18 Weird Early Pregnancy Symptoms Before Your Missed Period

Updated on April 25, 2019
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Kierstin is a mom to two little girls, is not a fan of Popples, and is really, really good at removing crayon from practically any surface.

Weird Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

When I became pregnant with my first daughter one of the most telltale symptoms for me was that my mom whipped up one of my all-time favorite dinners and when I went to indulge, I was pretty sure she'd just straight up poured salt on it. It was so bad I could hardly finish it while the rest of my family raved. Concerned for their taste buds I gulped some water and probably hid in the bathroom to cry or something because a week later I found out that I was pregnant. Looking back, combined with all of my other symptoms, I shouldn't have been surprised that I didn't appreciate my mom's cooking. Along with food suddenly tasting bad, here's some other weird, early signs of pregnancy you might experience:

  1. A runny nose, sore throat or feeling like you're coming down with a cold
  2. An aversion to cigarettes or feeling sick when you drink coffee
  3. Nausea and gagging
  4. Feeling super tired out
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Feeling sad, mad or anxious for no apparent reason
  7. Having a super sense of smell
  8. Bloating, cramping, gas and constipation
  9. Peeing more frequently
  10. Breast changes
  11. Hot flashes and sweating
  12. Dizziness and feeling lightheaded
  13. Dramatic mood swings
  14. Cramps and backpain, like you're going to start your period
  15. Getting your period early
  16. Spotting
  17. Feeling really excited or happy
  18. Everything tastes bad, food aversions

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1. Feeling Like You're Coming Down With a Cold

Reaching for the tissues in June? Early pregnancy (annnnd, well, the whole pregnancy) can cause rhinitis of pregnancy which means you might experience:

  • A stuffed up nose and sinuses
  • A runny nose
  • Scratchy throat

But why? Because the extra estrogen surges of your first trimester can cause an increase in congestion, and the extra blood flow (yep, pregnancy creates more blood!) also contributes to swelling in the sinuses.

Later, the drippity drop of mucous may also make morning sickness and nausea worse. Yay.

If constantly dabbing at your nose with a kleenex is irritating the skin around it, grab some Aquaphor and apply it to the affected areas during your bedtime routine.

2. A Sudden Intolerance for Smoke and Caffeine

Smells or tastes that you once enjoyed can suddenly send your stomach lurching thanks to a shift in hormones. Your body may become more sensitive to things like caffeine and nicotine, which may cause you to:

  • Shake
  • Sweat
  • Feel nauseous

With my first daughter I remember getting up to make my bed one morning after enjoying my morning coffee and feeling like I was going to suddenly be sick. A few days later I had a positive pregnancy test!

3. Gagging For No Good Reason

Thank that sweet, sweet estrogen for the combination of a heightened sense of smell and lovely nasal drainage for this unpleasant symptom.

To ease early pregnancy nausea, eat a hearty, bland breakfast as soon as you wake up and try to squeeze a brisk walk in before you head out to work or school. You can also replace your regular minty toothpaste with a milder flavor to reduce gagging and vomiting while brushing your teeth.

4. Everything Is Exhausting

Sleepiness in the week leading up to your period is totally typical, especially if you haven't been getting enough Zs, exercise, or iron. But if you're worn out just from curling your hair and looking for any opportunity to plop down on the couch and stare off into space, there's a chance pregnancy is the cause.

Gulp extra water and indulge in those staring-off sessions—growing a human is exhausting.

Conking out before the sun has even set? Feeling exhausted is a common - and annoying - early pregnancy symptom.
Conking out before the sun has even set? Feeling exhausted is a common - and annoying - early pregnancy symptom. | Source

5. Shortness of Breath

Huffing and puffing walking up the steps to your apartment? This is a feeling that will follow most women through their entire pregnancy, but can be especially alarming (and annoying) in the beginning, when the body requires more oxygen to grow the embryo.

6. Feeling Down, Anxious, or Just Plain Off

This is a tricky, vague symptom of early pregnancy that can be attributed to premenstrual symptoms or just being human.

However, if you suddenly find yourself in tears over a toilet paper ad or fuming about something a friend said on Facebook when you're typically stoic, it might be a good idea to open your period tracker and see where you're at in the two week wait.

Did You Already Take a Test?

Is your period late but you're still pulling up negatives on your pregnancy tests? Here's some of the most common reasons why you feel pregnant but the test is negative.

7. Intense Sense of Smell

Did you just smell your partner walk in the door all of the way from the upstairs bathroom? If you're pregnant, you can blame (that's right, say it with me) estrogen for your heightened sense of smell. From roses to ravioli, everything is going to start smelling much stronger, sometimes for the better but usually for the worse.

Time to start opening some windows.

8. Gas and Bloating

It's no secret that gas and increased flatulence is a symptom of pregnancy, but for many women, it can be one of their first clues to the impending changes. That's because the surge of progesterone that happens when you conceive relaxes your body's muscles as it prepares for childbirth. This can result in a some sneaky little slips. Grrrrreat.

9. Peeing All of The Time

Suddenly, your bladder seems to have shrunk to the size of a peanut and you're running to the bathroom all the time. Extra blood flow to a pregnant woman's kidneys causes an increase in the production of urine, up to 25% more. Figure in the increased pregnancy hormone levels and you'll understand why you had to get up to pee eight times last night.

It'll likely stop during the second trimester and then start up again during the third. Don't stop drinking fluids, just think of the extra trips to the bathroom as exercise.

10. Breast Changes

One of the first signs of pregnancy is changes in the breasts. This can include:

  • Darkening and deepening veins (like a roadmap on your chest)
  • Darker and larger areolas
  • Soreness and pain, especially on the sides around your armpit areas and even leading down into your upper arms

This totally uncomfortable symptom occurs because breast tissue is sensitive to progesterone, a hormone that surges when you become pregnant. It's also the reason many of us experience breast discomfort and pain before our periods, when progesterone also takes center stage, making this one of the most ambiguous early pregnancy symptoms. So how can you tell the difference? The discomfort lessens as you near your menstrual cycle but if you're pregnant it often continues on and on and on...

11. Hot Flashes

Suddenly feel like the room's on fire when you're outside in the middle of December? Hot flashes in early pregnancy are due to, well, hormone changes of course.

12. Totally Unexplained Dizziness, Vertigo, or Lightheadedness

Feeling like you just stepped off a roller-coaster after vacuuming or getting up off the couch too quickly can be an early sign of pregnancy. While the nausea and vomiting may never come, the dizziness is just as yucky.

As your hormones begin to rise, blood vessels relax and widen, contributing to those freaky dizzy spells of early pregnancy.

To keep from falling over you should:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Stand and sit up very slowly to keep your blood pressure even
  • Don't skip meals to make sure your blood sugar stays level

13. Mood Swings

Did you lose your cool in the parking lot? Did a song on the radio trigger a torrent of tears? Who knew that it was humanly possible to laugh and cry at the same time? Toddlers and pregnant women, that's who.

