Am I Pregnant or Is My Period Just Late?

Updated on March 6, 2019
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Dr. Mark Trolice, Infertility Specialist, The IVF Center
Am I Pregnant? Is My Period Late? How to Tell the Difference
Am I Pregnant? Is My Period Late? How to Tell the Difference

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!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Kassandra, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Rose, time to take a test .

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      Kassandra Santos 

      2 weeks ago

      i had unprotected sex on april 17 and i’m a week late and i’m never a week late can i be pregnant?

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      Rose 

      2 weeks ago

      My menses came twice in march an extended to April 2 now an nothing came in April again now we are in may 3, an nothing yet am i pregnant

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Thandeka, it's most likely late due to the pills.

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      Thandeka 

      3 weeks ago

      I had my piriod 2 times last month nd i went to see a docter he gave me polls to stop bleeding was suppose to get my piriod on 1 April or on 21 of April but nothing till today i am 4 days late i take a preg test today but it negetive should i wait or i am not pregnent?

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      steph 

      4 weeks ago

      i need help . i had unprotected sex and ive been having brown to dark brown discarge/spotting/period (?) for a few days . it's slowly getting redder but then back to brown again . it does not cover the full pad but it's definitely more than spotting and less than period . my womb and ovaries hurts like normal days of period would . but there's no flow of menstruation . am i pregnant ?

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      Lisa 

      4 weeks ago

      I am currently 1 month and 29 days late on my period I think.. The last time I had mine was February 18. I had unprotective sex with my partner. I took a pregnancy test before I miss my period which was like 1-2 weeks before my period date. After I miss my period I wasnt really scared that I will be pregnant since sometimes I have irregular period. But somehow after I miss my period I have some brown spotting that will last a few hours then stop and it happens for 2 days. After that I again have some brown/pinkish spotting too. Whenever I lay down or my stomach bump into anything my stomach hurts and I have slight cramping too. Right now Im just waiting to see if I have my period or not only. Since I dont want to waste money and buy the test and have it be negative.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Jemica, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Jemica 

      5 weeks ago

      Please help me. I'm a week late of my period. I had sex exactly a month ago. I did six home pregnancy tests but they're all negatives. I now feel abdominal cramping and my breasts are tender. Are the HPTs incorrect?

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      6 weeks ago from United States

      Devi, it could just be a shift in your hormones for some reason.

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      Marissa 

      6 weeks ago from United States

      A Davies, it could just be a late period.

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      devi_siewnarine@outlook.com 

      6 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex during my period now my period is 2 weeks late I did a pregnancy test it came negative and as of today I am seeing slight strands of blood what does this mean

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      A Davies 

      6 weeks ago

      I had sex a week ago. I usually get my period on the last day of the month but had some midmonth bleeding last month which is being investigated by the doctor. anyway I am 4 days late on my period. I did a test today and it was negative. Could this be a false negative or is my menstruation just messed up?

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      Marissa 

      6 weeks ago from United States

      Desamp..., The only way to know is to take a test.

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      Marissa 

      6 weeks ago from United States

      Fiallos, you can take a test.

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      Marissa 

      6 weeks ago from United States

      Matet, speak with a doctor.

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      Fiallos21 

      6 weeks ago

      Hi, so I’m usually irregular. So having a missed period doesn’t come as a shock for me . my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for years now. A couple of months I have been very regular with my menstration get it on time every month for about 3/4 months straight, but now I have a missed period. And lately I have been very nauseous. But I don’t want to think much about it because I always get my hopes up yet nothing happens. Could I get some advice or help in anyway? I don’t know wether to take a test or to let some time pass see if I get a period and then if not take a test?

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      Matet 

      7 weeks ago

      I had my last period on Feb.8 2019 and it ends on Feb.21-23 2019 (i cant remember the exact date) but the flow on the last week of my period is low . I was shock because Mostly my period last only for 7days .I had intercourse during this days . Now , in March I dont have period so I try the Pregnancy test and it shows two line but the other one is not clear . Am really pregnant ? Please answer

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Favour, the only way to know is to take a pregnancy test.

