Am I Pregnant or Is My Period Just Late?

Updated on March 30, 2018
Expert ReviewedDr. Mark Trolice, Infertility Specialist
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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 2 days ago from United States

      Jannejen, anytime you have sex you can get pregnant.

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      Jannejen 2 days 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 8 days ago from United States

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

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      jenine 9 days 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 11 days 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 11 days ago from United States

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

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      Genevivia 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from United States

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

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      Tessy 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago from United States

      Atobila, 17th of what month?

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

      James, two weeks from what?

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      Marissa 2 weeks ago from United States

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

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      Nayelii 2 weeks ago

      Ma bf use protection while I was On ma period then weeks later I started to feel symptoms of ma period but ma period comes last weeks on next month wat does this means?

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      Tt 2 weeks ago

      Hi I need a little advice my last period was fed 28 .i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on march 16..it should have came the 28th like every month like clock work...but it didn't come in march.. But now on april 2 I am having a period could I be pregnant.. I took a test prior to my missed period and received a negative result.

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      Atobila Evelyn 2 weeks ago

      I had my last period on the 17th and l want to find out how many weeks am l pregnant

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      Presh 3 weeks ago

      I usually have 28 days cycyle..I saw my last period 1st of march, I had unprotected sex on 13th of march and my period is 4days late today...could it be that am pregnant

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      James 3 weeks ago

      Hi my gf is not having period from two weeks, is she pregnant?

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      Taylor LaParr 3 weeks ago

      So my question is I think I’m pregnant but my cycle is 62 days long I have an irregular period I only get it every other month... when would I test if I was pregnant and it be accurate

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      Avtkas 3 weeks ago

      hello! last night i got my period but its little heavy today ie second day may be it was a late period thats why. why my period was late or is it normal.

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Georgia, anytime you have sex you can become pregnant. Keep in mind that pulling out does not prevent pregnancies. While it was late in your cycle to conceive, it is not uncommon to conceive that late in a cycle. I suggest taking a pregnancy test to be sure.

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Avtkas, periods can be delayed for other reasons besides pregnancy. If it continues to be delayed feel free to take another test just in case.

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      Georgialuft2018 3 weeks ago

      I was meant to get my period on the 26th it’s now the 29th, my hips are sore, I’m getting little cramps and no blood. I had unprotected sex on the 24th and my boyfriend always pulls out way before he ejaculates, I’m not ready to be a parent, could I be pregnant?

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      Avtkas 3 weeks ago

      hello ! i am really scared n in tension now to take preg.test again thinking that i might b pregnant. its been 10 or mayb 11 days late. all negative test. feb. 19 i had my period n on march 16 n 19 i had sex with protection. shall i wait again to 4 the test.

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Hi, it's possible that your period is delayed because of other reasons besides pregnancy. If it continues to be delayed, take another test in a few days.

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      Avtkas 3 weeks ago

      hello i had sex 3 days before period with condom. period late negative test. i am stress . am i pregnant

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Anonymus, I suggest waiting a few days and retesting.

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      Anonymus 3 weeks ago

      Hi, yesterday evening when I tested at home, I found the result to be positive with 2 lines one being a thin one. However, when I tested this morning, it shows invalid. But even a single line has come. What does this mean ?

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Lisa, based on your last period, your fertility window may have been between February 1st and February 11th. He most likely became pregnant around then.

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      Lisa-Mariee 3 weeks ago

      LMP was I believe Jan 22 2018 I didnt start having intercourse until week of Feb 5th , I don’t recall getting my period either Now End of March 2 weeks ago March 10 I took 4 pregnancy tests they came back positive when did I get pregnant?!

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Caryn, if you have not seen your period since then, it is time to take a test.

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      Marissa 3 weeks ago from United States

      Christine, most women conceive during their fertility window, which can happen anywhere around 10 to 14 days after their period. While it is less likely to happen right before a period, it is still possible.

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      Caryn 3 weeks ago

      My last period is feb 4 2018 am i pregnant?

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      Christine 3 weeks ago

      Hello everyone! I just wanna ask you if its possible to get pregnant when its about to have your period in 6 days time?

