Am I Pregnant or Is My Period Just Late?

Updated on March 30, 2018
Expert ReviewedDr. Mark Trolice, Infertility Specialist
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Marissa is the writer of ThePracticalMommy and owner of Mommy Knows What's Best. She is a stay-at-home mom to four and was a teacher.

Positive result on a home pregnancy test.
Positive result on a home pregnancy test. | Source

I Think I Am Pregnant: Now What?

Do you feel as if you may be pregnant? You're not alone; hundreds of thousands of women every day contemplate the same question.

Anytime you have unprotected sex, there's a chance of pregnancy. Here you will learn about pregnancy symptoms, early signs of pregnancy, and taking a pregnancy test.

Before you read, take the quiz below to see how much you know about pregnancy symptoms.

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What Are the Major Differences Between Early Pregnancy and Pre-Menstrual Symptoms?

"They certainly are similar!," says Mark P. Trolice, M.D., reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at Fertility CARE, The IVF Center, and Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. "A pregnancy test at the time of expected menses can make the distinction."

  • Premenstrual symptoms include mood swings, increased appetite/cravings, abdominal bloatedness, fatigue, breast tenderness, headaches, and hot flashes.
  • Early pregnancy symptoms include nausea (with or without vomiting), breast tenderness, fatigue, frequent urination, mild uterine cramping, abdominal bloatedness, constipation, heartburn, food cravings, and mood changes.


When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Start?

"Usually 1-2 weeks following the missed period," says Dr. Trolice. "This is 5-6 weeks estimated gestational age."

Did you know that when you're pregnant, your first week is the first week of your last period?

It may seem confusing, but healthcare professionals have tracked pregnancies beginning with the first day of the last menstrual period. Forty weeks after that is when birth occurs on average. They did not and do not track from the moment of conception, simply because it is nearly impossible to determine the actual date and time of conception when the sperm meets the egg. Sperm can live from 3-5 days (sometimes a bit longer) inside of a woman's body after intercourse, so there's no way to know exactly the moment of conception.

In the time after your last period, your body is preparing itself for a pregnancy. In a 28 day cycle, an egg will be released from the ovaries around the 14th day of the cycle, in a process called ovulation. That time is considered your most fertile time when there's potential for sperm to fertilize an egg if you had intercourse. If they do meet and the egg becomes fertilized, it is considered conception.

Would you begin feeling pregnancy symptoms then? Not exactly. The fertilized egg, now a ball of developing cells, still needs to travel down to your uterus and implant itself in the uterine wall, releasing the hormone hCG (what is detected in pregnancy tests) as it completes implantation. That can take up to 6-10 days after conception. At that point in your cycle, you would be very close to expecting your next period.

For most women trying to have their first baby, the first noticeable sign then of a pregnancy would be the missed period. Others who are more in tune with their bodies or who have already experienced a pregnancy would notice other symptoms, like fatigue, a few days sooner, suspecting pregnancy before the missed period.

When Would Pregnancy Begin?

Example of a 28 day menstrual cycle.
Example of a 28 day menstrual cycle. | Source
Example pregnancy calendar. Pregnancy is counted from the first day of the last period.
Example pregnancy calendar. Pregnancy is counted from the first day of the last period. | Source

Is My Period Late or Am I Pregnant?

If it's been 5 weeks (or about 35 days) since your last period and you had intercourse three weeks ago, you might be wondering if you are pregnant or just experiencing pre-menstrual symptoms.

Signs of early pregnancy and pre-menstrual symptoms are very similar:

  • Mood swings
  • Cramps
  • Breast tenderness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding

Here are some early pregnancy symptoms that are different from signs of PMS:

  • Menstrual bleeding is heavier than pregnancy-related spotting.
  • Fatigue from PMS usually goes away, for the most part, once the bleeding starts.
  • Nausea is a common pregnancy symptom, but not so much with PMS.
  • Food cravings or aversions are more intense with pregnancy.
  • Cramps can be intense before menstruation but are milder in the early stages of pregnancy.

How Much Are Pregnancy Tests?