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      Favour 

      2 months ago

      I have not seen my period for a month and 2 weeks doesn't means am pregnant or a missed period

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Jhanet39, if you got your period, you're most likely not pregnant.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Ananomuse, any penetration can cause pregnancy.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Chloe, speak with a trusted adult, and get a pregnancy test.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Caroly, only a test can tell you.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Nio, take a test.

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      Jhanet39 

      2 months ago

      We had contact 2 to 3 days before my period..and after 3 days i got my period but not that heavy...am i pregnant?

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      Ananomuse 

      2 months ago

      I had sex but it was just the tip and it was a few weeks after I had my very first period and I’m 9 days late does that mean I’m pregnant?

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      chloe 

      2 months ago

      i got off implant sometime in august, then got on iud after and got off that in october. i got a period in november, that cycle length to december was 31 days. then from december to january was 27 days, and from jan to february was 29 days. i had unprotected sex on the 25 of january which i thought was a fertile day, and he finished inside of me. then i got what i thought was a period in february, but it was 8 days, and my periods are never that long even when i was on birth control. the colors started at brown/ red, then got lighter as the days went on. and now, in march NO PERIOD..... i don't know what to do.... i'm 16 so i don't know how to explain to my mom and i'm not going to. I don't want her to think that I am pregnant. but I have been having symptoms of pregnancy even after we had sex and before that "period" in february.... advice please :(

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      caroly 

      2 months ago

      I hv missed my period one week now I HV seen slightly bleeding I am I pregnant

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      Nio 

      2 months ago

      I had sex the last day of my period its been 1 month and 10 day could i be pregnant or my period is just late

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Sha, I would wait a few more days and test again.

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      sha 

      2 months ago

      Hi! I have a question? My last period i think last week of january , 2019 until now i have no period, is there a possibility that i am pregnant? I used PT 2 times and its afternoon. the result was negative, i had unprotected sex . and I am aware that my boyfriend cum on me .. I dont feel any sign of pregnancy .is that normal for first delay of period? sorry for my bad english .thank you

    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Ashley, every woman at some point in her life will experience late periods for one reason or another. It could be late for a number of reasons.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Norma, if there's a chance you could be pregnant, take a test.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Carla, it's possible.

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Amie, it could just be a delayed period. If it continues not to show, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      ashley 

      2 months ago

      ok i havent lost my virginity yet and my period was suppose to come close the 28th and now its the 6th im very scared and dont know what is happening

      i looked at all the symptoms i am falling under the headaches, very hungry, sum times i get cramps here and there and sleepy

      but yet i havent had sex whats going on

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      Norma 

      2 months ago

      My periods last 3 days and my last period was on the 2 of February today is 6 March am still waiting for my periods should i be worried

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      Carla89 

      2 months ago

      My last period was on feb.3, we had unprotected sex last feb.26, now is mar 5, no signs that my period is coming. I usually have 28days cycle. Is it possible im pregnant?

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      Amie Rikka Macalalad 

      2 months ago

      Hi! I have a question? My last period was january 21-26, 2019 until now i have no period, is there a possibility that i am pregnant? I used PT last february 26, 2019 the result was negative, i don't take any contraceptive and we are always withdrawal.

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      bubbalove 

      2 months ago

      I had an unprotected sex when my period is about to start. Now I am almost 9 weeks late. I was diagnosed to have a PCOS 2 to 3 years ago, but I never missed a monthly period; just a maximum of 2 weeks delay. 2 weeks I go-- I have negative HPTs (4 home pregnancy test to be exact). I went to the OB and had a transv. ultrasound-- and all we saw was PCOS. I have some unusual symptoms; majority are very different than my usual PMS symptoms. Can I be pregnant?