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Chidinma, the answers will appear with the questions. As I am just a human, it takes me awhile to go through all of the questions. I am required to not only edit the questions but to answer them properly as well. Plus being a mom of four kids, my free time is quite limited so it takes me awhile to get through all of the questions. Please be patient.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Yvette, anytime you have sex you can become pregnant. While it is unlikely to become pregnant right after your period, it is not unheard of. If you miss your next period in a few weeks, I suggest taking a test.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Yousrer, if you are experiencing pain and blood, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Danni, if you had sex two months ago, you would be able to tell by now if you are pregnant. If you are concerned, take another pregnancy test.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Emma, you may have tested way too early. I should just waiting a week or two to test again.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Mom, it's possible that the period you just had was implantation bleeding. I suggest taking a test.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Lisa, if your period does not show up in the next few days, take a test.

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      chidinma 4 weeks ago

      I asked questions in the ask question space,when and where will I get the answers

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      Yvette 4 weeks ago

      I have my periods for 5 days and on the last day I had unprotected sex is there any chance I could be pregnant?

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Chuy, I think she would know if she was pregnant by now. Without knowing her LMP, there's no way to guess a possible due date.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Princessa, it's possible. The pull out method isn't always a reliable method. While it was later in your cycle, it's possible you could have ovulated later.

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      Chuy 4 weeks ago

      Ok my new girlfriend had sex with her husband the days are December 19 and 23 or 24 of 2017 if she comes out pregnant when is she due

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      Yousrer 4 weeks ago

      I had my periods on 2 to 5 February and I've been having abdominal pain,drops of blood,,,,am I pregnant?

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      danni 4 weeks ago

      i had intercourse with someone almost 2 months ago, i haven't had any discharge since it happened. i dont know if im pregnant or not. i took a test from dollar tree and it said negative (this was 2 weeks ago) so i went to a party, since then ive worried if the test wasn't accurate since family told me dollar tree tests aren't completely accurate

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      mom 4 weeks ago

      ms.marissa plss help me, im really confused if im pregnant, I have my last period on feb 4-8 then have an unprotected sex on feb 12, then on march 14 I've got my period but it only last 3 days and not as heavier as my normal period it seems to be a spotting then after that i felt a pain on my lower back for 4days, Am I pregnant ? please answer me. Thank you

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      Emma 4 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex 24th February then had my period 9th 10th of march that lasted 2days had sex again on the 12th I took a pregnancy test 18th march witch was negative

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      Mom 4 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex on feb 12 and i got my last normal period on feb 5-9, but on march 14 i have a period which is 3days and it is not normal because at first day it seems to be normal but on 2nd and 3rd day it become more lighter, Am I pregnant ?

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      princessa 4 weeks ago

      I had my last period on 18 Feb and had unprotected sex on 15 march but hr pulled out. Its 20 march and my period hasn't come. Am I pregnant?

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      Lisa 4 weeks ago

      My last period Feb 18th Nt sure how many days was thinking today hey no period yet is it to early to tell my cycles usually every 30 Days

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Ambar, based on your last period, your fertility window may have been between 1/18-1/28. You most likely became pregnant on the 22nd. To answer your question, yes, you can still get pregnant without having a period since you can still ovulate, but chances are that you were already pregnant by the 10th. I'm sure the doctors will make predictions based on ultrasound measurements at some point.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Jenny, periods can stop or be delayed for other reasons besides pregnancy. I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Joy, I'm sorry, but I don't have any experience with pregnancy after tubes tied. I know it's possible to get pregnant again just from basic research.

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      Marissa 4 weeks ago from United States

      Miss B, I would go by the blood test.

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      Ambar 4 weeks ago

      Hi.my last period was 1/8/18

      I had unprotected sex on 1/22/18 and on 2/10/18...i took a pregnancy test and it was positive...the doctors cant figure out how far along I am....i really think I conceived on 2/10....but they are going by my last period...is it possible to get pregnant without having a period in February?

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      Jenny 5 weeks ago

      I had sex on 3rd january and got my periods on 19th of January. After this is almost 2 months and i haven't got periodsis thier any possibility of i being pregnant... Its urgent please rply me fast.

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      JoyJoy 5 weeks ago

      I had my period this last month of February on the eighth that was the start of my period It lasted a week the month before of that being month of January my husband and I are sexually active and he does sometimes go inside of me but my tubes are tied also have endometriosis and I often have pain on one or the other ovary but it has been well over a year since I had my tubes tied and I am wondering if maybe I could be pregnant because I haven’t had a period this month last month started on the eighth and today it is the 17th I often feel of my ovary when it is hurting and we do have some rough sex so I have heard that your clamps can fall off and I’ve always been known to be highly fertile I already have two childrenI’m going to take a test today do you think it will read positive being that I should’ve started on the eighth and here it is the17th of the month I’m excited and anxious to find out what do you think

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      Miss Boingotlo Polite John 5 weeks ago

      had unprotected sex on the 27&28 Feb,was to be on period on the 12th,its been 5 days now,tested positive on home kit but negative on blood test which is which????????pregnant or not?

