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Pregnancy Symptoms - Obsessing in the Two Week Wait

Updated on July 30, 2017

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?

Many people experience pregnancy symptoms in the two week wait but might not actually be pregnant...
Many people experience pregnancy symptoms in the two week wait but might not actually be pregnant...

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
  • Tiredness
  • 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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In The Two Week Wait And Want To Order Some Tests?

ClinicalGuard® HCG Pregnancy Test Strips (Individually-Sealed, Pack of 25)
ClinicalGuard® HCG Pregnancy Test Strips (Individually-Sealed, Pack of 25)

These small sticks are really easy to use - you just dip them in some of your pee and wait for 5 minutes. They are also really cheap so if you are a POAS addict you can buy them in even larger quantities. These are much cheaper than you can buy in the shops so if you are in the tww then get your supply ordered now so that you are ready to test at the right time. These are the strips that you can use from about 9dpo as they are ultra sensitive to picking up the HCG.

 

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      Ashey 2 hours ago

      I been having to go to the bathroom a lot. Had two periods last month in one month.that never happen to me before .always my lower stomach been cramping real bad .sore boobs please help me .I have three kids this never happen before.

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      Louise 6 hours ago

      hi guys,i had unprotected sex but didnt realise it was the day i was expecting my period it usually comes on time for the last 4 months. Its now 2 days later and ive had diarrohea,nausea after i eat and sore boobs. Ive never experienced the sore boobs while expecting a period.Could this be my head playing tricks as its only been 2 days.

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      Nikki 36 hours ago

      I had unprotected sex (kind of an accident since my boyfriend wore a condom in the beginning ) 3 days ago and day 2 after having sex , I started having a tight , clutch feeling in my stomach , I was /still constipated , and feel hotter than normal . Now it's day 4 since I had unprotected sex could I be ALREADY be experiencing pregnancy symptoms or is it all in my head ??

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      Jordan 5 days ago

      I had my last period September 5- 10, and my period is currently 5 days late. On the third day I was supposed to have my period, I took a pregnancy test, and it came back negative. I’ve also been taking 6000 mg of vitamin c for the past 2 days, and my stomach has been hurting. Is there a possibility that I’m pregnant? I bought the pregnancy test from the local dollar general.

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      Jackie Grant 6 days ago from UK

      Hi Andrea, I would do another test but also it might be worth seeing your doctor, particularly if the test is negative.

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      Jackie Grant 6 days ago from UK

      Hi sherina, the spotting in itself is unlikely to be a specific pregnancy symptom but there is of course a chance you might be pregnant if you had unprotected sex at the right time in your cycle.

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      Jackie Grant 7 days ago from UK

      Hi CG, hmm, that's a tricky one as you are only on day 17 of your cycle. Those sound like pregnancy symptoms really but it would be really early! I would say wait a few days and then maybe do a test?

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      Jackie Grant 7 days ago from UK

      Hi Amanda, yes you could be if you have had unprotected sex!

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      Jackie Grant 7 days ago from UK

      Hi lee k, I would say if you have been trying for a year then maybe go and see your doctor to get some tests done. There may be no problems as it often takes that long to get pregnant but now is the time to find out if there are any issues on either side. Good luck.

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      sherina Harris 7 days ago

      I have very IR periods sometimes I have to take Medication

      to bring it down. So I started clomid which my doctor told me to take on the 5th day of my period till the 9th day that was Aug 29th till 2nd. I miss September taking the clomid but my cycle started on the 29th day which was 22nd of September . So yesterday I should signs of spotting very very light pink and my period not due till Oct 22nd . Could I be pregnant

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      Amanda 8 days ago

      I'm 2 days before my cycle now but have been nauseous, cramping on the right side only, lower back pain, headaches. And today I noticed my cervical mucus is a thick white creamy texture and I've been getting hot flashes like crazy and I'm always cold. Could I be pregnant?

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      lee k 8 days ago

      hi jackie, my cyle has been up and down the past few months, we have btt for the past yr and nothing, last months cycle was 27 days and I'm on day 34 now with a neg test, i have a fertility monitior and it dint record that i had hit peak this month, i have a really swollen tummy twinges in my right pelvic side swollen nipples which are very tender but not sore breasts like i normally get, its frustrating and upsetting at both times, any advice please??

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      Jackie Grant 8 days ago from UK

      Although it is quite common to get cramp like pains right at the beginning of pregnancy (which can feel like your period is about to come), it does not necessarily mean that you are pregnant and if you are worried about the pain you should really consult your doctor.