Changes in metabolism and hormone levels can affect neurotransmitters, the brain chemicals that regulate mood. When a woman gets pregnant, estrogen and progesterone start playing your mood like a violin.

14. Cramps and Back Pain

One of the most confusing first symptoms of pregnancy for me was cramps. I was so sure I was about to get a visit from good ol' aunt flo. But those cramps, twinges, and pains in your lower back or on one side of your lower abdomen can actually be evidence of implantation, when a fertilized egg burrows into the lining of your uterus. This usually happens around 10 DPO (days past ovulation), give or take a couple of days.

See, each month when you ovulate, your eggs are released from either the tube on the left or the right, sometimes causing soreness. Pain in your back and lower stomach area can indicate a fertilized egg attaching to the uterus.

Cramping will likely continue in the first few months of pregnancy as the uterus expands for your growing baby. To ease the pain, forego over-the-counter pain relievers which can be harmful, and instead take a warm, relaxing bath to take your mind off those twinges and pangs.

15. Getting Your Period Early

If you start bleeding a few days before you're supposed to start your period you may figure it just wasn't your month. But, if your period is lighter and shorter than usual, comes earlier than you expected, and doesn't have clots or tissue, you may be experiencing implantation bleeding - a positive early sign of pregnancy.

Can't get too far without needing to find a bathroom? Your overactive bladder could be a sign that your period is about to start - or that you're about to get your BFP.
Can't get too far without needing to find a bathroom? Your overactive bladder could be a sign that your period is about to start - or that you're about to get your BFP. | Source

16. Spotting

Likewise, spotting, especially right around the time you're supposed to be getting your period can be a sign of implantation, not your period. If the spotting never progressed to actual bleeding, you're probably in the running for a BFP in the next two days!

17. Feeling Super Excited

I don't know about you but I usually feel pretty down in the last couple of days leading up to my period. If your AF is right around the corner but you're as happy as can be, there's a chance this could mean your usual period hormones are taking a backseat to pregnancy hormones.

18. Your Favorite Foods Taste Awful

Suddenly your fruit salad from the deli tastes like it has been seasoned with an entire shaker of salt and your tongue is on fire after eating licorice and all you can think about at 3 a.m. is that can of Spaghetti-Os in the pantry. Why does this happen in early pregnancy? It's probably safe to chalk it up to rapidly changing hormones, but no one really knows for sure. The good news is that food aversions usually disappear in the second trimester.

But Can You Really Have Symptoms Before You Miss Your Period?

So, here's the problem - pregnancy and period symptoms are often the same. That's because the hormones responsible for giving you early pregnancy symptoms will also give you similar symptoms to those brought on by progesterone, which rises before your period starts. If you're experiencing dizziness, nausea and fatigue, how can you tell if it's because you're pregnant or just because you're about to start your period? For me, both times I was pregnant, I experienced symptoms that I don't normally experience before that start of my period. I always have symptoms beforehand, but these ones were clearly different for me.

Can I tell you for sure if you're pregnant? No. I'm not a pregnancy test. Is it fun to fixate, obsess and wonder in the two week wait? Absolutely!

Now to Get Through the Two Week Wait...

If you're in the two week wait and want to play by all of the TWW rules, stay away from deli meats, soft cheeses and foods that aren't pasteurized until you know for sure if you're pregnant or not.
If you're in the two week wait and want to play by all of the TWW rules, stay away from deli meats, soft cheeses and foods that aren't pasteurized until you know for sure if you're pregnant or not. | Source

What to Avoid in the Two Week Wait?

If you suspect you may be pregnant, here are some things to hold off on until you can test and find out for sure:

  • Consuming Alcohol This should be pretty obvious but it's also highly (and hotly) debated as to whether this "rule" is really necessary. Suffice to say, most doctors advise against consuming alcohol during pregnancy as doing so can harm a growing fetus.
  • Smoking (anything)
  • Caffeine Some doctors will okay a little cup each morning to get the day going, but caffeine can also trigger dizziness, sweating, and lightheadedness.
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen Neither are considered safe during pregnancy unless recommended by a doctor.
  • Deli Meats and Soft Cheeses Lunchmeat and soft cheeses (like feta and blue cheese) can carry listeria, the bacteria that causes listeriosis. Though contracting listeriosis—a food-borne infection—isn't necessarily life-threatening in a healthy person, it can cause miscarriage because fetuses are much more vulnerable to illness and infection than healthy adults.
  • Scooping Cat Litter Besides the smell of the ammonia in cat urine being totally gross, cat feces contain the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, another disease that can prove fatal to a growing baby. If you can't get out of this chore, just make sure to wash your hands really well afterward. (Hey—you should be doing that anyway!)
  • Saunas, Hot Tubs, and Hot Baths Excessive heat can cause a growing baby to develop birth defects because baby can't regulate their own body temperature. So while you can cool down quickly, baby can't. A good way to judge the water temperature is to make sure that your skin isn't turning pink. It's also a good idea to let your limbs drape out of the tub.

How Did YOU Know You Were Pregnant?

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When Is the Best Time to Test and What is the Best One to Take?

HCG and Pregnancy Test Timing

The pregnancy hormone HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) isn't detectable until at least two weeks after conception—basically around the time of your missed period. Conception happens at the time of ovulation and most women ovulate two weeks before their period. Your best bet is to wait a day after you expected your period to start testing.

Which One to Take

If you feel pregnant and just want to know for sure...

Use a reliable brand like First Response to avoid an iffy result. I like these ones the best because you get three in a pack and they're made to be taken in order.

  1. Start with the first test, it's a simple pink dye test that can be taken five days or less before you're expecting to start your period. If there's one line, you're not pregnant, if there's two lines you're pregnant!
  2. The second test is digital and can be taken if the first test had a faint line that was hard to interpret. This one isn't as sensitive as the first test, so you'll want to wait to take it until you're closer to when your period is supposed to start. It'll simply read "yes" for pregnant or "no" for not pregnant.
  3. The last test is a rapid test. It looks like the first test from the box but this one gives a result a lot faster. Like, when I took mine with my first daughter, this test had two bright pink lines on it before I was even done peeing. You'll need to be close to your period though. Unlike the first test it isn't as sensitive to HCG.

If you're actively trying to conceive (or avoid pregnancy!) and want to test at least every other day...

Hey, pregnancy tests aren't cheap, and taking one too early may result in a false-negative. But if you can't wait to start indulging on your POAS addiction, grab a month's worth of tests (called internet cheapies or IC's) for the same price as one name-brand test. I used these when I was trying to conceive and they're helpful for just easing your mind one way or the other as you wait for your period to arrive, without breaking the bank.

