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Pregnancy Symptoms - Obsessing in the Two Week Wait

Updated on April 20, 2016

What is the Two Week Wait?

Well in case you didn't know the two week wait (tww) is the time between ovulation and when the next cycle is due to start (i.e. the next menstrual period). It is a time when a woman is in limbo because essentially she doesn't know if she is pregnant or not. The tww can cause women to obsess about signs and changes that they see in their body as this can be the only way to determine at that point if they might be pregnant or not, as for most of that time it is too early to take a pregnancy test.

During the two week wait it is difficult for women to know what they should and shouldn't do - really if you might be pregnant there are so many things that you might not do if you were but if you have been trying to get pregnant for a long time then you might well be fed up of not doing all these things during the tww.

When you are trying to get pregnant, you often notice things that you may not have noticed before, even if you think you would have done! Aches, pains etc all seem new - but what are pregnancy symptoms and what are not?

Pregnancy Symptoms or The Mind Playing Tricks

So, now I am speaking from my own experience of the two week wait. I said I was not going to obsess about or even think about pregnancy symptoms during that time but really when you get caught up with it, it is almost impossible not to get involved.

First of all, before I list a lot of the pregnancy symptoms that I found out about when I was on the tww, I have to say that I also found out that a lot of women get no symptoms at all and also a lot of the pregnancy symptoms are also the symptoms of being pre-menstrual. So don't judge your pregnancy on whether or not you have the symptoms!

For me, almost every month I felt like I had a bunch of symptoms that I did not have before I started trying to get pregnant, but really I was only being fooled by my mind or my body and in the end I was not pregnant so none of these counted.

The time that I did get pregnant, I had pretty much no symptoms at all and the only reason I knew was because my temperature went up on the day my period was due to start (it would normally go down with most people).

Symptoms of Pregnancy

So, some of the very early pregnancy symptoms that you can get are as follows:

  • Dizzyness
  • Bloating
  • Sore Breasts/Nipples
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Heightened Sense of Smell
  • Difference in Cervical Mucus (lots of creamy white CM)
  • Change in the Position of the Cervix (higher)
  • Bleeding Gums

Some of these symptoms are also apparent before your period is due and so should not get mixed up with that, however, if you don't normally get sore breasts for example and your sense of smell is way over the top then this could be a good sign. Bleeding gums is an unusual one but occurs in early pregnancy on occasion.

Some symptoms that I thought might relate to pregnancy and so I looked up were:

Feeling Very Thirsty
Well I googled this at one point and I found this huge long thread of people saying 'oh yes, I have been really really thirsty too, is this a sign of early pregnancy?' - and they would all be in the tww and said they would come and update the thread once they found out but it seemed like no-one did. Now from this I have to take it that most of them were not pregnant! There were a couple of people who said that they were really thirsty before they found out that they were pregnant but most of the ladies were asking and not telling, and hence building up the post with their 'thirsty' questions and putting it at the top of Google!

So I would say it is unlikely from what I have found that being very thirsty is a symptom of pregnancy, albeit that doesn't mean if you are very thirsty that you are not pregnant!

Diarrhea/Constipation

This was another symptom that people were asking about and it seems that it is possible that either could be a symptom. However, a lot of women who are trying to conceive are taking pre-natal vitamins and these can sometimes cause either of these symptoms to occur.

Try to Ignore Possible Pregnancy Symptoms

So the lesson that I have learned is to try to ignore anything that might be pregnancy symptoms as it actually might not be, it could just be related to menstruation or actually to nothing at all. I had 4 days of cramping and nausea plus some dizzy spells and what I thought was implantation bleeding, only to find at the end of it all a negative pregnancy test. I really had convinced myself at times that I was pregnant - I had not had these symptoms at any other time so why were they occurring now!

In the second part of your cycle, your body produces progesterone and this can cause some symptoms like sore boobs so these may not be pregnancy symptoms but just part of your normal cycle. However, if you do not normally get sore boobs then that could be a sign!

Perhaps it is just our mind that plays tricks on us during the tww, or maybe we just notice more because we are taking notice. In any case, don't obsess (easy to say) and just try and keep yourself busy during the two weeks until you get to the point where you are ready to take a pregnancy test.

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      So I see from the results of the poll so far that everyone who has answered has experienced symptoms of pregnancy and subsequently has had a negative pregnancy test. Although it is difficult not to symptom spot, these symptoms could be anything so really the only test of if you are are pregnant or not is to do a pregnancy test.

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      MzCokoPeaches 5 years ago

      I have been nauseous for 2 weeks and been throwing up. I used frozen sperm 8 days after

      my period and have been nauseous since. I took a pregnancy test today and it came out

      negative. What's wrong with me,am I pregnant? Did I take the test too soon? My email is

      CokkoDiva@gmail.com. I've been emailig infertility sites and no reply. Please help.

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Coko, how many days into your cycle are you now? It is unlikely that you will get a positive pregnancy test until around 9 days after ovulation (if you know when you ovulated). Is your period late? If so then you should get a definitive result on most tests. Nausea is unlikely to start straight after injecting the sperm so it could be for some other reason. The only way of determining if you are pregnant is by a positive pregnancy test. If your period is late then you should go and see your doctor for a blood test. Good luck.

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      nik 5 years ago

      My cycle is two days late, my breast have been throbbing but i had a negative pregnancy test. Could it be too early?

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Hi nik, if you are 2 days late and a test says negative then statistics will say it is unlikely that you are pregnant. However, it is still possible and the stats I have seen say that there is about a 5% likelihood that you could be pregnant with a negative test at this stage. Ideally wait for a week until testing again and if negative then, see your doctor for a blood test. Cycles can vary by a few days each month particularly if you are under any kind of stress.

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      nik 5 years ago

      Thank-you for the feedback. I know my body, every month my period is 2 days earlier than the previous month. Ugh, as of this morning it is uncomfortable to lay in my favorite spot on the couch, I have this uncomfortable feeling when I'm laying down for a nap. I guess I could be stressing about getting pregnant, lol.

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Hi nik, well I hope (assuming that is what you want!) that you get a positive test in a few days or so. Let me know how you get on :-)

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      Kenny 5 years ago

      I saw my period on the 13 of nov and i had sex wit my hubby uptill now no period and i ve not seen symtops but i feel pain around my abdomen smtimes.could i be pregnant

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Kenny it depends really, how regular are your periods normally? Many women have cycles that are much longer than 28 days. Have you done a test? If your period is late then I would advise you to take a test or perhaps see your doctor if your period is very late and tests are negative.

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      chulet 5 years ago

      I got off BC about a month ago and a week before I was supposed to start my period I had three days of brown to light brown discharge and then didn't have a regular period when I was supposed to. Is that common when coming off BC or could it have been implantation bleeding? I hadn't had a period in almost two years because of pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      It does usually take a while for your cycles to adjust after you come off BC but if you are in any doubt then it is wise to take a pregnancy test.

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      So when I found out I was pregnant a couple of weeks ago I had absolutely no symptoms - I felt a little bit 'stomachy' but really that could have been anything. So boy was I shocked when I got that positive test!

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      Hey I like your website,gives alot of good information.I have a question,so I been trying to get pregnant,I berly lost my virginity in November I was 20 years old when I lost it..I having sex with no contreceprion

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      And I regulary don't have a normal period but I got my period on January and it last for 7 days.after that Ive been feeling tired,nausea,I was throwing up the first 2 or 3 weeks,I feel so tired basically pregnancy symptoms.But I've been trying to have a baby so my friends told me that maybe is all in my head

      :( so I toke a pregnancy test like a week ago and it came out negative..did I do it to early? Should I do it again ?and now the symptoms went away I was super nervous so I said to myself relax if it happens happens...so ever since I did the pregnancy test I got disappointed because it was a negative but I calmed down..and now that I calmed down the symtoms went away,I only feel tired,and I sometimes have a little bit of cramps,so what do you think? Could I be pregnant?? Please write to me back thanks..

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Belen, it is difficult to know if you are pregnant if you don't have a regular cycle but generally the tests will not give a false negative. However if you don't know when you ovulated then you may have tested too early. If you are not having regular periods then it may be worth getting checked by your doctor to find out why. There is always a chance of getting pregnant if you are having unprotected sex of course. Good luck.

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      Well I went to my doctor on december and she told me that it was normal not to have regular periods,my last last period I had was on august I think of last year,so octuber i didn't have my period and on November I lost my virginity I would bleed but just a little bit,,so on december I didn't get my period till January 31 till February 7 or 8,,and well I've been having unprotected sex since the last of December....so now I guess I should just wait to go to the doctor to get a blood test??...I'm super nervous I really hope I em...and something that I've noticed was that everytime I want to suck in my tummy I can't my stomach hurts alittle bit...and I have a little bit of back pains but just a little bit...and I feel sooooo bloated and fat!!! :0 when do you think I should go to the doctor? Should I Just go on Monday or should I just wait for 2 weeks more??....

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      It does sound like you have some symptoms of pregnancy. The tests you can get in the shops are as sensitive as the doctor has so you could try another if it is a week since you took the last one. This may be quicker than getting bloods done by the doctor.

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      Thank you soooo much.You really did help alot!! :) you've become my personal D.r.....Lol..thanks And God Bless you!!!

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Lol Belen, no problem and I hope you get your wish soon ;-)

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      I hope so too:)

      Now I have a really bad headache,and I feel so weak and tierd, I also noticed that I have like 3 or 4 spots on my stomach,,,is that another thing that pregnant girls get??..

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      The problem with pregnancy symptoms is that they can also be symptoms of other things and often when we want to get pregnant we notice every little thing. If it turns out that you are not pregnant this time then I would recommend taking your temperature each morning of using ovulation predictor kits so that you know when you are ovulating and subsequently when your period is due. You can get more info in another of my articles 'when will I ovulate'. This takes a lot of the guesswork out of it.

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      Marpi 5 years ago

      Both time I was pregnant one of the very first symphtoms (before the nausea, enlarged breast, etc.) was a higher body temperature and a sense like I was having a mild flue. The first time I even thought I was having pneumonia because I was having an increased temperature for days, only to find out I was pregnant!

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Hi marpi, yes that was the giveaway for me and the only reason I tested. If you take your temperature throughout your cycle it will normally decrease when your period is due to start but when you are pregnant it stays elevated.

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      Hey!! I took a pregnancy test today again and it came out negative:(

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Aw shame Belen but keep trying!

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      Belen. 5 years ago

      I'm calm I don't think about anything nomore,,but I just feel bad that my friends around me are pregnant except me..I want a baby so much....i just feel like I should give up;(

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      Butterfly67 5 years ago from UK

      Please don't give up Belen, it is so tiring to keep trying this month in month out but you will get there in the end. Although it seems that everyone around is getting pregnant there are plenty of others that are struggling but you just don't see them. There are a lot of factors that need to come together to get pregnant and you should give it at least a year before you think about getting checked out. It often won't happen straight away so just keep trying x

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      tolleswolf 4 years ago from London,Ohio

      We have been trying to have a baby for over a year now. My periods don't came every mounth i don't know what's wrong with me. My period is late again I haven't had a period since Feb. 20th and it was only 7 days. I need some advice i try not to worry about things like this but its really hard.

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      amy 4 years ago

      Hi, me and ny partner have been trying for a baby for some time now and my periods are normal and on time. It's two weeks befor my next period but I'm getting all the signs of been pregnant, feel sick, needing to wee 15 times aday, lightheaded, headaches, thick white dischage. I never get these signs at all. Please help... I don't want to go to the doctors incase they think I'm been daft. Thanks

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      tolleswolf, I think you need to go and see your doctor as there are underlying conditions that can make your periods irregular. These may not stop you getting pregnant but your doctor can give you some help to get you to a normal cycle which will likely make it easier for you to conceive. Best of luck to you.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      amy, if it is 2 weeks until your next period then it is unlikely that you are pregnant because this is the time that you would be ovulating. However, that assumes that you had a regular period about 2 weeks ago and as each person's cycle is different I don't know if that would be the case, but if you did have a period about 2 weeks ago then it is unlikely. These could be symptoms of something else, for example a urinary tract infection, so it may well be worth seeing your doctor to eliminate any other problems. Good luck.

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      Belen. 4 years ago

      Hey is me again,I read about your misscarage,I'm so sorry to hear that:( how are you feeling?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Belen, thanks for asking, I am Ok, not too bad. I knew it would be highly possible at my age. I am just waiting for my cycles to get back to normal now so that I can try again.

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      Belen. 4 years ago

      Well I'm sorry to hear that I really wish and hope you will get your bundle of joy,just like I wish I can get my bundle of joy too!you know is so hard not obsessing in this 2 week wait..every little thing you see or feel you right away think your pregnant

      ...and now I've notice that you

      can clearly see like blue or

      greenish vains on my boobs,thts so weird,my boobs are kind of

      itchy,and I sometimes have

      small crapms.what could it be??

      could I be pregnant or what? I'm so confused I don't even know what to think anymore?

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      Belen. 4 years ago

      Oh and I forgot to mention that on march 23 brownish blood came out,I thought it was period but my period would usually last 7 days and this one lasted like 3 days,and just a little bit of blood came out...and I have sometimes small crapms...my boobs are itchy,you can see my veins on my boobs,like I don't get it??I'm super confused...

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks Belen. Sometimes I think it is just better to ignore all symptoms and test 2 weeks after ovulation but that can be difficult to do when your cycles are irregular.

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      Lisa 4 years ago

      Thanks for this thread...My cycles are irregular but, for the past month I have noticed, Bleeding Gums, I have 2 occasion of Dizzy spells and nausea to the point of gagging over a bowl and a toilet and I just recently noticed the heightened sense of smell today when I smelled a cigarette on my family member and he looked at me crazy and said how when I only had 1 and it was 6'oclock yesterday..lol...Oh and the fact that I was able to smell a bottle of Alcohol being opened in the kitchen from the bedroom...weird but, I'm 1 week away from my potential cycle starting with no sore boobs a week out like I normally do. So I'm just waiting this month out to see what happens.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Those all sound like definite pregnancy symptoms Lisa so I'm hopeful for you but be aware that our bodies can always play tricks on us - I say that so that people don't get their hopes way too high just in case x

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      Lisa 4 years ago

      Butterfly67 yes you are soooo right about that...I've had that happened to me a couple of times. The only thing different for me this cycle is the bouts of nausea and the smells.

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      Nikki 4 years ago

      Hey I need some advise I came off bc 4 weeks ago because my partner n I are ttc! I haven't had a period since I've been off it but did have some pinky/brown spotting about 2weeks ago which only lasted a day or two! My nipples are sore an very tender and have had cramping which i never really get when expecting my period. I have done hpt and it came back negative I spoke to my doctor on the phone and they advised me that I could be pregnant an to go in for blood test in 3 weeks! Could I be pregnant? Or is it my body playing tricks?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi nikki when you come off BC your body is likely to take a while to get into normal cycles But of course now that you have been off for 4 weeks and if you have had unprotected sex in that time there is a chance you might be pregnant. You may have got a negative test because it is too early to tell or because you are not pregnant. By waiting 3 weeks you will likely know much more as you will either get a positive test then or else you might get a proper period. Good luck.

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      Nikki 4 years ago

      Thanks for the advice! Got another question for you I have been getting headache but they don't last for long and the last couple of time I've had intercourse with my partner I get pain on he right side I have never experienced this before! I did nuffa hpt n came back negative again! Could these be signs? I really hope so as we have been ttc for long time now

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      To be honest these could be signs for anything. I know it is really hard but try not to focus too much on random symptoms. The problem is that when we are ttc we take much more notice of any little aches and pains that we might otherwise ignore. If you have been ttc for a year or so then it is worth going to see your doctor to get some tests done.

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      kay85 4 years ago

      Hi really need help been sexually active n my fiancée n I really want to conceive had all the pregnancy symptoms possible n this would be my second n I heard that u can feel more quicker with ur second n we've been intimate on fertile days I believe so id be 3 weeks n 4 days I took a test it was negative was it too early help Dr butterfly lol seriously tho am I creating these symptoms

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      lol kay at this point the symptoms of pregnancy are also the symptoms of the second phase of your cycle unfortunately (because of the extra progesterone that is produced after ovulation) so although there is a chace you could be pregnant you also might not be! With regards to feeling it more because it is your second, I'm not sure that is true in the early stages - for sure I have heard that you will show more once you are 3-4 months but in the early days you still may or may not have any symptoms, it really doesn't matter if it is your 1st or 5th! It may be a bit early to test, you could still get a positive so I would wait a couple of days (if you can!) and test again. Of course if we all had the patience of saints we would not test until our period was late and would not stress out so much but life isn't like that! x

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      kay85 4 years ago

      Lol very true n thanx so much for the advice I love this site I don't feel so alone n my period is due may 3rd so I have some time I will def keep u posted thanx again

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks kay, yes def keep me posted for sure :-)

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      susu82 4 years ago

      hi, ive read everything u have wrote here and u are truelly helpful, and its really nice to see u giving out advise and help. I hope u can do the same for me, well this is my story; it all started about two weeks ago wher i noticed i was getting full with small amount of food, and i was feeling bloated, after that i was getting sharp pains in my nipple and a burning sensation also itchy, then i noticed i would feel real nautious at night and mean while i was feeling the cramps, ive also noticed its been about a week where i can feel like pokes on my lower left abdominal, now i am 2 days late and have been cramping on and off or almost 2 weeks. Its stupid but im sure u understand the reason why i have not taken one is being scared of being let down as my husband and i have been trieng for 3 yrs. I pray to god this time its it. im getting most of the signs but as u said the mind and body play dirty tricks on us. any advise is truelly appreciated. bless u and baby dust for me and all, good luck everyone xx

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      Lilu 4 years ago

      I have irregular periods. We had intercourse during the time our doc told us to have. around six days from first day of intercourse I started spotting which turned heavy in third day. But I'm anemic and so arresting bleeding is difficult. Now doc has give low concentration of harmon to regularise. But is there a possibility to be pregnant??

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Lilu I think your situation is very difficult as you are under the care of your doctor but if you had intercourse when your doc suggested then there must be a chance. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Susu82 thank you, your symptoms sound good and I really hope that you are pregnant. I can understand why you don't want to take the test as the possibility of seeing a negative is not a good one. You could wait it out for a few more days and then test. I am very optimistic for you and really hope this is it after 3 years. I assume that you have had some tests done after 3 years but if you haven't then i would see your doctor if you do not get pregnant this month. Best of luck.

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      dee 4 years ago

      Ok, I have very regular periods. I am not trying to get pregnant. My breast hurt, they are Hugh, my lower abdomen feels funny, I have been having chills on and off, and these crazy dreams. I say that to say...just because someone says they feel a certain way doesn't mean its all in their head! I know in my 30 Years of having a period I've NEVER felt Luke this. So something is definitely going on...like I said I'm not obsessed with being pregnant, but I can almost bet that I am! Women listen to your bodies...if you're not pregnant something is wrong...but DON'T BELIEVE IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD! GOD BLESS!!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      dee, I definitely don't think that these symptoms are in people's heads but what does happen, and I have seen this a lot is that as soon as women start trying to get pregnant they pay much more attention to things that are happening to their bodies. On my first month of trying to conceive I had massive cramps 4 days before my period and I would swear that never happened before - but I don't know if that is just because I did not really take much notice before. Added to that progesterone can cause the same symptoms as pregnancy and that is produced in the 2nd half of your cycle. So for sure these symptoms are not in anyone's head but if they are not pregnancy symptoms they may not mean anything is actually wrong. Bodies change, particularly as we get older and we get different symptoms so we just have to sometimes take this into account.

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      susu82 4 years ago

      hey hun, hope all is well for u, thank u very much for ur reply kindly appreciated. My husband and i have gone to doctors we have many tests done everything is normal we are low on sperm count and my eggs arent so well too lol. but doctor said we still do have chances of getting pregnant. and also said our only chance is IVF which i dont believe i mean its 2012 and thats all thats to avail, i find crazy.