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      sara 8 days ago

      Hi jackie am having pain in my right pelvic and stomach pain and pooping alot sorry for the that all day pain in right pelvic and watry discharge is this sign of pregnancy

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      Jackie Grant 12 days ago from UK

      Hi Michelle, you can only conceive around the time that you ovulate but you can have bleeds that are not necessarily menstrual ones, so that could be why that happens. It does sound like you had sex possibly around the right time so yes you could be pregnant. I would certainly do a test in a few days to check.

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      Michelle 13 days ago

      My period came on the 1st September . my periods aren’t normal between (28-35) day cycle however I had unprotected sex on the second day of my period then again on the 18th,19th on the 21st I started bleeding.. thought period was coming just really early next day still bleeding just a little.. by the end of the night it was gone... next 3 days very very light pink when I wipe like barely noticeable.. not .. now October 3rd I’ve been nauseous, vomited this morning,cramping and I seem to be able to smell EVERYTHING.. could this be pregnancy or has anyone had something similar ? I googled and came up with a couple of people conceiving from sex during menstraul..

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      Jackie Grant 2 weeks ago from UK

      I guess it depends what they put you on antibiotics for, as that could be why you are having symptoms. You didn't say whether the blood test they did was negative but I assume so. It's really impossible for me to say as I am not a doctor and it seems there are other factors involved...

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      Vanessa 2 weeks ago

      I got put on antibiotics a week before I had intercorse, about two weeks after I started having numerous symptoms and blood in my discharge. Then I had a two day period. I went to the ER and they done a blood pregnancy test but something is still not right. In your opinion have you heard of this befor or am I just overreacting

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      Alissa 2 weeks ago

      My sore breasts just went away they lasted 1 week I don't know bcuz I'm pregnant or bcuz I'm getting my period plus i still kinda feel like throwing up and kinda feel tired

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      Alissa 3 weeks ago

      No not yet because I was waiting till my period got here but on the google period calculators said that I was supposed to get my period today but I didn't plus a month ago I got it august 31 then I had sex September 9 then I started having symptoms the sore breasts I still have them.

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      Alissa 3 weeks ago

      No not yet because today I was supposed to get my period but no sign yet I'm gonna see till tonight and i went on google with the period calculators all of them said I get my period today

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      Jackie Grant 3 weeks ago from UK

      @Alissa Have you done a test?!

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      Alissa 3 weeks ago

      Oh it's because everywhere I go I feel like throwing up but I don't throw up and my breasts actually still hurt!:/

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      Jackie Grant 3 weeks ago from UK

      I'm sorry Reaa I don't know as I am not a doctor x

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      Reaa 3 weeks ago

      They said i could be pregnant or have a kidney stone. But they checked kidneys and they were good so could i still have stones?

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      Jackie Grant 3 weeks ago from UK

      I would say it is quite possible that you could be pregnant. But it is also possible that you can get these symptoms without being pregnant!

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      Alissa 3 weeks ago

      I had my period august 31 lasted 5 days then September 9 I had sex and a week ago I had pregnancy symptoms I felt like throwing up,the smell of some food made me wanna throw up,I feel more tired,my breasts hurt so bad could I be pregnant or getting my period?

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      Jackie Grant 3 weeks ago from UK

      @Jess, it does depend on how long your cycles normally are as to when you might have ovulated but yes it is entirely possible that you could get pregnant if you had sex on the 14th day of your cycle.

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      Jackie Grant 3 weeks ago from UK

      Hopefully they will give you another ultrasound to check what is going on. Did they tell you what they thought was happening? You should be getting some support from then hopefully to keep an eye on things.

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      Melissa 4 weeks ago

      Usually I have sore breast 11 days before my period and my periods are regular always on time. I just ended mine on the second and on the 5th I had sex and then on the 8th my boobs were sore!! It's way too early for that and I felt fatigue starting the 10th I don't think I want to test or even think about it until I don't get a period because I've been trying for months

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      Jackie Grant 4 weeks ago from UK

      I'm sorry I am not a doctor so can't tell you what the problem is - if you are worried and don't think you are pregnant then you should probably see your doctor. it is unlikely that you are pregnant if you only had sex 3 days before your period. I say unlikely because it depends if that was actually your period or some interim bleeding and also depends on when you actually ovulated.

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      Jackie Grant 4 weeks ago from UK

      @Roshica - regardless of your symptoms, if the condom broke around when you were ovulating then yes, you could be pregnant. Give it a couple of days to test and you should be able to find out.

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      Jackie Grant 4 weeks ago from UK

      @Shauntel I think probably the earliest you can test is in a day or 2, good luck!