Questions About Early Pregnancy Signs

Does your pee turn dark yellow or orange when you're pregnant?

You probably just haven’t been drinking enough water. Although dehydration can be a sign of pregnancy, it can also just be a sign that you need to drink more water!

Can a metallic taste in the mouth be a sign?

Dysgeusia, a distortion of the sense of taste, is a common early symptom of pregnancy. It can affect the taste of the food you eat but may be experienced even when you're not eating.

Is cervical mucus a good way to tell if you're pregnant?

No. Everyone's different in that respect. As with the other symptoms mentioned here, if it's different from what you usually experience before your period then it's possible this is your sign of pregnancy.

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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      Bria 

      3 weeks ago

      I had a very very vivid dream that I was pregnant. Big huge belly and everything. So I woke up and took a pregnancy test. I got a faint test that morning. I did miscarry but that’s how I knew I was pregnant. I was very early too.

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      angela 

      7 weeks ago

      what causes dryness in the vagina and how can menstrual cycle be calculated because it changes

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      Minyera 

      8 weeks ago

      So my husband and I had sex throughout the entire ovulation time and that was last week. For 2-3 days my nipples have had this feeling like they are hard and cold except they aren’t. They constantly stay like this and it’s sore in my upper breasts also. I’ve been nauseous and eating foods I hate...like pizza and I really don’t like pizza. Could I be pregnant?

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      Laney 

      2 months ago

      A week ago I had unprotected sex and I had got a cold after it and I had sore throat and runny nose. I had slight cramping on this tummy I haven’t had my period but don’t know what this could be isn’t it normal?

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      Maya 

      2 months ago

      This is going to be my second pregnancy. The first pregnancy was easy for me with only a few symptoms such as cramping from the very early start of the pregnancy until the second trimester. Today I am supposed to be 3 weeks pregnant and that means I have 1 week until my missed period. But, from the 3 dpo I feel cramping that lasts 24 hours and today is my 6 dpo (days past ovulation) and I still feel it. So, I am 99% sure I am pregnant, but still there is 1 % that tells me maybe it is a cold, maybe you wasn't wearing warm clothes the past month and your ovaries are little bit sick now. You know what I mean. But I think that the test will be positive after 1 week and few days. I don't have other symptoms now. In my first pregnancy it was the same. I got symptoms of lack of appetite in the first trimester and also I love coffee in any form and taste but in my pregnancy before I could not stand it. Those 2 symptoms lasted 9 months. Until birth. No nausea, no throw up, no crying, no big emotions, no pain, no dizzines, no cravings, no swelling, no extra weight, no acne. Actually my skin is so sensitive and I have acne in my normal life, but during pregnancy it was all clear. And my hair was shiny. I have a daughter so I don't know if it is because of the gender of the baby, but that was how it was. Just wonderful!

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      Evelyn 

      2 months ago

      I have an IUD... but i feel pregnant. I surely do. Im gaining weight, my stomach is always sick more often, i get very hungry but later fhings dont taste very good... i get weird cravings and am easily exhausted running back and fourth. My joints are in a lot of pain... and I dont really get much of a period, so its hard to tell if im pregnant or not. I took a home pregnancy test, it was negative but i still feel pregnant.

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      Coolitgirl 

      2 months ago

      Hi, i am 6 dpo, since ovulation date i had sore throat and flu, i took difflam lozenges its an nsaid, i read in an article it hinders ovulation, but we BD before and during ovulation , can i still be pregnant??

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      InfamousA 

      3 months ago

      Hello, me and my dude had sex 3 days after I got off my period, which was March 25th, it’s been 15 days now since, and for the last 2/3 days I’ve been having bloated cramp feelings like I’m about to start my period but no blood or spotting and since probably since last night or the day before I’ve been constantly having to urinate, and my boobs been feeling sore as well, but I don’t suppose to start my period again for another 6 days my period tracker app says. Is it possible that I’m pregnant? Because I just miscarried in September and during that pregnancy, I didn’t realize these same symptoms that I had then, I’m having now. And that pregnancy I was also suppose to start my period that following week. I feel like this is deja vu all over again

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      Reneilwe 

      3 months ago

      Hi. So my boyfriend and i had unprotected sex a month ago 3 consecutive days. A week later i started experiencing cramps which happened every morning for about 8 days. All this came with nausea. However my period came but only lasted 3 days and normally it's 7 days so this was the first time it ever happened. I took a pregnancy test during that 3 days of being on my period but it was negative. Now I have a heightened smell, can't stand my own saliva, i get sick after drinking coffee and my body shivers, i feel fizzy and i can't stand the smell of vinegar anymore. I took another pregnancy test and it showed 2 lines that seemed faded. What could this mean? I'm confused.

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      Jennifer Love 

      3 months ago

      I had unprotected sex on the 4th day of my period and 1 week later I feel really strange ,my back aches ,tiredness contractions ,my appetite for food decreased ,am I pregnant?

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      Sarah Graham 

      3 months ago

      I am 4days late for my period,i have headache for a week with cold and flu,light pain at the left side of my abdomen, hard pain in both nipple and white discharge

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      Smith 

      3 months ago

      I’ve been having sex probably about 2 times a week. But my period is 2 days late. For the past 3 days I’ve been having brown spotting on and off so light that I don’t have to wear anything because it doesn’t get on my underwear. It will stop and then start. I’m having very light cramps in my right sides down low. I took a pregnancy test today and it said negative? What do you think?

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      Deena Richards 

      3 months ago

      Hello,

      So I am on birth control (28 day regiment) and I missed more than two pills in my last pack and more than two in my new one. My next period is due next week, and I had unprotected sex last Tuesday’s around the time my ovulation window opened and he did release his sperm in me. I’ve been feeling pretty sick all last week, and yesterday I had some light spotting and I also spotted some more today but I know that implantation bleeding wouldn’t be due until next week when my period come if I was to be pregnant. But is there a possibility that I can be pregnant? I’ve been feeling nausea, dizzy.... and just waiting for the two week wait but don’t want to get my hopes up to high. The spotting I had today kind of have me doubting.

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      Maria 

      3 months ago

      Hi,

      My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for awhile now. I had an anovulation month in December and got put on progesterone to jump me back on my cycle. The last couple months my periods have been a day shorter and lighter than normal. According to my app, I ovulated last week and we had sex most days that week. However, the last few days everything I eat makes me sick to my stomach (haven't puked yet) and this morning I rolled out of bed and was really dizzy. My boobs are tender but I'm not sure if it's because my period is to be here next week. I know I need to wait and take a test or see if my period comes but I'd appreciate any advise or if someone else experienced this.

