Becki is a mother of four who loves to share her experiences and give advice to expecting mothers.
For many women, the two weeks (or so) between ovulation and their expected period are very stressful. Whether you are trying to conceive and hoping that your Aunt Flo will stay away for the next year or so, or if you are sexually active and hoping to not become pregnant, this time period can put you on edge. Sometimes it seems as though every twinge is a symptom of something bigger, probably pregnancy.
If you're like me, you could buy a stock of pregnancy tests, which sit waiting until the day of testing. You might keep a calendar or a chart. You're on the edge of your seat, maybe even biting your nails. You ask yourself if you're pregnant time and time again. Until you can pee on that little stick, there really doesn't seem to be a solid answer.
The Only Way to Know if It's Dear Aunt Flo
I have been pregnant four times, and I can honestly state that the truth of the matter is that most pregnancy symptoms are also signs that your Aunt Flo is going to show up any day. This can be confusing and disconcerting for most women. The only cure is to pee on a stick and/or get a blood test done by your doctor.
I will, however, guide you through some of the most significant signs that you might be pregnant. Keep in mind that some symptoms are less frequent than others.
Potential Early Pregnancy Symptoms
The following symptoms apply to those who are casually trying to conceive as well as to those who are using fertility charting.
Please keep in mind that pregnancy doesn't begin until implantation and that your hormones won't be rising enough to produce symptoms until your fertilized egg has implanted on the uterine wall. Implantation usually occurs roughly 6-12 days after ovulation. If you don't know when you ovulated, you will find it much more difficult to follow your symptoms! Charting is always a good idea, even if you are trying to prevent pregnancy!
Is a Stuffy Nose an Early Sign of Pregnancy?
Most women don't know that a stuffy nose is a symptom of pregnancy, but it can be! According to the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, the rise of hormones can lead to an increase in blood supply, which leads to the swelling of the nasal passages. It also increases the thickness of mucus. Nasal discharge and blockage worsens during the third trimester due to an increase in plasma and fluid moving to extravascular spaces. Keep in mind, however, that a stuffy nose can also be a sign of allergies or illness and needs to be considered in conjunction with other symptoms.
What Is Pregnancy Rhinitis?
The condition of nasal congestion during pregnancy actually has a name. Pregnancy rhinitis is the result of estrogen causing the lining of nasal passages to swell. It also causes the blood vessels in your nose to swell, resulting in more congestion. According to Healthline, the condition is fairly common as it can affect up to 42% of pregnant women. It can start early in the first trimester and usually gets worse as the pregnancy progresses. It will eventually disappear after giving birth.
Do I Have Pregnancy Rhinitis or Something Else?
You probably have pregnancy rhinitis if you are only suffering from a congested or running nose and sneezing. If you are coughing, have a sore throat, or have a fever, you may likely be suffering from a cold or sinus infection. An infection is more common during pregnancy, so be sure to contact your doctor if you have these symptoms.
If you have watery mucus or itchy eyes, you may have allergies. According to BabyCenter, allergies during pregnancy are unpredictable. Your typical reactions to previous allergies may get better or worse. You may even become allergic to things that never bothered you before.
Treatments for Stuffy Nose During Pregnancy
- Use saline nose drops or spray.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Avoid irritants like cigarette smoke or chemical fumes.
- Use a humidifier in your bedroom.
- Take warm showers. Steams can offer temporary relief for congestion.
- As tempting as it may be, it is recommended that you avoid medication during the first trimester. Be sure to consult your doctor for any medication you wish to take during pregnancy.
Is Dry Mouth an Early Sign of Pregnancy?
Dry mouth, with a metallic taste, can be a symptom of pregnancy. Here are some potential causes for it.
- This is caused by hormonal changes that cause a reduction in the flow of saliva.
- Pregnancy will also raise your metabolic rates, which will create more demand for fluids. A higher metabolism can also cause you to sweat more, leading to more fluid loss.
- Some medications may have dry mouth as a side effect.
- Dry mouth may be a symptom of gestational diabetes. This is a condition that could lead to other complications with the baby. A glucose test can be done during the second trimester to see if you have gestational diabetes.
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Many expecting mothers may not be hydrating as much as they need. In most cases where I have known a woman to have dry mouth, she had later tested positive for pregnancy!
How Do I Treat Dry Mouth?
- Avoid sugary and salty foods. These can irritate a dry mouth.
- Avoid beverages with caffeine. These can dry out your mouth more.
- According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sugarless hard candy could stimulate the flow of saliva. Sucking on ice is effective as well.
- Stay hydrated. Sip on water throughout the day. Adding citrus can help stimulate saliva.
- Using a humidifier can keep moisture in the air and help alleviate dry mouth.