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      Shauntel 4 weeks ago

      Hi. I had unprotected sex on my most fertile day. Exactly 2 days later. My boobs and nipples was so sore that I had to go to ER. The doctor told me that it looks like hormonal. I replied and told her that I was trying to get pregnant and she said good luck. 9 days later my nipples hurt throughout the day but not every minute. My cycle is due in another 6 days. Help

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      Roshica Matthews 4 weeks ago

      Okay so I wasn't having sex for eight months August 31,2017 I had sex condom broke he ejalactued in me week later cramping sore breasts back pain neasua headaches very tiredness appetite changes moodiness leg aches coming and going chest pains bloating it's been two weeks I been feeling this way could I be pregnant? I feel neasua while typing this

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      @Rayna, sorry if I have given that impression. Yes it is entirely possible that people can have early symptoms - usually as early as 5/6 days after ovulation. It is just that anything before that, e.g. 3/4 days after ovulation, is extremely unlikely as the embryo would not have implanted by that stage and started to give off the hormones that tend to be the reason for the symptoms. I guess really it depends on how accurate people have estimated when they ovulated :-)

      Also, some of the the point of this article (which is held up by the results of the poll) is that people will have symptoms that may seem like pregnancy ones but actually aren't.

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      @DM, I have heard of people ovulating on around day 8/9/10 so that is entirely possible. Your body will probably take some adjusting after coming off BC so your cycle could start a bit strange. But it is entirely possible that you could become pregnant in the first cycle off BC.

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      DM 5 weeks ago

      The 1st day of withdrawal bleed (fr BC) was Aug 23rd and lasted 3 days. I experienced cramps for about a week afterwards and noticed a glob of brownish EWCM. I assumed that was residual blood from my period and/or coming off of BC. I took an OPK test Sept 1 and was surprised to get a positive since I wasn't expecting to O until the 5/6th and had creamy white CM. We had sex later that night, the next morning and on the 4th (negative OPK test on the 4th). All days CM was creamy and not very abundant. I've been having tender breast, bloating, cramps have lessened, flushed face (almost a burning sensation), fatigue and noticeable increase and intense urges to urinate (not due to infection). Are these symptoms PMS, coming off BC or pregnancy? Is it possible to have O so early? I was very regular previous to BC and did not used to have hot flashes or urges to urinate so frequently when I had natural periods. I'm 33 and had been on BC for 1 yr. Help!

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      Rayna 5 weeks ago

      I just wanted to add that I see you are telling people it's not likely that hey are having early symptoms. These ladies need to know that it's definitely possible. I knew a week before I missed my period. I was so nauseous and tired and my breasts were so achy. It's possible ladies!!

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      It sounds possible that you could be pregnant. Maybe wait a few days if you want to be sure when you test.

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      Jodie 5 weeks ago

      Hi just winding if anyone can help me i had unprotected sex 3 days before my ovulation and 5 days after I have light blood on my tissue and that was it and now 12 days pass ovulation i have sore breasts and lots of white mucus for a couple of days now and iam 3 days away from my next period

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      You could be getting implantation bleeding although that seems quite early. If you do get bleeding between periods and you are concerned then you should speak to your doctor. It would be worth testing but only when you are coming up to your period being due.

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      2rb 5 weeks ago

      hi jackie am little confused i saw blood after 3 days of ovulation i was bleeding for few hours then nothing next day stomach pain and pelvic pain and sex decrease so is this sign of pregnancy

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      Yes these can be signs of pregnancy but also can occur when you are not pregnant!

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      So I am guessing you are on day 33 which would mean that you had unprotected sex on day 21 of your cycle. It is definitely possible to get a positive test 12 days after conception but it really depends on when you ovulated. If you did ovulate late around day 21 then taking the test 10 days after is on the borderline of being too early - a lot of people will get a positive result (albeit very faint) but some will not. Do I would wait another couple of days and do another test if your period has not shown up by then.

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      atravison1983 5 weeks ago

      I am 4 days late for my period. I had unprotected sex 12 days ago and I have a 29 to 31 day cycle. I am experiencing mild cramping, mild lower back pain, tender nipples, and I cant sleep but I am tired all the time. I took a pregnancy test about 2 days ago and it was negative. I am wondering if it is still too early to get a positive result on an at home pregnancy test since its only been 12 days since possible conception.

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      Yes I agree that it is extremely unlikely that you would ovulate on day 6 and if you did, it's hugely unlikely that you would get pregnant - this basically doesn't give the egg enough time to develop. So if you didn't have unprotected sex at any other point I would say you probably aren't pregnant. You can test 4 days early with some tests but it's probably worth waiting a couple of days more if you do want to test.