      I hope so too hun my fingers are crossed i haven't gotten my period yet. last week i had very sore breasts and my nipples were killing me but this week i dont feel that, im still getting the nautious feeling every now and then and period cramps atleast once every 2 hrs.i was planning to do the test tomorrow morning but i chickened out lol, but i will do it sunday morning, and i will deffinetly keep u updated, thnx again dear.

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      Lilu 4 years ago

      Hmmmm.... Tell me if I need to check for pregnancy, like my hormones tablet gives all symptoms and also I won't have my periods till I stop the tablets by next month 11th...i want to know if im pregnant, will low concenrate hormone affect the child??

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      susu lol at you chickening out! I will still keep my fingers crossed for you. I will also add in links to a couple of other articles about improving sperm and egg quality - maybe they can give you some ideas. I was also told I would only get pregnant by IUI or IVF but I did manage it naturally (albeit it ended in miscarriage).

      Lilu, I am not a doctor so these are really questions that I cannot answer, sorry. If you doctor has given you these hormone tablets and s/he knows you are trying to get pregnant then you should be fine.

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      Heyhey 4 years ago

      My question is if it is possible to get pregnant without it being ovulation time? And also is it possible to get pregnant from pre ejaculate? I ask because we use the pull out method and had sex using this method on April 15 which was 2 days before my period on April 17. After sex , we waited another hour or so and did it again with the same method. We have 2 children and we miscarried this time last year. We have always relied on this method and it has worked our kids are 6 years apart. If I conceived on April 15 when could I get a positive test? I've been gaggy feeling for a week, smells contribute to that, lil dizzy spell, swollen sinuses and bleeding gums during teeth brushing. I am cramps as well with sore nipples but supposed to start ovulation tommorow. Maybe you can help with my ?s. my cycles have always been normal I used to go 5 days medium flow after miscarrying I seem to only go about 3 days medium flow but more clotted.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Heyhey, no it is not possible to be pregnant from having sex 2 days before your period. So assuming that is the only time you had sex then no, you can't be pregnant. You can only get pregnant around ovulation or if you have sex a few days before. Ovulation occurs at least 10 days before your period, or more likely 14.

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      Heyhey 4 years ago

      Thank you for clearing that up for me. It's nice to be able to relax a little knowing that can only happen during or close to ovulation times. I do keep up with mine so that brings a big ease!

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      Monique89 4 years ago

      Hi. Here's my situation! I got off BC in Dec 2011. I bled for the month of Jan and Feb. Then at the end of March I had brownish red blood for about a day (kind of like when you end your period). Me and my husband have been trying to have a baby. He came home from basic training from the army for 3 days the beginning off April and we had sex all 3 days. Then I flew to see him two days later and we had sex just once. A few days later I had cramping and a clear mucus when I wiped. After that I continued to cramp off and on kind of felt like period cramps. My boobs were sore, I was bloated, hungry all the time, I had a lot of milky discharge, lots of gas and headaches. I took a pregnancy test like two weeks after the first time we had sex and it was negative. But I kept cramping. This continued for about two weeks. Now I don't have those symptoms. My boobs are just a little sore and I have cramping every so often and the bloating went down. Could I still be pregnant even tho symptoms have went away?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi monique well it seems like when you are pregnant, if you get symptoms (and not everyone does) then they will usually stay around until 10-12 weeks. Do you know if you were ovulating around the time you were having sex? If you took a test a couple of weeks after you first had sex then it might be worth taking another one a week later to make sure. If it is still negative then it is probably unlikely that you are pregnant I am afraid. The clear mucus sounds like it could be egg white cervical mucus which you get in your fertile period. Best bet is to get some ovulation tests to check when you are fertile so that you know you are having sex at the right time. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kc that sounds just like your period is starting a day early or else you are getting pre period spotting which is quite normal.

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      mika91 4 years ago

      Hi I have been nauseous for about 7 weeks with vomiting a lot here lately, extremely tired, pains in lower stomach mainly on my right side but some pain also on my left, my breast are sore on the sides but also a little sore closer to the nipple. My periods have been very very light for me and very short. Preg. tests all have come back negative but I know something is wrong. Anyone know what could be wrong?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi mika, have you seen your doctor? Any suggestions I have would be pure speculation so it would be better if you got checked out by a doc. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks rain31 I agree, it is totally normal not to get any symptoms at all and in fact sometimes no symptoms can be a symptom itself! It is so difficult to know until you either miss your period or take a test.

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      Rain31 4 years ago

      @ Butterfly67

      Thanks to u too for putting it up so clearly nd honestly !! It gives me lots of positive feeling . I will surely log in here to post what happens to my 'wishes ' in a couple of days time , keeping my fingers crossed :)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      rain, yes keep me posted and good luck. I am 7dpo so right behind you :-)

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      new new 4 years ago

      Okay so here is my situation my fiancé and I has been having unproteced sex for like two almost three weeks, and now my nipples and some but not my whole boob has been hurting and very sensitive. I have been nauseous. Emotional. And have been having cramps in my stomach an back like period cramps. My period had always been irregular. An im scared to take a pt and it say no. Because I know this could be because of my period. Need advices please. ?-_-

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi well I think you know the answer from what you have said! Although it is possible that you may be pregnant you are right, these are also symptoms you can have before your period. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself to get pregnant straight away as even with the best timing it doesn't always happen immediately. Try to give yourself at least 6 months of well timed sex before stressing at all. Good luck. X

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      rain31 4 years ago

      hi

      like I said I wll post here whatever the outcome is, well I cudnt wait till I miss my period , took HPT on 11 DPO nd got BFN .......:( sad obviously, but still lill bit of hope is left somewhere, I m just telling myself that I tested too early, tomorrow I m suppose to get my cycle, hopping nd prying that I dnt get it this time, stay with me all u of u , pls .

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi rain, thanks for coming back and keeping us up to date and sorry you got a bfn. There is indeed still hope as I got a bfn at 11dpo the month I got pregnant.

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      dipsy 4 years ago

      i had sex around 1week before,around my ovulation time,,when will i get 1st sign of pregnancy?please help

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Dipsy, the thing is you may not get any signs until 6 weeks or you may get them earlier, everyone differs. However you could try testing in a week. Best of luck.

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      Grace 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend of 11 years a little over a week ago. I've had mild cramping, fatigue, bloating and huge loss of appetite. I don't know if I'm just noticing these "symptoms" more now because I want so bad to be pregnant, or if they could actually be very early symptoms? It seems too early to tell. I've read that some women can notice their changing body within the first few days of conception.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi grace I would have to say at this point it is more likely you noticing things that are happening in your body but that is not to say that you might not be pregnant. Most symptoms are caused by the hcg in your system and this is not generally produced until day 6. Gods luck though!

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      Stacy 4 years ago

      Okay so me and my boyfriend were havig sex and the condom broke i took a pregnancy test after being only 2 days late and it came out negative. Since then I had light spotting that lasted for a day and my period never came. I am now 15 days late, when should I take another test?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Stacy, you could take another test now if you haven't taken one for 12 days. If your periods are irregular then it may be difficult to know when it was due and if you had sex in your fertile days. You would have to have had sex at least 10 days before your period was due for it to be your fertile time.

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      Mini 4 years ago

      I'm 7 days late, my periods are very normal. I took a pt 2 days ago but it was negative. I have a couple of changes with my body: very emotional, mood swings, can't stand pickles at all anymore, could I be prego?

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      Stacy 4 years ago

      Okay thanks I will be sure to do so as soon as possible! I also have been having brownish discharge and have been very tired, can these been normal symptoms?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Mini, these could be symptoms for sure. Most people will have got a + test by now if they were 7 days late but there are a very small number who do not get a positive test until later, although it is rare. It might be worth going to see your doctor if your period has not turned up in another week.

      Stacy, tiredness is definitely a sign but a brown discharge might mean that your period is coming soon possibly.

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      rain31 4 years ago

      HI

      I m back with my update again. I did a HPT on my 13th dpo (pm) nd got -ve, my cycle was expected n 14th dpo, ( I m very regular) , which means I missed the boat this time. On 14th dpo since mrning I was getting a feeling that cycle wud start any moment .I had all the PMS symptoms that I usually get EXCEPT this time I didn't gain 2-3 lb of water weight !! I do it evry time . But to my surprise whenever I went to bathroom to check I found clear white CM, not brown or red. Today almost half of 15th dpo over, my cycle hasn't start. I m scared to do another HPT , what if it comes up -ve again. somewhere I m getting lill hopeful that there might be a chance, but all the symptoms r telling cycle wll start shortly !! I m confused . Tomorrow on I wll be travelling for nxt 5 days. Dnt know what to do, Shall I take a HPT or not . cant decide . after seeing -ve on 13 dpo I had decided not to do a hpt again just to be disappointed but my missing cycle is again putting me in a dilemma !!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi rain, yes I have to admit that I would wait to do another HPT. if it turned up negative on 13dpo then it may take a couple more days at least before there is enough hcg if you are pregnant. I'll keep my fingers crossed but maybe it is just the case that your O day was out by a day so maybe your cycle will start again in the next day or two.

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      HI butterfly 4 years ago

      thanks so much for ur prompt rply :) .

      this time I just have 2 changes , one ,not gaining water wt just before that cycle starts nd 2 , white cm discharge. I dnt have early preg symptoms .

      Abt late O, I used OPK nd as per that my O day was 29th of May, exactly what it shud be according to my cycle.

      Like u said, I think I will wait , dnt want to get sad again . There is always a possibility for the cycle to get delayed . Thanks again :)

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      Stacy 4 years ago

      Yes I thought the same thing! But yet day after day still no show of it.

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      Chelsea 4 years ago

      Hello, I have been trying to get pregnant for a few months now. My period is due on the 18th. My main question is could being tighter and tasting different down there be a syptom of pregnancy? My boyfriend said I feel tighter and taste different (sorry for the tmi) it is also starting to hurt during sex. Like I feel like I either I got shorter or he got bigger so it hurts if he goes to deep, which never happened before. Also im cramping a lot. Hope to hear back. Thanks!

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      heather 4 years ago

      I haven't had my period yet. And I've been cramping really bad, I haven't had preminstrual cramping since I first started my period as a teen. And I've been moody and my stomachs been rumbly, I wanted a donut for lunch and my stomach didn't like it. Which I found weird, I don't even like breakfast for lunch, never have. I also have been cleaning a lot lately, and my lower abs have been really tight lately, and I've been wanting to clean tones. I took a test and it said negitive, my period was the 25 of april, and it only last for 3 or 4 days each month. But I haven't had my period yet. Could I be pregnant?

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      tally 4 years ago

      ok i got my period april 13 and started ovulating on the 30, from the 31st till the 4th of this month i had unprotected sex daily and since almost everyday but on the 7th my nipplos started hurting and have been hurting since and im not suppose to get my period till the 27th! Is this normal or could i be pregnant? Becuase usally my breast dont hurt till a week or so befor my period please help!!

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      karen 4 years ago

      My names Karen. I wus 3 days late on my period. Then a day later started bleedinq. It's real light. I use a pantiliner from how light the bleeding is. I toke a home pregnancy test and came out negative. Can I be pregnant. I wus suppose to start my period on the 9th of this month

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @Chelsea - I have not heard of that being a symptom in pregnancy but you never know with all of the changes that take place in the body and with the cervix possibly changing. Also cervical fluid does change a bit so it could be the case. Cramps are normal in early pregnancy but also in pre AF so that could be something or nothing.

      @heather, all of those symptoms can be non-pregnancy related but again that does not mean that you are not pregnant! If you only had your last period on 25th April then I would think that your next one is not due for another week or so in which case it may also be too early for many symptoms to appear so i would wait it out a bit longer.

      @tally - if you ovulated around the 30th then your period should be due any day now (the luteal phase is not often longer than 14-16 days) so you could take a test. However, with regard to your timing, it is better that you have sex a few days before you ovulate rather than after as the sperm can live within the female body for a few days until the egg is released but the egg usually only lasts for a short time (hours) after it is released.

      @karen - if you have taken a test this long after your period is due then it is usually accurate (albeit there is a very slim chance that it is wrong) so I would say that it sounds like you are having a very light bleed for some reason. It may be worth talking to your doc if this happens next month too, or taking another test in a week or so.

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      tally 4 years ago

      oh ok well on april i also had sex just about every day of the month except when i was on my period.

      But your saying i should be expecting my period soon? Right?? Sorry so many questions i just wanna make sure i understand.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi tally, well sounds like you got the sex covered then! Yes, if you ovulated on 30th April then you should be getting your period about now (about 14 days after ovulation). It just depends on how sure you are about your ovulation date as you will only go past about 16 days after ovulation if you are pregnant.

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      sofia 4 years ago

      My boobs have been hurting for about a week now and now it seems as everytime the sun hits them they hurt even worse is that normal?

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      TiffanyRae 4 years ago

      I need some help... My period was suppose to start May 10th. Well, two days later (May 12th) my period started, but it wasn't like my (normal) periods. It was very, very light and it didn't last all day. I took a pg test May 13th10th but it was negative. Two more days later (May 15th) no period. Since May 8-9 I've been really bloated/fat and really tired and kinda more hungry. My hubby and I have been wanting a baby for over a year (since we lost out first one in September ). Does this mean I'm pregnant or what? PLEASE HELP ME! (:

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      Annie 4 years ago

      My period was supposed to be April 29 (freaking out btw) the beginning of April my boyfriend and I had sex and the condom broke. Since then I had light spotting for a total of a day maybe two and some brownish discharge. I took a test and it came out negotive. Could I be pregnant?!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Sofia, hurting boobs can be a symptom but some people also get sore boobs just before their period. Hurting when the sun hits them, hmmm not heard that before but it's probably nothing to worry about.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      TiffanyRae, sometimes periods can be really light and stress can be one thing that affects this. However if you have taken a pregnancy test after your period is due and it is negative then there is only a slim chance that the test is wrong. If you take another test a week later then that is a good idea. If you are still not getting your period then it is worth seeing your doctor so that they can do bloods or else look into any other issues that may be affecting your period. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Annie, if you take a test and it comes out negative then that is almost always right. Take another test in a week and if that is negative too then you should be ok but if your period has still not arrived then it would be worth seeing your doctor.

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      Chelsea 4 years ago

      Hello again! I am now experiencing thick, white, discharge. And it is also flaky when it drys. (if that makes since...) When my partner and I have sex it coats on his penis and then drys up and flakes. Is this at all normal? Is this the kind of discharge that comes in early pregnancy? Or should I call my doc?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Chelsea, I believe that people do experience excess cervical mucus in pregnancy but this can also be a symptom of some other problem. If the discharge smells and/or it is accompanied by itching then it is worth contacting your doctor as you could have some kind of infection.

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      chelsea 4 years ago

      It doesn't have an oder or itches... I took a pregnancy test on sunday and it came out negitive. But im wondering if that was to soon. My last period started on April 18th. And I used to be on a 28 day cycle before I got the IUD then my periods pretty much stopped. I got the IUD removed in March. So would my period go back to normal? And if so then when should I take a pregnancy test?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Chelsea, the earliest you could take a pregnancy test really is about 10 days after you ovulated. But you need to know your ovulation date. I think your periods could become irregular from any sort of birth control though.

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      brandis 4 years ago

      dr. i need ur help lol. okay i am 20, i started my period on the 23rd of april, i should be expectin my period next week and me and my bf been havin unprotected sex everyday after my period. my nipples are sore and tender, my face is really breakin out which happened with my 1st pregnacy and i tested today but it came out negative, i been real moody and eating like crazy and gasy and jus been burpin out of no where and been feeling bloated and another thing im very skinny and with my 1st b4 i missed my period my stomach wld poke out alil bit instead of be flat n the morning like usual and a couple of days ago i had mild cramps and a slight headace, could i be pregnant or am i jus imagingin things bcuz when i was testin 4 ovulation, 2days it was a line lighter than the test line and the rest was no lines, i started testing on the 3rd of april to the 11th of april, im so confused plz help!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi bradis, I'm not a doc lol! Your symptoms do sounds like pregnancy ones but like you say you got a negative test. Like I say to most people, if you know when you ovulated (which sounds a bit questionable) then you should get a definite positive 2 weeks later if you are pregnant. If you get a negative 2 weeks after ovulation then the chances are you are not pregnant (although there is maybe a 5% chance that you are according to the stats). Pregnancy symptoms can also be symptoms of your period coming so sometimes it is really difficult to tell which is which, even when the symptoms are more pronounced than usual. Ovulation test lines should be as dark as the control line so you may have ovulated at a different time. I would test again in a week and see what you get from there. Tests these days are very accurate as long as you are testing at the right time. Good luck.

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      brandis 4 years ago

      okay i made a mistake i meant i tested 4 ovulation on the 3rd of may to the 11th of may and my breast have never been sore from starting my period, could something be wrong with my ovulating i truly hope i dnt start my period next week!?

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      Flutterby77 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly67 - great blog/site. Despite your non-medical expertise you dispense fantastic support and information for writers-in, it's great...thank you.

      I had an IUI on 12/5. I've read all your posts and it's clear waiting for the two weeks really is essential to get a positive idea of whether or not you're pregnant...it is entirely consuming and very near impossible not to dwell on each slowly passing day!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      brandis, it is quite possible you did ovulate but once you get a line you may need to test more than once a day to see the darkest line 9not sure how often you tested). If you ovulated say 8th May or later then there is still a good likelihood that a pg test would not show positive for a few days yet.

      Hi Flutterby77, thanks so much for your comments :-) From experience I know that sometimes you just want to chat with someone else who has been through the situation and ttc can be difficult and stressful especially when people want to get pregnant so much. You are so right, it can take over your whole life sometimes, right now my period is one day late and I have had some faint positives on tests but not enough to convince me of anything so I sit and wait! Best of luck with your IUI. x

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      brandis 4 years ago

      thank u soooo much 4 ur information i have alil hope and i will keep u updated!

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      brandis 4 years ago

      oh butterfly67, u were right i ddnt test but once a day, i ddnt kno i was suppose 2 take more than 1 ovulation test n one day i jus thought something was wrong but again thank u sooo much and i hope things go good 4 u 2! GOD BLESS U!

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      Girly 4 years ago

      Had protected sex a week ago...was supposed to start my period 2 days ago but nothing but cramps. Is this normal or could I be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi girly, if the only time you had unprotected sex was 5 days before your period was due then no, you cannot be pregnant.

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      brandis 4 years ago

      hey butterfly67, i have some good news, my period hasn't started yet, my boobs seem 2 b fuller like fluffy and soft and on my nipples are lil white dots and i have some diarria, what r the white dots?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      I'm sorry hon, I'm not a doctor so I don't know but it does all sound promising :-)

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      Jessie 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly. I have a few questions. I had unprotected sex roughly 18 days ago (May 5), and for the past 2 or 3 days I've had mild cramping in my lower abdomin and middle abdomin (like period cramping). I have been bloated kind of on and off for a little longer then the cramps have been going on, and gassy. Lately I have NO appetite, I go through the day not noticing I haven't eaten anything and have to basiacally force myself to eat something. The most confusing part for me is my very irregular periods. I had just ended my period 2 days before unprotected sex, but I have no idea when I would have ovulated. I sometimes go 2 months without any sign of a period coming. So my question is, is it possible that I could have ovulated right after my last period? If thats the case would it be too early to take a test? Thank you in advance and I'm sorry my entry was so long, Im just very confused.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Jessie, from what you say firstly it is not too early to take a test but secondly, let's say your period was a full 5 days then you had unprotected sex on day 7 of your cycle. It is unlikely that you ovulated any earlier than day 10 (and even that is very early) so the sperm would have had to live for 3 days (which is possible but still stretching things a bit ) so I would say that your chances of being pregnant are quite minimal and your symptoms could be down to something else, particularly if your periods are irregular. It might be worth seeing your doctor about your irregular periods are there are things that can cause this. Good luck.