Other Early Symptoms
Dark Blue Veins in the Breasts
Consider your breasts. Are there dark blue veins? Most of the time these veins will be prominent and puffy if you are pregnant, but this can also be a symptom of your menstrual period, so please be aware of your cycles! According to What to Expect, veins become more visible during pregnancy due to increased blood volume that is delivering blood supply and nutrients to your baby.
Increased Sensitivity to Odors
Your sense of smell may increase when you are pregnant! While the medical reason for this is unclear, Dr. Yvonne Bohn believes the sensitivity to odors may be due to hormonal changes in the body.
Implantation Cramping and/or Bleeding
This is the result of a fertilized egg attaching to the lining of the uterus. You can typically see light spotting but the cramping can be quite painful. According to Medical News Today, implantation can occur about a week or two after fertilization. This also sets it at about a week after ovulation and a few days before an expected menstrual cycle. This can cause some confusion where implantation bleeding can be mistaken for a regular period. Bleeding occurs for a day or two when the egg implants. Be sure to read this article for more information on implantation bleeding.
Headaches are very common in early pregnancy. They are the result of increased blood flow and hormone levels. However, they can also be a sign of illness, stress, or a coming menstrual period. If you suspect you might be pregnant, please do not take aspirin or NSAIDs for your pain! You should consult your doctor for any medication you may take.
Fatigue is very common early on in a pregnancy as well as during the third trimester. If you are frequently feeling very tired, then you could be pregnant! According to the American Pregnancy Association, hormonal increases, such as progesterone in particular, are responsible for making you feel tired.
If you find yourself becoming sick to your stomach, this can also be a sign of pregnancy. This symptom can show itself as early as the day of implantation! Remember that feeling sick could also be a sign of illness. Nausea is caused by all the physical changes going on in your body. You can check out this article for details on natural methods to alleviate morning sickness.
A Missed Menstrual Period
In most cases, a missed period is an indication that you are pregnant. The rise of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin tells your ovaries to stop releasing eggs. However, there are other aspects that can affect this, including stress and simply getting older. According to Dr. Cheryl Deets, women in their 30s tend to experience shorter cycles and can have longer gaps between periods. It is also possible to have an occasional anovulatory cycle (which means you might need to have your period jump-started medically).
This is the excessive production of saliva. It can be caused by hormonal changes, nausea, heartburn, or vomiting. "Increase in saliva is the body’s response to neutralize stomach acids that enter the esophagus with heartburn and vomiting," says Dr Tami Prince, an OBGYN at US HealthWorks in Marietta, Georgia. "These acids can irrritate the esophagus and, if persistent, can begin to erode the esophageal lining, causing strictures which can make swallowing difficult." Relief can come from eating small and frequent meals throughout the day, avoiding acidic foods and coffee, and staying hydrated.
This is skin hyperpigmentation caused by an increase in hormones. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy. "Hormones stimulate an increase in melanin production," says Dr. Prince. "Dark patches usually appear around the forehead, nose, cheeks, and upper lips (in the form of a mask) but can also occur anywhere on the body, especially on sun-exposed areas. Body parts that are already hyperpigmented such as the nipples, genitals, and linea alba (line running down the belly) may become even darker." This condition will generally resolve itself after pregnancy, although some hyperpigmentation may never resolve.
For Those Who Are Charting
If you have been charting your cycles while trying to conceive, you will have further indications of your fertility and your possible pregnancy. If you are serious about becoming (or not becoming) pregnant, you should consider purchasing a basal body thermometer (BBT) and taking your temperature every morning at the same time. Your basal temperature is taken when you are at rest and have been sleeping for at least three hours. Your temperature should be taken before you speak or rise in the morning. Temperatures can be taken either orally or vaginally.
If you have been charting your fertility, you probably have a good idea of how basal temperature taking works, but I will cover the subject in brief:
- During your menstrual period and the follicular phase of your cycle (while your follicles are developing and preparing to release an egg), your temperature remains fairly low and, if you are healthy, stable.
- A few days prior to ovulation, you will begin to see some egg white cervical mucus. This is a sign that you are fertile and could become pregnant.
- When you ovulate, your temperature will most likely drop and then rise sharply. If you are using a charting program like Fertility Friend, you will notice that after two or three days, you will see red cross-hairs, indicating the date on which you ovulated.
- After you have ovulated, your temperature will usually continue to rise for several days.
- If an egg has been fertilized, it will implant. When the egg implants on the uterine wall, you will usually see a profound drop in your temperature that will last for only one day.
- After the drop, you should see your temperature rise and continue to do so if you are pregnant.
- If you are not pregnant, your temperature will drop below your cover line and your period will show up, beginning your next cycle.
Did This Article Help You Know If You Were Pregnant?
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- Dry Mouth. From National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
- Dry Mouth During Pregnancy. (2015, June 27). From PregMed.
- Fatigue During Pregnancy. (2017, February 21). From American Pregnancy Association.
- Johnson, J. Implantation bleeding: Causes and symptoms, from Medical News Today.