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      Anne 5 weeks ago

      Hi, so my last period was Aug 12 and lasted for 4 days. 2 days after my husband and I got buy on the sheets, unprotected. This is the 3rd time we're trying. 2 days after

      we had sex, I was so exhausted and I couldn't stay

      awake it was 7pm and I am a midnight owl, Slept 10 -

      11 hours. The following days I am burping excessively

      everyday up to now, bloated, constipated and some back aches. 2 weeks ago I also got cramps very unsual coz I never get cramps unless my period is coming in a few days. I

      still have cramps mostly on one side here and there.

      I don't have a sore breast but I feel twinges on my breast.

      Moody yes and emotional as well, but not everyday.

      Started last week til now, I thought I'll be a having a cold coz I am congested and whenever I tried to swallow there's mucus stuck in my throat. My app says I will be getting

      my period on September 10. So far I can't feel

      that my period is coming I usually got cramps and

      sore breast. I'm not sure if its worth to test

      4 days before my period. And I am not sure that

      it's possible to get pregnant 2 days after my period

      unless im ovulating on the week I was having my

      period.

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      Bendu clarke 5 weeks ago

      I feel some little pain in my breast but I am not show that I am pregnant

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      @Shri, I don't know the effects of duphaston but if the HPT is negative then I would go with that. It might be worth checking with your doctor if your period does not show soon.

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      Shri 5 weeks ago

      Am very confused. I am on duphaston since last 1 year. Usually I get my periods within 2-3 of stopping the medicine. But I didnt this time.Its been 7 days today. I had s** on 14th aug. I am nauseous every time i eat, i have lower abdomen cramps, mild white cheesy discharge, rapid heart beat occasionally, malaise, body aches. But HPT done yesterday, 4th sep is negative. I had my T3 little low last month. Am i preganant ? Or just my mind is tricking me! Help Some one.

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      Jackie Grant 5 weeks ago from UK

      It is very very unlikely that you will get negative tests and still be pregnant. This usually only happens when you test too early. But you can get symptoms that seem like pregnancy ones and are actually just your cycle maybe going a bit strange for whatever reason. If you continue to feel something is not right then it is worth talking to your doctor.

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      Liz 6 weeks ago

      My period was 3 weeks late, and only lasted 2 days. It was brownish then pinkish very light flow. I've been nauseous, sensitive to scents, my breasts seem perkier and I've had a pinching sensation in my abdomen, and I've noticed more cervical mucus than usual in the last week or so. The 2 day "period" was 4 1/2 weeks ago, but I've only gotten BFN pregnancy tests. Is it possible I'm pregnant and the tests aren't picking up on the hormones?

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      Jackie Grant 6 weeks ago from UK

      Stress can definitely delay AF so that could be one reason for sure. Hopefully getting your bloods done will give you an answer. It is very unusual for a pregnancy test to give a false negative but at least bloods are more definite.

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      Stef 6 weeks ago

      Hey. So here goes. My af is now 12days late last month it was actually two days early very unusual as i am usually same date each month spot on i have an app that keeps track of af too. Anyways i have taken a number of hpts ranging from expensive to cheap all coming back bfn. I have had symptoms for over a week now from sore breasts, flushes and nausea,cramping and fullness around lower tummy and most recent lower back pain and feeling like period is sitting ready to come out sorry tmi. I have searched the net so much for help i am driving myself cook coo! With my first pregnancy that ended in mc i got bfp first test. With my second with my ds also bfp just days after missed period. I know each is different but still my mind likes to overthink. I have been doing driving lessons and test which i failed so i am wondering could it just be stressed related even tho i have had periods previous months while doing these. Any help similar stories or help would be more than appreciated. I went to the doctors who done hpt neg aswell going back on monday for bloods. Any thoughts?

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      Jackie Grant 6 weeks ago from UK

      I don' think that is enough of a symptom to say yes or no so you will just need to test I'm afraid!

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      Rish 6 weeks ago

      Hi! I'm already 16days late according to my mobile app. I had my period last July12-17 & had an intercourse during these dates: July16 (unprotected), August3, 13, & 27 (with withdrawal method). I experienced spotting (brown-colored blood on my CM) on the 25th & (pinkish stain) on the 27th. That was just the symptom I have had. Am I pregnant?

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      Jackie Grant 6 weeks ago from UK

      Hi Amy, your body does some different things after you have had a miscarriage. In fact after I had mine I had the most painful boobs for a while afterwards. It is very possible that you could get pregnant straight after a miscarriage but at 5 days after you had sex it would be too early to tell so I would say wait at least a few weeks before you test. Sometimes people have longer cycles after miscarriages and some are shorter so it will be difficult to predict when your period will come.