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      emmiethe1 

      4 months ago

      Hi,

      I've had the Nexplanon implant since mid May last year and had it taken out on the 26th of February. Had sex on the 1st and 2nd and for the last week or so, I've had an increased sense of smell, my breasts have been sore, I've had some cramps and was expecting my period as it usually comes right after I cramp but nothing yet and I've cried over the smallest thing haha.. Now my question is this: while I know it can take a while for women to regain their fertility after going off contraceptives, during the nexplanon removal, my 'midwife' told me I could get pregnant right away so to be extra careful since I wasn't having another one put in. Do you think I should take a test anyway, and if so, when is the best time to do it?

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      Sarah 

      4 months ago

      Hello,

      Had sex the 10th March and period is due in 6 days. I have been very nauseous and dizzy and tired for last few days which I would never normally get with my normal period as well as have slight cramping in lower abdomen and lower back.. Could this be pregnancy?

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      Sabrina 

      4 months ago

      Hello, pleaseeeeee help!

      I’ve ovulated around 23rd to the 1st of March ( according to my app).

      I’ve had breast pain soon after my ovulation.

      3 days ago I woke up to some brown Discharge after wiping but it was very little.

      Yesterday I’ve had really bad cramps with again small brown discharge which I thought was my period as I’m due. But it stopped after small amount.

      Then today I’ve gotten some pink discharge with cramps and now it has stopped.

      I’ve only had the cramps, the spotting and breast pain. Could this mean I’m pregnant?

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      Tryingforno3 

      4 months ago

      By my dates ovulated 24/2/19 last period 10/2/19 28 day cycle. 8 days ago I got extremely nausea along with lower cramps and lower back pain and dizzyness for 48 hours. Period is due tomorrow and I have had negative tests but should I wait onto the morning and do another test or just face the facts that the results are as I see,, NEG

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      Sierra 

      4 months ago

      I still haven’t taken a test but I think I may be having implantation bleeding. My first sign that something was up was my sense of smell!! I could smell everything! I could smell the chicken salad my husband was making... while I was in the shower!! (The bathroom door was open but still... the bathroom is down the hall!) I could just smell everything around it, it’s like having a super power haha

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      Sarah 

      5 months ago

      I had sex the day my period ended and three days later i feel butterflies in my womb, nauseous and dizzy. Does that indicate i might be pregnent

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      Abby Centes 

      6 months ago

      December 29 when me and my boyfriend sex. And The due date of my meanstration was on January 8-9 but then the day passed by 3 days after my due date my period still no coming. Then suddenly I felt dizziness and i felt my breast is becoming bigger and fuller? Is am I pregnant?

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      Marian kale 

      6 months ago

      I ovulated on 25 th this month as at now im 4DPO i feel backache and fatigue i also feel slight cramps on my right lower abdomen on and off could this be Pms symptoms

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      Ximena 

      7 months ago

      I had unprotected sex during my fertile days last week Wednesday (yes he cummed) and i started feeling lightdeaded and having anxiety attacks that Saturday this Wednesday i had unprotected sex again and i started feeling nauseous and lightheaded sharp pain in my left breast and my stomach just feels funny all the time like i want to vomit holding it in hurts even more i noticed how my moods are acting up i cry and get frustrated easily at the smallest things, is it normal? Oh wait! My periods are due on the 1st of Jan.

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      Deziraye 

      7 months ago

      I've known I was pregnant each time because I suddenly start smelling chemicals in EVERYTHING. It usually starts in the shower. What I've always thought smells great, my shampoos, conditioners and body wash, suddenly smells like harsh chemicals trying to be covered up with air freshener. You know how a pool smells when someone's added too much chlorine. It's awful. Then it spreads to my taste. Even bottled water starts tasting like harsh metals, like I'm chewing on aluminum foil or licking my fingers after counting change. Yuck. But that's usually how I know. After that I swell up. I know your ankles aren't supposed to swell until then end of pregnancy but mine swell up immediately. Before I even get a positive on a pee test. It subsides during the 2nd trimester then comes back again at the very end.

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      Mira 

      7 months ago

      Okay I'm starting to have signs of getting my menstrual early like big red pimples and I know I might be getting my menstrual early last month I only got it for 5 days and me and my fiance had sex we're trying to get pregnant could there be a possibility that I might be getting my menstrual early that maybe I could be ovulating at this time because I'm having symptoms of getting the minstrel early

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      Lauren 

      7 months ago

      Hi, so the week i ovulated my hisband and i slept together ever day, 1 day after O i was crampy and had a bad headache, and my back hurt, legs were crampy too.

      The next day i was fine

      3dpo i was puking, my boobs have swelled and hurt i can see the viens in them now, and i was craving a cheese burger with pickles and i just had to have the buns with sesame seeds

      Today 4dpo

      Nothing taste right, my oatmeal was disgusting and i love oatmeal. My mouth taste like metal. Drinking my favorite soda and all i can taste is metal..

      This would be my forth pregnancy if i am so any advice opinons would be helpful

      Oh also ive had to pee alot more waking me up in the middle of the night super gassy and diarrhea sorry tmi

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      CindyinLA 

      7 months ago

      Hi, so I been feeling this fluttering feeling for the last 3-4 weeks. My menstrual has always been every month right on time. So back in April I did get my period then I didn't get it may or June then I got it week after 4th of July. I didn't think much of it. But now I'm feeling this fluttering feeling .I do get my menstrual every month but there not normal. Is it possible to be pregnant and still have a menstrual?? Please advise. Thanks

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      Lexi 

      8 months ago

      A week and 3 days ago i had unsafe sex 3 days later i started feeling off. I took a test today. It came out negative but im not getting my period till 3 weeks from now...whats going on with me? Could i be pregnanct without ouvlacion?

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      Sunny 

      8 months ago

      I had sex before two week of my period,my last period 31october 2018,after 4days i feel burning and feel like something inside my stomach but after that suddenly stop but now i feel paining in my backward.can i pregnant

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      Jayda 

      8 months ago

      Ok so I had sex 6 days ago and. I had my period like the end of. October and lasted to the beginning of nov. we had sex and the condom popped , now. I have been. Feeling off , bloating and emotional , cramping , abdominal , and I keep feeling like I have sum in my throat but I haven’t had a real. Appetite . I took a pregnancy test came back negative. Could I be pregnant or paroniod

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      Yvette ward 

      8 months ago

      Hi I had unprotected sex on 31st October and ovulation on 4th November now it’s the 9th could I be pregnant I had cramps , nausea, tired headaches

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      Adrienne 

      8 months ago

      Hi ya’ll my ovulation was on the 3rd of nov/18 and 2 days later felt like my stomach was full of air which is bloating real bad, cramping and this weird after taste in my mouth.

      Need your help if there is a chance I could be pregnant?