- Sherlie, V. Shiny, and Ashish Varghese. “ENT Changes of Pregnancy and Its Management.” Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, vol. 66, no. S1, 2012, pp. 6–9.
- Stuffy nose during pregnancy. (2017, December 18). From BabyCenter.
- Visible Veins During Pregnancy. (2015, January 06). From What to Expect.
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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Joangela26 on May 23, 2020:
Hello my name is joangela I'm 25 and I have some what regular periods for most part but this month I started 4 to 5 days early and I started last month on the 24th 25th not sure which day but one of those days I stared this month brown to pink to spotting at wipe and then continue to get heavier although not enough to say more then spotting and no more then a full pad I'm normally really really heavy to cramps well I had it happen this month which I never get hardly nothing to serious just here and there with tiredness and headache's and food cravings it was going to be 4 days today at 7pm but I stopped this morning I don't understand and if that's possible of pregnancy how long do I wait to take a test? I have one ready help. God bless
Penelope on September 24, 2019:
Last l want on my periods on the 20 of August today it's the 24 of September and I'm still waiting am I pregnant cause I haven't experienced any symptoms besides sneezing
leigh on August 05, 2019:
my period is watery and I lost a baby 4 mouths ago
Sarah on April 23, 2019:
My last period was on March 15,2019 I started spotting on 6/3/19 this was on and off for two days in the second day of spotting I have lower back pain and lower adominal cramps my period does not stay light and does not come and go I have never have a two day period I'm confused I'm 13 days late with negative test I have not tested in two days also my hips hurt mucus that stays in my throat and my left breast is leaking clear fluid
Ananomus on March 11, 2019:
I am having an irregular cycle bt i am feeling little symptoms of early pregnancy but whatnis the correct time to check for pregnancy test .. 30 days cycle was there from jan - feb bt march i am not sure so pls help
Laura on February 15, 2019:
I Had Unprotect Sex Last Two Weeks And Last Week I See My Period But Am Feeling Sick Now Am I Pregnant Or I Just A Fever?
Eliza on January 26, 2019:
I had my periods on the 6th of this month and on the 15 i had unprotected sex 7days after having unprotected sex my boobs became heavy my lips dry up fast my discharge is thick and wait my head pens and i get tired even if i didnt do anything could this be a pregnancy sign.
gateway1212 on December 18, 2018:
I had my period earlier this month and my ovulation ended 6 days ago, I woke up and my nose was stuffy but I'm not sick and I am having mild cramping for days now, head aches when I stand, and nausea after eating and before eating. And my breast and nipples have been sensitive, I have had unprotect sex but I didn't realize I could experience signs 6 to 7 days after. Is it possiable I am pregnant?
Ladonna on December 15, 2018:
My period this month was short n very light n my period before that was heavy but a short period . I have been peeing alot n tired all time n hungry having cravings for jalapenos. I normally wouldn't eat them. I'm bloated along with gas n I'm not a gasy person.im nauseated from time to time n my stomach is always hot.
Seleni Rivera on December 13, 2018:
Hi i was wondering i had unprotected sex 2 days before i ovulated i ovulated the 11th i have an app that tracs mi period and i felt little stings on the 10th at night is that normal because i was going to start ovulating or did i fertilize i had mi period on the 27 and ended on the 3rd
marie on November 30, 2018:
Im married for three months now. My last period was on 20 th october now its novembre and is going to an end ive not seen my period but ive been having cramps like that of my period for days now but no bleeding just watery discharge and my nipples hurt . Can i be pregnant
Malini on November 13, 2018:
In September i got my period on the 11th and it finish on the 18th my husband i had unprotected sex cause we decided to have our first baby i missed my period in october and i did test but its negative it November and it still haven't showed up as yet
Betsy on November 01, 2018:
Me an my husband in me have unprotected sex.last month didnt come on all of a sudden started light pink october 26th then bright red for 3days in turned brown n stopped been sleeping alot,nausea in headaches sweating alot in hungry
Nancy on October 24, 2018:
i was fertile last oct.17 and we are trying to conceive..right now,i have been sneezing and having a runny nose..can this be a sign of pregnancy?i can't believe how the two-week wait seemed this loooonnnng for me so far..
whemmy on October 23, 2018:
i did abortion on the 17th of august and i bleed for 2days or so
and my period came on the 22nd of august
followed by september 20th i did the next period
i later had sex on the 27th which is protected
later in the next mnth october i had sex on the night of october 3rd
and i fell ill on the 15th of october diagnosed with malaria and typhiod
i got myself treated collecting injection and drip and antibiotics drug
and now my period is 5days late,did pregnancy test and it was negative and i have been having watery feaces,
i need help
Shannon on October 14, 2018:
I have had spotting two weeks before my period and feeling like I am going to vomit and cramping and than a day before my period I had more spotting than nothing and last night I had running poos could I be pregnant
Jazmine on October 12, 2018:
i had unprotected sex 5 days ago and im pretty sure he came in me. 2 days ago i puked and i have a little discoloration when i wipe but my pee looks normal. Could I be pregnant or is it too early to tell ?