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      brandis 4 years ago

      hey butterfly67, im scared 2 take the test, today i noticed some creamy white discharge but alil not alot and i slightly bleeding but i dnt think its heavy enough 2 be a period and it doesn't have that loud period smell but im scared that tomorrow it will be much heavier, do u think i jus started my period and failed being pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi brandis, it is possible that your period is just starting by the sounds of things. Although some women do get bleeding in pregnancy if you haven't had a positive test yet then i am afraid it is likely that you are not pregnant although as ever, there is always a chance. x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      brandis, people do have bleeding during early pregnancy for sure so there is still a chance. I just want to be realistic with you. But please don't stress too much. Sometimes it does take longer to get pregnant as you get older but that does not mean it won't happen. You got pregnant easily with your first so there is no reason it will not happen again soon. I hate to say it but stress can cause our bodies to do different things so if you can at all (and I know it is difficult) please try not to stress too much and know that it will happen for you eventually. x

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      brandis 4 years ago

      thank u so much butterfly67!

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      mandyme27 4 years ago

      This was fun to read, I can relate to that so much, although I was pregnant both times with a single shot, I knew that my mind could play tricks with me during the tww and because of the obsession I knew I had, I was afraid to really trust my body. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Ssa 4 years ago

      Am 5days late and saw a spot of blood after having sex, is it normal.

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      amari 4 years ago

      I had my last period on The 8th and ovulated on The 18th. I never before felt ovulation pain, For The first time I felt ovulan pain on The left side of my abdomen area. I had sex every other fertility day & 3 times my ovulation day. Me and my fiancé have been ttc "/

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      amari 4 years ago

      I've been bloated, gassy, high sence of smell & around my nipple has gotten darker. I'm so anxious To know if these may be a good chance I could be pregnant :)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Ssa it can be quite normal to see a spot of blood after sex as the cervix can be aggravated.

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      amari 4 years ago

      Lately I've been having constant , urination , I'm very bloated , I been having high since of smell & also gassy . I wanna know are these high symptoms or its really nothing.

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      hulla 4 years ago

      hi my period was due yesterday i took a test wednesday and it was neg it was only a really cheep one thou ... ive been feeling really hungrey and bit sicky also had got a headache and i never have headaches do u think i could be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      hi hulla, if you took a test Wednesday and it was negative then that for sure could have been too early if your period was due yesterday. Although a lot of people will get a positive test 3 days early, there are some that don't so I would say if your period still hasn't arrived in the next few days then take another test. Good luck.

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      Christine 4 years ago

      I had my normal period in April. 10 days later I had a very light one. Now I am cramping on and off but no period. I had the light period 18 days ago. I've had the nausea and stuff. Could I b pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Christine, as I am not a doctor, all I can say on whether you might be pregnant is that if you have had unprotected sex at the time that you were ovulating then there is a chance that you could be pregnant. It is unusual to have a 2nd period within 10 days of the last one so it might be worth getting that checked out. It sounds like your 'normal' period is due about now so the 2nd bleed might have been something else. It could be worth taking a test to see if you are pregnant.

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      Star 4 years ago

      I had sex on the 14 this month and my period was due on the 18 and it never came. I am 10 days late and all negative test. Would it be too soon to tell? I have an appt in two days for bloodwork but I don't want to pay and it's too early to actually tell if I'm pregnant. Any advice?

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      Christine 4 years ago

      Ok, I will do that. My period was due the 24th. I'm never late. So, maybe the test is a good idea.

      Thanks!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi star, if your cycle is accurate then you cannot get pregnant 4 days before your period. However, this means you must definitely know your ovulation date from charting or ovulation tests. The fact that you are 10 days late may mean you got your ovulation date wrong and your period is not due yet or your ovulation date is wrong in which case you have a chance of being pregnant. There are other reasons why your cycles can be irregular so it may be worth talking to your doctor. I would only pay to get bloodwork if you had unprotected sex earlier in your cycle and you have regular periods which do not differ in length that much. Good luck.

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      janet 4 years ago

      I ovulated on the 17th of this month, then 9 days later had menstrual cramps yesterday I noticed thick white discharge while I wiped period not due till 7 more days on 4 of June. Could I be pregnant? Hoping for baby soon.

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      rain31 4 years ago

      Hi everyone

      I m back here again after a missed chance to be preg :( this wll be my 3rd month of trying . I conceived my 1st child at 1st attempt , I was 27 hubby was 32. I thought even this time it wll be as easy as it was during the last time. Today I m 32 , am I too aged to conceive naturally ? I dnt know if I m worrying unnecessarily ...:( Pls help.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi again rain, no you are definitely not too old! It is very lucky to conceive a child in the first month of trying. More often it can take 6-12 months. So please don't stress it will happen, you might just have to have a little more patience ;-)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Janet, I don't think that alone would indicate that you are pregnant as creamy cervical mucus is common post ovulation as are cramps. However many people do not get any pregnancy symptoms so if you had sex at the right time then it is still possible that you could be pregnant.

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      rain31 4 years ago

      @ butterfly67

      Thanks so much for ur support .

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      Christine 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly67! I am happy to report I got the test and I am pregnant! To RAIN31; Honey your not too old! I am 42 and expecting In feburary!

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      Skittles 4 years ago

      I started the 17th of this month. My normal period is 5 days and cycle is around 29 days. I had sex on the 25 without any birth control form. I use the period tracker app to map my fertile days . The 25th did not show as one. Now Ive read other articles where in fact it may have been a fertile day. The 25th would be day 9 of my cycle. What are my odds?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Wow Christine, congrats, that is brilliant news, am so happy for you! Xx

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi skittles, if your cycle is normally 29 days then you are likely fertile approximately from day 12 to day 15, with possibly a day or 2either side but I would say day 9 would be a long shot and probably not fertile.

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      Lone 4 years ago

      Hi there. I am ttc, I came off the pill in feb and my first cycle was 38 days, my second 33 days. The first day of my new cycle was may 4th. At around calendar day 18 (May 21) and for the following couple of days I had the egg white cervical mucus. My husband an I had sex almost each day for a week (to compensate for my long cycle previously). It has now been about 10 days and on two of the days my cervical mucus had a fleck of brownish blood (too much info sorry!!) only on one occasion each of the days. I am feeling slightly bloated and had very minor occasional cramp/twinges and have felt like ive had wind every morning for the last 5 days (working nightshift so after midnightish for about 4-5 hours) what do people think....??? Hoping to get a positive result but due to inconsistent cycles my next period will be due around June 6 ish.. Maybe lol

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      rain31 4 years ago

      @ Christine , oh !! that's such a gr8 news !! Congrats !!

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      hey i have being trying for a baby 15 months now i conceived in 10 months and had a missed miscarraige at 8 weeks i was devasted im 29 now that was 4 months bak and im trying since tahn this month i got my period 8th of may and its regular every 28 days so now im 9 days past oval have being feeling really nausea past 2 days and wanting ice cream maybe im just reading into it 2 much but my eyes seem really heavy and dazy like the eye sight sometimes just today as well as feeling really sick is this normal or am i coming down with the flue thanxs nd so sorry to hear about your miscarraige to ,are u trying again now xxxxx hope so they say once u conceive tahts a good sign xxx

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Lone, that does sound really possible. The brownish blood could have been implantation bleeding. When you come off the pill it does take a few months for your cycles to settle down. Fingers crossed that you get the result you want!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Zara, I'm so sorry about your miscarriage too. I'm not sure about the wanting ice cream as I always want that lol but nausea is definitely a good sign of possibly being pregnant. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Yes I am still trying now, just entering the two week wait myself. Good luck.

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      lol ya just thinking i always do to,,thats good how many days are u past ovalation, have u any signs in saying that last month i had the most signs ever well i thought i had my sense of smell was so high i could barely handling cooking hubbys dinner the meat of it and than got them bang on time so what was that my mind playing tricks has this happened u ,,,,,,,how long were u gone u had miscarried xxxx

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      I am only 1dpo so no symptom spotting for me yet! I have also had a couple of months where I was totally convinced I was pregnant only for AF to show up on time. I was 8 and a half weeks when I mc but I knew from 7 and a half as I had a scan and it was a blighted ovum. I'm hoping I get a good egg next time!

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      ya i had a little bleed at 5 half weeks one day that was it had to wait for heartbeat than as i didn't bleed anymore on the 7th week it was 5 cmm they said it could be ok i came back one week later this is the ultrasound and had shrunk in size so they recommaned dnc or tablets up there so i went with tablets and within few hours miscarraige came on,,,,was sad like u but everything happens for a reason and timing mustnt of being right for us do u have kids they say once u can conceive thats great ,,,i hope its this month but no getting hopes up to much as last month was really sad thought i was ,,,,,i hope u get a good egg this time or better yet i reckon god will give us one when he thinks its a good time xxx

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      just seen did my new pic i uploaded pop up

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      yuri90 4 years ago

      Hi, ok so ive been off bc for 6 months ( i had the implanon and had a lot of the side effects so it had to be taken out). I have two kids already but my partner of 2 1/2 yrs doesn't have any so we decided to have a baby together. At the beginning of this month we moved to a bigger place and started planning our baby, i got my regular period on the 29th of april as i do every 29th of each month, and we had unprotected sex from then on but two weeks after that he confessed that he cheated on me on the 3rd of this month so pretty much since the 13th ive been very depressed i stopped eating for more than a week and everytime i would close my eyes i would see them together so i started drinking (in which we would continue to have sex, i dont know what i was thinking!) And i went on the 29th to the teen clinic to get tested for an std or hiv just in case because i dont have any symptoms but i didn't get my period like i normally would they did a urine test and it came out negative but i was told to wait for my period one more week and if nothing happens then to test again, could i be pregnant or am i just late because of all the drama ive gone through all this month? If i am ill be soooo happy but if im not im still ok.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi yuri, so sorry you are going through all this stress. For sure all of the things that have happened can cause your period to be late. The advice was good to wait a week and then test again but it is quite likely that all of the stress has affected your cycle. x

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      yuri90 4 years ago

      Thanks for answering me. I wanted this baby for a year but due to different situations we kept waiting and now that everything seem to be fine and to be the right time that happened and i want this baby with all my heart but im soooo scared to get the "negative" on the pregnancy test, I forgave him and we are trying to move on and continue our plans but its just difficult.

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      Sadia 4 years ago

      hey me and my husband trying for a baby from 8 months now with no luck...last month i have sex right after my period 4th day...after a 1 and half week my breast was extremely sore even i cant touch it...after few days its went away but still i have light sore when i touch and it looks bigger...i feel thirsty too n alot of pee...now can u tell me could i be pregnant? coz i have never ever have sore breats even not before my period...if im not then what is this? plz reply

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Sadia your symptoms do sound like you could be pregnant for sure but I'm not sure from what you say if you had sex too early in your cycle. It sounds like your symptoms started right after you could have ovulated which may mean that they are just post ovulation symptoms (which can be the same as pregnancy and hence confuse us a lot!) but yes for sure you could be pregnant. If you are not then there is nothing to worry about, all these things are normal in the second half of your cycle. Good luck.

      @amari (from 3 days ago - for some reason your messages didn't show up) - you also have symptoms that sound very much like pregnancy so I will keep everything crossed for you too.

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      hey its day ten past ovalation my nibbles are teneder wenim putting bra on and feeling gukey on and of dont know if this is normal should i test xx

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Zara it is quite early to test but if you do test with a high sensitivity test then you may see a faint line if you are pregnant. If you can hold out a few more days then I would as you would get a better line if there was one. Good luck.

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      CeCe 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I have sex during the period of ovulating and i did get my period for 3 days and it was very light. After my period on the 4th day, me and my spouse have unprotected sex. Now i am feeling dizzy, sometime headache, nausea, and bloated and cramps like i was having my period again. I did go under a bit of stress lately due to work and moving to new environment. When i go to restroom, sometime there is brown discharge with my own white discharge comes out. I did a pregnancy home test and it came out negative. Is it a sign of infection?

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      Bri 4 years ago

      Hi, I was just wondering if its possible to get pregnant one week before your supposed to start?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi CeCe I'm afraid as I am not a doctor I cannot really comment on whether that might be the signs of an infection. It might be worth going to get it checked if it continues or if you have any other irritation or sickness etc.

      @Bri, in theory you cannot get pregnant if the only time you had unprotected sex was 7 days before your period. However, if your calculations are out by 3 days or so then it becomes more possible (maybe if you ovulated later than normal).

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      janet 4 years ago

      I am not due for my period until the 4 I have taken 6 pregnancy test all negative also one blood test two days ago I mc four months ago due to my body didn't produce enough progesterone I think any ways they put me on prometrium been tryin since mc I feel sick tired and breast hurt was it to early to test or is it all in my head since I want a baby so bad. Help I'm confused but then again I've got baby fever.

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      Bri 4 years ago

      Thanks! By doing some research it looks like it was more like two weeks before my cycle and I was at a high fertility time when we tried. So maybe...:)

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      CeCe 4 years ago

      Then can it be a sign of pregnancy?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @janet - I'm sorry for your loss. You know that when you take progesterone the bad thing is that it mimics all of the signs of pregnancy which means that you don't know if you are pregnant or if it is the progesterone so the only way you can know is by testing. If you are not due until the 4th then you would be unlikely to get a positive on a test until probably tomorrow at the earliest so hang in there.

      @Bri, well in that case the timing sounds perfect so good luck!

      @CeCe It is unlikely that you are pregnant if you had a 3 day bleed and also a negative test - so I would say there is only a really minimal chance - sorry hon but keep trying as it may just take a few more months longer. Good luck.

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      Kyliee 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex about a month ago (roughly), a week after my period. My next period came normal, but now two weeks later I am having a period again. It is real light. I feel bloated and I have nausea. I feel sick to my stomach and tired all the time. Could I be pregnant??

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      janet 4 years ago

      I also took a blood test and that was also negative 2 days ago, how correct are blood test? If I'm not due for period until 4th

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @Kyliee - it is really very rare that you can be pregnant and have your period. It does happen and you hear stories about it but the reason they are stories is because they are unusual happenings. If you took a test now you should get a definite answer though if you wanted to be sure.

      @janet - I'm surprised that a doctor would give you a blood test about 6 days before your period was due as you would barely (if at all) register a pregnancy at that stage, blood tests are accurate but that seems to be way too early to take one so I would wait until at least a couple of days before taking any more tests.

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      bm77 4 years ago

      Hi, I am 11 days late for my period, I have a couple mild symptoms. My hubby and I don't use protection but do the pull out method. I did a PT and negative. I had blood work for other health issues but testing my hcg level wasn't on the list of things to check. What is the next step?

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      janet 4 years ago

      My obgyn nurse said that on blood test it shows 9 days after ovulating is that incorrect? So would u think I am since I'm tired all the time, feel sick, headaches, sore breast and white discharge? Haven't had these symptoms but for about a week now. Wanting another baby soon, or is it possible its all in my head since I'm having baby blues

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @janet - sorry I thought they had given you the progesterone for use during the TWW which they do with some people. Your symptoms do sound good then if you are not taking it now so there is a chance you could be pregnant. It is very difficult to know your chances of getting pregnant - it depends on a lot of things and even if you have sex at the right time that doesn't mean that the sperm will be able to find the egg that particular month - some people say it is a bit of a lottery. But the fact is that you have got pregnant before so you know there is nothing to stop you getting pregnant again, it just may take a few months (and can take up to a year). Yes, in the majority of cases a positive will show up at 9dpo, but not in every case.

      @bm77 - I think it is unlikely that you are pregnant. If you got a negative test 11 days after your period is due then that is usually correct. However, if your dates are wrong then this may change. Perhaps it is the other issues that are causing your period to be late?

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      janet 4 years ago

      Thanks & cross your fingers and pray along with me that I'm just testing to early & I hopefully am carrying a little one. Thanks again

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Will do janet! x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi greena - it is extremely unlikely that you can become pregnant by having sex on the 3rd day of your period, if not pretty much impossible. It does sound like that 9 day event was your period and strange that it was mostly brown and lasted so long but there may be other reasons for this e.g. if you have recently come off the BCP etc

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      janet 4 years ago

      I'm back again. Well my period is not due till the 4 as I explained earlier, but I started spotting red blood not a lot only when I wipe I see it. But I still am tired all I want to do is sleep as well as the heartburn and nausea what's going on with me. Is this my period early and if so why am I having the other problems like tired, heartburn and nausea

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi janet, I just looked back and you said that you ovulated on 17th May. It is unusual to have a luteal phase in excess of 14-15 days so really your period should be due about today if you did so that may be what is happening.

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      Manda 4 years ago

      Hey butterfly it's so nice for you to answer all of these questions...hopefully you can help me...my fiancé and I have only being ttc for 2 months, I'm on a 31 day cycle my periods are regular....my last period was may 14 we have had sex since may 26-30...what are my chances of becoming pregnant this month ?

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      greena 4 years ago

      What is bcp ms. Butterfly?... So the soreness that i am feeling on my breast and sometimes cramping is just nothng? :) why my period gave me a brownish blood and some red on the last 6 days?

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      Mrs:O 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly,

      My question to you is can a positive hpt be false? My Ovulation phase started May 18 and I was supposed to get my period on May 27, but I haven't I took a hpt and came out positive. But can it be that I just have to many hormones. I think its too early to know if I am pregnant. What if Im not preggers and the test is getting my hopes up.

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      rebekah 4 years ago

      Hi love all the comments here! Here's my story. Last year I got pregnant twice but both were miscarried around 13 weeks. The second miscarriage I had a d&c done last october he died from having down syndrome. Since then me and my fiancé have been trying. Have sex during my fertile days. 9 days till period is due and have been having some thick white discharge and been getting dizzy. I really want a baby. Its all I think about. Its still so hard from losing my last two babies. Thank you for reading this.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Manda, if it was all about timing the sex right then most of us would get pregnant in the first month of trying! However it is more complex than that and after that it is out of our control. So that is all you can do for now I'm afraid then you just have to sit and wait... Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Greena, sorry bcp is birth control pill. Sore breasts and cramping can be quite common in the second half of your cycle - I have had it myself quite a lot- whether you are pregnant or not. I'm afraid I can't answer why you got brown and red blood during your period, if you are concerned you could speak to your doctor.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Mrs:O it is unlikely that a pregnancy test gives you a false positive. It is possible to get evaporation lines but these are usually very faint and do not have any colour to them. If you want to know for sure then I would recommend getting a digital pregnancy test that spells out the words 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'. So to you I would say congratulations :-)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Rebekah, firstly I am so sorry for your losses. I can imagine it is very hard for you. Even if you get a positive test it is going to be a struggle. But I would say take heart that you can get pregnant and I know a number of ladies who have had a few losses but go on to have a healthy baby. I wish you lots of luck and baby dust. X

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      due my period in 3 days but found about 3 spots of blood today little ones and that was it what does this mean thought i would have a period early but that was it ive being wearing a pad all day no more blood since the 3 little drops i took a test than and it was negative is it to early still im due period tues but feel cramps last few days

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Zara, it is normal to have a bit of spotting before a period. Otherwise it could just be the cervix being slightly aggravated by sex or something else harmless.

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      zararivers 4 years ago

      ok thanks i have never spotted before a period before tho im every 28 days and when they come they come for 4 5 days not a few spots days before. it could be the other thing from sex as we had sex last night strange tho for me to bleed before a period drops like little spots ive never seen that before so its quiet normal for women to have this all of a sudden im due tuesday so ill prob be gettnig them than thanxs for the help if it happens next time ill go to my g p i think as i never bleed between cyles

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      Princess 2011 4 years ago

      I have a question I had my period may 7 -12 and I had sex the 13th 17th 18th 21st 23rd and the 26th and could I be pregnant

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Well princess 2011 it depends on if and when you ovulated but the short answer is yes!

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      Rebekah 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. When do u think I should test? Im one of those that cant wait and test way early. Lol what about u? Are u still trying?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Lol Rebekah I always test early too! I usually start testing at about 8 or 9 dpo although when I got pregnant I got a negative at 11dpo and then only tested again at 15 dpo. Yes I am still trying, 3dpo now!

