tests and they still come out positive. Can anyone shed any light? Am I only 2 weeks pregnant or did I miscarry at 6 weeks? For 2 weeks pregnant the HCG level is anything from 5 to 50. So confused! Hugs to all you lovely ladies. xx

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Jennifer - I didn't get any back pain until I was at least 6/7 months pregnant.

Jennifer 6 years ago

What about back pain? How early did you get back pain if any?

tiffilou 6 years ago

Thanks xx

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Hi tiffilou,

Yep, give it about 2 weeks before you do a test. Take care x

tiffilou 6 years ago

Hi get alot of comments...and you're so great about replying that I thought I'd go ahead and post one too...I take the pill...but not for sex...because I have PCOS and I need it to regulate my hormones for me...or I don't have a regular period...well...due to moving and starting college and lack of money...i finished the pill in Jan sometime...and only just restarted this week...needless to say, no did have sex....about 2 weeks ago at the most...we used protection but it broke...I've been really emotional this last week...which sucks cuz it was spring break lol...pretty much my question for you would be when should I take a test just to make sure...I highly doubt i'm preggers...but there's always that possibility...I don't know when my period should be...since i was off for about 5weeks...and my period isn't that reliable even when i'm on the pill...i was thinking of waiting 2-3 weeks and if no period then to try...would you recommend any longer than that? thanks alot....

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi kat - no wonder you are confused, there are a lot of different things to take into consideration there! I'm wondering whether you did the pregnancy test a little early? I would suggest doing another one in a week's time and making sure you test your very first pee of the day.

The reliability of a pregnancy test will not be affected by the pill or plan B because they are estrogen/progesterone based and the pregnancy test detects another hormone hCG, though you can get a false negative if you do the test too early. I found this info on the pill and pregnancy tests:

If you do find you're pregnant, the pill or plan B will not hurt the baby in anyway. Good luck!

Kat 6 years ago

Susan I've been pregnant before but I didnt find out until I was 5-6 weeks pregnant the first time. Right now I think I'm pregnant because I'm peeing a lot more, my period was supposed to start last Wednesday (and it's now Tuesday), I've been having a few cramps but no traces of blood, but the pregnancy test that I took said negative. I'm on birth control so my period is very very regular. I did take a plan B pill last week though and I didn't know that that could cause you to miss a period? How does that work? I thought it made you have a period faster? Now I'm just confused and might not be pregnant?

Heeeeelp please!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball - you're welcome :) Pregnancy tests aren't accurate until *after* your period is due, so you're right you'll need to wait a few weeks. If you do it too early you may get a false negative. This is because it takes a little while for the hCG (pregnancy hormone) levels to build up. Let me know how it goes. Take care x

basketball7 6 years ago

Thanks Susana.

You have been so much help. If I was to take a home pregnany test now compared to in a couple weeks when i was supposed to actually get my period would it be more accurate?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi tot, I hope you've got yourself some cheap pregnancy tests because you may not get a reliable answer just yet! I know it's exciting :) but you really need to wait until after your period is due. (Sorry, I don't think my last response to you was that clear.) Anyhow, of course I wish you luck and I'll look forward to your news!

tot 6 years ago

hi, i am going to do a test monday morning. i feel to sick all the time to wait till my period is due. Ill kwt you know. wish me luck!

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball - there's not really an answer to your question because everyone is different. Many women will start experiencing some recognisable pregnancy symptoms just before, or around the time, that their period is due.

It's almost impossible to get a definitive answer before your period is due. If it doesn't arrive then that's going to be the best indicator that you're pregnant. Since you're taking the pill you may still have a period and be pregnant. So in this case wait a few days after you start bleeding and then do a pregnancy test. Good luck!

basketball7 6 years ago

susana- yes i have taken my pill since i remembered, and now this morning my stomache feels really upset. when do most women start to feel the first signs of pregnancy?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi tot, it certainly sounds like you have a lot of pregnancy symptoms. I'm assuming your last period was about 3 weeks ago? Was it normal? The only thing you can do right now is wait and see if your period arrives in a week's time. If not give it a few days and then do a test. Let me know how it turns out :)

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball - it could be, but what's more likely is that your hormone levels are out of kilter from not taking the pill for a few days. Have you taken your pill the last 4 days?

tot 6 years ago

and i forgot to mention i have had a cramping feeling but it feels more like a pinch, and it doesnt last very long.

tot 6 years ago

hey susana, i have been feeling really sick lately, and my boyfriend said my boobs were bigger, and my vjj area has been swollen since the last time we had sex, which was sunday. my nipples hurt, and my vision is really weird. my period is due in a week, but for two weeks now i have been bery constipated, and not even chocolate helps. i have been peeing alot even though i dont drink alot. last night i ate chinesse and i disliker chinese, and even when i eat and i get full and hour later im super hungry again. and smells really effect me. my deodrant does. and lately i have been having those blue veins in my breasts. What do you think???