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      Tia 

      8 months ago

      Hi, I’m new to this and it’s kind of awkward for me I want to get a clear understanding before I talk to my boyfriend & he thinks I’m delusional. We had sex 3/4 days ago morning & night. Turn out I was ovulating those days October 22-27 & my high risk day was 26 the day we had sex. This was not done on purpose we don’t use protection but he does (pull out) however weird as it sounds for the past few days I been eating more, sleeping, cramping and using the restroom often and it’s only been 4 days. My period don’t come bk on till November 10th is it possible I can be pregnant?

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      Nwanze Christiana 

      9 months ago

      hi,i had sex 4 days ago and my belly makes noise,runing nose and headche and my period will be coming in 2wks time.does it mean am pregnant

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      Danielle Klimach 

      9 months ago

      Hi everyone

      So my last period was august 28 th I still havent got my period . So I took test but it come out negative but now i've been throwing up in the morning and some time in the day . I have taken a new test still negative . What does this mean . Has this happened to anyone else . Thanks

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      BETH 

      9 months ago

      So i have had my tubes tied now for 19 yrs. But I have also been in a relationship w a women for 14 yrs. But I did have unprotected sex w a man b4 and after my period around 9/17 and now I have a lot of acid every morning headaches and some times feel like I'm starting w a cold I have also been seeing brown discharged when I wipe?? Can i be pregnant??

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      Stephanie Gabe 

      9 months ago

      Hi. I’m September i spotted like one dot and i had pain in my back. I went to the doctors and said i wasn’t pregnant. Got my period for 7 days which i always get for 4-5 days. After this period iv been cramping right after it. Been 3 weeks now. Come and goes, i have headaches, occasionally nauseous, tired, been being really lazy, boobs had pain only one day for like 5 minuets and that never happens to me but now sore if i push down, bloated, pain on the side of my stomach. I’m not sure if I’m pregnant. I do have unprotected sex but he doesn’t cum in me. Just never felt like this 3 -4 weeks before my period.

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      Cindy 

      9 months ago

      I had my period last September 2. My boyfriend and I had sex September 1 and again on September 5. Both unprotected sex. Since September 2 I have been having headaches too and on September 3 onwards until now I've been always dizzy everyday. I also have hot flashes for a week now and i've been gaining a lot of weight and appetite since last month. I also had this pain sensation on the side of my breast last week, thought it was just because of the bra. Now, i'm wondering if I could be really pregnant. Btw, I also had some back pains last week but not anymore right now. My period should start by first week of October.

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      anita 

      9 months ago

      My period comes every 23 days nd im about 5 days late since yesterday im having mild cramps lower back pain also when i pee and wipe its light pink i thought it was my period coming so i put a pad on and only a drop or 2 of dark brown blood what could this be

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      Lisa 

      10 months ago

      I have unprocted sex last month but my period was light an i have unprocted sex saturday an it come monday i feel no pain in my breast r my belly just my back i feel low pain an it not coming heavying

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      10 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi Victoria,

      No, it sounds very much so like you're experiencing a regular menstrual cycle. Dizziness, headache and other discomforts two weeks after your period can be symptoms of ovulation or PMS.

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      Brittany 

      13 months ago

      I been having cramping under my stomach for the past 2 days what does this mean

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      Miranda 

      13 months ago

      Ok... so my periods are pretty regular never more than a day late. I use a period tracker app to know when my next menstrual cycle should start. On May I failed to check my fertile days and ended up being intimate on my fertile days. I used the morning after pill because I am not trying to conceive and the condom broke on us. so when my period was due I had very light spotting that lasted around 3 days now that is June I am 5 days late with no PMS symptoms. I had a home test done and was negative. With my 1st born I had 3 months no period with negative test. when I finally went to see a doctor blood work came back positive and therefore I swore I was about 3 month pregnant but ultrasound shown almost 8 month far. my first sono was on November and second on December and I gave birth on January. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this before. A pregnancy with no symptoms? Can someone still get pregnant after taking the plan B pill?

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      Jamielyn torres 

      13 months ago

      Okay I'm starting to have signs of getting my menstrual early like big red pimples and I know I might be getting my menstrual early last month I only got it for 5 days and me and my fiance had sex we're trying to get pregnant could there be a possibility that I might be getting my menstrual early that maybe I could be ovulating at this time because I'm having symptoms of getting the minstrel early

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      Mekia 

      13 months ago

      Ok i had while i was ovulating last month on the 24 and 26th both days, i came on the 10th last month, so the 24th was one of my ovulating days, about a week or so later i started having this pain at the bottom of my stomach and lower back some days, i came on this month 3 days late. Today is day 2 of my period and its heavier than normal, could i be with child, and when should i take a test

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      Maya 

      13 months ago

      I just had unprotected sex yesterday and my period came on the very next day and it was odd because my flow was very heavy and ny cramps were unbearable usually its not heavy its light when it first comes on and my breast are tender and ive been feeling nauseous and i never feel nauseous when my period comes on

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      Cherry 

      13 months ago

      So me and my husband had sex all April, May, June 3rd and 5th. My period started spotting on 05/31/2018 went off that same evening and then on 06/01/2018 and it came back with a light flow (for a whole day I used like 1 or 2 tampons) and then it was off by 06/02/2018 morning. Maybe like 2 weeks ago I threw up yellow stuff and now I feel sick like I have a really bad cold. Could I be pregnant?

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      wilhelmina 

      13 months ago

      Want to know if I could be pregnant had my periods early last month on the 21st of may witch I normally gets it on the 25 started light then heavy the next day then 3rd and 4th day it was just brown now since the end o may ip till now I'm having morning sickness can I be pregnant also lower back pains and jot flushes at night

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      Kate 

      14 months ago

      I knew I was pregnant when I went to get in the shower and saw what used to be my wonderful pink nipples were BROWN! Haha

      Did a test and i was 1-2weeks pregnant.

      Exciting!

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      Ashkaviel 

      14 months ago

      Hi, my cycle is 30, my period is always regular and 7 days long even if I'm stress. I got my period last January 19, February 19, March 19 and April 19 on time.

      But my period for this month came 2 days early, it came on May 17 instead of May 19. And then only lasted for 2 days. It started on May 17 (evening) and completely ended on May 19 (evening).

      No cramps or pain. It was moderate bleeding with very few and tiny clots but wasn't heavy then turned into brown discharge then stopped out of the sudden on May 19 (evening)..

      May 20, no bleeding, I woke up with my nipples were sore to touch.

      May 21, 22, no bleeding, my nipples weren't sore anymore but I felt like weird, like a bit gassy and slightly felt like to gag but didn't vomit.

      May 23, I took one urine pregnancy test (evening) didn't use morning pee, it is said negative.

      May 24, no bleeding, still felt gassy.

      I want to know if implantation can be heavy? Btw, I had unprotected sexual intercourse with my partner once or twice, from 1st week of May to May 16, we only used withdrawal method.