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      Rebekah 4 years ago

      Well good luck to you! I just tested and of course I got a negative. I'll just have to try to be patient and test in a couple days.

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      Mrs:O 4 years ago

      Hi its me again ok i bought a digital one and says pregnant. But I'm afraid today I am spotting red blood, its not the brownish dark color. Could this be a miscarriage I am having alot of belly pain.

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      GOD'S ANGEL 4 years ago

      Hello so I started my period like may 8th my period ended like the 12th. On may 18th we had unprotected sex we use the pull out method and on the 23rd we then had protected sex but after we noticed brown discharge. I've been very fatigue,full breasts, a lot of lower back pain , nausea and vomiting, and a lot of sticky white discharge? Could I be pregnant or is my mind playing tricks on me? When should I test? And thanks an advance . God bless u

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      ree 4 years ago

      Hi there, Thanks soo much for the information on here, it has been soo helpful to me i cant tell you enough.

      well i had unprotected sex last week, every day for the week, i know it is still very early days yet, but my partner used to take drugs before he met me, i do remember hearing that it reduces sperm count dramatically and there for is very hard to fall pregnant. Is this true? my right nipple was sore for about 3 days after, have been getting slight headaches and slight pains in my lower belly, i haven't had my period for ages and used to have the inplonon in my arm, but that hasn't been active for some time now, i have no clue about ovulating or when my period is due as it is very irregular, should i bother doing a test at all at some point??

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @Mrs:O - that is good that the digital say 'pregnant'. It is a tricky thing to have some spotting during early pregnancy - for some people it can be normal and there is nothing wrong but for others not. If you have red blood and you are also having cramping then it would be best to see your doctor to check all is Ok. Good luck hon.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @GOD'S ANGEL - That is a tricky one - your symptoms do sounds like pregnancy ones but also could be something else (for example if you ate something that disagreed with you or you have some kind of bug). Using the pullout method is not totally foolproof so I would say there is a slim chance. I would probably wait and see if your period is late and maybe just test after that so as not to waste money on unnecessary tests.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi ree, I am so glad that the information is helpful, I know a lot of people stress during the two week wait and sometimes it helps to hear what other people are going through too.

      I have also heard that taking drugs can harm your sperm count but in addition I have heard that once clean sperm count can increase again. If you want to do a home sperm check then there are some tests that you can buy - check out another of my articles here https://hubpages.com/health/Home-Fertility-Tests...

      For yourself, if you have very irregular periods then it is difficult to know when you are ovulating like you say. One of the best ways to know what your cycle is doing is to take your temperature every day. Check out another article about pinpointing ovulation:

      https://hubpages.com/health/When-Will-I-Ovulate...

      As to whether or not to test, with such irregular periods it would be difficult to know when to test. If you do feel like you are having really strong symptoms and you have not had your period for maybe a month (and by strong symptoms I would say nausea, sore and enlarged breasts, nipples getting darker) then it may well be worth testing. You could always pick up some cheap pregnancy test strips (see above at the end of the article) so that you are not spending a lot of money that might be wasted. Good luck.

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      ree28 4 years ago

      ok thanks for all that info. I have also had diarrhea for about 3 days just gone, i did happen to read, that seems to be a symptom of a few people have had. but as for the enlarged breasts and nipples getting darker, i dont think that is happening just yet, i might wait a week or so and do a test, i suppose i am the opposite to everyone on here, i hope i am not pregnant, just because it is not the right time for me, but if it is meant to be, it will be, good luck to everyone out there who is trying for their bundle of joy, hope it all works out for you.

      Thanks butterfly67 for ur help :-)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Ok well fingers crossed that you are not pregnant right now ree! yes I have also heard diarrhea being a symptom but again, it could be something else. I think you should be OK but I guess only time will tell.

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      ree28 4 years ago

      Thanks, If i remember to keep u posted, i will :-)

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      Rebekah 4 years ago

      Hey here to just check in. so today I am having headaches and cramping. Also I am having pinkish creamy discharge. Could that be implantation bleeding?

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      sherry brophy 4 years ago

      I didn't have a period for the month of may , i have never missed a month . also my breast are very tender to the touch. seems i have been going to the bathroom more than usual ....could i be pregnant ?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @sherry, yes with those symptoms and the big one of a missed period yes that sounds quite possible.

      @rebekah, implantation bleeding does occur sometimes around 8-12dpo so if you are around that (sorry I can't check previous posts right now) then it could be quite possible.

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      Hello,

      I had sex with my fiancé almost 2 weeks ago, had sex on the first day of my high fertilty. I didn't know it was my high fertility until I checked my my day's app. After the 2 weeks have passed my back has been hurting and I get so weak and tired from just walking up the stairs now. Also, I've had gagging reflexes off the hook as well as my stomach throbbing like a heartbeat and it sometimes feels like a stinging pain. I had a pregnancy scare a month before because I had bloating, hunger, headaches, weakness etc.. does anyone know something about these problems?

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      emma 4 years ago

      hay there i am pulling out my hair obsessing if i am pregnant.I had my coil taken out 8th may due to complications after 3 years. but this past 10 day's i have have been experiencing a lot of sickness all day,feeling tired and getting this horrible metalic taste in my mouth.I'm a heavy coffee drinker as needed with my two kids lol.I'm stumped as i never got symptoms when i was pregnant with them. I took a test this morning and guess what negative what do i do.

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      ceri83 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly,Just found this thread and found all the comments you've given people very helpful.

      Im 29 and been ttc with hubby of 2 1/2 years since Jan of this year. Came off cerazette Decemebr 26th! and read horrer stories abput people not having periods for years afterwards but I have been very fortunate and had a period 6 weeks after coming off it, then I bough clearblue ovulation kits, had a smiley face in march but period came in April. had a smiley face in April but period came in May, had a smiley face 6 days ago so hoping this is my month! very doubtful tho because I have no symtons whatsoever! Im at the stage where it's not upsetting me if im not pregnant but I think that will change if im still not pregnant by end of the year :-( doesn't help when so many people I know are expecting. Anyway how did you get on, what I can gather on here is that your late ????

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      yesi 4 years ago

      Well I haven't got my period about 2weeks and 2days and I took a pregnancy test and it says negative can u help me...

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      yesi 4 years ago

      and i also haven't got any symptoms either??...

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      needachang 4 years ago

      Hey there everyone. I'm so glad to see so many people recently posting on here and someone actually consistent with replies. Thanx Ms. Butterfly :-). Here's my lil obsession: My cycle is usually 29 days. It startd on May 12th n me n the Babe have been trying from the 18th up until today. On wat I assume 2b O-day we did it the 2 days b4 n the 2 days after. I never really had fertility issues my sons father did n I'm no longer with him. I had gotten pregnant back n 2009 but unfortunately tht didn't result n birth! I'm ready again now this is the 2nd cycle n everything seems right n place. Do u think so from the dates I provided am I right about when I should have O'd? I think 15 days after my cycle started. Thanx 4 the help...

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Lots of questions that I will try and work through...

      Celeste those do sound like possible pregnancy symptoms but once again I would say they could be just what happens in the 2nd half of your cycle but if you are more than 10 days after your ovulation time then you could test for sure to check. Good luck.

      emma - if you took a test and it is negative then I would wait until after your period is due to take another one (unless it is already past due in which case your cycle may have changed a bit this month). Anyway, wait a while and test again I would say.

      ceri83 - if you had a smiley face only 6 days ago then I would say wait a while to see if any symptoms come as it may be a few days before they do. I think it is very sensible to try and be laid back until you have been trying for a year as it can take some time to get pregnant. Good luck.

      yesi - are you saying you are 2 weeks 2 days late for your period and have had a negative test? It is unlikely that you are pregnant then as tests should show it by now - if you are worried about your period being this late then it may be worth seeing your doc.

      needachang - Day 15 sounds about right to ovulate in a 29 day cycle - you could try doing an ovulation test next month to double check but if you covered 2 days before and after then you should be fine. Give it a few months more and hopefully things will work out for you - it does make it a bit easier to time things if you have regular cycles.

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      Maybebaby 4 years ago

      I ovulated on the 30th which is my 14th cycle day. I've had sex unprotected as we are married on the 25th or early the morning of 26th as it was around midnight. The 26th began a lot of cm thru the 29th slowed down on 30th cramped like period pains during ovulation and painful boobs. Did have sex again on 30th but used pull out method. Cm was gone on 31st. I'm 5 dpo and have had uncomfortable twinges/cramps, dull back ache, and sore tingly/burning sensation in boob. They feel heavy an achey. Am I over thinking these symptoms or have we maybe made a baby? Af not due Til 13th or 14th so have a while before can test. Just wanting opinion! Thanks

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      jesca 4 years ago

      Hi, could you still be prego after taken depo shot..Its 4months since ive been off of depo..Still no period..Is it possible to become pregnant maybe right before you get your 1st period its turns out your pregnant that's y u havnt gotten your period

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      needachang 4 years ago

      Thanx Butterfly. I'm sooo in desperate need to know if we conceived. Is testing at 9dpo to early? When is the best day to test cause I seriously doubt I'm going go make it to my expected period day which is Saturday. Is it possible to get a positive? With my son 11yrs ago I had absolutely no early symptoms besides running to the the bathroom but I dranked alot of water! I had no symptoms the entire 9mnths! I was lucky... But now I want to experience it ALL.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi maybebaby, I think it is unlikely that your symptoms are pregnancy related if you are only 5dpo. Symptoms do not normally start until after 6dpo when implantation can occur and the body produces hcg. However, it is not impossible!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi jesca, it can take a while for the body to settle after being on birth control. I don't know much about depo so I can't really help you with that but periods can disappear for months for sure. If you have been having unprotected sex then it might be worth doing a test but it is often good to wait until your first proper period until you start trying so that you know what your body is doing.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi needachang, yes you can test from 9dpo and you would likely get a faint line on a sensitive test if you are pregnant. But many people do not get a positive until later so if you test and get a negative don't give up just yet!

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      Thank you for replying to my comment!. Right now I'm almost 4 days away from my expecting my period. A month away from my next high fertility and ovulation. It's been uncomfortable for me to sleep on my stomach like usualy. I'm hoping that's not of any concern. I will comment back if I receive my period or not. But I heard that people still get there period even if they are pregnant? Is that true, would I have to worry about that?

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      rain31 4 years ago

      hi butterfly

      I have a small quarry . I m on 8DPO. Last 3 days I waking up with severe acidity . I m eating home cooked dinner nd dnt have acidity problem in general, at least not in the mrning . I dnt have any other sign that I can relate to a possible pregnancy. Can acidity has any relation with it ?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Celeste it is very rare that people have their period while they are pregnant so no I would not worry about that.

      Rain, I think acidity alone would not really be a pregnancy symptom but as I have said before you don't actually always get pregnancy symptoms when you are pregnant :-)

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      needachang 4 years ago

      Thanx butterfly. I took 1 yesterday at 8-9 dpo. It came out negative. I'm nt sad cause I know I still got time. So I will wait til Friday the day b4 my period or maybe the after...

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      Maggie 4 years ago

      Hi butterfly

      We been trying for a baby for a long time now. I had some dizzy spells over last 2weeks and was due my period last week and it was late and when I got it it wasn't a normal period it was very lght more brownish and only lasting a day......I've had terrible cramping for bout ten days now could I be pregnant and when would best time to do a test I've had some feelings of sickness .....would I have to wait till my next due date to do a test or coul I do one now

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi maggie, for sure you could do a test now. That may not have been your period but some spotting so you could be pregnant. Cramping also happens sometimes in early pregnancy. If the test is negative then for some reason maybe it was just a light period but I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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      rain31 4 years ago

      Hi evryone ! I m on 10 dpo today with no early signs of pregnancy . Anticipation is high !! Just feel like buying a HPT kit frm drugstore nd try it, somehow holding myself back . Did anyone took the test at 10dpo nd got BFP ? Is there anybody with me close to 10dpo ?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi rain, I always try and say don't get your hopes too high do it is not too much of a disappointment if it is a bfn! It is quite possible to get a BFP at 10dpo though if you did want to test! I am on 7dpo so am waiting it out a bit longer! Fingers crossed for you!

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      rain 31 4 years ago

      hi butterfly, here what we get as HPT kit clearly says that min hcg level it can detect is 20ml/l , it also mentions pregnancy tests likely to be accurate if taken as early as on the 1st day of the cycle. So I m nt sure if I shall try on 10 dpo or not. A part of me wants to run to drugstore and buy a kit. Lets just see how long I can resist. When r u planning to test ?

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      Nass1986 4 years ago

      I need some help.I have had an ectopic pregnancy in March I have recovered with my normal menstrual cycle the following month because I had no intercourse with my boyfriend.We only slept together three weeks ago I have missed my period only got brownish red spotting for about two to three days,I took a test it was negetive both home and blood.Im nauseous,hungry,headache,pelvic pain especially at the fallopian tube.What are the causes of these signs

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      @nass - cycles can be irregular after any kind of miscarriage even if you have one normal cycle. If you are in pain then it might be worth going to see your doctor again. Those signs could be normal during the second half of your cycle which is why many people end up thinking they are pregnant.

      @rain - if the test is 20mui then I would wait a couple of days before using it then for sure. I am thinking that I will not test until AF is due but no doubt I will probably cave at 10dpo as I have some cheap tests that I can use that are 10mui.

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      Lisa-Marie 4 years ago

      hi there ,i had my period 26th may and had sex with my partner on the 2rd june and but start to have apins in my back and cramps in stomach and feeling sick , sence of smell is very strong , stomach feel very bloated as tho it could pop ,my periods are regular every month but never felt any of this before, we have been tryin for a year to get pregnant is it to early to do a test , could of be pregnant .

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      Lisa1985 4 years ago

      hi butterfly would really like you advise .

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi lisa-marie, I would say that if you had your period on 26th May then the earliest you would likely ovulate would be 4th June, and that is having a short cycle. So it is not really likely that you would be any more than a couple of days pregnant by now so you wouldn't be able to test yet. You could be having ovulation pains as it is likely that you are ovulating now if you have a 28 day cycle.

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      Lisa1985 4 years ago

      Thank you ,i have sickness when i ovualate every month but this time it feels so much differnent , when would i be able to do a test or just wait til my next period , i have had this pains ans symptoms for about 7 days now .

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      If you can then wait until your next period but otherwise there is not really much point in testing before 10 dpo (if you know when you ovulated). Good luck.

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      Lisa1985 4 years ago

      thank you .

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      rayla 4 years ago

      What vitamins help when.

      Ttc

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi rayla, take a look at another of my articles about what you can take to try and get pregnant here: https://hubpages.com/health/Things-To-Help-You-Con...

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      tanya 4 years ago

      Hey I'm currently 12 days late I'm normally on a34 day cycle, I've got very tender nipples and my sense of smell is amazingly strong ATM . I've done 2 tests earlier like at day 3 &6 both negative should I wait it out or go do another test??

      Please help.as we have been trying for 10 months now and nothing :-(

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Tanya, I'm sorry it is taking a while to get pregnant. Unfortunately if you take a test after your period is due the result is usually correct. There are rare occasions when it is wrong but those are not often. Best wishes.

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      rain31 4 years ago

      I took a test yesterday , that's like 11 dpo , P.M. nd got -ve ......:( I 'm out guys........:(:( , finger crossed for u all.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      I'm sorry rain, it's still possible but I know what you mean.

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      Rebekah 4 years ago

      So I'm back to check in. so I believei got my bfp!!!! I tested today and thought it was negative before the 2 minutes were over so I put it in my purse and went back to see two lines!!! Hopefully this is it!!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Yay Rebekah, massive congrats! Don't the tests normally say wait 10 minutes?! That us great news.

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      kallen 4 years ago

      I had my last period 2 weeks ago and it only lasted for 2 days,it started on a saturday and on monday my boyfriend and i slept together and the next day my period was done. It was really light bleeding. We slept together maybe 5 times in the past 2 weeks since my period. My question is since then ive had mild cramping almost everyday and my boobs are starting to get tender for the past few days now which usually starts happening the week before i start but im not due to start for 10 more days. Ive never had cramping everyday for 2 weeks like this its always been normal for me to have cramps the week before but never everday after my period. Could something be wrong?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kallen I don't think anything is wrong but as I am not a doc if you are worried then you should go and see your doctor. Many women do have cramping etc in the 2nd half of their cycle due to the different hormones that are being produced. It may not happen every month and like you say often happens a week before your period but it can happen for longer than that.

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      needachang 4 years ago

      Hi...I'm back. Well my cycle is due 2 start 2day! Me n my bestfriend start our cycle 5 days apart n hers starts on the 13th so I'm hoping I finish this day out w/o the witch showing herself! I dont feel any symptoms. Wen af is a week away my boobs start hurting but I'm feeling nothing @ all. So maybe thts good! I want to test but I really don't want to be disappointed. Also I have a little cream dwn there but more like lotion and not alot. What do you think? Congrats Rebekah :) Happy n Healthy 9mnths!!!

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      Nicky Starr 4 years ago from Florida, USA

      my pms mimic pregnancy symptoms precisely. However, when I was in fact pregnant, i had no pms symptoms so i didn't even know

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Needachang im keeping my fingers crossed. It could be just like mcgreg28 says that no symptoms is a symptom in itself! Good luck!

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      needachang 4 years ago

      Thanx u guys! Yea I sure am hopn so. Now I'm terrified of takn a pregnancy test bcuz of the 50/50 chance of it being negative. It's the day afta AF... So I'm tryna hold off until Monday but I'm playn by the books. No drinkn... Lol

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      I just took a rest yesterday and it says not pregnant. My period was suppose to be here last night and hadn't showed up yet. Maybe it's late but usually it comes early. It was 2 weeks and 2 days I waited to test. Hotfoot the test was wrong, but than again me and my fiancé have plans for 2 years that can't involve a family yet on the road with us in the semi. hopefully it's late, I do have to say I'm not ready. But if it happens it happen. My stomach still feels so out if line. I also still can't stand sleeping on my stomach our it feels like I want to puke, I got up toto pee at least 30 times last night and that's withhout drinking any water our tea. Hoping things work out. I get married in october 20th, 2012. Wish all if you good luck too

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi celeste, it might be an idea if you see your doc then in case you have some sort of urinary infection as that can make you pee a lot too. I'm glad that if the time is not right then the test was negative.

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      Hello, thank you. I might consider that. I've been peeing like crazy lol my period still hasn't shown itself. My aunt ellen commented on my bobs getting bigger lol thought I was pregnant because of the way I was holding my belly in a picture? but thank you for the idea.. It might cost so much just to go see a doctor.. But if I do have a urinary tract it is worth it.. Hopefully that's not the car. Ill keep in touch tho. Thank you!!

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      rain31 4 years ago

      Hi vryone, dropped in to say hello !! So how is it going ? did anyone get BFP this month ?

      @butterfly did u test ?/

      ps : I m out though :(

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Bfn for me too rain, 11dpo...

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      Sunshine 4 years ago

      I am 13 dpo and tested negative this morning. Yesterday at 12 dpo I also tested negative and decided to count myself out for the month until I went to the bathroom and had a little pink cervical mucous mixed lil brownish color throughout the day . There would barely be any on the toilet paper. Could this be implantation bleeding on dpo 12? Thought it could be start of Af but it didn't last long & free and clear now. I'm due to start 2 days from now. I've had really sore boobs sensitive nipples to touch, headaches' crampiness & my boobs just feel full and heavy. Is there a chance i could still be pregnant despite the negatives at 12 & 13 dpo?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi sunshine there is a very small chance. Most people will show a positive at 12/13dpo but it seems around 5% will not. Good luck.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      well I'm 15 years old, I had sex the first day of my period and 24 hours later I took most of the afterpill but I can't swallow pills so most of it dissolved in my mouth. I've had white discharge, cramps, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and a hard stomach. but I'm also really tired cause I go to sleep late & I have practice. could I be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, if you only had unprotected sex on the first day of your period then it is not possible that you are pregnant. If you find it hard to swallow pills then chew a mouthful of cookie and swallow the tablet with that.