Mel 6 years ago

Thank you so much Susana for the respond, helped a lot! :)

basketball7 6 years ago

thanks susana

Well today i woke up and went to the bathroom and i have a very light period, and im not suppossed to get my period for another week and a half, and im always on time it never changes, so could that be a sign of early pregnancy?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi basketball - 4 days is too early to tell if you are pregnant or not, so unfortunately you are going to have to wait. You could even fall pregnant after today because sperm can live for up to 7 days. I would say don't even think about whether sperm is of a lower quality if released several times in one day because you can still get pregnant. Think more about making sure you take your pills every day and being more careful. Because you missed two days, you will not be protected for the whole of the coming month and so, if you are not pregnant already, you will need to use another form of contraception on top of the pill such as condoms.

You might want to read this on how to avoid pregnancy:

basketball7 6 years ago

Well. I had my period for five days, and didnt take my sugar pills. Than when i started back on my white pills i missed two of them. The second day that i missed the pills i had sex with my boyfriend and he came inside me, but it was the second time that he came that day. I just want to know what are the chances of me being pregnant? And if a guy cums a few times before he actually cums inside you are the chances lower of getting pregnant? How early will i be able to tell if im pregnant, cuz it has been four days.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Mel - don't worry about the name - I've been called all sorts, lol. Your symptoms could be early pregnancy symptoms or they might be a virus or some other medical problem. If you had a normal period (not light or spotty) then it's unlikely that you're pregnant, but there is a small possibility. Unfortunately, the only way you are going to know for sure is to wait for your next period and see if it comes. If it's not on time then you'll need to do another pregnancy test. In the meantime, if you are pregnant the nausea symptoms will more than likely get worse as will the tiredness. Good luck!

Mel 6 years ago

Susana, sorry for misspelling your name.

Mel 6 years ago

Hey Susan, So me and my boyfriend had sex one night and the next day i got my period like i was supposed to. After my period, I've been feeling nauseas, lightheaded and tired, i also feel like i look pale and also been sorta moody. I want to eat but i cant because sometimes my nauseas start to kick it. I took a pregnancy test the week after my period and it came out to be negative but i think its too early to tell. Susam, could these be symptoms of early pregnancy? Please help.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Ok great Mary - I'll look forward to finding out your *hopefully* good news :)

It may not matter now, lol, but you start counting from the first day your period starts.

mary  6 years ago

Hi Susana to day makes it seven days late and for the last few days my tummy hurts having dizzy feeling so am going to do my test to day I'll keep you posted.Were do i start counting from when it actually start or the day after it ends.Hoping to hear from you soon

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Mary - have you thought about doing a pregnancy test? Since your period is overdue it will be reliable now - just make sure you test your first pee of the day.

To answer your ovulation question - you *generally* ovulate in the middle of your cycle. Day 1 is the first day of your period, so in a 21 day cycle you should be ovulating around day 10/11. Good luck and I hope you are pregnant!

mary 6 years ago

Hi Susana still no sign of my period as yet but i only fell a little cramp now and again in my belly bottom my breast aren't tinder but they feel like they want to hurt deep down.mostly feeling tired want to go back to bed as soon as i get up. some times i have a problem understanding my ovulation day so please enlighten me a bit an it i have a 21 days cycle so what days would my window of opportunity be an.Hoping to hear from you soon.

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Laura - they could be early pregnancy symptoms. Dizziness is often one of the first signs, but it can also be a sign of something else like a virus. You'll have to wait to see if your period comes to find out for sure :)

Hi Mary - any sign of your period yet? If you are trying to get pregnant you might want to consider having sex more often to increase your chances. I just read about HSG because I didn't know what it was - it says that the procedure can clear any blockages in the fallopian tubes and sometimes women get pregnant after this, so of course it's a possibility for you. Good luck!

mary 6 years ago

Hi Susana tell me more about this pregnancy stuff for i have been trying for quite some time now and had no luck.I had an h s g done an the 22 of February had sex three day after which was the 25 then an the 7 and the 8 day of march.Then my period was due today but it still hasn't show up as yet.As for the systoms slite cramping now and again had some Milo with milk the morning and i was so sick wanted to throw up but only a little came what do you think am still keeping my fingers cross.Don't want to bill my hopes up too early.