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on September 27, 2018:
It's not uncommon for the length of a cycle to vary. A bit of blood on the tissue could be vaginal trauma from sex. Implantation bleeding should have occurred before your period was due.
If you're concerned about pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If you're worried about your missed period, talk to your OB/GYN. Odds are this is a normal delay in your menstruation, though.
Best of luck!
Aruni on September 15, 2018:
I had my abortion on 25th august. I took medicines on 25th and started bleeding. Then it lasts till 2nd september. On 6th sept i had intercourse with my husband. And now from yestrday i notice some brown discharge sometimes. What does this discharge mean?
ann on September 07, 2018:
Yesterday was my 7th day of my period meaning my last. Today I went to the bathroom and I wiped myself and saw this pale yellow vaginal discharge could that mean I conceived. Please help me
Tahir akther from India kashmir on September 04, 2018:
My last period was in 17th August but in the morning of 5th September I see some brown colour bleeding in my panty what is the reason
Em on September 01, 2018:
So i have been having irregular periods for the past 4 months. My last period was the 16th july i have had 3 faint positives home testing and very faint period like cramps on and off, my breats have been sore for probably over two weeks now and feel much fuller. I went to the doctors Tuesday and they also got a faint positive and said it sounded as thou i am pregnant just may have detected to early and to test again next week. On wednesday i had very faint blood on the tissue after urinating, on Thursday i had a little more blood so i put a pad on and have been light bleeding since i am experiencing very little pain and i have had no clots either im nowhere near filling a pad its pinky red in colour and quite watery looking usually my periods are dark red and very painful and heavy. I am very confused about this am i pregnant? Have i miscarried early on? Is this just my period? HELP!!
Siobhan on August 30, 2018:
Hi , I had unprotected sex 15th August my period was then 4 days late now I am bleeding like a normal period but having pregnancy symptoms such as headaches, cramps , tiredness, increased smell levels , tender breasts and leakage from nipples . I have took test which have came up negative and ones that have been blank . Could I be pregnant? Thanks
Minneyme on August 24, 2018:
I have Pcos. I was on the pill to regulate my cycle. It regulated my cycle then I stopped July 23rd. I haven’t had a cycle as of yet. My cycle was due on the 5th of August.but because I stopped the pill I think it may have threw my cycle off? But any how my NIPPLES have been SUPER sore for a week now and I’ve been having this white like milk color discharge lately..I took a pt test 4days ago says negative. But idk what else to think if I’m not
Kayla on August 24, 2018:
I have some discharge , my nose has been stuffy and at times I've been sneezing, I've been eating more than usual , throwing up alot , going to the bathroom more and I have alot of back pain and my boyfriend and I did have sex recently could I be pregnant?
Blondie on August 18, 2018:
Ive had my tubes tied since 2006 my periods stoped. But last mouth i had sex w my hubby. My boobs had dryed milk n a blue colored. Well the 19th of aug. I was spotting. I had a miscarry didnt i? N my back hurts
confused on August 16, 2018:
love were you really pregnant ????
love on July 14, 2018:
am not sure if am pregnant, I had sex with my boyfriend, but he pull out cos am was feeling some pains cos I was a virgin, am sure he didn't put everything in. right now am having a watery discharge, no sign of pregnancy but I miss my period, am suppose to see it three days ago, have still not seen it. please am I pregnant, cos am really scared to do the test
Marsides on June 25, 2018:
My boyfriend and I had sex on the 4th but he didnt cum in me. There might be some precum around my vagina but he didnt get it inside of me (sorry for being graphic). Then i had my period days after on the 9th. I got so relieved after that because it was heavy bleeding like what I would always have but then I got very very light bleeding with my discharge that kinda turn out to be orangey to brownish 10 days after my period. Im still worried though I dont have any pregnancy symptoms. I hope you can help me. We're both thinking that its just ovulation bleeding but im still panicking.
confused on June 19, 2018:
so i had my period end on June 3 and had bleeding 12 days later on the 15 I did have unprotected sex is this an sign of being pregnant. My next period date was not due until June 25. I have a app where I track my monthly period and this is the first time this has happened. A
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on June 12, 2018:
It's possible, Cindy! Take a test!
Cindy Lincoln on June 01, 2018:
I have been trying for a baby every month i have took a ovultion test and it always says im ovulating but this month i have not ovulate at all and tge other day i had a little spotting i have a stuffy nose could i be early preagancey
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on May 09, 2018:
The best way to know if you're ovulating is to use an ovulation testing kit. Best of luck!
nkoyo king on May 07, 2018:
please let me know when I'm ovulating is so confusing having my period twice last month April 2018.