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      layla 4 years ago

      Hi,

      My boyfriend and I have been having unprotected sex for a while now& about almost two weeks ago I thought I was going to start my period, the next day I had a very very light spotting but only lasted for like an hour. The the next say there was nothing. But the following day I spotted again, and I've been having horrible stomach pains one night they actually made me throw up, I've been having air of diarrhea, and bad headaches. I'm not sure what else it could be from. I took a home pregnancy test but it had said negative. But I have no idea when its to early or anything. I don't know how to figure out when the right time to take a test is. Please five me some advice? Thank you so much.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Layla it really depends on when your last period was and whether your periods are regular. If your last period was over a month ago then I would take another test in a week as it does sound possible that you are pregnant. If that comes out negative too then it might be worth seeing your doctor just to get checked out. Good luck.

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      layla 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. And yeah, my last period was about a month ago, that's why I had thought the spotting was my period because that's never happened before. I'm so nervous. Lol. I really appreciate the feedback.(:

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      danaa 4 years ago

      butterfly67: Today I had light spotting that I had at 10 A.M. & some more at around 1 p.m. My stomach is kind of hard :( Is it possible to have light spotting right before starting your period? could i still be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa it could happen in either case. Often people will have spotting before their period starts and some people will have spotting in early pregnancy.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      well as I said, I'm sorry for bugging.. but I had light spotting today which is around the time I'm expecting my period. I have a hard stomach. I took most of the afterpill 29 days ago. I had sex on day one of my period. what are my chances of being pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      No problem danaa, with having sex on the first day of your period your chances of being pregnant are pretty much zero.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      is it possible to have spotty periods after taking the Next Choice after pill?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi danaa, I'm sorry but I don't know what the effects of that are. Did the pill come with a leaflet giving any info? It is possible that things like that can mess up your cycle I would expect though. Please don't stress too much as it is seriously unlikely that you are pregnant unless you had unprotected sex at any other time in your cycle. x

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      sheila27 4 years ago

      I also feel dizzy a lot more lately and i eat like a horse. i am not on any contraceptives since we have bn ttc ever since i came off depo in june 2009.

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      sheila27 4 years ago

      I haven't had a period since May 23rd 2012. I am very regular. but this time not having a period since the past 22 days is a bit funny. I am nauseous,my waist has become thick i can't wear my jeans because it feels very uncomfortable.I haven't bn able to lie on my tummy for a month now.my tummy is really bloated and it hurts to tuck it in. I have been having a lot of white discharge,i feel tired all the time and I sleep very well unlike me.I pee a lot more often but so far all urine tests including 2 from the hospital is negative.I have back pains too. there is a line running from my navel downwards and since this week i have realised that its running up towards my ribs. pls help me what's going on???

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi sheila27, the symptoms you describe are exactly like I felt when I was pregnant. Together with the fact that you have not had a period since 22 May would indicate that you are pregnant. However the tests have dome out negative as you say. Tests are not often wrong. However, I have heard (and indeed once from a friend of mine) that you can still get negative tests and be pregnant, but this is very rare so I don't really want to get your hopes up too much. If you have been to the hospital for tests then I would have expected them to do other tests to figure out what is going on, so I am sorry if they haven't. I think you should go to your doctor to figure out what is going on as it may be something else. Best wishes.

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      stanwshura 4 years ago

      An excellent, thorough, and very informative hub (I, well - I am a guy - had never heard of the "tww".

      Now, just because I am *wicked* anal about words, and hoping that doctors and/or common practice won't totally shoot me down, I think "indicators" would be preferable to symptoms, as the latter tends to refer to disease or pathology.

      But, wow - what a jam-packed hub! You must either be a professional in a relevant field, or did a ton of research! I hope this hub reward$ you, big time. :)

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      kat 4 years ago

      hi' Butterfly67 ! question please?perhaps you can enlighten me :D my hubby and i have been TTC for a couple of months already. i have regular period, but on my last period (that was june 29,) it only lasted for 2 days (heavy flow on the first day but 2nd day was light). i know for a fact that my period always lasts for 4 to 5 days so i find it really unusual. 5 days after my mens, my breasts became very sore. up to now. do u have any idea what this could be? i used an HPT but i got a BFN. sigh. i didn't know that conceiving a baby could be that hard. :D baby dust to all the ladies here! hoping for your kind reply :O

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi stan and thanks. Yes lots of research but mainly personal experience :-) yes I agree indicators is technically a better term but really we all refer to symptoms.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kara, yes I think we all think that it will just happen when we first start! It is not unusual to sometimes have menses if a different length so don't worry too much about it. It may well change back over the next few months or you may just have a change in hormones. But this should not stop you getting pregnant. Good luck.

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      Ali 4 years ago

      I have irregular periods now that I've been off my birth control for about 6 months. I haven't had my period in almost two months. My boobs have been hurting so much that it's literally impossible to wear a bra comfortably. I'm hungry more often. I've been going to the bathroom more often and having a lot of discharge during the day. I also have ulcer colitis.could I consider taking a pregnancy test?

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      Alimarie91 4 years ago

      I mean should I consider taking a pregnancy test. This is Ali. I just had to pick another username.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Ali yes I think it is worth taking a pregnancy test particularly if your breasts have been sore for 2 weeks or more. You can get sore breasts in the 2nd half of your cycle but they can also indicate pregnancy so it definitely might be worth taking a test. Good luck.

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      Alimarie91 4 years ago

      Is it ever top early to take a test? I took one today and it was negative but my boobs are seriously so sore.im not trying to freak myself out I just don't know when I should take a test because I haven't had my period in almost two months.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Yes it is really difficult to know when to test when your periods are irregular Ali. It can be too early if you ovulated less than about 9 or 10 days ago. I have another article about when to test but I can't add the link now as I am on my phone so I will add it later. If a test is negative then you should wait a week and then take another one.

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      Alimarie91 4 years ago

      Ok. Thank you so much.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      OK here is the link to another article about when you can take a pregnancy test https://hubpages.com/health/When-Can-I-Take-a-Preg...

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      angeyari134 4 years ago

      Ok I'm always regular but last month I got my period on the 13 of June and then I had bleeding on the 29 but just for two days and I didn't got a period this month. But I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Can I still be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi, I think it is unlikely that you are pregnant if you had 1 days bleeding at the end if last month. Sometimes our cycles get messed up for various reasons and although they might usually be regular there has to be a first time that they are irregular. If you are still worried then take another test in a week but hopefully you will settle back down to a regular cycle after this one.

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      angeyari134 4 years ago

      Thank you so much :-)

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      greena 4 years ago

      Hi! I was supposed to have my period on the 12th july but it didn't came. We actually didn't have intercourse. But he came inside me when i was fertile but it was just a minute... right now i still dont hve my period.... no symptoms at all.. what can it be?

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      roxygurl464 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I have been pregnant twice, one miscarriage and one successful birth of my son :) My personal tell-tale sign is that I feel almost unbearably nauseous until I ate something. Even a small snack like a saltine or graham cracker would make me feel better instantly. My period, like a lot of women's, is completely erratic so there was no way of really telling for sure that way. With my son's pregnancy, I actually had a false negative the first time I tested, so make sure to keep calm and let mother nature take her course.

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      okay im back with my 3rd month of trying and I had went to my doctor but she told me since I had been on the shot it takes 9mths for it to get out of your system and which by now it should be but for the past 2 months my cycle started bein irregular, in May my cycle was at the end of the week then I started two weeks early like june 6 and then I started again june 26th and now im back on my cycle and started july 11th but me and my partner had sex and it made me come on! this cycle is not heavy like the others and it only lasted 3 days and on the forth day i bleed very little after me and my partner had sex. The next couple of days or so I just been having white mucus discharge and including now as we speak. Could I be pregnant, can u get pregnant having irregular periods, Could something just be wrong with me?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi greena, if he came inside you when you were fertile then you could be pregnant, it doesn't really matter how long it was for. And quite often people do not get any pregnancy symptoms (in fact I didn't have any myself). So I would take a test to check. However, it could also be just a late period as this can happen when you are worrying about whether you might be pregnant or not.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Roxygurl thanks for sharing your experience it is always interesting to hear other people's experience.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hello again brandis, yes it can often take quite a while for cycles to settle down, perhaps even a year so I wouldn't worry right now. It is possible to get pregnant with irregular cycles but it just makes it a bit harder to pinpoint your fertile time. I'm afraid you will just have to be patient for a while longer while things settle down.

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      fjohn 4 years ago from india

      Great hub !!! information given out of own experience, very well balanced. thank you.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks fjohn

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      Nancy McClintock 4 years ago from Southeast USA

      I know many women will love reading this. My daughter herself is trying to get pregnant and has googled some of these symptoms

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      Sally1969 4 years ago

      Hi I am 42 and have been ttc for 6 months. I have two girls age 15 and 11 and have always wanted a 3rd but my husband wouldn't agree and now he has changed his mind. He is 45 and I am so cross as I fell easily with both my girls. Trouble is I am totally obsessed and it is taking over my life. I have regular periods 30 day cycle although maybe they aren't quite as heavy as they used to be. I am analyzing everything! I went to my gp and he just said no won't happen you are too old without giving or offering any tests. I think because of this I have told my body it can't happen is this possible? Has anyone been in a similar situation. It is making me very depressed. I have tried opk but find them hard to read this month I think it was positive on day 15 but then negative on day 16 is this possible. I am not sure about my cervical mucus-I don't seem to have much in my underwear but I am not dry particularly when I have intercourse. Is it possible to conceive still. I feel like my life is on hold and I can't focus on anything. Am I too old should I just give up? I feel young and fit and have lots of energy. I have had a few colposcopy for changes in cells but never had treatment as was told it could affect fertility. But the cells were not cancerous just abnormal changes and I read that just having a colposcopy alone does not affect fertility. Is it bizarre that I am ttc at my age have I gone mad? Can anyone help?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Sally and thanks for posting. Firstly I would say, if it is possible, get yourself a new GP. I have heard of a few stories of GPs saying such ridiculous things and these people are obviously completely out of touch with reality. According to the office of national statistics (in the UK) nearly 30,000 women over 40 gave birth last year. I also understand the obsession and the fact that it has taken over your life. I don't need to tell you that this is not a good thing as you obviously know this. But if you try and let go a little bit (I don't mean of the hope or the desire but of the obsession itself) then it will make yours and your family's life a little bit easier :-)

      With regards to OPKs I would say that once you get near your ovulation day and start seeing a decentish line on the test then test at least twice a day as it is easy to miss your surge. Everyone is different but for me once I got a 50% line I would test every 4 hours as I know that my peak would be on one of these over the next 36 hours, but every 8 hours or so is fine once you start seeing the line. You can just get the cheap test strips from Amazon so you are not spending a lot of money on them.

      With regards to cervical mucus - if you don't have that much then you can do one of a few things - drinking grapefruit juice around your fertile period is a natural way to increase it; you can also use a sperm-friendly lubricant like preseed and you can take evening primrose oil - you can find more info on these on another of my articles here https://hubpages.com/health/Things-To-Help-You-Con...

      And no, I don't think you should give up because of your age. But you need to know that it will likely take longer to get pregnant at this age than when you had your kids before. It is thought that the reason for this is because our egg quality diminishes as we get older (check out http://butterfly67.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Improve... So I would say try not to worry until you have been trying for at least a year. I know this seems a long time and we all imagine it will happen straight away but unfortunately it does take a while. Good luck and I would love to know how you get on. x

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      Zappy786 4 years ago

      Hiya i need some advise, me and my boyfriend have been using the pullout method for 8 months now, i am usually regular with my periods every 28 days. I had my last period on 27 may and then was due after 28 days but had my periodon the 1 july which lasted 3 days not like my normal period, i took preg tests and all negative, and since i stopped bleeding those 3 days we have had unprotected test when he finished inside me on 6 occasions now, i feel realli bloated especially just below my chest, my chest was painful for a few days but stoped now i feel like i want to be sick am feeling really tired i feel pregnant i already have a 3 year old girl but my tests are still negative could i be pregnant, when should i take a test again am so confused

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi zappy, if your last period started on 1 July then it is unlikely that you would be more than 6-7 days pregnant by now, if you are at all. In which case symptoms would only just be starting in the next few days if you were to get them. So if you still feel like this in a week then maybe test again. Although you have had regular periods in the past it is common for them to differ by a few days and there will always be a first time for this.

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      Zappy786 4 years ago

      Thank you for your advise, my stomach feels really bloated my family and friend look at me and say you look pregnant, ive lost my appatite i dont feel like eating anything am so confused

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      punkrawkgirl 4 years ago

      I don't normally post on sites but my anxiety is driving me... in June me and my bf decided to try and have a second baby. I was nervous because after my first child I had an operation a year later to unfortunately remove my ovary. They told me it would be harder and I may only be fertile every other month. Last month I ended up getting my period which is regular and we immediately kept on with it through my fertile days and ovulation. In 2 days I'm due for my period however for the past week and a half symptoms started showing up that are not normal for my premenstrual cycle. Typically I'm honestly fine until the day I get it but recently ive been tired/weak all day like I could sleep forever, I was getting bodyaches, once I was so bloated for 2 of the days I couldn't even suck in my stomach, I have chronic migraines so headaches cant help me judge at all, my breasts were hurting so much that when I took my bra off I felt like I added 20 lbs onto them they were so heavy which is big considering I'm already 40dd so I should be used to that lol. At night I get insomnia and stay up until 6am...and it seems the closer my period is coming the worse the nausea gets. It mainly occurs at night but it will happen sporadically during my waking hours its just worse at night. I don't know if this is all in my head due to my fears of not being able to get pregnant and us trying or if this is real. I know I'm due in 2 days and I am normally regular but the tww is horrible lol and I'm just wondering if these symptoms are enough to just go and buy a pregnancy test lol I'm not sure if I can wait another day but I'm scared its a mental trick. Its just these symptoms are not anything I had before and ddespite having had a child it was weird because with him I knew before I even was late that I was pregnant but I think my paranoia over missing ovary is clouding my judgement.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi punkrawkgirl, I can imagine that you are likely to stress because if your 1 ovary but yes you have a good chance if getting pregnant every other month. It does sound like you have some pregnancy symptoms but as you say our mind can play tricks on us when we think about stuff too much! If you can't wait any longer to test (and I know how that feels!) then for sure you could buy a test and it should give you an accurate result if your period is due in 2 days. Make sure you get a sensitive test although most are pretty sensitive these days. Good luck.

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      Angel418 4 years ago

      Me and my fiance have been trying to have a baby lately. I just started bleeding on the 18th and it was a thick dark brown, then on the 19th it was little heavier and this time red mixed with dark brown, then on the 20th it was getting lighter and lighter, and on the 21st it was completely gone. My period isn't suppose to start until the 25th, Could that have been implantation bleeding? i have also been very tired and my sense of smell has been off the charts and also i feel nauses but i never threw up. Could i be pregnant? we are so anxious to know. also i just had my son 3 months ago.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi angel, although it is possible that you might be pregnant from your symptoms I think it is more likely that your system is getting back on track after having your baby only 3 months ago. Quite often you will not ovulate in the first few months following a birth and so you could have cycles as short as 3 weeks with a light bleed. So I think that is maybe what happened to you and you might need to check to see when you start ovulating again by either using OPKs or taking your temperature each morning. Good luck.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      okay so I had spotting, and flows for four days. then the spotting continued and stopped for like 4 days. & it's been 5 weeks since i had sex. & i have really bad lower abdominal pain.. could I be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      danaa are you saying that you had flow and then spotting that stopped 4 days ago? I don't expect that you are pregnant then. But if you have severe abdominal pain you should see your doctor as there could be another problem.

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      Mrs. Johnson 4 years ago

      Hello there I usually dont do this but after reading most of the comments I really like how you just answer right on the spot. Well me and my husband are trying to concieve and I am 2months late ive taken a urine sample and a HCG blood sample and both negative. I did have the symptoms to later find out that I wasnt preggers and was very disappointed. I have resulted to taking fertility supplements. But my question is (if you can help me out please) could this be something serious if i havent had my cycle in 2mnts and not having any serious issues right now. I have gained some weight and I am wondering could that maybe have knocked my cycle off its rocker lol. Please give me some feedback.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      Well it all happened in a week. I mean like I spotted, then bled, then stopped, the spotted then stopped. all that happened in a week. do you think I'm pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi mrs Johnson. Firstly I have to say that I am not a doctor! But I believe that there are other reasons why your periods can be erratic apart from pregnancy. PCOS is one possible reason although I am not saying that you have this. But it may be worth getting checked by your doctor, particularly if you are trying to get pregnant. It is likely not anything serious but when you are trying to get pregnant it is difficult to know when you are fertile if your periods are not regular. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, I think I'd you bled and spotted like that it is unlikely that you are pregnant.

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      cree425 4 years ago

      I started having unprotected sex with my bf on june 28th 2012 & I got my period on july 5 and it ended on jul.8 ,& started having unprotected sex with him again on jul. 9th.. Since I have been feeling very nauseous and having a crampy feeling in my lower abdomen (uterus).. Could I be pregnant? Oh I still have had unprotected sex from july 9 until now (jul. 22)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi cree, for sure if you are having sex in your fertile time then you could be pregnant. However, whether these symptoms are relevant may depend on the length of your cycle. For example if your cycle is normally 28 days then you would only be about 4 days past ovulation which would be unlikely to show any symptoms. However if your cycle is shorter and you ovulate earlier then you could be maybe 8dpo in which case you may start feeling some symptoms. But you can also get these kinds of feelings just because you are in the second half of your cycle.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      Im in my mid 30's and I have 2 children, youngest being 7. I recently had my IUD removed on May 3rd which was the 1st day of my period. I have normal periods every month, however, I never really paid to much attention to the days between cycles until May 3rd. My next period was May 30th (28day cycle). My next period, June 22nd (22day cycle)which was weird and I was expected to have my period this month (July). Now counting the days in my normal cycle, I am now at 31days and still no period. I was with my BF July 3rd when he got back into town after almost weeks gone so we were overly excited to see each other. I took a pregnancy test the second week of July which was negative. I was going to buy another one, but thought I should wait a few more days, maybe I'm stressing or something. However, I did notice my breast were tender and sore almost unbearable to touch today, something I normally do not experience during the periods. Any feedback helps. Thanks.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      but i've had really bad abdominal pain :( & i've never had pain between my periods like this..

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Marie, by the sounds of your timings it is possible that you might be pregnant and this would be likely to show up on a test by now so it may well be worth taking another test now. Otherwise it could just be your cycle getting back to normal and the change in the hormones.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, I think that if your abdominal pain is bad then you should see a doctor. It is possible that you could be having ovulation pain but this would not last for long so it could be something else.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      Thanks Butterfly, that could also be a factor that I didn't put much thought into. I will definitely take another test then to see. Thanks again!