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      olivia 

      14 months ago

      I feel weak and tired my back ache . am I pregnant

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      Annie 

      14 months ago

      I'm almost 2 weeks late.. I had unprotected sex on the 2nd of may and I had just gotten off BC a week before it is now the 24th still no period. I sleep constantly.. no throwing up idk if it's nausea but when I wake up I feel like I have to burp but it won't come out and I feel really weak this has been going on for the past 3 days... I don't really have an appetite I cry for everything literally every little thing hurts my feelings or sometimes it's nothing and I just feel like crying I had cramping around the 15th and 16th but it went away my back is breaking out I don't know if I'm pregnant or maybe I could be stressed please help

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      Beth 

      14 months ago

      My current symptoms are: brown spotting on toilet paper for one day, out of control crying this morning, splitting headache, nausea and heartburn now. 5 days till periods due! Hope I’m preggers!

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      tabbitsbabbitsrabbits@yahoo.com 

      14 months ago

      So I had sex about a week ago 05/12 ish and we didnt realize that the condom broke. Now 05/19 and a few days before I started having a super stuffy nose, then tonight 05/19 I got a cramp in my lower left side. When I go to the bathroom, sometimes when I wipe theres a small amount of blood on the toilet paper. Also, my mouth is super dry even when I drink water it doesnt help. My period starts in like 4 days. Are these signs I could be pregnant?

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      Addilyns momma 

      14 months ago

      So my period is usally pretty regular, heavy, bright red, and lasts 5-7days. My last period was light, light brown, and 4 days. Now I've gotten my period a week early. But its more like spotting and again light brown with a hint of red. My period has never been like this in the 14 years ive had it. Am i pregnant?

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      Jenniferbhn6@gmail.com 

      14 months ago

      I had No period for two monthus all the symptoms and blood and pee is neg I have a history of miscarriage and molar pregnant so light head nauseous cramping for weeks peeing a lot and we been trying to conceive and the de are telling me it’s in my head it’s not my stomach is bigger then befor what do I do

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      Deborah Delva 

      14 months ago

      My period start on the 4/19 completely end nothing there by 4/27, had sex on the 4/29, period tracker say I ovulate on the 5/2, sex again 5/4, now my breast are tender and heavy, I feel out breath when I walk my job stairs, hot flashy feeling, a bit congested followed by headache , it is too soon for symptoms

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      zeena 

      14 months ago

      hi am having left pelvic pain and back pain when i lay down on my back after ovulation sometimes back hurt alot when am sleeping and its been 2 days i have pelvic pain

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      Jasmine 

      14 months ago

      Hi, I had sex on my ovulating day April 13th (which I didn’t realize until after). I immediately noticed when i check my period tracker, since then I have been going to the bathroom to pee a lot even poop ( I know tmi but it could be helpful). During the first 2 weeks I was cramping way more than usual not to painful but it was there. I decided to get a early detection test and test 4 days before my expected period (April 23rd) but it was negative. I tried again the day after my expected period (April 28th) still negative. It has been driving me crazy and now I have started spotting very light bleeding not heavy on May 3rd (7days after my expected period) along with a sore throat. I don’t know what to expect because I have read so many things saying it could be late implantation bleeding, who knows. But I have been having many of the pregnancy symptons nausea, cramps, darker breast, more trips to the bathroom. I haven’t tested again, Should I try again?

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      Kamoni 

      14 months ago

      Yes I feel weird

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      KRIS 

      14 months ago

      There are seven days till left for My periods. But today I found some brown stuff in my panties. I had sex without protection After my periods several times. Is it normal or m I pregnant

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      Shae 

      15 months ago

      Hello my OD was on the 23rd had UPS on the 18th,19th,21st & 22nd

      It’s now the 26th & I’m having lower back ache , slight headache & feeling really gassy

      Could this be a sign of pregnancy?

      I’m still 12 days out from AF

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Ebony. Since your cycle was off I would try taking a pregnancy test. If it comes back negative and your cycles continue to be short or different from normal talk to your doctor. It may be a sign of perimenopause which can cause lighter or shorter cycles than normal.

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      Ebony 

      15 months ago

      Hi I’m 41 n I came on my (p) 4days before my expected (p) mind me I only stay on for 2day when my cycle is usually 5-7 days. Could I be pregnant? Please help

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Nadia - I think if you're on cycle day 27 you should be okay to take a pregnancy test. If it's negative, I would still call your doctor and let them know you have a fever and pain because that can be a sign of infection.

      Also, your doctor will be able to give you a pregnancy test if the one you take at home is inconclusive.

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      nadia 

      15 months ago

      hi kierstin i have question am on cd27 am having red spotting high temp 36.7 and cramps back pain tender breast i dont know its period or implantation am having high temp 2 weeks and now 2 days spotting

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Rice, I agree, if you have a typical 28 day cycle then it's unlikely you conceived. However, if on some off chance you ovulated a few days early this month then there's a possibility for conception.

      Feeling cold, bloated, etc. before your period is not uncommon (at all) and sometimes the indicator of pregnancy will be less symptoms ahead of your period, since your body isn't getting ready to start it's cycle.

      The only thing that kind of concerns me in regards to pregnancy is the spotting on the 29th. But some women do randomly experience spotting. I'd hold off and only take a pregnancy test if you period doesn't come on the day you expect it. If you continue to experience mid-cycle spotting, talk to your doctor.

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      Rica 

      15 months ago

      March 22-26 is my period days ,march 28 we had a sex ,then march 29 i have spotting,and now 6 days before my expected period i feel so cold .my body is hot but no fever.sometimes i feel bloated and gassy also feeling heavy full at my lower abdomen ,i think march 28 is my safe period..do u think im pregnant?

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Lima Lou! Thank you for the compliment but I'm sorry I freaked you out!

      How far out from your period are you? It's completely possible that your symptoms have to do with PMS and even ovulation not pregnancy and that you're just now noticing them because you're nervous that you might be pregnant.

      When it's four days from when you expect your period, I'd start testing just because I know you're going nuts wondering. Testing four days early is tricky, you can get a false negative but you can also get a positive (I did with my second daughter).

      Keep testing every other day until the day your period is due and if it's still negative then then I would say more than likely, you're in the clear!

      If it does turn out you're pregnant, if it brings you any comfort, I was 23 when I found out I (very unexpectedly) was pregnant with my first baby and 24 when I had her. A year later I had our second daughter. They're 4 and almost 3 now and even though becoming a mom at that stage wasn't what I had initially planned, we're doing really well. I know that everyone says this but it's true, I couldn't imagine life without them now!

      And I'm also in college. Since you're a senior, it would be REALLY easy for you to finish up before (this hypothetical) baby arrives, or at least shortly after.

      You've got this, either way!!