Buying a multitude of pregnancy tests can get expensive, especially if you are testing too early. There are tests at the dollar stores for (you guessed it) a dollar, or you could buy one test at a superstore or grocery store for $3-$4. Some tests come in packs of twos or threes and can range from $10-$15.

Pregnancy tests can also be found online. Testing strips can be as little as $0.32 each and are usually sold in bulk.

Clinics may give pregnancy tests for free. Health care professionals may also give blood tests, which should be covered by insurance.

Pregnancy Symptoms Before Missed Period

As stated above, some women can sense that they're pregnant before a missed period due to some early symptoms, usually 1-2 weeks following the missed period (or 5-6 weeks gestational age.) Those symptoms are usually pregnancy fatigue, constipation, increase in breast size and sensitivity, and frequent urination.

Some symptoms can actually be signs of an upcoming period, though. Many women experience breast changes before a period, along with some bloating of the stomach. On their own, they may not be signs of pregnancy but instead signs of impending menstruation.

Another very early sign of pregnancy may be implantation bleeding, which some may confuse with an early period. Implantation bleeding can occur when the fertilized egg burrows into the lining of the uterus, a week or so before the next expected period. It's usually light spotting and does not last long. Fewer than half of all pregnant women experience implantation bleeding.

If you are experiencing some of these early signs of pregnancy, it would be wise to wait until you miss your period to begin taking pregnancy tests. It will give your hCG levels a chance to build up in your system to be detected by the tests. Despite how early some pregnancy tests say they will detect pregnancy, it's best to wait so that you are not wasting money taking multiple tests.

First Trimester Pregnancy Symptoms

Symptoms of Pregnancy
frequent urination
fatigue
constipation
implantation bleeding
morning sickness
sore breasts
missed period
These are just some of the first symptoms of pregnancy. Others experience a variety of symptoms, adding to the list things like acne, or nasal congestion.

Home Pregnancy Test Accuracy

If used correctly and at the right time, home pregnancy tests are fairly accurate at detecting pregnancy. Used correctly means that you read the directions and follow them. Each test has slightly different directions, so if using different brands, it's important to read the directions. Also, using the test at the right time makes a difference in 'accuracy'. Women who test too early (and even sometimes too late) will get inaccurate results.

The absolute best time to take any pregnancy test is a few days after a missed period. This is when the hormone hCG, the pregnancy hormone produced by the growing balls of cells if there is indeed a pregnancy, is most easily detected by home pregnancy tests. Too soon before that and you may get a false negative as your body has not produced enough hCG.

Some tests do claim that they can get you early results, meaning results before your next expected period. If you truly read their statements, however, you'll find that the early results are only possible for a small percentage of women, not every woman. It's most likely a marketing ploy to encourage you to take more tests and hence spend more money.

I have had three different experiences with home pregnancy tests. With my first pregnancy, I saw a positive result on the day of my expected period. With my second pregnancy, I didn't get a positive result until almost my sixth week of pregnancy (two weeks after the expected period). With my third, I was able to test two days before my expected period and get a positive result.

I have used First Response home pregnancy tests and found them quite easy to use and accurate!

Bottom line, testing with a home pregnancy test is different for every woman and every pregnancy. If you can wait until your next expected period, do so and save your money. If you can't wait, contact your health care provider and ask when it would be possible to have a blood test.

Faint Line on Pregnancy Test

Did you see two lines on the pregnancy test, but one of them was faint? Guess what? That's a positive result. It's possible that your levels of hCG aren't strong enough yet to produce a stronger colored line. If you're concerned about it, take a second test in a few days or ask for a blood test to determine pregnancy.

I'm Pregnant. Now What?

If you get a positive result on the test(s), you're pregnant! Your next step is to contact your healthcare provider and set up your first prenatal appointment. It's so important to make sure that you and your baby get the best possible care during this pregnancy.

It's also important that you start taking prenatal vitamins to ensure that you and the baby will get the proper nutrients needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy. The most important vitamin to have right now is called folic acid, which is a B vitamin that helps to prevent neural tubal defects (i.e. brain and spinal cord defects) in the early development of the baby.