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      marie1011 4 years ago

      hopefully you can help me! my period have been irregular since october, my boyfriend and i have been tryin to get pregnant since then. i had my period the 25th-29th last month and was supposed to get my period two or three days ago this month, two weeks after i had my period last month i got cramps which i asssumed was ovulation but they still havent went away and along with the cramps came severe nausea i thought possibly it could have been the flu but i still have all the symptoms. along with head aches lots of "gasy" movement in my stomach, tired a lot, cant eat the foods i like anymore the smell of them makes me sick. my boyfriend and i had sex if not everyday every other day this last month. weve been trying to get pregnant for over 9 months and i have had many neg preg test over these 9 months i really dont want another neg test please help am i pregnant or what could it be . also ive been constipated and finally when i could go to the bathroom in was very watery please help asap

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi marie, I'm sorry that you have not had any success over the last 9 months of trying. Have you been to see your doctor? Often they will only see you after a year of trying but it may be different in different countries. With irregular cycles it is hard to know what is going on and it is best to get checked out by a medical professional as I cannot advise you what might be wrong. If you have had cramps since you ovulated then this is unlikely to relate to pregnancy as any pregnancy symptoms would likely only start at earliest 6 days after ovulation so it may be worth getting checked out to see what is going on. Although your symptoms are like those of pregnancy they could be something else and of course we all notice things much more when we are trying to get pregnant so it may also be nothing. I think the best thing is to get yourself checked out. best of luck.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      Butterfly you were correct I am pregnant. I made an appointment to see my doctor Wednesday, I had an IUD so I was unable to get pregnant before but Im going on 2 months that it has been removed. According to the conception calender I would be two-3 weeks pregnant now from what I read online doctors count the weeks that you begin ovulating to determine how far along you are. Thanks again =)

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      ana 4 years ago

      my last period was june 1-6 and for july i have not started my period and its almost going to be august ive been stressed out alot and im worried if i could be pregnant please help me

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      danaa 4 years ago

      but you don't think i'm pregnant?

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      Jess 4 years ago

      So I have been trying to get pregnant for about 6 months. My cycle is always spot on and my period lasts exactly 7 days. This period has only gone for three? Could this be a sign of pregnancy? Should I take a test?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Congrats Marie that is brilliant news. Most docs I think measure from the day of your last period so you would be 4-5 weeks but some pregnancy tests that display the number of weeks measure from ovulation. It can get pretty confusing but whatever the dates you are pregnant :-)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi ana, you don't say whether you normally have regular periods or if you have had any symptoms but the second point doesn't really matter as you may not have any symptoms at all. If you are normally regular and you have had unprotected sex the it sounds like you could be pregnant. Stress does delay periods but not normally that much. However if your periods are irregular then this may just be a long cycle.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa I think it is very unlikely that you are pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi jess, no, a shortening of the length of your period is not a sign of pregnancy. 7 is quite a long period so if nothing else 3 days is more convenient :-) don't worry about this as cycles can change and good luck for success soon.

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      Maria Cast 4 years ago

      I am so confuse, I dont know if I could be pregnant or something is wrong with my period. I had my period on June 14th-20th then 11 days later I started to see very light red blood. That went on for 4 days until I started to bleed heavily and I assume that was my period because it lasted around 6 days. Then 8 days after I finished my period, Im starting to see a light reddish almost pinkish color and I've had it already for 2 day.... What can I do.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Maria, as I am not a doc, I'm sorry but I really don't know what could be happening with your cycle so it might be best to go and get checked out by your doctor. There is probably nothing wrong - perhaps your cycle could be settling itself down after say coming off birth control or something but it is worth going to get checked out. x

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      mariacast13 4 years ago

      Oh okay, I thought I could be pregnant, see me and my husband have been trying for almost 7 months now, and nothing... I've never taken any birth control pills for anything. But probably I'm gonna have to visit a doctor or something if the spotting doesn't stop.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      okay but when I lay down on my belly, sometimes I feel a really hard heartbeat. sorry for the bother

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      Carlie 4 years ago

      So I just wanted to know if this sounds like I might be Pregnant.. My last period I started late, it was very light and then I ended early, I started 2 weeks early this month and now I was suppose to be on 4 days ago but haven't started?

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      punkrawkgirl 4 years ago

      Hello again. I wanted to thank you for your advice and update as I had no Internet til now due to a visit to family. I took the test the day before my period was to start and its a positive result. Yay! My boyfriend and I are very happy to be lucky enough to have a second child. I'm so happy my ovary situation wasn't an issue. Thank you again!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, you can't feel a baby's heartbeat from outside your body without using a Doppler and even then you wouldn't likely hear it until probably the second trimester. You are probably just hearing your own heartbeat from blood vessels close to the surface.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi carlie, really when you are still having periods it is unlikely that you are pregnant although it is possible to have spotting while pregnant. So I would say it is very unlikely. If you were 2 weeks early does that mean you bled after 2 weeks or your cycle is normally much longer? It is difficult to know without dates but really if you are still having your period, however irregular, you are likely not pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      That is brilliant news punkrawkgirl, massive congrats to you and your boyfriend :-)

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      brandis 4 years ago

      Im back, I still been having alot of creamy white mucus and i also check my cervix and it feels soft and high enough for me to just feel it with the tip of my middle finger. You think this could be a sign of me being pregnant? and just wanting to know what the difference between a light period and spotting, well how can u tell the difference, and whats AF?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi brandis, checking your cervix is really not a surefire way to tell if you are pregnant and although some women can have excess mucus when they are pregnant there are many people (myself included) who have had the same 'symptom' and not been pregnant, so I wouldn't count those two as particularly good signs. Spotting is really something that you just see when you wipe whereas light bleeding might be more like some hitting a pad or in your panties. AF is just another way of talking about your period (Aunt Flo). I think the best sign of being pregnant is that your period is late, but sometimes we just can't wait that long!

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      Zappy786 4 years ago

      Hiya its me again, i took another preg test this morning its come back negative, could i be pregnant or not? Am so confused

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      Ashley 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly,

      While I understand that you are not a doctor I was just wondering if you had any advice for me. :)

      Im a 20y.o overweight female. I suffer from PCOS and am trying to discuss bc methods with my doctor because I have recently been experiencing more pelvic area pain (assuming the cysts are starting to come back from before I was on birth control before) my doctor is very unmotivated to help me.. Anyway it has been at least six months since my last period AT LEAST. As recent as about two weeks ago I started spotting brown discharge only on the toilet paper when I wiped never made it beyond there. About two out of three times I wiped were brown and the other nothing, occasionally there were a few pink spots instead. It went away for about 4 days then came back with cramping. I'm not sure if it's a period coming on or if it could be an infection (because four lymph node's in my neck are swollen and infected so I assumed they are battling some type of infection) There hasn't been any itching down there also in the four days it stopped it was whitish noticable dry stringy discharge with the smallest ever pink tinge, didn't smell.. Although when the brown first started there was an abnormal smell coming from downstairs but it went away although the discharge continues. My lymph node's have been causing a lot of pain and headaches. And i have been having a lot of lower back discomfort. I can no longer sit with my legs crossed because i lose all circulation and my back hurts so bad. Just a bit of info on my current situation sorry if it was TMI. P.S I have a doctors appt 30th of this month.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi zappy, it's still really early days as you are only on day 25 of your cycle so I think those symptoms you had are really too early for pregnancy ones. Pain below your chest is really not a pregnancy symptom either although the nausea is. But really I think it is too early to tell as it is likely your next period is not due for 3 days or more if it is the same length as your last cycle. Hang on in there, obviously there is a chance that you are pregnant if you have had unprotected sex but you don't want to be stressing every month if it is going to take you a few months to get pregnant :-)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Ashley, firstly I am a bit confused as to whether you are trying to get pregnant or not! I assume that as you are having unprotected sex then you are, but then you are discussing birth control methods with your doc? I have to say that I really don;t have any experience of PCOS apart from knowing that it gives you really irregular cycles. it is still possible to get pregnant when you have PCOS so have you taken a pregnancy test? I'm really sorry that I can't offer you much advice or guidance as I don't have enough experience of this. best wishes.

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      Ashley 4 years ago

      Well it has always been a kinda whatever happens, happens with us. But lately i have been really considering it. But because I hadn't really decided which way to go (fertility treatment or birth control) but knowing i should chose one before my cysts get out of hand. I kind of just assumed i'd go with birth control until i was 100% sure I wanted a baby, even though i'm not preventing it if you kinda understand what im saying. But my previous experiences with the pill were not so good I cried every day, i was miserable and on an emotional roller coaster. Hence the reason I ended up stopping taking them. So last time i seen my doctor I mentioned that I wanted to maybe get back on the pill because the pains were starting to come back.. and all he said was hmmmmmm so i sat there like ok?????????? then he was like we will talk about that some other time. I wish to change doctors but im currently being treated for mental issues so its easiest to go to him because he knows my history.. But i have been thinking i might just keep him as a head doctor and find myself a body one lol :) I haven't taken a test yet i was thinking the doctor would probably give me one on the 30th when i see him.. And thats ok that you couldn't help i guess i just wanted to talk to someone my boyfriend doesn't really sympathise with my torturous bodily aches and pains.. But hoping everything is ok.... :) thank you!

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      Gabby McMahon 4 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland

      wow, this article really hits home....I am exactly that girl who would analyse and google every symptom in the hope getting a bfp this time....wish me luck 27/28th of July is testing day, and it has to be a bfp

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      Carlie 4 years ago

      So I started last month about 2 or 3 days late (about the 23) it was really light then i ended like 2 days later so it was like spotting, then 2 weeks ago i started on around the 10 and ended a week later on the 17 or 18. Now i was suppose to start on the 21..but haven't. So what could this be?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      No problem Ashley, I know what you mean, sometimes it just helps to talk things through or even just to get your thoughts down on paper. It does sound like it might be worth you finding another doctor if you can as yours does not sound like he is much help. I hope you get some answers x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Gabby, yes for sure we all do it and it is really difficult not to! Good luck for 27/28th!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Carlie, it sounds like your periods are pretty irregular - there can be reasons for this but I would advise you to check this out with your doctor if you are worried. If your last period ended on around 17th/18th then I am confused as to why you think you should start on 21st? It would be more likely that your next period would arrive in mid August.

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      Carlie 4 years ago

      I was suppose to start on the 21, but for some reason it came early and now I started again or something? On other sites I searched all my symptoms and it said possible pregnancy but I wasn't sure.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Carlie, so unless I understand it wrong, you had a 7 day period that finished only a week ago. I find it surprising that anyone would say that you could be pregnant in this situation regardless of what other symptoms you are having. The best symptom of pregnancy is lack of a period and only very few people will have a bleed during pregnancy (and likely only a light one) so I think that you are just having irregular bleeds for some other reason.

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      Carlie 4 years ago

      Yeah last month was very light and short, it was like barely a period, and now i just had a period a week ago. Now I started 4 days late again, and it is pretty light again.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi 4L, it sounds to me that the fact your bf pointed out to you that you might be pg made you think 'what if?'. Many people do not think they want (more) children until they find out that they might have got pg by accident, then the whole game changes. When you got your period after you thought you might have been pregnant then it is pretty natural to feel some kind of loss, realising that you weren't. If you feel like you have your hands full now and your bf doesn't want more kids then there is no harm not trying for more right now, but acknowledging the possibility that you may want another one later. So what I am saying is that what you are feeling us natural but try and sit it out for a couple of months at least and see if that urge stays with you or if it just a sense of loss at what could have been possible now. X

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      Juliee 4 years ago

      Hello..My names Julie and me and my boyfriend have been trying for a kid..but i feel as if..the more i want it..its not gonna happen..but we had sex every night starting Wednesday..and i got my period on Sunday.. do you think theirs any possible chance i could be pregnant from haveing sex 5 days in a row..and about to start my period??

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Juliee, no there is not really any chance of you being pregnant if that is the only time you had unprotected sex. You need to have sex at least (but probably more than) 10-14 days before your period starts as you usually ovulate 2 weeks beforehand and that is when you need to have sex.

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      drsohel 4 years ago from Dhaka, BD

      When my wife got pregnant, she understood just by missing period & doing pregnancy test and no other symptoms. Lucky she is, I think. No obsessing in the TWW. Nice hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Maybe that is what she told you drsohel ;-)

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      Crissylite 4 years ago

      When it doubt, a blood test will tell you if you are pregnant for sure. ...Great article!!

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      Lilmisspiggy 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex on the 20th July and my partner cummed inside me. I was ovulating at the time and since then I have had period-like cramps and a couple of dizzy spells. I've also felt abit sick. I'm not due on my period until the 3rd August but I'd like your opinion on this

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      4L 4 years ago

      Thank u so much... Its just kind of a feeling iv had more then once almost ever period I have gotn sence my son turned one. But didnt think I would feel this way beings my first pregnancy was very hard with only a 50% chance I would be able to carry to term. Witch I didand even went farther and my son was over due 3weeks and was born threw c_section. And my dr was suppose to do a hysterectomy but because.it.was before my 25 birthday they.did not do the surgery at.that time and since iv had a abnormal pap and cancer runs im my family so now that I am 25 my dr wants me to get it done soon... But I with every.period I get I feel a lil loss but this time I cryed and that is not me at all.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Lilmisspiggy, I think if you were pregnant your symptoms would only have started really in the last day and that would be quite early. More likely you are just feeling normal things for the second half of your cycle. Having said that, of course there is the chance that you are pregnant just because you had unprotected sex.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Oh 4L it must be so hard for you. Perhaps also the fact that you are going through this at such a young age is a struggle. Of course it is natural to want more children but by the sounds of things your health might be more important. Best wishes. X

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      4L 4 years ago

      Thank u once again for ur time

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      Lilmisspiggy 4 years ago

      Last day??? What does that mean? Also I forgot to mention my tummy feels quite sore and tender to lie on

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      lilmisspiggy sorry I meant to say that your symptoms would have only started in the last day or so if you ovulated on 20th July as they do not tend to start really until about 6dpo when implantation occurs. Again, there is always the chance that you are pregnant if you had unprotected sex at the right time like you did but I think it is unlikely that these symptoms so early are pregnancy related but just relating to the extra progesterone that is produced in the 2nd half of the cycle - of course I could be wrong ;-)

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      beans37 4 years ago

      "i went to the restroom this morning and i wiped and i had white mucus with spots of blood in it (it looked like a tiny vain) , im not prengant, i dont think. so what do that mean ?"

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi beans37, it is probably nothing to worry about as there are reasons this can happen - your cervix could have been aggravated by sex, or it could just be spotting before your period amongst other things. But if it happens again and it does worry you then maybe see your doctor.

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      Lilmisspiggy 4 years ago

      Yeah they literally started about four days ago. I have had white discharge aswell but it doesn't smell. I hope I am pregnant x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      It's quite possible then lilmisspiggy, good luck!

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      Lilmisspiggy 4 years ago

      Today I was also bloated so I hope so! Thank you x

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      Zappy786 4 years ago

      Hiya its me again, ive taken a pregnancy test this morning its still negative, ive a a flu, temperature feeling hot and cold. But today ive got the metaluc taste in my mouth could i be pregnant am so confused

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      Li 4 years ago

      Is diarrhoea a possible sign of pregnancy during the tww?

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      Kristyann 4 years ago

      Hello I am 17 and had unprotected intercourse just over a week ago during ovulation, since then I have had cramps in my lower abdomen, dizzy spells, diarrhoea, craving certain food then when I have it my stomach won't take it and I start to feel sick, my sense of smell seems more severe and I've been bloated. Maybe it's too quick to know if I am pregnant yet and I havent been worrying about it much I just want to know why you think x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi zappy I think it sounds more like you have the flu or something then, especially if you got a negative test. I think you should wait a week if you can and if your period hasn't shown by then test again.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Li, some people do get diarrhea in early pregnancy but I would not rely on this as a pregnancy symptom as there are no doubt more people who have it who are not pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kristyann, I definitely think that you are worrying about it too much. It is really early to be getting pregnancy symptoms. When we worry we notice things in our body much more than we would otherwise so you may be stressing yourself out.

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      Kristyann 4 years ago

      No, I haven't been worrying at all. I've just noticed alot of things and googled them and thought I'd ask

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      francelynrose 4 years ago

      hi hello i have my period on june 29 then i have sex with my hubby july 6 then it happen again july 9 until now i dont have a period i did not test any pregnancy test yet could i be pregnant..i have feel breast pain and other pregnancy symptoms ...

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      brandis 4 years ago

      hey butterfly67, im back with some news, well is it possible to ovulate 9 days b4 your expected period? When i wiped this morning my mucus was slippery and very stretchy and just to be sure i took an ovulation test and both lines showed up, i think its kind of strange that i ovulated so late in my cycle since my period was july 11th and only lasted 3days and was only 16days apart from my last period in june but if so i hope this is it, Is it possible? Oh and me and my bf had unprotected sex today to just in case.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi francelynjones, it is possible that you could be pregnant, particularly with having unprotected sex on 9th which could be close to ovulation. Unless your cycles are usually over 28 days then it would be worth you taking a pregnancy test.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi again brandis, the shortest luteal phase I have heard of (the time between ovulation and your next period) is about 10 days but it is more often closer to 14. However, the first part of your cycle can vary in length so I would expect your period to turn up (if it does) in 2 weeks. It sounds like maybe you had an anovulatory cycle last month if the whole cycle was only 16 days. It also sounds like you ovulated today on day 20 of your cycle, which is not uncommon, especially after a possible non ovulation cycle last month.

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      Ssbakersalmon 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex on July 19th and my period came on the 29th but i am aving spotting can this mean i am pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi, it sounds unlikely but if all you have is a bit of spotting that stops then it is possible. If you have had some full flow then I would say no.

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      Ssbakersalmon 4 years ago

      Its on and off like rite now it has arrived, but dnt know wat will happen later on in the week, but i will watch it.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      my stomach has been hard since like the third week I had sex, & i've gained some weight. but when I bend down it just looks like fat. could I be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, your stomach doesn't really change much in the first couple of weeks if pregnancy. After your period is due then you may get some bloating but in the early days there isn't really much of a change.

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      Nastasha 4 years ago

      Hiya, my period was due on Friday! I am always regular and normally 2-3 days early! I began to feel queasy on Friday and this followed through to Sunday. Ob Sunday I was very queasy and felt quite light headed! Took a HPT it was negative. Also I have been burping all weekend and it's quite acidic, occasionally bringing up vomit. On Monday my period finally arrived after being 3 days late, I still feel queasy and gassy! Is there a possibility I could be pregnant or am I over thinking this?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Nastasha, I know that we hear of stories where people still have their period when they are pregnant but these are really exceedingly rare I would have to say. So if your period has arrived I would say no you are not pregnant. Perhaps you just ate something that didn't agree with you and that is why you don't feel so well. It is not unusual to be 3 days late even when you are usually pretty regular so I wouldn't worry about this.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex twice once three days ago and the other four days a go. Once under water and other other he pulled out. Can you still get pg from the pre cum? Because my heads been hurting for three days straight at the same time frame of the day and I have been feeling like I am going to puke.. My last period was I think about two weeks ago. Around monday or Tuesday mine only last for three days. What could this be?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Marie the headaches are unlikely to be pregnancy related at this early stage and the sperm needs to be inside you to meet the egg so it is not likely you are pregnant. You should see your doc if the headaches are worrying you.

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      Lozzzzz 4 years ago

      Hi. I have been reading through all the messages and I need some questions answering :). Right where do I start... I started my period on the 22nd may and it lasted up untill the 12th June!! I am normally pretty good with my periods and they are always on time and regular. I would of come on, on the 3rd of july. I never came on and I thought I was fine. Then I was meant to come on again on the 24th July and still no sign. My belly feels full all the time, I feel sick sometimes before I go to bed and I will wake up with back ache and be on the toilet for half a hour having a wee!! I am always hungry but the thing is my breasts haven't been hurting and they normally do before my period! I have had loads of mucus and it's really white and stringy like superglue but I had that when my period was over due on July 3rd. I am not with the partner anymore but we was trying for a baby when we was together. I have been sleeping with my ex without protection for a year and a half now and I have slept with him on my ovulation days. The last time I ovulated was last Thursday and he came inside of me 4 times everytime we slept with each other. I don't speak to anyone about this I normally just wait and see what happens!! I am absolutely scared out of my witts my mum and dad hate him and I don't know what to do!! Help lol

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Lozzzz, sorry for some reason your message was not shown as it was marked as spam for some reason so I have corrected it! (sorry I can't answer personal messages).

      So, of course the first thing I have to ask you is do you actually want to get pregnant? If not then I am not sure why you are having unprotected sex ;-) but of course you know that!

      Secondly it is very unusual to bleed for that long so I am not sure what is going on there and it may be worth getting checked out with your doctor - is it possible you were pregnant before and that was a miscarriage (bleeding can last for some time after a miscarriage)?