Precious on May 06, 2018:
I felt like vomiting everyday than I bought the abortion pill they gave me two. Now the problem is I didn't bleed much so after a week I bought evecare but still nothing happens. I feel like there's something shaking in my tummy I am so confused. I had sex on the 8 of march 2018.
Thembi on April 15, 2018:
Was unaware about implantation bleeding I'm now aware even nasal sores and nasal congestion make me aware about the symptoms of pregnancy
Sara on April 14, 2018:
Hi . I wanted to say that i had unprotected intercourse with my husband on 6th march . And then on 9th march i got my periods. Then on 9th april im on my periods again . Today is the sixth day of my periods and from yesterday im feeling that something is leaking from my breasts . I dont see anything , while this area keeps getting wet , and today i saw something real black , a stain probably on my pad . I have no idea whats going on . Im having little bit pain on my tummy , feel like womiting , i dont know whts going on . Pls help
Kalyani on April 12, 2018:
Hi ,I have PCOS prblm, we did follicular study in this month.so we r waiting for goodnews.now 29 th day is going,but from 22 day onwards only every night I had lower back pain & abdominal pain with yellowish black discharge.now i wasvery confused because why it's came.it is the symptoms of pregnant or periods. But every morning I didn't had any pain with creamy milk discharge
Judiska on March 25, 2018:
I tried for many times to make a baby,and now i got period a week. Before the week to get it
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on March 22, 2018:
It takes ten days after ovulation before an embryo implants on the uterine wall. You won't have symptoms prior to this. If you did the BD on Sunday and are now experiencing symptoms of pregnancy, they are unrelated.
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on March 13, 2018:
Probably not something pregnancy-related. It takes takes roughly ten days from the date of ovulation before implantation. You won't experience pregnancy symptoms until implantation.
Twijukye clesentia on March 13, 2018:
I had unprotected sex on 9th day now its four days I am felling nausea,and lower abdominal pain what could be the problem
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on March 09, 2018:
have you tested?
ANDISWA on March 09, 2018:
i did not have my periods last month and all last month and this month my lower back is paining having headaches and now i have green showing all over my body but today after having a pee i wiped and so a brown blood coming out after that my back and lower stomach are paining is this show im pregnant cause we are trying for a baby with my boyfriend
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on January 17, 2018:
A menstrual "period" is the shedding of the uterine lining (the endometrium), along with the unfertilized egg. This happens once per cycle (generally once per month).
The endometrium is the lining of the uterus into which the embryo implants to begin pregnancy. It remains intact throughout the pregnancy and nourishes the growing fetus.
Therefore, one cannot have a "menstrual period" while pregnant.
It is possible to bleed during pregnancy for a variety of reasons, but it the endometrium is not shed during a viable pregnancy.
Betsy Sachs on January 16, 2018:
Hey Becky.. You can too have your period while pregnant..
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on January 07, 2018:
Maria, it might have been faulty. I'd repeat the test. If it comes back negative again, talk to your doctor!
Maria on January 06, 2018:
I am 40 days late on my period I took a clear blue pregnancy test the blue dye ones and it came back negative but why did the clear blue have a light faded already on it when I opened it ?
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on December 21, 2017:
Probably not. Periods vary in length and heaviness. Hormonal changes can be caused by a variety of factors (one of which is pregnancy). You cannot have a period while you are pregnant.
If you want to be sure, you should take a pregnancy test.
Aadilaah on December 21, 2017:
I normally get my period for 7 to 8 days every month. This month I only bled for 4 days and the 5th and 6th day there was no bleeding at all nor was there any brown. Today is the 7th day and I see brown discharge (ending time). This never happened before. Can i be pregnant?
Patrice on November 21, 2017:
I had my cycle early this month now I'm back bleeding I've been spotting for 3 weeks is not enough to fill up a pad or tampon but every time I use the restroom I see blood and I see little black specks here and now
vannabanana on November 08, 2017:
on sept.28.2017 i had unprotected sex with this guy, he said he didnt cum in me but that whole day even when i went and uses the washroom i always feeel like theres something leaking. i had my period Oct.3rd. 2017 and then again i had really sore nipples and period cramps a few weeks later i had light bleeding. had myh period Oct.27.2017 till Oct.29.2017 at first it was light, but big blood clogs kept coming out... how and when will i find out im pregnant?
Vashash on November 02, 2017:
Hi, I spotted 14 days ago, brown blood /discharge, am having white solid thick like discharge and my periods are late 3days now... Could I be pregnant
Tanne on October 25, 2017:
Hi i always have normal period for 3 days on the 4th day is my left over period so i started to have twice period since june until now but this time its abit different im having twice period again but with lower abdomen pain for 6 days now my period stops on the 24th then starts again on the 25th is this a need to be worried about or is it normal?
swathi kavati on October 24, 2017:
HI ..Iam will see regular 3-5 days periods in my mensus cycle,but this time I got periods 4 days late with very less bleeding (Means like just one drop on my pad)..