Having a healthy diet during pregnancy will help you gain the right amount of weight and help with ailments like pregnancy fatigue and pregnancy constipation.

For most normal-weight pregnant women, the right amount of calories about 1,800 calories per day during the first trimester, about 2,200 calories per day during the second trimester, and about 2,400 calories per day during the third trimester.

Make sure those extra calories are from healthy sources or you could gain too much weight during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Scare

Find out that you're not pregnant? Sometimes a pregnancy scare can be stressful, especially if you are not planning on having children anytime soon.

If this is the case, it would be wise for you to refrain from having unprotected sex, use protection, and find out about birth control options. Simple birth control options like the Pill or patch can be used on a monthly basis. Other methods of birth control like the shot Depo Provera or an IUD have longer lasting effects and are better for those who wish not to get pregnant for a long time or ever. Speak with a healthcare professional who can help you decide what is right for you.

How Do I Know if I Am Pregnant?

The only way to know for sure if you are pregnant would be to get a positive pregnancy test, whether it be a home pregnancy test or a blood test. Symptoms may show up prior to taking a test, but they could be a sign of impending menstruation, so it's best to wait and see if you miss your period.

Best of luck to you!

Expert Review

Dr. Mark Trolice

Infertility Specialist
The IVF Center
Winter Park, Florida
  • The article has been modified since this review was written.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Kimbery, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Isabella, if you notice a change in your regular cycle, it might help to speak to your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Ann, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Suppermags, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Shivi, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      9 days ago from United States

      Mimi, it's possible.

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      Kimbery 

      10 days ago

      I am a week and five days late. My period was suspose to come on the 27th of June but it didn't now it July and I'm still waiting could I be pregnant.

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      Gina Orr 

      11 days ago

      I'm pregnant

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      Isabella 

      12 days ago

      Im 7 days late and had a few craps and been bloted for a whole month ive taken 8 test all came back Negative and this is my first time missing my period since I had my little girl a year ago.

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      Yvette 

      2 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex on Thursday 28th June and my p.c is saying I’m 1 day late should I be worried?

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      Destiny 

      2 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex on June 15,2018 and we used the “pull out method” and once he pulled we waited a few seconds and then the clear stuff came out before the cum came. But it is now June 28,2018 and I’m 6days late for my period could I be pregnant?

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      Hannah 

      2 weeks ago

      I had protected sex on the 21st, and my period was supposed to come on the 24th because last month it was early and that was the date it came. But it's now 4 days past the date and I kind of feel like I'm on my period but I'm not.

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      Courtney 

      3 weeks ago

      My period is 5 weeks and 3 days late I've had slight cramps and backaches I never had them.

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      Raeanne 

      3 weeks ago

      Okay so. I missed my period. It was due june 12. Ive taken multiple home test and they all came back negative. Cant go to the doctors till next friday. Im freaking out

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      Unknown 

      3 weeks ago

      So I’ve been having unprotected sex and all of May I didn’t have any intercourse. On June 13th, I had unprotected sex. I’m currently 5days late and I’ve beeb experiencing cramps like I normally do before my period happens but I just haven’t started.. what’s going on?

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      ann espinosa 

      4 weeks ago

      i had unprotected sex in my 32 days cycle, and now its 44 days cycle still no period. am i pregnant?

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      Mags 

      4 weeks ago

      My last period was 8 may still no period could I be pregnant

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      Suppermags 

      4 weeks ago

      My period was in the 8 may no sign of my period cramps and stabbing pains could I be pregnant

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      Shivi 

      4 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex 20 days before my expcted period date we used pull out method now my periods are 6 days late n i took 3 pregnancy test they are all negetive can i still be pregnant?

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      mimi 

      4 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex end of last month and my period started very early this month but lasted only for two days instead of the normal four days.I have been having slight headache,urinating frequently and also back pains.please could I be pregnant

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Abigail, sometimes the after pill can mess with your cycles.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Anna, sometimes the after pill can mess with your cycles.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Sammiej, you could take another test.