      After bleeding for 3 weeks I doubt that your periods would be regular to be honest so it would be difficult to know when your next period would be due but if you stopped bleeding on 12th June then it is unlikely that your next period would start until about 4 weeks later.

      Stringy mucus normally means ovulation so if you are getting that for a few days then I would not expect that you are pregnant.

      If you ovulated last Thursday then it would be too early to take a pregnancy test at the moment if you were not pregnant before.

      I do think if you bled for that long you should see your doctor and if you really don't want to get pregnant (although I suspect you do) then please get some form of contraception so that you don't have to have this worry every month and the worry about being thrown out of your house - there is plenty of time for you to get pregnant with someone who is there for you and is your partner rather than an ex who may just be out for what he can get - surely you deserve that? I hope that you get some answers. x

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      Lozzzzz 4 years ago

      Thank you for replying :). We was trying for a year. I was on the contraceptive pill but came off it last year! I want to get pregnant and I don't if you know what I mean. We are both still with each other but it's complicated if you know what I mean.

      I don't know if i mid carried I dont know what it feels like. It has happened to me before but my period came on the date I said it would come and that was 28 days later. The stringy white mucus only lasted a day and disappeared. I haven't had anything since only when I sleep with him and obviously that's his semen lol!

      So if I finished on the 12th of June I should be on by now right??.

      I do want to be pregnant but I am not sure! We are both in a situation where my family doesn't like him and he doesn't know what to do to make them like him. Don't get me wrong he's lovely but we all have our arguments and that argument escalated out lol. I just don't know!! X

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Lozzz I think that sometimes parents will think that no-one is going to be good enough for their daughter so he may be fighting a losing battle. So as long as you think he would be a good dad and partner then that is all that really counts.

      Yes, in theory if you finished 12th June then you should be on by now but I think that 'should be' goes out the window after a 2-3 week bleed so I still think it is worth checking with your doc why s/he thinks that happened. If it was a miscarriage then you may well have not had a period for maybe 5-6 weeks before that and the first day may have been very painful.

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      Lozzzzz 4 years ago

      Oh dear I really don't know lol it's too far back to remember that but I can remember having pain after my period. I'm going to wait and see if anything happens and if not I will either get a pregnancy test or go to the doctors. I'm going to give it another week maybe 2 weeks lol. Then it will be over 6 weeks I haven't had a period for. Fingers crossed ayy haha. Thanks for all the advise and speaking to me. I haven't been able to talk to anybody!! x

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      murugu 4 years ago

      mam,i have 13 days missed period with no pregnancy symptoms.i had HCG test in home but it shows negative result.i have 4 days late period every month after my marriage.so i want to know whether i could be pregnant or not and also how far i should wait until i know my correct result

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      4 years ago

      Hello, okay so here is my deal I had protected sex for my first time on July 20th I was supposed to start my period that same week. And now I am late on my period I am usually irregular . The problem is that Ive been feeling really weird lately. Such as bloating, really bad cramps, nausea, dizziness but no period . And not to mention I took a at home test pregnancy test today and turned out negative. (it was a dollar one idk I that makes a difference? Well point is I've been really stressed even though I am over age 21 I am really scared and honestly wouldn't like the idea of being pregnant quite yet. Not to say that the person I had sex with isn't the "love of my life" to be proud of this outcome . Please help me.!!! Most of my friends say I'm just stressing but I really can't help but to stress . I am really scared !

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi B, if you had protected sex then please don't stress at all, you will be fine. Stress can affect your cycle and this is very likely to have happened. X

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      Hello,

      I had my high fertility on the 17-22nd of last month. My Fiance ejaculated 3 times during once on the 19, than on the 21st, and then the 22nd. Just yesterday, the 1st if august I started to throw up all my food. O can't keep anything down. My sides have been hurting me its not really my sides but just behiny ribs towards my sides. Idk what's going on. Can you please give me any ideas? I've also felt very weak and tired, with a stuffy noes. Maybe a cold. But these throbs are hurting my stomach! Please help.

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      shoo 4 years ago

      Hey! I was wondering if u could help me a little...!? I have been having unprotected sex with my partner for the last few months and just recently in the last few days, I have been feeling nauseous, headaches, lower belly aches, after I eat i feel sick and purely just "off". I had my period (oh what I think was my period) about a week and a half ago, before I got it, I had light bleeding for a day and would go away, then come back and go away, that happened for a few days, then my actual period came and last for only about 3 days. I have noticed that my stomach is sticking out more than usual and are feeling bloated lately. About 2 days ago when I went to the toilet and wiped, I noticed light red/pinkish blood, but was only alittle bit and not enough to reach my undies, then 2day when i went to the toilet, there was any blood, but was a bit of brownish stringy mucas stuff, I have also had a bit of white mucas stuff when I wipe for the past week or so, but I didnt know what it was. I am soo confused, because I had my period not long ago, So I kinda gathered I wasnt pregnant, but now all of this has been happening, I just dont know and I took a pregnancy test the other day and it came back negative. Do you think there might be a chance that I am pregnant? I have just moved interstate with my partner and have been putting off going to the docs cause its not my usual doc, just yet... If u could help me out alittle, that would be great, thankyou

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      Kealey 4 years ago

      I had unprotected sex 2 weeks ago today when I was ovulating but didn't think anything of it. Today I was due on my period, I'm always pretty regular but there's nothing in sight! I have felt some changes in my body recently but still thought nothing of it. Just been a bit more gassy than usual, constantly bloated, felt a bit sick every so often and minor headaches. I only realised today after my period not showing up that those could mean something. What do you think?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Kealey, I think that of course if you had sex when you ovulated then there is every chance that you might be pregnant. However, I also think you should give it a few days at least to see if your period turns up a little bit late. If it is not here by the weekend then you may want to test but there is every chance that your cycle has just changed by a day or two.

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      Lozzzzz 4 years ago

      Hi again :). Still no period and my belly is rather podgier than before and i only weighed 7 stone now it feels like I have put a stone on. I have been telling myself to wait to do a hpt for another week. Of that isn't positive I am going to the doctors. I have been getting cramps In my tummy and I can't sleep on it at the night time. I smell different smells and also I am eating every 2 mins!! I don't know what to say it is or do about it lol. I'm scared to do a pregnancy test x

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      danaa 4 years ago

      sorry I keep coming back.. but now if I'm pregnant I should be about 7 weeks. my tummy is a bit bloated.. & I get bad cramps every once in a while & I'm never hungry. is there a chance the morning afterpill didn't work?

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      Kealey 4 years ago

      Thanks for answering! Il let you know x

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Firstly I have to go back a couple of days to comments that were marked as spam previously, so murugu, if you are 13 days late and you have had a negative hcg test then it is likely that you are not pregnant as this would show positive by now. It sounds like you are having irregular cycles which could be a symptom of other things (including stress, weight gain or loss, travel, illness etc etc). If you are concerned that your periods are really irregular then it might be worth seeing your doctor.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Celeste, it sounds like you could be pregnant as symptoms would for sure might be starting to show by now. If you take a test now you might be about 12dpo+ in which case a pregnancy test might show a faint line. Otherwise you could just have a stomach upset and so if this has not sorted itself out in a day or two maybe you should take a pregnancy test. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Shoo, I have to say that I don't think you are pregnant as you had your period a week and a half ago. However, stress and travel (and moving interstate pretty much combines those two major causes!) can cause your cycle to become irregular so this may be why you are experiencing this. I would give it a couple of months to settle down before worrying about any irregularity. However, obviously if you are having unprotected sex there is still a chance that you can get pregnant. Good luck.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi again Lozzzz, I think if you can wait a week to do a pregnancy test then you might get a better answer. It is really difficult to know if you are pregnant when you have been having irregular cycles and the symptoms could be those of pregnancy or they could be some other kind of stomach problem. If you are still feeling unwell for a week or so then for sure it might be worth going to see your doctor.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi again danaa, no problem, it is really not possible to get pregnant if you only had sex on the first day of your period so please do not worry. If you had sex at another time then maybe there is a chance. You have also had some bleeding (even just a day or two) and the morning after pill may well affect your cycles after taking it - plus the stress of thinking that you may be pregnant will also be affecting you. If you had sex 7 weeks ago and you are still worried, then taking a test now will give you a definite answer - you will not get a negative test at this point if you are pregnant, so maybe that will put your mind at ease.

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      Lozzzzz 4 years ago

      I don't feel unwell at all I feel ok just abit tired all day and bloated. I'm sure I am worrying over nothing but I will keep

      You posted on it all!! Thanks again :) x

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      Kealey 4 years ago

      Still no sign of period, was thinking about taking a pregnancy test tomorrow evening/Sunday morning?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kealey, if you took a test then it should give you an accurate result for sure by now so it could be a good idea if your period doesn't turn up tomorrow.

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      Celeste 4 years ago

      Hello Butterfly,

      I was wondering if you would know anything about these symptom's I have been having. Me and my fiance Nick have been having unprotected sex for almost a year. We ended up have sex 3 times while I was on my high fertility and I did not realize it until I opened that MyDays App on android. He jucied in me 3 times that week. Ever since than I have been experiencing stomache pain's. Just 2 day's ago I couldn't keep any food down.. If I eat something I would throw it right up. I've also been smelling food when there's nothing even cooking which is strange. But i've had stomache and back pain's and horrible pai's mainly near my sides. They almost feel as if they are coming from behind my rib's but I can't tell because they randomly jump to different places on my side and hurt. My back has ached horribly.. I've had headaches and I just can't get out of bed, and when I do I'm so weak and it takes the breath out of me to just walk up and down the stairs. what can this be. My period should be arriving today.. Last day he cummed in me was july 22nd which was my Ovulation day. I thought it might have been a flu coming on but it's been like this for so long... Please help. I've heard that people usually still have perio's even when they are pregnant?

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      Kealey 4 years ago

      Still no sign of my period, my boobs last night and this morning were very sore and tender to touch so I will be taking a pregnancy test this evening if nothing shows up

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi celeste, for sure it is possible that you are pregnant and if your period is due today then a test would be accurate if you took one. It is very very rare that you will have a period and be pregnant so if your period arrives you can be pretty certain that you are not.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi kealey, it is often better to take a test with your first morning urine as this is more concentrated but if you take one in the evening make sure you have held it for 4 hours beforehand! Good luck.

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      Melinda0112 4 years ago

      I could really use some advice! My periods are usually between 29-31 days apart, my last visit from AF was June 27 and it is now Aug. 3 & still no sign of AF! I had unprotected sex on July 11, 13, and a few times after the my period was overdue. I have taken 6 hpts now and still all negative. I have had cramping on and off for about 3 weeks but it is unlike the regular cramping I get before my period, usually I get really bad cramps but so far they have been mild and more annoying. I have also been bloated for weeks, more gassy and I have not been have normal bowel movements, maybe 2-3 a week, also my appetite has increased. Is it possible I'm pregnant or is this something else?

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      katiejewel 4 years ago

      hey i have a few questions. i had my last period july 7-11. i had protected sex on the 23 but the condom broke, however he did not ejaculate inside of me. My fiancee and i have been worried sick. i have not had many symptoms. I haven't been able to eat lately but i can't decide if thats not from being so stressed or not. I took a pregnancy test yesterday morning and it was negative. Are we in the clear? We really don't want to have a child. He is in the air force and it would be a lot of stress.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi melinda, although it sounds possible that you could be pregnant, the fact that you have had negative hpts indicates that you probably are not as they should be pretty accurate by now. Your period may be late due to other reasons like stress, travel, illness etc. it may be worth taking another test in a week or so but I would hope AF would turn up by then.

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      Ssbakersalmon 4 years ago

      Wat if u had unprotected sex 9days before ur period, after ur period is finish, is it a possibility u could be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      If you had sex and then 9 days later you got your period then no, you are not pregnant.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      what if my tummy is really hard now, it looks like a little ball. & it hadn't been this hard before.

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      jenny 4 years ago

      Can someone please help me asap. I highly doubt I'm pregnant but Iwanna take plan b just to make sure. I just wanna know I think my boyfriend precummed not on m though, he cummedi asked him what it was and he said its probally from my vagina cause I was really wet so I sucked on it just to make sure but I'm not sure if that even works? Could I still get pregnant? He cummed but no where near me and he waited till it was dry and was kind of cleaning it off and then I sucked on it so I made sure again and he put it in me deeper than usual andit was my first time.. I don't think I. Used a lot of details but if you need to know more to find out just ask. And sorry if I misppelled a lot of words I'm just kind of paranoid. Oh & my neck hurts and my back kind of but I doubt I am pregnant I was just really focuse d on that all day cause I read that smewhere but I think I'm just paranoid..

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      Jenny 4 years ago

      Ignore the 'he cummed' beore the i asked my boyfried what it was, i meant to ask if he precummed or if it was just because I was wet and the tip got wet also.. I'm so paranoid.. please help :/ I'm really religious and my parents are too, I actually think I'm more religious than them. And I don't regret doing that with him I wouldn't want to do it with anybody else cause I love him and trust him but I'm just not ready for that , and I know I shouldn't be having sex I'm 15 &he's 17 but we promised eachother it would be the last time that we do stuff, (foreplay)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Jenny, if he did not ejaculate inside you then it is highly unlikely you are pregnant (and it sounds like he didn't). Also take note of where you are in your cycle, when was your last period? If your period is due in a week or less or if it started less than a week ago then, even if he came inside you, it is still highly improbable that you could get pregnant (however if us not advisable to use timing as a contraceptive!).

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, the only real pregnancy symptom that you can rely on is missing your period.

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      Jenny 4 years ago

      Iusually start my period on the 20 something, & I think I started like on the 24th he didn't ejaculate inside me , he ejaculated no where near me but he put it inside me after tht again, like a couple mins after tht cause he was cleaning the wet stuff off and until it dried.. should I go to planned parenthood &get plan b just in case? I don't have money because I don't work and I don't even have a car or permit so my brothers gnna give me a ride to he libary but im going to walk there ,he doesn't know though. But do you think I could get for free if I talk to themm about it or if I pay him back or something?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      It doesn't sound like you need to worry Jenny - but if it would put your mind at ease then go. I don't know about costs of these things in the US I'm afraid (which is where I assume you are).

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      Ssbakersalmon 4 years ago

      But i had unprotected sex before my Menstrual, isnt it possible that i can be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Ssbalersalmon, your menstrual period is your body shedding its uterine lining that is there to provide an environment for an embryo to grow in, and it will only do that if you are not pregnant so if you had your period after you had sex then no, you are not pregnant. If you are pregnant then you will not get your period.

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      okay im back, now i said in my past conversations that i had my last period on the 11th of july which only lasted 3days and i ovulated on day 19 and 20. Since i ovulated then and if i conceived would it be a high risk i would miscarry and if i didn't when would i expect my AF. Its the 28th day and i havent started my period yet. Could i be pregnant and when would be a good time to test. And i never really had a cycle ovr 28 days. my nipples seem to get more sore everyday and i have been very bloated lately.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Brandis, there is no reason why you would be at a high risk of miscarriage if you ovulated on day 19/20 (I assume you are asking that because it is a bit later than the 'norm'). You would likely expect AF about 14/15 days after ovulation so you would probably have a 34 day cycle or something similar so maybe expect AF on 14/15th August? I would say don't test until you are at least 10 dpo so maybe in a few days time (although you could get a faint line earlier than that) you could think about testing. Good luck.

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      Cindy daniels 4 years ago

      Hi buterfly, I have a 29 day cycle, DH & I have been trying for quite a while, my most fertile day was the 28th , exactly 7 days later on the 3rd I started spotting very light pink but not enough to use a tampo or anything, its only there when I wipe, today it has turned brown only when I wipe, I've been getting very dizzy and that never happens but those are the only 2 signs really, im not due to start my menstrual cycle till the 11th so when I started spotting I was only at 21 days. Im very regular on my cycle every 28-29 days.does any of this sound like a possibility? My fingers are crossed, thanks for your time.Cindy

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Cindy, well that sounds like it could be implantation bleeding for sure so I will keep my fingers crossed for you. However, it may just be some hormone fluctuations so even if you have this it may not mean that you are pregnant so it is really difficult to know. Good luck.

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      msub12 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I have a very confusing situation. I had been using the copper IUD for almost 2 yrs when it fell out on 7/10/12 I started af on the 11 th and was normal. I usually have 21 day cycles but on cd 17 &18 I got a faint bfp on home pg tests. I tested again on cd 20 and got a bfn and on cd 23 had really light spotting when wiping afer using it but has not happened again since. Went to the Dr. Yesterday on cd 28 got urine test and was neg but also had blood test and will hopefully get results sometime today. I also wanted to add that i have been experiencing all pg symptoms even ariolas are darker in color. If pg will be my fourth. Just wanted to ser what u might think? Im a bit baffeled.

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      sheila27 4 years ago

      Hiya, I did post on here about me missing my period for 2 mths and all the tests( 1 blood test and 10 hpt's) kept coming up negative. I had and still have all pregnancy symptoms and people kept saying it was all in my head. I kept pushing my gp for a scan but he refused. well I had a scan a week ago for something totally unrelated( well I had to come up with something ) and lo and behold there was our little bubbles( that's our name for it) happily swimming around. I am nearly 11wks gone now. I felt preggers all the time but because the tests were negative and even thyroid and hormonal tests were also negative, I was told my mind was playing tricks on me. I even had a linea nigra start showing up on my tummy but I was still not believed. Grrrrrr!!! You know your own body so go with how you feel till a scan says otherwise. Bubbles and I are fine. I knew I was pregnant whole heartedly so I kept on with my prenatal vitamins including folic acid. The look on my gp's face when he saw the scan was priceless. I am one of those women whose hpts never show up positive I guess. Baby dust to all and God bless.xx

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi msub12, I'm sorry but I don't really know how a body reacts after the removal of a copper IUD.If you got a faint bfp that then turned negative then maybe you had a chemical pregnancy. This might be possible if your body ovulated really early. It will be interesting to see what the blood test results show.

      Hi sheila27 and thanks so much for coming back and posting again. I see from my previous reply to you that it did sound like you were pregnant and I am so happy for you that you are now at 11 weeks with a healthy baby! It is weird how our bodies act sometimes but as I said before there do seem to be rare cases where the tests come out negative so you are indeed a special case :-) Congrats! I would have loved to have seen the look on your GPs face!

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      msub12 4 years ago

      Thank you for posting back... I was thinking the same thing but I still have yet to get the results in.I will keep u updated

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      Nicole 4 years ago

      Hi I've been on trifeme for 5 years but I changed my pill to levlen last month and I had unprotected sex 5 days after starting it and a few times over the last few weeks and his been finishing inside me and for the last week my stomach has been feeling bloated in the Lower stomach and feeling strange so I thought I could be pregnant i feel like i am but today I got my periods so I guess I'm not

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      purpleshark 4 years ago

      hi, my periods and ovulating are like clockwork. My period was due on Tuesday (today is Thursday) it hasn't arrived. The last week or so my stomach has been feeling really bloated, uncomfortable at times, breasts have been sore (in the last couple of days) I have been getting really bad indigestion and instead of my period have white discharge. I took a pregnancy test the day my period was due and the morning after. Both negative. Thanks in advance.

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      purpleshark 4 years ago

      Forgot to add that the last couple of days I've been feeling sick in the evenings - had sickness at this time with first child. Tonight have been sick and am trying, so don't know if brain is messing with me lol

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      MNSD 4 years ago

      Finished an egg donation cycle on July 22 (where extract all my eggs after taking fertility meds, essentially ovulating) and had unprotected sex July 28. Got my period July 30 and it was big and lasted a week (normal for me and for after ED cycle) and didn't start my BCP til this Monday (Usually begin that Sunday after I get my period, so a week later) however, I am OBSESSING over NOT wanting to get pregnant. I feel fluttering in my uterus and making myself think I am nauseous, back pain, thinking I have to pee (even though I drink a lot of water normally), have a TINY, like barely there microscopic pink color after I pee on the TP. I ordered preg tests today on Amazon so won't know for a week but I cannot calm down. No breast tenderness or hot/cold problems. Your opinion?!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi purpleshark, well those do sound like pregnancy symptoms so it may be worth taking another test in 4-5 days. However, when people say they always have a regular cycle my answer is there is always a first time for it to change!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi MNSD, well if you got your period on 30th July then you would likely not have ovulated yet so you could not be pregnant on this cycle and as you got your period after your egg donation cycle then you won't be pregnant from that. However, if you started taking bcp late then you may want to use extra protection this cycle from now on just to be sure.