Is I am pregnant? Actually I am getting tensed...Shall I check with pregnancy test tube....
Please see my symtoms and posta reply comment plz..
Zoe on October 16, 2017:
Could I still be pregnant as woke up with blood down my legs and fell sick and dissy today and got a headaches
Ann Damirez on October 12, 2017:
Hi, I’m curious about what’s going on with me because I had my period September 28th. 2017 less than 28 day cycle and then had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on October 3rd. 2017 after 10 days of my period went off and after 10 days had unprotected sex why I had spotting? I took up birth control pills for several days and stopped 4 days before I have had spotting. This spotting never happened to me before. I’m wondering I might get pregnant? or is it because of the birth control pills? Any comments are welcome. Thank you!
Michelle Kilpatrick on September 25, 2017:
Hey I'm having brown stuff coming out of me and its dark is that a sign of pregnancy I'm needing to know cause yeah
Shawn Brown on August 11, 2017:
I've been try to get pregnant an I'm praying this time I am my menstrual cycle. Comes on the 1st but it didn't an it's the 11 today the information that I just gotten today gave me hope an I pray I am
Nneka on August 09, 2017:
Im HIV positive with my partner @nd were trying for a baby.
Vicky on August 06, 2017:
I still have the signs of my flow but it has not come yet. its been two weeks now. I also feel like vomiting lately. although its just two weeks, my breasts have gone big. Does that mean that Im going to be pregnant?
Simphym@gmail.com on July 31, 2017:
I started to noticed the signs of pregnancy after a week but then I went thru my period, after the period the symptoms did not stop my breast stared swollen n green veins n my stomach started to be more discomfortable in such a way that am not able to sleep by it side I did preg/test it's came negetive. The following month I missed my period I did the pregnancy test again but is says negative still. So am confused cause am not normal. Whats going with me pls help
krystal on July 29, 2017:
I see my period on the 15 of July an how am seeing it again the 28 of July wat can cause that to happen please help
Venita on July 11, 2017:
I have sing early been pregnancy my period started 9 July but light spot of pink came out and that is all I have some sings up it thew up and sleepy lots eating lots
Joanna on July 06, 2017:
Hi my name is Joanna I had a period it came on time but only bled for a hour filled one sanitary towel and then spotting every so often but ended up being really sick on Saturday night Sunday and Monday and couldn't really eat anything this is still a problem as I still feel really and can't stand serten smell or food as it's turning my stomach I have a problem with my head it's a medical condition could it be affecting my period only this is first time it's been this weird it wasn't great last month but it still came this month it didn't really and if felt sick any advice please
Kat on June 22, 2017:
I'm a mother of 1, I recently been dating this guy and we been having unprotected sex, but for 4 weeks now my stomach has been sore, over been very nauseous day and night, even mood swings, my period was 4 days late and short, the ect of it but I recently took a pregnancy test and it came out negitive but I feel pregnant. Idk what to do except take another test..
Mmataunthoalphonse@gmail.com on June 11, 2017:
I have learned so much,but I'm still afraid because I used asprin when I had that headach
Mmataunthoalphonse@gmail.com on June 11, 2017:
I have learned so much,but I'm still afraid because I used asprin when I had that headach
M on May 31, 2017:
I am confused.. i had came on my period on the 14th of May, my cycle is normally 21days bit this happened on the 19th day.. anyway i came off on the 19th the blood was light but thought nothing of it. So i thought my period was over then 6 days later i spotted for 2 days 2 week before my next period.. i now have slight cramps npthing major, my breasts have dark blue veins but its never been like that before my period. I have had 2 children but ive forgotten what its like as my eldest now 5.
Kim on May 23, 2017:
Thanks this Article really help me out a lot. Because with me taking pregnant test to early. I am going take one later in week. But now am in a lot of pain with spotting.
Shegirl42 on April 25, 2017:
I have irregular periods but this month for 3 days I felt like an animal, in heat. My calendar says I have for days til next cycle which it normally doesn't happen. It's always a week before or even two. But this time my nipples or tender to touch and boobs are sort of aching. Any ideas cause I don't want to rush to think I'm pregnant and get my hopes up
Brittney on March 26, 2017:
I have a question I usually start my period on the 25th I had a miscarriage 4 months ago and past the 2 months I had my period I had them on the 25th of each month except this month I spotted a little well when I whipped it was on the toilet paper but it was really lite and now I'm not doing it no can somebody please help
April on March 19, 2017:
What dose this mean about 2 or 3 weeks ago me and my bf had sex and I'm on birth control it was our 1st time in months because he works so much and is this normal I've been coughing back aces head aces grouchy all the time werid little bubble feeling in my stomac?