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      abigail 

      5 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex in April and I took postinor2 immediately that's within 24hrs,five days later I had my period but it only lasted 4 days buh heavy flow.Now I haven't seen my period in May Could I be pregnant? ?

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      Anna 

      5 weeks ago

      I had protected sex but my partner didnt feel if he cum or no

      After that i had take ella one pill

      I got my period late 6 days and after my period my breast is so tender

      I made ao much tests and all are negative

      Can you please tell me if i am pregnant or not?

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      Sam 

      6 weeks ago

      I received my period 15of April its the 1st of My I'm I pregnant!!

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      Ashley 

      6 weeks ago

      My ex and I just recently broke up but we would always have unprotected sex (using the “pull out” method) well a week or so before we broke up we had sex which was April 2, welll my period came on April 10 and I have yet to have sex with anyone other than him but now my period was due 16 days ago and idk if I can be pregnant or not or what? Probably should go take a test but sometimes I have late periods I mean never this late but idk I don’t really seem to notice any symptoms or bleeding... not even pms symptoms..

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      Ashanti 

      6 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sed on April 15/16.We didn't use a condom.However I had a period for 3 days it stopped which is irregular for me because my period always last 4 days.then 2 days later I started spotting.here it is the end of May and I am 4 days late on my period.i took a pregnancy test earlier in the month and it was negative.now the only reason I am.askign cuz this is what happened when i.got pregnant with my daughter is this possible to happen again

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      buhle 

      6 weeks ago

      hi I had unprotected sex 2 days after my period and till today I haven't seen my period will I be?

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      Monica 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m 4days late.I’m excited to take the pregnancy test already

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      Ruhaina 

      7 weeks ago

      If I had unprotectedsex on day 10to13 of may and it's 28 now and I having see my messes that's that mean am pregnant

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      Chyn 

      7 weeks ago

      I have an regular menstrual cycle.this month of MAy i delay my period 2nd days of now.its posible im pregnant?

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      Hania 

      7 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex before a month ago. I still got my periods on 25th but it only last for 1-2 days. Is it possible that i am pregnant?

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      Vanessa 

      7 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex April 13th n I got my period April 25 full five days now I’m 4 days late I’ve taken 2 test and have come out negative

      Is it still a possibility to be pregnant?

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      Nalini 

      7 weeks ago

      My period every month regular in 28 or 29 days.It should happen but these month not yet my period happened its almost 34days completed.

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      Ally 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m sorry I accidentally wrote 22, what I meant was 12** . . Also, last week, I went to go check with a doctor for a pregnancy test (for other reasons) and it said negative

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      Ally 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m 2 weeks late. First day of my last period was April 22. I started working out every single day for about a month now. Is it possible it’s just the working out bit, stress or possibly (hopefully not) pregnancy?

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      Tania 

      7 weeks ago

      I'm breastfeeding a 22 month year old I missed my period had two negative pregnancy tests do you think breastfeeding is interrupting with the symptoms or I'm really just not pregnant

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      sammiej 

      7 weeks ago

      I had intercourse and my husband did his business in me on the 13th of this month. My period was suppsed to come on the 18th and im never late. I took a PT the first day of missing period but it was negative, should i be expecting or wait a little longer? Im already 6 days late ?

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      Marisa 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m only 14 and I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 3 days ago but , my period came on the next day after I left his house but I had 2 periods last month and it was our first time having sex but something does feel right and I’m worried that I may be pregnant

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      Ashley patete 

      8 weeks ago

      Hey i had my period for april 23 2018 but not for may and im 2 days late i feel kinda funny but im not sure what to do

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      Osi 

      8 weeks ago

      My last period was on the 19th of april till the 23rd and now this month I havent still seen my period its 22nd of may,I had unprotected sex this month but pull out method can i be pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      8 weeks ago from United States

      Steph, it's possible.

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      Steph 

      8 weeks ago

      Im 2 weeks late, i had period cramps and bad back yday and today i had period cramps and a lil blood.

      Is it possible to be 2 weeks late on and still be pregnant?

      Thank you

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      Marissa 

      8 weeks ago from United States

      Vic, if you missed your period, it is possible.