laura 6 years ago

my tummy feels really different and sore and gettin dizzy spells & bad headaces but it was only over a week that i had sex ! would this be a sign that am pregnant ?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Nicole - pregnancy tests are 99.9% accurate if done after your period is due. In your case I think you are going to have to wait a while before taking one, because if you did fall pregnant 4 days ago there would not yet be enough hCG in your urine to test. You'd need to wait until your next period was due and do one then if your period still hasn't arrived. The likelihood is that the sore breasts you are experiencing are a pre-period symptom, since 4 days is very early to get those kind of pregnancy symptoms. Let me know how it turns out. Take care x

Nicole 6 years ago

I had sex about 4 days ago, and I am starting to question if I am pregnant. My breasts are hurting, my period was supposed to be 2 days ago, should I be worried?? Should I just take a test? Are tests always right?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Claudia - sorry I didn't get back to you. I've been unwell this week and I must have missed your question in my foggy state of mind. If you still haven't had your period then the best thing you can do is take a test. There's always a possibility of pregnancy if you've had unprotected sex. Take care x

Claudia 6 years ago

Thanks so much for answering me back

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Lacey - sorry to hear that about your boyfriend. I'm not a fertility specialist, so I can't give you any reliable advice regarding improving your boyfriends sperm. I've heard that taking a zinc supplement can help, so he might want to try that. Apart from that I don't know what to say if he doesn't want to go see a doctor. Good luck with it and I hope you're successful :)

lacey 6 years ago

Thanks susana s. But I been off birtt control for almost 2years now. My boyfriend told me this morning, that he don't think he can have kids cause he tried in his previous marriage. Is there anything he can do @ home 2 help his sperm? Cause he said he is not going 2 a doctor. Yes he is 1 of them kind, who refuse 2 go to the doctor unless he about 2 die. So is there any pills or food 2 help him make babies? He is 34 with no kids

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

You're welcome Lacey and it's nice that you took the time to come back to update me :) I wouldn't worry about being too old at 27! You have plenty of time and plenty of eggs. If you were previously on a hormone based contraception it can take a good 6 months for your body to get back into it's normal hormonal rythym and we don't always release an egg even in a normal cycle. I'm sure you will get pregnant soon, especially is you carry on as you have been ;)

Clear fluid coming from your nipple is usually nothing to worry about and can be caused by hormonal changes, but you should still get it checked by a doctor just in case. Take care x

lacey 6 years ago

Thanks susana s. I don't see many people follow up 2 let us know if they pregnant or if they period came. So I will. My period came and I'm cramping like hell. I don't understand cause I had sex every day except the 10th of feb, 2010. I ovulated on valentines day, and believe me, I got my grove on. I wonder if I'm getting 2 old. I'm 27. Are my eggs decreasing or something? I have been tryying for 4 months. Y can't I get pregnant. And y do I have nipple fluids when I squeeze them?

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Susana S 6 years ago Author

Hi Lacey, it's really hard to seperate the symptoms you are experiencing. It does seem like you have some kind of virus or infection (maybe flu?), so I think the best thing to do is get this checked out with a doctor. Pregnancy tests aren't reliable at all if done before your period is due - wait a few days and then do another if you're period hasn't started (though the light pink discharge may well be the start of your period.) Good luck!

lacey 6 years ago

My period is due 2morrow. My boobs have been extremely sore. They feel like its on fire. I'm having some dizzy spells everytime I turn my head. I feel sick 2 my stomach when I eat foods I normally eat, but never throw up. I had 2 neg test. When I squeeze both my nipples I have some clear fluids come out. When I wiped it off with issue its clear yellow. I usually am not a big coffee drinker, but for the past few days that's what I been craving, like 4 cups a day. My temperature has been 99.9 for the last 8 days. I take the temp every morning b4 I get out of bed. I also take it at night 2. Its the same temp. I been extremely tired. I also had light pink discharge around 5am this morning. Now nothing. Its 9:43 am right now . A been having some cramps every now and then for the past 7 days or more. Could I be pregnant?j please email me here or I also been feeling like I have a cold. Stuffy and runny nose. My entire back hurts 2.

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martin9920 6 years ago from goa

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fits4life 6 years ago from Richmond

You have valuable information in this hub. Good job.

Claudia 6 years ago

Hi Susana

ok so for about a week now I've been spotting. I've also been cramping like if my period wants to start, but when I go to the bathroom there is nothing. I also have tender breast but I get that most the time the only thing that's differ this time is that I'm cramping and I think it's been 2 weeks since the last time. I'm supose to get my period tommorow... I was just wondering if it's possible to be pregnant because I don't have that feeling. Plz let me know thanks.

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