      P.S. If you're not pregnant, check out Bedsider(dot)org for info on birth control options. They go through ALL of them and the pros and cons of each so that you don't have to deal with "scares" :)

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      Lima Lou 

      15 months ago

      I really appreciate the article you put together, Kierstin! It does have me a tad freaked out, though, haha. I recently had sex without recognizing that it was during my time that I was most likely get pregnant, and now I'm dealing with a super nasty cold, and a sore, scratchy throat -- both are things that I never get. I have also been having tight stitch-like pains on my lower right abdomen. It's the type of pain where you don't feel like you can stretch it, you know? And then mild back pain on my lower right side. The other day I was feeling a bit nauseous, extra thirsty, and incredibly hot too while I was in my biology lab (I'm 24, but I'm a senior in college). Lastly, lots of tummy rumbling, like extra gas is moving around but nothing really comes out. I was definitely not actively trying to have a child at all, in fact, it was the last thing on my mind, but if I am I will happily accept this blessing from God.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hey, Loveness! If you're already experience intense symptoms and you're four days out from the start of your period then it would be okay to take a pregnancy test right now. If the hormones that are causing your symptoms are pregnancy related then you should get a positive test now. If the hormones that are causing your symptoms are related to your menstrual cycle, then the test will be negative.

      If you get a negative test and your period ends up late, then should take another at that point.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi Anu,

      Those are all typical PMS symptoms for sure. If you've recently had unprotected sex though, it's not a bad idea to grab a pregnancy test and take it, especially if your period ends up being late.

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      Anu 

      15 months ago

      Hi my PM's date is tomorrow.unprotected and feeling Brest pain soreness and lower abdomen pain from 5 days and eating too much does it mean pregnancy r pms

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Going off from a 34 day cycle, the best day for you to have started testing was on Sunday, April 8th. So, that you got a negative causes me to lean towards you not being pregnant. However, there's a possibility, since you do have irregular periods that you still could be.

      I would continue to test every other day for the next week and if you still don't A), get a positive test or B) get your period, then I'd call your doctor.

      As for the symptoms, they're not completely uncommon for PMS, I actually deal with similar symptoms before my own cycle starts, especially the later I get.

      It's also possible, based on your symptoms that you're sick which could delay your period as well.

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      KK 

      15 months ago

      My cycles are 31-34 days. I do have irrregular periods so its not posible for me to have an exact date ever. I got my last periods on March 4. We had unprotected sex on March 18th and March 25th. During March 25th intercourse, we noticed very slight pink spotting. It wasn't red but just a light pink. Not sure if that was implantation bleeding or ovulation spotting or nothing. I was meant to get my periods 3 days ago. I tested yesterday and it was negative. I feel tired, rapid heart rate, loose stomach, lightheaded like i am in a daze. Am i pregnant?

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Blossom, I'm sorry your beta was negative! I really hope you get your BFP soon and WHEN you do please come back and tell me!!

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Faith! If you just had unprotected sex one day ago you wouldn't be feeling pregnancy symptoms. However, if you were fertile you would definitely feel ovulation symptoms and one of those symptoms is nausea. You can look up "ovulation sickness" for more information on this not-so-great side effect of being born female.

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      Blossomsmv 

      15 months ago

      Thank you for responding so quickly ❤️

      I had a beta hcg yesterday. Its a negative

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Blossomsmv!

      So, first, I love period apps for tracking my period but when it comes to TTC, I don't think they're very helpful, especially if you have PCOS which can cause irregular periods. Your tracking app won't be able to take your irregular cycles into account accurately. So, even though I know your app is telling you that you're late, it's possible that you haven't ovulated yet or ovulated late and that would mean that technically, your period may not be late at all.

      All of that being said, since you are actively trying to conceive I would take a pregnancy test just to gauge where you're at. I know that's probably a really scary and intimidating thought right now but if you can do it with a friend or your partner nearby for moral support, that would be ideal.

      If it comes back positive - yay! Dizzy spells can definitely be a symptom of early pregnancy, however dryness is not as common.

      But if it comes back negative then the symptoms you're experiencing could be ovulation or PMS symptoms.

      If you haven't already, I would look into the charting and temping method for conceiving. This would involve taking your temperature with a Basal Body Temperature thermometer first thing in the morning and charting the results to define when you are about to ovulate. There's a lot of resources online to learn how to do this, BabyCenter has some good groups and Toni Weschler's book Taking Charge of Your Fertility also has information on the BBT charting method.

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      Blossomsmv 

      15 months ago

      Hi. According to my period app, im 7days late. I have pcos and have had 2 failed ivfs last year.

      I had an early miscarriage in December 2017. I am 28yrs old

      Still ttc naturally..

      My cycles are irregular and since im 7days late (as per my period tracking app) im not sure if im pregnant. I have had dizzy spells recently, vagina was very dry and am having sharp pains in my left buttock region (pelvic area) today. Could these be early pregnancy signs? Pls answer asap :)

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi Kirsten,

      You should call your doctor and let them know about your symptoms. It's a germy time of year and I feel safe saying most people are feeling a bit under the weather right now so your symptoms could range from a virus to pregnancy to another condition that only a doctor can diagnose.

      Before you call your doctor, go ahead and take a pregnancy test at home, that way you have more information to share with your doctor.

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      Kirsten 

      15 months ago

      Hey guys ive never been pregnant before. I had sex last actually about a month ago. I haven't done a test yet didnt want too. Im feeling very weird i mean by that is i have been having a very dry mouth almost like im dehydrated but im not very very sleepy to where im at work dragging horribly. No nausea or puking but also been having dizzy spells when i squat at work and get back up. Bad lower back pain lots of bloating where i look pregnant. Just all around a weird feeling. Someone tell me plz whats happening.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      15 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Elizabeth, you are TOTALLY freaking yourself out. I answered your question in the Q&A section, but I'm pretty certain you're not pregnant.

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      Elizabeth 

      15 months ago

      I "messed around" but did not have penetrative sex 2 days before my expected period. My period arrived on the day it was expected but was unusually short and light and I didn't cramp very much which is unusual. I am also on birth control. Is there any way I could be pregnant since I am on birth control and there was no penetration? I feel like i have had some pregnancy symptoms but might just be freaking myself out. Thanks!

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      Donise 

      15 months ago

      On December 14 2017was my last period a month a half later I found out I was pregnant on February 12 2018 I had a miscarriage bleed that whole one week after the bleeding stop me and my husband had sex and haven’t yet received my period plus I been taking over the counter prenatal vitamins and took about 6 pregnancy test out of the first two were negative than the other 4 were positive with the faint line and now it’s the end of March so do this mean that i’am pregnant.

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      Chole 

      15 months ago

      I’ve been on my birth control pill for a year and like four months now this previous week I missed my pills I had a lot going on and forgot to take them for 5 Sydney straight I regularated myself back to normal but I’ve been really hungry lately and when I woke up this morning my nipples were really sensitive and when I wasn’t cooking I couldn’t stand the smell of the meat could I be pregnant I don’t start my period for almost week and a half but also in the time I forgot to take my birth control pills I had unprotected sex and he came in me what are my chances I’m pregnant....