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      Marissa 

      8 weeks ago from United States

      Octavia, it could mean a number of things. If you missed a period, I suggest taking a test.

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      Vic 

      2 months ago

      Me n my partner had sex 1 month ago n my period was on April 22nd but till now I didn't get my periods... Is it possible that m pregnant

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      octavia 

      2 months ago

      hello i me and my boyfriend trying to have a first child we had sex april 13 2018 since then it been 30 days which is today may 15 2018 i am feeling little cramps like under the stomach wat does that mean

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Katrel, if both lines appeared within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, then it means you're most likely pregnant.

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      Katrel 

      2 months ago

      I had unprotective sex in april on the 20th . My period was suppose to come on yesterday. I took 2 pregnancy test last week and they both had a fainted line

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Serena, being that you have irregular periods, I'm not sure what the bleeding was. I'd take a pregnancy test just in case. Keep in mind that pulling out does not prevent pregnancy.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Sita, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      lizzyj, it's possible your hormones have shifted in your cycle.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Cela, it's possible.

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      Serena 

      2 months ago

      My boyfriend and i always have unprotected sex, usually every 2 weeks or more. He does pull out. My periods were irregular before i met him ( 3 years ago) and still are. I missed last month. I had really bad hip pain Saturday and bleeding started later on that day,not heavy at all. Not even enough to fill up a pad. It then picked up for a few hours and back down,bleeding stopped monday.Any ideas on what that could mean? Is it a normal period?

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      Sita 

      2 months ago

      I had sex with my partner 5 months back and till then i am having my regulatlr periods and after 5 months my periods are delayed . Am i pregmnat ?

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      lizzyj 

      2 months ago

      I had my last period on 28march nd no show in April not until 5th of may but just a blood stains does that mean am pregnant ??Cos am having negative urine test am confused

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      Cela 

      2 months ago

      I had unprotected sex 3 week ago and now my priod is delayed for 4 days could i be pregnant?

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      Angel 

      2 months ago

      I need ur help sister malissa I dnt knw if am pregnant or no my last period was 15 of april and ma menustriationcircle is 29 days

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Megan, it's possible.

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      Megan 

      2 months ago

      My last period was 5 almost 6 weeks ago Nd I haven't had one since and I spotted for 2 days like 3 weeks ago can I be pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Anonymus, the symptoms you mention could be from the pill or they could be from pregnancy. The only way to know is to take another test. If it is negative, the symptoms again just might be from the pill. I highly suggest speaking with your doctor and with your parents. I also suggest using other forms of protection if you are not ready to have a baby yet.

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      Anonymous121117 

      2 months ago

      My boyfriend and I have been together for awhile and we always have unprotected sex,I was on the depo shot but stopped a few months back and just recently started back on the pill,well I’ve been feeling word for a few months but the pregnancy tests always came back negative,well I’m a week late now with very tender and sore breasts,fatigue and nausea,headaches,light to mild cramping and pain in my back and legs but have no bleeding or spotting or anything,could I possibly be pregnant?i am 17 and kind of scared I could be,scared to tell my parents,what should I do?

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Lyna, periods can be delayed for a number of reasons. You can wait a few more days and take another test just in case.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Elena, the only way to know is to take a pregnancy test. Have you missed your period? If so, take a test. If it is positive, please speak with an adult. If it is negative, I highly suggest that you start using some form of protection if you are not ready for pregnancy yet.

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      lyna 

      2 months ago

      3 weeks since i had unprotected sex with my bf. I have missed my period and pt says negative. Is there a possibility that i wont be pregnant iven though i have missed my period?

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      elena 

      2 months ago

      i am 13 and i dont know what to do im trying to hide it but im still trying to figure it out if im pregnant or not.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Albertina, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Jane, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Yangs, periods can be delayed for other reasons besides pregnancy. I suggest speaking with your doctor if your periods are irregular.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Taylor, it's possible.

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      Albertina 

      2 months ago

      I had protected sex three days before my period last month and had my period. Now I am 5 days late, could I be pregnant?