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      Kieran 

      2 months ago

      I had sex 2 Sunday’s ago my bf nutted in me twice that night my period is a week late when should I test

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      Sam250509 

      3 months ago

      I need advice , I had my period Jan 12-17th I’m pretty irregular I went to the doctor 25th I was told I ovulated as of today I’m day 7 of missed period I went yesterday for hcg test it was negative along with pee test my breast are hurting since the first day I was supposed to get me period and getting worse with heaviness and pain I feel bloated slight cramping only a little and just feeling tired all around .... any advise my doctor says to take provera to bring my period but any chance I could still maybe be pregnant ???

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Chey, there are quite a few tests available for way less than $15.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Nicole, it could be a number of things. It could be a hormonal change for some reason. It could be a sign of pregnancy if you're sexually active.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Ang, there are a number of reasons why periods are delayed.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Precious, periods can be delayed for a number of reasons.

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Mylove92, time to take a test.

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      Chey 

      3 months ago

      Hi, my period is late by idk how many days i lost count. But its been 45 days since my last period. I dont want to spend money on a test and just be disappointed again. We've been trying for 9 months now. Normaly my period comes between 28 days and 30 days. I took a pregnancy test the day of my expected period and i couldn't see a line. Should i just go to the doctors for a blood test or wait it out a few more days or should i just spend the $15 for a test?

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      Nicole 

      3 months ago

      My lmp was jan 3rd 2019. I had on and off spotting on jan 24-27 then it stopped. Next period should have been feb 4th but it never came. I did have another episode of spotting on and off brownish never filled a pad from feb 8th to the 12th. What does this sound like to anyone?

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      Kayamatumelo 

      3 months ago

      Hi,i expected my period on the 13th this month but no sign yet.and am having some signs of early pregnancy and i took a home pregnancy test it came negative.plz help can i be prenant?

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      Frances Villanueva 

      3 months ago

      I met this new guy and we’ve slept together 3 times now but every time we use protection. The last time we had sex was 13 days ago, and now my period is late by a week. I’ve took 3 pregnancy tests and they all say negative. I’m really worried as to what’s going on, can I still be pregnant?

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      Ang 

      3 months ago

      I’m 20. And I’m in my cycle 42. 9 days late. We didn’t have intercourse. I only got on top of him and have oral. And I’m worrying if There’s a possibility that I’m pregnant?

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      Kas 

      3 months ago

      The first day of my last period was January 24th and it ended the 29th. I had unprotected sex on the 31st, I don't believe I was ovulating or fertile, but I don't know for sure. Would the "conception" have taken place on the 9th if i was pregnant? Or could i be pregnant? I noticed cramping and pain for the whole week after we had sex and some other things, but I don't get my next supposed period till March 3rd.. what should i do?

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      Mei 

      3 months ago

      I had my last cycle on Jan 7th 2019. It's Feb 12, no period. My head was hurting 2 days before it was expected. I took a preggo test on the 9th it was negative. Now I'm experiencing mild cramps, lower back pains but still no period

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      Precious 

      3 months ago

      I had unprotected sex a day to my expected day, i still have not gotten my period, its almost a week now, have taken a pregnancy test it says negative, but still have not gotten my period does it mean am pregnant?

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      Sam 

      3 months ago

      Hi..I'm 42..i'm a week late in my due mensuration..having cramps,bloating, mood swings,headache,dizziness but home pregnancy tests have come negative twice!!! What should i expect??

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      Mylove92 

      3 months ago

      My period is 38 days late i havent took a test yet. But i have morning sickness without vomiting. I cant seem to get rid of a cold plus i have food Cravings sometimes. Than again the small of food sometimes make me sick.

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      Breahmena 

      3 months ago

      So , i had protected sex december 23rd of 2018 my boyfriend pulled out when he ejaculated , the condom was fine no tears no nothing but i was kind of late for my next period that month but i started december 31st. I didn’t get my period the whole month of january and im regular 29-30 days for my cycle. Im on my 34th day and i still haven’t started yet i’ve been cramping for a week now and my breasts have been tender for like 4 days. i took a pregnancy test and it came out negative.. im worried to why my period hasn’t started. i also play soccer and im doing track at the same time. i have also had a couple of mental breakdowns due to stressing could that be a factor or could i be pregnant and it was too early to take my test ?