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      Marissa 5 weeks ago from United States

      Private, unfortunately the shot can mimic pregnancy symptoms. If you are concerned, take a test.

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      Marissa 5 weeks ago from United States

      Emma, periods can be late for a number of reasons. If the last time you had sex was six months ago, then it's probably not pregnancy.

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      Marissa 5 weeks ago from United States

      Bess, periods can delay for a number of reasons besides pregnancy.

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      private 5 weeks ago

      Hi

      im on the depo injection for about 3 years now and last year November i missed my shot by a week and lately am feeling as im pregnant as i got a lot of the symptoms

      how i know how it feels is i got a baby boy that is almost 5 year but my question is can it be possible the im pregnant

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      Emma 5 weeks ago

      I had sex 6moths ago but I've missed my last period my stomach is bloated could I be pregnant

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      Bess 5 weeks ago

      I have a regular monthly period and expecting it on the 2nd day of March. It was my first time having a delayed period for 10 days. Not taking any contraceptives. I felt sore on my breast then. Expecting im maybe pregnant. I tried to have a preg test at home once last March 10 but it has a negative result. Sadly got my regular period flow just yesterday.

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      Marissa 5 weeks ago from United States

      The only way to know is to take a test.

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      mbali 5 weeks ago

      i did not get my periods last month and this month 2 days, i'm feeling pain my lower back is paining and i'm having a sore headache im also don't take and thing i have unprotected sex

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Shamel, anytime you have sex you can get pregnant.

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Abigail, based on your LMP your fertility window may be between 3/13-3/23. You could still get pregnant from sex on the 10th.

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      Abigail 6 weeks ago

      my period started on 3/03/2018 and ended on 6/03/2018 but hve unprotected sex on 10/03/2018 can i get pregnant and also i want to know my menstrual cycle duration

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      shamel 6 weeks ago

      I have missed my period for a week now and I just had an unprotected sex can I get pregnant with the sex

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Fiela, you should speak with a doctor.

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Grace, anytime you have sex, protected or not, pregnancy is a possibility. Take a test.

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Tanji, I don't know. The only way to know is to take a test.

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      Fiela1 6 weeks ago

      I am 29 days late on my period. 38 Years old, white discharge and negative HPT about 5 days ago. Could this be anything els than pregnancy?

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      Grace 6 weeks ago

      Me and my boyfriend had protected sex but I haven't got my period, what should I do?

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Andy, it's possible. The only way to know is to take a test.

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      Andy 6 weeks ago

      I had my last period on the 27th of january and had unprotected sex on the 8th of february. He let it go inside that time same thing last feb 28, march 5 and 7. Am i pregnant?

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Danielle, being that it was right before your expected period it is unlikely, but anytime you have unprotected sex pregnancy is possible.

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      Marissa 6 weeks ago from United States

      Feyikemy, yes.

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      FEYIKEMI 6 weeks ago

      My last period was February 2nd-5th 2018 and had unprotected sex on the 17th of february. uptil now have not seen my period. is it possible for me to be pregnant?

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Y, not really.

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      7 weeks ago

      I’m always 3 weeks late of my period but this time I’m 5 weeks late ab to be 6

      Is that normal?

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Kayla, Plan B can often mess with your cycles. It might take a cycle or two before your cycle is normal again. If you are not looking to get pregnant right now, I highly suggest using some form of birth control.

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      Kayla 7 weeks ago

      I had Sex January 11th and he let it go inside of me I took a plan b and got periods Jan 28-22 and another one February 4-9 every pregnancy test I took said negative am I okay? I was drunk and me and my boyfriend was broken up the problem is now I’m 3 days late for my period me and my boyfriend have been back together since I slept with someone else and me and my boyfriend always have unprotected sex but he never got my pregnant during our whole relationship

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      Marissa 7 weeks ago from United States

      Jessie, if you got your period after you had sex, chances are you are not pregnant.

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      Jessie Lawrence 7 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex February 23 and started my period or maybe just bleeding but hopefully it’s my period cause it lasted 5 days but February 26 am I pregnant

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