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      Petsy 

      2 months ago

      My last period was due on March 9 last day it was on March 13 and now April I never got my period again I’m

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      Jane F 

      2 months ago

      I had unprotected sex 3 times during my fertility window my last cycle was march 21st 2018 and i havent had my cycle for april yet could i be pregnant?

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      Yangs 

      2 months ago

      my last period was on 4th feb I had unprotected sex on 6th n 14th Feb...I had light period on 9th march lasted three days..home pregnancy result was negative and on 31st march I had brown discharged n my expected period this month is on 12th April but now its almost two weeks I m waiting for period...on 15th April again I have two negative result...I was stress from last sex and I could not eat well coz if stress but no other pregnancy symptoms....will I be pregnant?

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      Taylor Liggett 

      2 months ago

      I missed my period can I be pregnant

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Jannejen, anytime you have sex you can get pregnant.

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      Jannejen 

      2 months ago

      Had sex during and after my period last month still no period yet this month could I b pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Jenine, it could be either. I would wait a few days and test again.

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      jenine 

      3 months ago

      I had unprotected sex on the 1st and 2nd of april. the next monday on the 9th in the afternoon I felt nauseous the moment I stepped into the kitchen and saw my chicken boiling, wasnt fully cooked, couldnt stand the smell but I felt like vomiting and I did. the next day too with the raw eggs. I took a pregnancy test this morning after taking my nausea medication and it was negative and on this day my period is supposed to begin but hasnt yet. I have mild cramping and the I cant stand food smell especially meet or anything raw. Could I possibly be pregnant or is it PMS? have i tested too early also? Please help

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Genevivia, if you feel as though you might be pregnant, you can take a test to find out.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Cessy, anytime you have unprotected sex you can become pregnant.

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      Genevivia 

      3 months ago

      Hello.. i need to found out a few things quick... my boyfriend and i have been haveing unprotected sex in the time period of fertile window and ovulation day. We r very sexully active.. about a week ago i stared feeling nausea with tender boobs. Just yesterday i vomited..i know my body and these dont happen to me befor my periods start.. today i have started my periods but its light and the flow is not so heavy on the 1st day. I am still so nausea.. i dont know if i am pregnant. Please help

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      Cessy 

      3 months ago

      Having unprotected sex on the time your period is due to come but it didn't and then 3 days after you come across brown/reddish spotting can there be a chance of pregnancy?

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Tessy, a dark line doesn't necessarily mean pregnacy.

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      Tessy 

      3 months ago

      there is a dark line under my belly button and I see my period every month am I pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Blossomsmv, being that you have pcos, is it possible that you have a cyst? I suggest speaking with your doctor about it.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Kim, it's either pregnancy or your period is just late for some reason. I suggest testing again.

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      Blossomsmv 

      3 months ago

      Hello, im Having aching pains in my left buttock region. Had a couple of dizzy spells recently. And cm was a bit drier than usual. I have pcos and cycles are irregular. I am 7days late according to my period tracking app

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      Kim 

      3 months ago

      My period is 7 days late!

      I have been having cramps now and again, I did a clear blue tee on d 3rd day when my period was suppose to come and I got a negative

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Aya, it's possible your period is just late. Of course, if it doesn't show up in 2 weeks or more, take a test.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Muna, I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but if you miss your next period, you'll know if you are pregnant or not.

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      Aya 

      3 months ago

      I was supposed to have my period on March 31 but we had unprotected sex that day. He did the pull out method. I'm 5 days late. I sometimes experience cramps (even after we had sex) but when I check for my period, it still hasn't arrived. Am I pregnant or just late?

      March 31 was the first sex I had.

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      Muna 

      3 months ago

      I hade unprotected sex in the end of my period time 1-4 the forthe is that means am pergnancy or not pleas help me tnx

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Nayelii, it's possible that the symptoms you were feeling we're due to ovulation.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Tt, if your period came and it is normal, then chances are that you were not pregnant.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Atobila, 17th of what month?

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Presh, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      James, two weeks from what?

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Taylor, you might be able to test 2-3 weeks after having sex.

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