Aj on February 15, 2017:
I woke up with very bad cramps around 4:25 am went to the bathroom tried to do a number 2 but during that it was vert painful to my stomach then looked at the tissue it had light colored blood on it then all of a sudden i start to feel sick to my stomach and began throwing up please tell am i pregnant
jay on January 25, 2017:
hi there i have pcos and have light spotting brown from dec 28,2017 until jan 19 its been bright red. I did ultra sound and no cyst blood work not pregnant dr gave me provera its been 29 days what is going on
refiloe mehlape on January 16, 2017:
On the 25 DEC I had a little spot of my periods and when I test it came out negative so am confused
Ashley on January 13, 2017:
haven't had my period for 4 months I get sick sometimes at my stomach and my stomach hurts a lot and my nose bleed sometimes not a lot but a little bit I took pregnancy test and they all said negative could I be pregnant
Britany on November 28, 2016:
I did the deed 4 days ago ... and im slightly spotting ..
Victoria on March 27, 2016:
Well I have some problems myself. On February 9th I started my menstrual cycle and it ended on February 11th. So after that in the same month my breast became real tender and sore and I also got sick with certain things I smelled and I wouldn't eat anything for a whole 2 days. So a couple days after that I started having abdominal pain right in the bottom of my stomach and I started discharging slippery white stuff for 1 day and I was being very tired all the time so the next month on March 10th through 14th I started bleeding and I don't have sore breast anymore can anybody tell me what is going on please.
Taylor on December 10, 2015:
I don't think I'll get a notification, so if you could email me, it'd be much appreciated. Taytaybaberz@gmail.com
Taylor on December 10, 2015:
Hi! So I've been using Nuvaring for at least 5 months, and I forgot to take it out when I was supposed to and it was in for an extra week, so it had been in for a little over 5 weeks. My boyfriend and I never use a condom and he ejaculates in me.(sorry, but it needed to be included).. I took it out a week ago. Recently I've had headaches, a stuffy nose, sore throat, hip pains, lower back pain, my legs ache, slight cramps and I'm always tired, and I'm always hungry. Also last Friday,I had pink dishcharge and the next day I wiped and there was a tiny bit of blood. Yesterday at work, I was upset over the silliest things, all I wanted to do was cry and then a few hours later I was in a happy mood. My cramps gradually became stronger and I started bleeding, not as much as I normally do on my period, but enough that I have to change my pad every few hours or so( not that it's full, but I don't wanna sit in blood for a very long time). I had to call off work because my cramps really hurt, my back and hips still ache and my head really hurts. My lower abdomen is sensitive. I've taken two tests and they both came up negative..
I'm not sure what's going on, not sure if I was pregnant, not sure about anything but any information you could give me would help!
francella on June 16, 2015:
I had unprotected sex on june 4. About 6 days after that I had a brown spot in my underwear. Since that day I've been really tired. I don't usually take naps but since that happened I've been taking naps everyday. Its also hard for me to fall asleep at night. I've also noticed my areolas are slightly darker than before. I have been really moody lately and light headed. I haven't took a pregnancy test yet but I will soon. I am 15 and I want to know if I'm pregnant. Can you help me?
Amber Lynn on April 14, 2015:
There is some info on here that isn't true. The day of ovulation and only 12hrs just after you suspect ovulation occurred, you can still get pregnant. Many doctors say the best time is the day before and day of. And also, pregnancy signs can occur before implantation as well, but minor barely there signs or intuition... The egg fertilizes then implants... The fertilization can cause changes in body just days before implantation. But most of the time you won't notice anything, only those in tune with their bodies like a handbook would notice changes very early. And I'm proof of all the above too. Confirmed with several drs and now with my BFP. Know your stuff and enjoy sexy time with your man and it will work. :o)
Gwen on March 05, 2015:
Hi, I'm so glad I found such an informative site! I was hoping you could help me. I am 44 yrs old and have been on Seasonique for 6 months. I spoke to my doctor about getting pregnant and she said just go right off of Seasonique and start having lots of sex for the next few months and see how that goes. So I went off of it Feb 4th and did not have my period. We had unprotected sex Feb 18 and 19th. It's now March 5th and still no period, last night I saw the clear egg white discharge, I woke up this morning with a stuffy nose that went away, breast have blue veins (not sure if they are always like that), I'm bloated and peea lot, but I tend to have both of those anyway. Do you think I'm pregnant? My fiancé and I would actually love to conceive. Any help would be appreciated - thanks!
cindy on February 16, 2015:
Hi. My hubby and I are trying for a baby,but my cycle keeps changing,my last period was on the 5th of feb,and had sex every after 2days now I'm feeling nausea and have a lot of cramps,I also had an egg white discharge after wiping my pee,could I be pregnant?
indigo25 on January 28, 2015:
hi there I had sex on the 22nd of november 2014 and had my periods on the 10th of december 2014 which last for four days and had my peroids again on the 4th of january 2015...could I be pregnant
kacie on January 21, 2015:
My breasts have been hurting since the day day I ovulated january 11th. We are TTC. We have intercourse almoay everyday. Including the days leading up to my ovulation day. Now the past three days january 19-20-21 my stomach HURTS makes weird noises almost constantly. I am very moody. Still hungry even right after eating. Very sleepy. Could I be pregant?
rike on December 30, 2014:
I had sex throughout this month but I didn't felt i ovulate this month and my breasts are sore and tender after i checked my calender i saw my ovulation period had passed,my next period should be on 5next month,could i be pregnant?
