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 

      13 days ago from United States

      Evelyn, I suggest you speak with a doctor.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Sarah, it's too soon. I suggest getting a period tracker app so you can tell when to test.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Denise, you ended up pregnant by having unprotected sex. Even if a man says he didn't ejaculate, that doesn't mean some semen don't leak out. You most likely conceived around 10-14 days after your last period.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Skye, if you have been sexually active, you should take a test.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Tina, you can take one now.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Kath, if you only had sex in June, it's unlikely that you're pregnant. Periods can be delayed for a number of reasons. The only way to know is to take a test.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Alexandra, periods can be delayed for other reasons as well. Wait a few more days.

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      Marissa 

      13 days ago from United States

      Sofie, periods can be delayed for a number of reasons. Wait a few more days to see if your period comes.

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      Evelyn 

      13 days ago

      I did not get my menses last month and i check it ,it was postive,but am seeing my menses this month.i want know wether am pregent or not

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      Sarah 

      13 days ago

      I ovulated on the 21st of July had sex that day about 4 days ago I became very cranky with mood swings and tender breasts my period isn't due to start for another 6 days and I took a test on the 30th is it to soon to tell

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      Denise 

      2 weeks ago

      Okay I wasn’t having sex in January or February my cycles was coming on.. March came in I had my cycle the first or second week of March.. After my cycle went off I had protected sex this night and then umprotected sex the same night but he never came inside of me.. The next weekend we had unprotected sex and he still never came.. In April my cycle didn’t come on at all.. I was trying to see how did I end up pregnant

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      Skye 

      2 weeks ago

      Had a light what i thought period last month not due for my period till 3 more weeks nausea and cramps what is happening is my period coming early?

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      Tina 

      2 weeks ago

      What should I do? I had sex the day before and the day I'm supposed to get my period.. I'm having allot of mucus discharge 'clear' my period didn't come.. what does that mean? When can I do a pregnancy test? Knowing that my period hadn't come the day it's supposed too...

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      Kath 

      2 weeks ago

      I had sex on June 7. I had my period on the 17th up to 22nd of June. It is already July 28 now and i havent got my period yet, am i pregnant?

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      Alexandra 

      2 weeks ago

      My last period was in June 2018 and I have unprotected and protected sex and I am had cramps for two days now but I still haven’t had my period I am I pregnant. I have taken two pregnancy test but they came back negative. freaking out right now

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Danielle, you should take a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Samaria, you should take a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Galilea, if you missed your period you should take a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Britt, you should take a test to be sure.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Nia, it could be either.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Josh, she should take a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Sue, it's possible. Time for a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      M, it's possible.

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      daniellelanelle 

      2 weeks ago

      My last period started June 22,2018. My husband and I had intercourse June 27 and July 08( day before ovulation). This month I was suppose to start July 23, 2018. It has yet to arrive. I've been having to go to the restroom a lot ( every two hrs), food adversons( especially vinegar smells), really tired, and sometimes nauseated, and terrible mood swings. Could I possibly be pregnant?

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      Samaria Alvarado 

      2 weeks ago

      My last period was June 22nd and ended 26th. And this month I haven’t got it I was sopost to get it the 23nd of July but me and my boyfriend has unprotected sex the day before but the thing is tht he didn’t c** in me he would pull out then you know and then clean him self a little and then go back in the next day I was wait for my period and nothing so I waited and 2 days passed and I had unprotected sex again and this time he did c** in me more then once now I’ve been having heart burns and sometimes after I eat something I get them really bad and headaches come and go a lot threw my days could I be pregnant???? We are trying could this be a sign of pregnancy

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      Galilea 

      2 weeks ago

      My last period was June 22nd and ended 26th . This month I was so post to get it the 23rd of July but I didn’t get it the day before I had unprotected sex but he didn’t c**m in me. He would come out and clean him self a little and keep going. 2 days passed and still no period so we had unprotected sex again but this time he did c** in me 3 times could I be pregnant I’ve been having little headaches and heartburns! Could I be pregnant????

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      Britt 

      2 weeks ago

      I lost my virginity for the first time we used a condom he cummed in the condom after he did we both stopped but I haven’t gotten my period do that mean I’m pregnant.i normally get my pregnant on time and I’ve been waiting and I havnt.

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      Sofie 

      2 weeks ago

      Right about the time I was fertile I had sex but we used a condom and when he finished he took it off and put a new one to go again. About 2 days ago we had sex again and later I saw some brownish stuff on my underwear(not much) Now my period is due today and it hasn’t come yet. I took two of those dyi pregnancy tests and they both showed negative results. Could I be pregnant ?

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      Bulie 

      3 weeks ago

      I last seen my period on 19 september 2017,and had unprotected sex at the 29th of the same month. On the 3rd of October I then had unprotected sex with another guy till 13th of October from then i neverr saw my period. Who could be the father?

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      Nia Grochowski 

      3 weeks ago

      My period is 10 days late and i just started having protected sex 4 days ago can I be pregnant? or my period is my just late?

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      Josh again 

      3 weeks ago

      So it’s be been almost a month now. I believe and she still hasn’t had it but had spotting last week. So could that mean she’s not? Also I got told that sex generally pushes it back a few days too?

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      Sue 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi, my last period was on the 13th June. my period is late. am i pregnant? feeling bloatness.

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      3 weeks ago

      My cycle is every 15th, had sex for the first time on the 29th, its the 19th of the month now but i still havent got my period, could i be pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      4 weeks ago from United States

      Mary, I suggest speaking with a doctor.

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      Marissa 

      4 weeks ago from United States

      Josh, being that she is irregular it is hard to say.

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      Marissa 

      4 weeks ago from United States

      Isabella, I'd take another test just in case.

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      Marissa 

      4 weeks ago from United States

      Tanvi, time to take a test.

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      mary 

      4 weeks ago

      i missed my period on d 23rd of june and my period came up on 12th of july just some hours what might be wrong i still tested positive on the 14th july so what happened

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      Josh 

      4 weeks ago

      So me and my girlfriend had protected sex the day after her period and I pulled out and ejaculated into the condom. And it’s been 2 weeks but her period is around this time but also she’s a irregular, so my question is Is she pregnant or is it still possible for to be?

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      isabella 

      4 weeks ago

      had sex during my early fertile days. It’s a big regret. Had protected sex, made sure that the condom did not break and when it slipped off, we changed a new one. As we noticed when he pulled out.

      Am 2 days late now and i took a pregnancy test, it came back negative. My breast are sore( usually are every month) could i be pregnant? Am so worried. I had a major exam last month, how much does it affect?

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      Tanvi 

      4 weeks ago

      Hey I had sex on 6 day of my periods.my cycle is 28 days that I means next cycle will on 11 july but I didn't come...My periods never delay ever.my last date is 13 june

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      Sheila 

      5 weeks ago

      My last period was 5/6/2018. I have all the symptoms. I took a pregnancy test last month it was negative. I am comtemplating taking a second test, but i did schedule an appointment with planned parenthood for Friday.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Kimbery, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Ann, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Suppermags, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Shivi, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Mimi, it's possible.

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      Kimbery 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm pregnant

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      Isabella 

      5 weeks 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      8 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 

      8 weeks ago

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

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      Suppermags 

      8 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 

      8 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Sammiej, you could take another test.

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      abigail 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months ago

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

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      Ashley 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months ago

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

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      Ruhaina 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months 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 

      2 months ago from United States

      Steph, it's possible.

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      Steph 

      2 months 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 

      2 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      2 months 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 months ago from United States

      Sita, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Cela, it's possible.

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      Serena 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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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