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      Kassy 

      3 months ago

      I have been having unprotected sex since January9th 2019 , my period was supposed to start on the 15th of January , I am two weeks late.

      How is this supposed to work, ? When do I start taking a pregnancy test?

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      Jessica Hernandez 

      3 months ago

      I have 4 day without my period I don't know if I am pregnant I am so scared to know

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Time to take a test.

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      Xandra 

      3 months ago

      I had unprotected sex the day after my menstruation end. Nov. 18 the first day of my period. I had sex on nov 22. But on dec 12 i have light menstruation than my usual period. I expected my period on january 18 but my period 9days delay. Am i pregnant?

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      Paige 

      3 months ago

      I had unprotected sex I’m on the Mirena and then I bled a little and then the next day I kind of did in the morning then the next day I didn’t bleed and then I bled a tiny bit the day after and then I haven’t bled since and it’s been 2 days. Is that an irregular period bc of my bc I have been on for 2 years or could I be pregnant ?

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      Jessica 

      4 months ago

      Hi there, i had sex on the 31st. I track everything on an app on my phone my fertile days were between 23rd-28th and my period was due on the 3rd which is currently 8days late. Ive been slight cramping since the 3rd, i honestly throught i was going to get them on the third with the cramping i was experiencing but they never showed. Now, im experiencing headaches slight nausea and getting a little light headed. I took my last hpt about 4 days ago and it was a negative. Should i wait until im exactly 2weeks before taking another.

      Thankyou.

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      Patience 

      4 months ago

      Hi, could i be pregnant? I had unprotected sex on 7/12/2018 a day after my period and immediately took the marie stopes back up pill, around ovulation i spotted for 3 days . My period was supposed to come on 29/12/2018 but i am 10.days late. I have slight cramping, no nausea, no swollen breasts and normal body temperature. Is it just a Delayed period or i am pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      gei, you could try testing again. If it's still negative, it might just be a delayed period.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Ashleysmith, you can take a test.

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      gei 

      4 months ago

      hi im so curious if im pregnant or not, my last period started November 28 and was five days. my period was due the 25th of this december and my period still hasn't came. I took two test the 27&28 and they were both negative but my period hasn't came???

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      Ashleysmith28 

      4 months ago

      Am I pregnant? It’s been two weeks since I’ve had sex. I’m three days late for my period. However, I’m usually familiar with the cramps I’m having and the fatigue my body has before my cycle. Including back pains, tenderness in breast, and abdominal pain. I’m usually also use to seeing discharge before my period and it’s white. Maybe I’m just overthinking. How can I tell the difference between a late menstrual or ealier sign of pregnancy?

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Shivani, there's a very, very slim chance of that.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Millie, if you haven't had sex since August, you might just be late.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Neeva, you could take a test.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Mag, time to take a test.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Careem, if your period was late, it's time to take a test.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Priscilla, you should speak with a doctor.

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      Millie Cafeda 

      4 months ago

      So, i can't find anyone that has a case similar to mine. (But i really need an answer) the last time i had sex was back in September (9/2/18). The last time i had unprotected sex was 8/31/18. I was really worried that i wouldn't get my period and would possibly be pregnant. But i actually got my cycle on 9/3/18, and again on 9/29/19. And my cycle continued every 27 days. Fast forward to now, and i was supposed to get my period on the 23 of Dec, but i'm 5 days late and feeling light cramping in my uterus area. Could i be pregnant? Even though i had what seemed to be my cycle over and over until now? Or am i just late?

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      Neeva 

      5 months ago

      Hi, my last period was 31 days ago and ive been getting car sick alot lately and thats never happened before i track my period through an app i have and it says im 3 days late an should start tomorrow. Im not very sure what i should do could u give me some advice?