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on August 28, 2014:
It *is* possible to bleed if you are pregnant, but a particularly heavy bleed is never a good sign.
REGARDLESS, you should see your doctor, because if you are bleeding and pregnant, that could be a sign of miscarriage or other problems, and particularly heavy menstrual periods can be an indication of other problems as well. Definitely talk to your doctor!
Paige on August 28, 2014:
This is just me overthinking probably. But anyways. I am recently married. I have had the WORST month of my life bc of back pains, feeling sick, and cramping. I am on my period so I don't think I can be pregnant. I was 2 and a half days late on having my period am it's been extremely heavy and painful compared to the past. My beast have been way to sore to even put on a reg bra lately just been using sports bar. They have blue vines showing but idk my vines show up easily so idk if it's always been like that or not. I have been feeling sick to my stomach a lot but mainly when eating or running. My husband says Iv been getting a belly but I figured that's bc Iv been eating more and not working out as much bc I'm getting a feeling like I will b sick but it just goes away after a while. I didn't know runny nose could be pregnant sign but Iv been taking allergy pills at night bc my nose as been running a lot Like I said I'm on my period but all the sign of being pregnant are here. Can I be pregnant? Or is it just a bad monthly period. If so, Should I be worried about a bad monthly period?
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on August 10, 2014:
It's impossible or me to answer this question without knowing your age.
Tina 669 on August 09, 2014:
While I was in the relationship for ten years I did ttc however without any luck. Now my period is twice or three times in a year,what are the chances of having a baby at my age. Still having the symptoms, I think I'm to old now for a baby.
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on August 08, 2014:
If you're still getting periods, you're still ovulating, so it's worth it to test.
Tina 669 on August 08, 2014:
Was in a relationship for ten years, at frist he didn't wanted any children after 9 years change his mind... well i told him it was to late by then my period was on and off, so he letf me. Now 51 years old,no period for 7 months, met this guy had sex with him after 4 days had symptoms of pregnancy. What do you think???
gladmax on July 09, 2014:
I 've been looking for a baby boy.someone ask my wife to have sex with me 14days from the day she saw her period then abstaIn from sex through out the month.how real could this be?
lillylouise on June 22, 2014:
i have been experiencing pregnancy symptoms over the past month. i came off my period on roughly the 20th of may and had unprotected sex on the 21st and 23rd of may. i experienced what i thought was a period for 3-4 days on the 10th june to 14th june. i took a home test on the 17th of this month but it came up negative however i still feel i may be pregnant. i need some advice
anna s on May 13, 2014:
I had my period last month a few days early. I had my period this month 4 & 1/2 days late. Its been over with for a week or so, and now I am spotting, light brown in color. Some cramping.I have two daughters, and had my period, or something similar with both of them for the first month or two. I am married, and we don't use protection, but it's been about a month since we've been sexually active. Could I be pregnant, or is something else wrong? Advice please!
Joanie on May 01, 2014:
I had a still born at 37 weeks and this would have been my 4 th baby that was a month ago on April 6 but I've been feeling like I'm pregnant ago with all my kids when I tuck a pee test there never showed up is it just that I might be or is it where I had the baby yes me and my hubby has done stuff
Becki Rizzuti (author) from Indiana, USA on April 07, 2014:
You're *probably* not pregnant if you're getting negative pregnancy tests. If you're using the patch, it's unlikely that you're going to become pregnant. If you're still concerned, have your doctor run a pregnancy test.
Beedy on April 07, 2014:
Okay, Ive been on the ortho evra patch for about eight months now, and I have been having unprotected sex for about five months. I have never felt the way that I'm feeling now! It feels as if something is floating around in my stomach. I have slight pains in my lower and upper back. The bottom right side of my belly sometimes twitches. I have had slight headaches for about a week now but the pains are very short and mild. For some odd reason, I have been crying a lot lately and people have been hurting my feelings. My boyfriend say that I'm always jumping the gun now. I'm always catching attitudes with him for no reason at all... My breast have veins appearing in them also. I sleep a lot, which is something that I've always done. I have took 2 pregnancy test within the last month and they both said negative. My instincts are just telling me that I'm pregnant. Could this be?