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      DK 

      16 months ago

      THANK YOU I WILL TAKE ANOTHER TEST THIS WEEK BUT MY DATES ARE CRAZY BECAUSE I ACTUALLY HAD MY PERIOD TWICE IN THE MONTH OF FEB. AT THE BEGINNING AND THE END OF THE MONTH BUT ONE WAS SUPER LIGHT AND THE OTHER WAS REALLY HEAVY

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      DK, I'm a little unsure of your dates but since you're late for your period I would take another test! I have friends who didn't get an accurate result until they were at least a week late for their period.

      If the test is still negative, then it's possible you are actually sick and that that delayed ovulation (and caused your period to be late).

      Regardless, if your hands and feet are still swollen you should call you doctor and let them know about that symptom.

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      DK 

      16 months ago

      My period was April 20- March 3rd. I have irregular periods I've tried various birth control I had started new birth control on april 20th but it kept making me bleed more so I had stopped taking them. Which i hadn't had birth control in two months. After I stopped takign them my boyfriend and I decided to try to concieve. On the 20th of march I started having nausea,cramps,swelling of hands and feet, dizziness,lower back pains, slight constipation in which the nausea and cramping I usually start getting before my period comes on with some uterus pain(the shedding) but I didn't experence the pain at all. My boyfriend has been kind on and off sic with headaches too. I'm now 5 days late. i took a test when i was 1 day late it was negative. but i'm still having symptoms should i wait until next week to take another test or go to the doctor

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Kia! It looks like you also asked this question in the Q&A so I'm going to answer it over there for you. If I'm mistaken and that wasn't you please let me know and I will make sure to respond here too!!

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      Kia 

      16 months ago

      I been having cramps , nausea , and shortness of breathe , and extreme lower back pain , joint and muscle pain , and pain on my lower right side and it then went to he left lower side of my stomach , can I Be pregnant ? Last year I was exposed to a std (ghonarea) back in October can that be the reason why I can’t conceive concieve ? And I’m not on birth control and don’t use protection with my partner .

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Amar, I said "people I know who use the withdrawal method have never gotten purposely pregnant" when what I meant to say is that they've never gotten ACCIDENTALLY pregnant.

      I should probably stop responding to readers while I'm drinking my morning coffee and wait until that stuff sinks in.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Amar, I'm so sorry you're feeling anxious about this.

      The first thing you should know is that (according to Planned Parenthood) the withdrawal method, when done right is 96% effective in preventing pregnancy. To put that in perspective, hormonal birth control is stated to be 99.9% effective. There's a margin there that suggests withdrawal isn't the safest method for preventing pregnancy, but the odds are still in your favor.

      Anecdotally, I know more than one person who ended up pregnant on birth control while the people I know who use the withdrawal method have never gotten purposely pregnant. That's not scientific, but hopefully it's comforting.

      So, now to your dates. According to those, you could start testing on Monday, March 26 and get a pretty accurate result. Is there a chance you could have gotten pregnant? Yes. Is it a good chance? It's not a GREAT chance because you did use a method of birth control (albeit one that takes a lot of precision).

      Since you don't know exactly when you ovulated, I would take a deep breath, attribute that frequent urination to PMS symptoms (I get that) and take a test on Monday morning to calm your nerves.

      Putting this in perspective WORSE CASE SCENARIO is you did get pregnant. In the scheme of life that's not the worst thing you could have done and even though unplanned pregnancies are scary there are a lot of resources out there to help you figure out the past path for your life.

      Best case scenario (and the most likely), you didn't get pregnant but you might want to look into birth control options that leave you feeling confident. I love the website Bedsider(dot)org because it's really in-depth about every birth control option available and it also helps you find where and how to get that birth control (and goes over the pros and cons of each one).

      Good luck, Amar! You've got this, no matter what!

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      Amar 

      16 months ago

      I had un protected sex 4 days ago (March 16) I have been feeling normal but today I am especially anxious and worried if we did not get it out on time (which I think we did) also have been peeing a little more frequently. I use the MyCycles app, my average cycle is 32 according to the data I have entered into the app. My ovulation window says it was from march 8 to march 14. My previous period was on feb 24 until march 2. And my next period is supposed to be march 29, although somethimes comes a few days before or after what the app says. Am I worrying too much or is there a good chance I could have gotten pregnant?

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi Tina! If I were you I would hold off on a test.

      Go to CountDownToPregnancy(dot)com and use their pregnancy test calculator to put the date of your last period and your average cycle length into the calculator. It's really handy and will tell you when the best day for you to take a test is.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Lucille, it's possible that instead of a period you actually experienced implantation bleeding (IB). Some women have it and others like myself, never experienced it! Since your last period was abnormal, I would go ahead and take a pregnancy test right now. If it comes back clearly negative then keep track of your symptoms and if they persist let your OB know.

      Some women also experience ovulation sickness - it can cause you to feel pretty awful during your fertile week as you prepare for, begin to, and end ovulation. This is thanks to a hormonal surge that happens when your egg is released.

      Definitely don't hesitate to call your doctor, especially about the shortness of breath. They could even administer a pregnancy test at their office.

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi Mercy,

      These symptoms, especially headaches and back pains are very normal during menstruation. Dizziness is also a common symptom for some women during their period (including me).

      It's possible that you deal with anemia during your menstrual cycle which would mean the iron in your blood is low. This is a pretty simple fix - I take a multivitamin that also has iron in it and that helps me to control the headaches and dizziness.

      If your period seems abnormal to you or you feel like these symptoms are indicative of implantation bleeding and not a period then you might want to call your OB and let them know what's going on. They're period experts!

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      Lucille blignaut 

      16 months ago

      Normally my period heavy from day one to three and from day four it light to day seven. This month, day one was light, day two was heavy and from day three to five my period was light. According to my app I'm ovulating in two days, I'm constantly tired, and can sleep all day. I'm constantly light headed and can't walk to the gate of the complex without getting out of breath. My boobs sore on the side that I can't even wear a bra. With certain smells I can't take and can smell certain things from a mile away. Could I be pregnant?

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      Tina 

      16 months ago

      Hi, I last had sex few days after my period, 6 days after sex I’m feeling really sick, with back pains, feel like vomiting, mouth taste, I just feel like I’m pregnant already,,, can I do the home test? Even though my period is 5 days away?

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      Kierstin Gunsberg 

      16 months ago from Traverse City, Michigan

      Hi, Daneshia. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. Your symptoms could be early signs of pregnancy or symptoms of a virus or some other issue that would need to be addressed by your doctor. My best advice is to wait until a day or two before your period is due to start testing so you can get reliable results.

      If your symptoms persist or get worse, definitely call your doctor.

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