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      Shivani 

      5 months ago

      I was about to have my period on 17/12/2018 . and I never missed my periods. It is sometimes 3-4 days late. But on 13/12/2018, I came close to a person.. There was no sexual intercourse between us.. But some sort of fingering and all. And now it's 21/12/2018. I am not having my periods.. Is there any chance of me being pregnant due to fingering by him(may be his fingers had semen).

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      Mag 

      5 months ago

      Hi. So im 2 weeks late for my period and my last period was 35 days a gom i feel hungry all the time but sick . Im always tired and have light headaches now and than. Can someone help.

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      Careem 

      5 months ago

      My period is 4 days late now and I had unprotected sex early this morning,is it possible that I could get pregnant?

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      PriscillaEndicott 

      5 months ago

      ok I have PCOS but for the most part my periods are regular, but recently my period was three days late. 11/06/18 to 11/12/18. was the cycle for November. The one in December started 12/15/18. My period is never late is it possible I can be pregnant? I also wanted to ask is Cryptic Pregnancies real? I think if I'm pregnant It could be cryptic. It would be hard to explain everything here. Lets just say most of my pregnancies symptoms could be explained away due to all of my health issues.

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      Eric 

      5 months ago

      my girlfriend and i had sex last month and we used condoms, this month shes 6 days late. Im really scared right now can someone please help me out.

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      MariahMarieH 

      5 months ago

      I had unprotected sex 2 days before my last period. I have always been on time. But my period only lasted 2 days and stopped wich has never happened this was 3 weeks ago. My period was due yesterday I have extremely sore breasts wich is also not normal. I took a home pregnancy test. It was negative should I wait or get a blood test done?

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      Sykemia Solomon 

      5 months ago

      Hello my last period was 11/13/18 my cycle is 22 days apart but i have had one at all yet im 6 days late

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      Nicole 

      5 months ago

      The last day of my cycle was Oct25 and I had sex on the 29Oct. I haven’t had my period and I’ve taken 2 test that we’re negative. Its been approx.

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      Nicole 

      5 months ago

      The last day of my cycle was Oct25 and I had sex on the 29Oct. I haven’t had my period and I’ve taken 2 test that we’re negative. Its been approx. 6 weeks since I had sex and I’m only 2 weeks late. Could I be pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Ruth, it could be an infection of some sort. I suggest speaking with a doctor.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Kim, you should take a pregnancy test.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Abibat, you should speak with your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Jelly, the only way to know is to take a test.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Patience, if he still has his other testicle, it is possible that you can get pregnant.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Reli, stress can cause your period to be delayed.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Momto2, I can't see exactly what's going on, but it's possible that the pregnancy test picked up a chemical pregnancy. You should speak to your doctor about the results.

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      RUTH 

      5 months ago

      I had my last period on the 29 of October but up to today I have not seen my period but have never missed my period. I have been having unprotected sex. I am having bad cramps for almost a week now and terrible headaches. My period is late and I took a PT yesterday and it's negative. Still no sign of period and the cramps continues. what should I do?

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      Kim 

      5 months ago

      Really worried ! Been 33 days since I was supposed to start but 2 months since my last pierod the other day I was bleeding thought it was me starting my pierod but that didn’t last long it happend at night and stopped in the morning been days now and no more bleeding ?? But I have been having cramps the past couple of days and my breast are swore !

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      Abibat shittabay 

      5 months ago

      Am pregnant and I see my period,what is dat means

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      Jelly 

      5 months ago

      My last period was November 6 I had sex last November 22 now it’s December 6 and and my blood didn’t come yet.Am I pregnant?

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      patience25 

      5 months ago

      Hi i had my period 0n the 4th of last month lasted 6days then i had sex unprotected wit my new boyfriend which he claims that i cannot get pregnant as he had and operation on his testicles and one was removed. We had sex on 18th day of the month.now is the second month im 3 days late with my period should i be worried.

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