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      Cindy daniels 4 years ago

      Hi, I have a question of anyonr can help me, I had a blood test done yesterday, im not dew to start my period till saturday but the test showed a 2 for hcg but they can not call that a positive because it needs to be a 5 because they say the egg could have fertilized but not implanted, so my question is, would ANY hcg show up if your not pregnant. This is important to me because my husband and i have been trying for 13 years & im 32 now & i know my time is some what limited but it would be nice to know that it is still possible. I was told the reason i was having problems is because my body couldnt handle it because i was very over weight but I finally did get down to the weight im supposed to just last year so we did start trying again. Thanks in advance. Cindy

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      Nicole 4 years ago

      You didn't answer mine..

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Firstly I need to go back to katiejewel whose comment from 5 days ago did not show up. I think you should be pretty safe (in fact your period may have shown up by now), sex was on day 17 so you would need to have a 31 day cycle to catch ovulation. Worrying will delay a period though!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Nicole, I thought that you had answered your own question! You say your period arrived so you are not pregnant to which I would agree.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi cindy, apparently we often have an amount of hcg in our system at less than 5, so with a count of 2 this may just be a natural level. However it is worth testing again in a few days to see if it is in fact early pregnancy and the levels are rising. Good luck.

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      TyquetteL 4 years ago

      Here is my situation my period usually comes on around the six of every month. In July is came on on the six and stayed on the whole five days. About three days after it went off me and my boyfriend started having sex. Now it's the 10th of august and my period still haven't came on yet and I'm just having sore nipples could I possibly be pregnant

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      Bootycw 4 years ago

      Hello,

      My period is like clock work every month. But this month I was 2 days late but it was a brown colour and no were near as heavy and it only lasted 2 days and it normally lasts 6. On the third day I spotted a dark brown discharge.

      over the two days I bled I had a light cramp and on occasion hurt. I never get cramp with my period only the week before I start but this time nothing not one symptom of my period coming.

      After the 2 days I have had extreme bloating (I look 3 months pregnant) I have had people asking how far pregnant I am!

      Also nausea and light headedness at mid afternoon everyday and I have loads of gas (both ends) also have been constipated but today have been fine on this. Frequent toilet visits, headaches and hot flushes. Every now and again mainly while sitting I have like a stitch/discomfort on my right side.

      I am constantly hungry but when I see food the smell puts me off and I feel nauseated when I try and eat sometimes. I am going to test tomorrow but I am just worried what it will say as the more I think about it the more I think it is all in my head. Could I be pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      TyquetteL, yes, if you had unprotected sex from day 8 onwards then you could be pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Bootycw, yes there is a chance that you could be pregnant particularly if the bleed you had was brown and maybe more like spotting. If it was a bleed that would fill a pad then it would be less likely I would say. It is possible that you have been noticing these symptoms more because of the light period but as I say, if it really was very light then there is a chance as they do sound like pregnancy symptoms.

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      ska 4 years ago

      hey i was just wondering if i could get some advise into weather i could be pregnant or not, my last peroid was in 10-11 july and its usualy between 27-28 day cycle always on the button, i am 19 and me and my boyfriend have been ttc for the past 6 months, notting yet but the last week or so i have been feeling realy tired well outa the blue, like i would have a sleep for around 8-12 hours and when i wake in the middle of the day i would feel abso drained and just want a nap, my breast are sore to touch and theres blue vins that are very noticable, about aweek ago i had light cramping for 2 days very light, but i am going of some foods and i am having headaches and feeling abit bloated , getting some pain in my lower back, and my peroid is now 3 days late, hope to hear back soon thanks

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi ska for sure that does sound like you could be pregnant. Particularly if your breasts are sore and you have blue veins appearing that are not normally there, but also all of the rest of the things that you mention are pregnancy symptoms. You could take a test now and if you are 3 days let then you would for sure get a second line on the test by now if you are pregnant.

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      danaa 4 years ago

      the other day I had severe severe cramps, & I threw up, but i hadn't eaten much. could that be a pregnancy sign?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Danaa, unless you can tell me that you had unprotected sex on some other day than the first day of your period I will still say you are not pregnant I'm afraid.

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      francelynrose 4 years ago

      hello good day..im just asking, my period is on july 30, i have sex with my hubby on august 5-6 and 9.can i be pregnant on that!i am ttc and i have a regular period.thanks :)

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      bootycw 4 years ago

      Thank you for your reply. I did a hpt today which came out negative.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi francelynrose, it really depends on what day you ovulated. If it was before day 14 of your cycle then you have a chance but if it was later than that I would say no. If your cycles are 28 days then you may have ovulated on day 14 but it would still be better to have sex closer to ovulation for a better chance of getting pregnant (and to know when you are ovulating).

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi bootycw, then it sounds like you did have your period albeit it was different to your usual cycle. Sorry for the negative if you were hoping for something else.

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      Simon 4 years ago

      Hi Butterfly67,While on 29 days cycle I had implantation spotting last night at 10 dpo and have been very tired ,mild crampy and bodyaches for 6-7 days.My periods due on 15 aug but cramping badly for 2 days and sounds like my period comes.If I'm pregnant then why I'm having pms and discomfort?I am waiting for your response.Thanks.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi simon, did you take a test to know you are pregnant then? It may not have been implantation spotting, many people can have spotting at 10dpo and not be pregnant (in fact I have had it myself). However, if it was implantation, it is not unusual to have cramps that go with it. So really it could go either way.

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      Cathy 4 years ago

      Hey,I'm trying to conceive for 3 months.I had spotting tiny pink streak with CM 6 days before my AF due.What that means?? please answer.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Cathy, it could be one of a few things. It could be implantation spotting or it could just be that your cervix has been aggravated (e.g. from sex) or it could be other things like low progesterone so there is really no way to tell what this might be as it often happens to many people.

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      njy7 4 years ago

      Hello, I've just thought about this today... The last time I had my period was on June 28, and my next one has just started August 10. Wouldn't that be a late period? The weird thing is that it was light and lasted only 3 days, but the third day it stopped after I woke up to change myself. Ever since my very first period, I've always had really heavy bleeding and it lasts 6-7 days. Over a year now I've only had unprotected sex once, which was 2 months ago. In July, my boyfriend and I had our parts touching each other without a condom, and we both were wet but we didn't have sex until he put a condom on. Was it possible that semen could've been passed to me during that? My breasts are grew bigger and its painful. I don't want to think too much about this, but I'm deciding on taking a pregnancy test if my next period turns out the same. Should I wait and see how my next period turns out? Or should I take one soon?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi njy7, although it is worrying if your period changes like that, the fact that you still had a period for 3 days would indicate that you are not pregnant. Even if you got close, the fact that you did not have sex until he put a condom on would mean you should not be pregnant. If you want to just make sure to set your mind at ease you could just pick up some cheap tests as shown above as these are pretty accurate.

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      Hey Butterfly67, im back with some bad news, what i thought was implantion bleeding on the 12th day after being 12dpo becuz all i had was light pink spotting then just brownish discharge when i wiped. I was so excited to get i maybe pregnant and then the next day it when from more and more dark red blood, i couldnt do anything but cry, I don't understand why its taking so long when i timed perfectly, i can't trust the symptoms anymore becuz i won't be able to tell them apart and all i could do was cry and tell my partner the bad news. I just feel like giving up, why does it take most women 6mths to a year for them to conceive? Why are my nipples so tender and sore, they never got this sore with me being on my period? What pills can i take to increase my chances of getting pregnant? Thanks for your time Butterfly!

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      njy7 4 years ago

      Thanks for your reply, it really made me feel less worried now! :]

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi brandis, I know it is really frustrating when this doesn't happen straight away, particularly when you said you fell quickly with your first. But like your doc said it does take a while for the shot to get out of your system so it looks like you are just going to have to be patient I'm afraid. There really is likely nothing wrong as you have shown that you can get pregnant but your hormones really need to settle and that does take time. Try not to get too obsessed for it to happen quickly because it really will happen for you and stressing yourself out about it will only make things worse and you will upset yourself. It may be good that you are getting sore boobs in the second half of your cycle as this often happens because of the progesterone that is produced which is needed for an embryo to successfully implant. Good luck and sorry you are so upset, I have every confidence that it will happen for you though :-)

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      thank you so much butterfly67, i am felling better and i will just try again when ovulation comes, but i will keep you posted!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Yes please do keep us posted brandis.

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      Sandra 4 years ago

      I had sex June 26 I got my period that same day not heavy at all then I got my period pretty heavy July it's august 15 and I haven't gotten it I'm scared!!

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Sandra, if you have regular cycles of about 28 days then your period would likely be due about 21 August but it really depends on when your July period was. Having said that, if you had sex the same day that your period arrived then you would not be pregnant from that.

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      Sandra 4 years ago

      I got my period around July 16

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Ok so that makes last month a very short cycle but still if you got your period after you had sex you should be fine.

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      Sandra 4 years ago

      Thank you (:

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      msub12 4 years ago

      Hi, I'm back to let u know what happened well I got the blood test results 2 days after my last post and they came back neg so I let it go. Although there is one more confusing thing I have had no period at all not e en a sign and am still experiencing nausia/ vomiting, sore boobs, frequent urination, and mood swings. I am officially on cycle day 38 and still waiting on af. Have any advice?? The longest my cycles habe ever been were 28 days and the shortest is 21 which was regular for me. I have never missed a cycle at all. But there is always a first time for everything. Just wanted to what u think about my situation. Also have been feeling spasms like muscles streching in my lower abdomin, and aching coming from both of my overies but no menstral cramping or bleeding not even spotting.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi again msub, I don't really think you can compare cycles when you have an IUD to when you haven't so I would take this cycle with a pinch of salt. Your hormones are bound to be changing after the IUD has come out so it could be a change in hormones that is causing you to have pregnancy type symptoms. It would also likely take a few months for your cycles to settle down. That would be my uneducated opinion anyway! Of course I could be wrong and you could be like sheila27 and be pregnant but be getting negative tests, but this is very rare. I hope you get it figured out soon.

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      Okay im back, i don't know whats going on with my body, why am i still bloated to where i look pregnant and my boobs still hurt and ace and even itch. and i got off 2 days ago, if im not pregnant why is this occuring?

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      Brandis 4 years ago

      I looked up alot of information and i did see some pple who had a first period during pregnancy full bloated heavy, dark red blood for there normal period so i don't c how someone could get it mixed up with implantation and they said they later found out they were pregnant a few weeks later, is that really true? and they had healthy babies no miscarriage.

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      Steph 4 years ago

      So me and my husband had a miscarriage on April 8th and my doctor told me to do what I wanted ( either waiting or trying right away ) so being so devastated I needed to wait for my first cycle to come around any way cause it drained me . So we did and he told me that the first three months are when I would have the best luck on conceiving so we tried and no luck :( now we are 4 months after it and still trying I'm due to start on the 19th but I too make my self think I am when I'm not so I've been trying not to think about it but it seems nearly impossible! I need help :(

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Brandis, it could be to do with your hormones, I think sometimes extra progesterone can cause similar symptoms to pregnancy which can be very annoying.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Steph, I'm so sorry about your miscarriage. I also heard that you are more fertile for the 3 months following but sometimes this doesn't happen. In fact sometimes you can have anovulatory cycles after a miscarriage and your body takes a while to get back to normal so please don't give up - you have shown that you can get pregnant so hopefully it is just a matter of time when your body is ready again. x

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      Steph 4 years ago

      Thanks for encouragment :)) Im suppost to start on the 19th but I usually break out with acne before my period but I haven't yet ?? Is that usually a sign where maybe my hormone levels have changed ? Thanks sooooo much for helping me ' I don't talk to alot of people about it :)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      That could be a sign Steph as your hormones would change and can affect whether or not you would get a break out. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you :-)

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      Alexis 4 years ago

      Hello.

      I'm freaking out here.

      I had the iud in and it was expelled for awhile before i realized it. I had unprotected Dec for about 2 weeks before getting the iud removed. when i got the iud removed, i was on my period, which came 3 days early. My periods usually last about 10 days but this one was only 5 and lighter than usual.

      I had unprotected sex the last 3 days of my period, which were the 7th, 8th &9th of this month, the 9th being one of my fertile days. I was suppose to ovulate the 14th. I've been having all kinds of different symptoms.

      Being thirsty, creamy/beige discharge, heightened smell, fatigue,headaches, cramping, and hot flashes.

      The 9th was the last day i had sex. Could i be pregnant if o was on my period? Or is it too far away from my ovulation day?

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      mariec789 4 years ago

      ok I have read every post here and confused..... I was 2 days late with my period and got a positive pregnancy result, I didnt realise I was late till I started getting sick one day for no reason (I never get sick ever) and heartburn that Ive never had before neither, so got worried and did a test, the day after the result I got my period, a proper period for 3 days which I always get and nothing different. since the period I have no symptoms of being pregnant no sickness feel or the heartburn I was experiencing, was gonna wait till my next period was due to take another test. Am confused why wud I get period if I am pregnant??? Am I still pregnant?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi alexis, if your period was 5 days long this month and the last time you had unprotected sex was the last day of your period then it is extremely unlikely that you are pregnant. The earliest you are likely to have ovulated is day 10 (in very rare cases it could be a day or 2 earlier but if it is earlier the egg is not likely to be mature enough to fertilise) and sperm can only survive for a maximum of 4 days (again unusual to last that long) so really I would say no, you are not pregnant.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi mariec, it sounds like you could have had a chemical pregnancy which is basically when the egg fertilises but the pregnancy does not stick and you are likely to get your period within about 5 days of it being due. Many people don't even realise that they have had a chemical pregnancy because their period arrives but it's just late.

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      Alexis 4 years ago

      Dang. Well we tried again last night, and it felt like i was ovulating the day before. So hopefully this one will take! Crossing my fingers.

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      Jane 4 years ago

      Ok here's my story I was on depo shot for about 2yrs then I finally decided to get off April 10, 2012 then I started taking the pill which didn't work for me because I would miss days so I notice some bleeding on June 30, 2012 and I assumed it was my period starting back after all those years of depo shots then the period seemed to not be as normal as my periods usually are I took BC pill on that next day which was Sunday like the pack instructs you to do so and I starting noticing my period lightening up the I missed a few pills and eventually I didn't take anymore and that period only lasted a few days and my normal periods last about 8 days so mind you I was practicing abstinence up until August 10, 2012 I had protected sex the first time then we had sex again that morning and it was unprotected but he didn't cum in me well at least I don't think he did he said he pulled out and I didn't see any cum but I've been experiencing all the pregnancy symptoms well at least I think they are I was pretty sure I couldn't be pregnant but all my friends are telling me other wise and I don't want to scare myself any longer what do you think the chances are and if I should even waste my time testing to see??

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      Jane 4 years ago

      And my symptoms are headache nausea hot flashes sore/tender breast no period and a lot of vaginal discharge and constipation and I just got over a terrible sinuses cold after having sex if that helps

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      Steph 4 years ago

      Well I'm back :)) I took a test this evening ! And it was positive :))) but not getting my hopes up cause I'm a little scared of getting my hopes up just waiting it out till I get a little later cause I'm actually suppost to start today soo I'll be back :) to update how likely is it that you can have two miscairges in a row ?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Jane, it is difficult to tell where snouts in your cycle you are because it is probably a bit messed up at the moment. If he did not ejaculate inside you then it is highly unlikely you are pregnant. However, if you are not sure then if you were in your fertile time then it is possible. As that was only 9 days ago then symptoms should only really start to show about now. You should wait really to take a test for at least 3-4 days so that you get a better chance if a definite answer.

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Steph, wow that is brilliant news congrats! I would say that the chances of having a healthy pregnancy this time are far greater than having a miscarriage. I won't lie, there is always the possibility of a miscarriage with a pregnancy but it is a very small chance compared to the chances of it being healthy :-)

      Brandis I have just seen your other comment about having a period when you are pregnant. This happens very rarely. The reason you can read about this is because it is rare people will write about it. Many other millions of pregnancies do not have bleeding but people don't write so much about that because it is boring :-) You could take a test to set your mind at ease.

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      Steph 4 years ago

      Im hoping so ! Today's my husbands birthday so I'm gonna break the good news to him :)) thanks so much for everything ! I'll come back to update :)

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      What a great day to break the news :-)

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      jennifer 4 years ago

      Here's my story!! I had unprotected sex 9 days ago. I woke up this morning at 3am and stated vomiting and pooping at the same time for about 1hour. This morning at 8am I feel real dizzy, hea rtburnjust feels like crap, thought I smelled something that I didn't smell tired. I am 21yrs old with 3yr old twins

      Here's the problem though I haven't had a period in a year I took a pregnancy teat today and its negative! Help

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      Ssalmonbaker 4 years ago

      I am having the symptoms of a pregant person, so i did a test and it came back negative, but i am still having the same symptoms again. Could i be pregnant, even though the test came back negative?

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      jennifer, my first instinct is that you have a stomach upset if your test is negative but you would only get a very faint line at this point so it might be worth testing again in 3-4 days time if you are still feeling the same.

      Ssalmonbaker, it is possible to have symptoms that resemble those of pregnancy symptoms and still not be pregnant (just have a look at the results of the poll near the top of the page) so if the test came back negative then you are probably not pregnant unless you took the test too early (best wait until about 12 days after ovulation).

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      Bers 79 4 years ago

      Hi there butterfly loving all your posts and advice , I am new to this site and would love some advice if possible , I am 33 with 2 boys ( 9-19m) on the 27 July I had my period lasted 3 days I was on birth control but came off as I felt it was time to try for new little one , I had on protected sex on the 31 - 1-3-4-7-9 and 13 , my period is due this fri , but for the last 2 weeks I have a lot of septoms of pregnancy , cramping , serve headaches , backache , tiredness in result I could sleep all day , moody to point I loose it over noting , I going to toilet a lot , there is discharge , and my breasts look big to a point I went got measured for a new bra only over a month ago and they keep falling out , i had kidney infection 2 weeks ago , but with my first i used to

      Get them a lot , I done test on Monday and came out negative , went to doc and she done one on me which was the same, but I told her my septoms and said there maybe a chance I could be further as my period is only 3 days last month and was lite enough , could it be possible , and with negative tests , I know with my last little man I had negative result first time around , what you think? Please help thanks

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      Butterfly67 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Bers, thanks for your comments. I assume that you meant you had unprotected sex! It sounds like the timing was good so there is always the chance that you are pregnant but bearing in mind you have just come off birth control your hormones might be fluctuating and this could be causing the symptoms that you mention. However, if your period is due on Friday it may be worth testing again Saturday if your period has not turned up by then.

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      Lala 4 years ago

      I had a peroid on July 28th and i had sex a couple hours after we had sex, my peroid only lasted until Wednesday August 1, i have been really tire and my back has been killing me, im really worried about this. Cant I be Prego?

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      aj 4 years ago

      hi ive been reading all ur advice well done for helpin every1 x wondered if u could give me some advice pls? i have to children already aged 9 and 3, had no symptoms what so ever with either of them was round about 10wk gone with both before i thought to do test.anyway my period is regular i think i ovulated on 8th am due on again in 3days but have really really sore breasts! not swollen or darker round the nipple just constant pains on sides and sometimes nipple hurts.have had constant cramps since the 12th and had to do some heavy lifting at beginnin of the week and my stomach was hurting after where usually im fine. just wondered what ur opinion would be? :) tc x

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