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      Amy 6 weeks ago

      I had miscarriage on the 13 of this month,and my husband make love to me on ,25 of this month and I have not seen My period, now am having pregnancy symptoms, could it possible that I am pregnant

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      @B1234 that is a difficult one to answer when you have PCOS. All I can say is that it is rare to get a negative pregnancy test when you are pregnant (unless, like you say, it is too early) so it it probably worth waiting a week and then testing again if you are still feeling the same.

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      B1234 7 weeks ago

      I have lean PCOS, I have my periods about 3 months apart. I am having pain in my breasts. Not my nipples though. Sometimes I get sore breasts when I'm about to start my period but not always. I also shouldn't be starting my period until October. My last period was July 4th. I took a test today and it came back negative. Not sure if its too early? It has been 7 days of my breasts hurting. Today, I started to get lower light cramps. We do not use any condoms, haven't in 3 years. I was diagnosed with lean PCOS a year ago. So we are to the point that if we get pregnant, it is a miracle. I'm not sure if I am pregnant or maybe just having my period sooner than October. What do you think?

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      @ms.mckeever - when your cycle is 2 months long it is quite difficult to tell when (or if) you ovulate. As far as I am aware sperm can only live for up to 4 or 5 days and no longer than that. So if you are sure of when you ovulate then you should be OK, but the only way to be sure is to do some ovulation tests rather than relying on assumptions about dates. There may be hormonal (or thyroid) reasons why you only get your period every 2 months so it might be worth checking that out with your doctor.

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      @Rita - frequent urge of peeing can be as a result of a uti as well as a pregnancy sign. You don't say when you had your last period so if the bleeding is when your period was due then that is likely it.

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      It is really not unusual for your cycle to vary by a few days each month. Sore breasts can occur just before your period is due or if you are pregnant so everything is normal really!

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      @Maysi, well it is possible that you might be pregnant but it is very early days to be experiencing symptoms so I would say wait another 4-5 days before you think about testing.

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      Maysi 7 weeks ago

      I had sex last Wednesday and Sunday and I have been feeling sick, had bunch of gas, Acne, and have to use the bathroom more then usual I really need help and am wondering if I could be pregnant

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      Jackie Grant 7 weeks ago from UK

      I'm a bit confused - did you have bleeding for 32 days? It is possible just to have a very light period. It sounds like it is worth testing if you are vomiting and are very tired, although it is also possible that you are just ill and perhaps not pregnant, only a test will confirm either way.

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      Jackie Grant 8 weeks ago from UK

      Gosh Cristy I'm shocked that is very strange. Yes it's probably worth seeing your doctor.

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      Cristy 8 weeks ago

      Well it said not pregnant. I still don't believe it I have too many symptoms. I haven't told my husband about any of this and he's having sympathy symptoms as well. I'm going to have to make a Dr. appt

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      Hi Kelsey, if your period isn't due for another 8 days then it would seem a bit early to be getting symptoms at this point, although they do sound like pregnancy symptoms. It might be worth testing again in 4-5 days as I wouldn't expect you to get a positive test 8 days before your period is due, but at the earliest maybe 4 days before.

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      Kelsey 2 months ago

      Hi everyone. Me and my boyfriend have been having unprotected sex. My period isn't due for another 8 days. But I have been having symptoms that I don't have normally with my period or before it. Such as:

      Fatigue, nausea, headaches, constipated, mood swings, vomiting, heart burns, sensitive to smells

      I have taken 2 digital clear blue tests and both say negative.

      Could I be pregnant?

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @Cristy I know it can be pretty scary to take the test. I would be very surprised if you were not pregnant by the sounds of things. Good luck and yes definitely let us know please x

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      Cristy 2 months ago

      @Butterfly67- I'm so scared to take a test and it be negative again. I just have to get over my fear and just take one. Thank you so much for the support! Being in groups like these make me feel like I'm not alone. When I do test I'll update on here what my results are

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @Cristy - I would say take the test!! Sounds like you are pregnant to me. Although you don't generally feel movements until after at least 10 weeks (usually later) but you do tend to feel pulls and things in your abdomen. All your symptoms do point to you being pregnant.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @Eva -If you really think you might be pregnant then it is worth waiting 4-5 days and taking another test. But brown discharge can happen just before your period.

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      Cristy 2 months ago

      Hello everyone. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a little over a year. I'm 3 weeks late and have been scared to take a test because of the past disappoints that we've had. I'm bloated, boobs are really sore not even air can touch them, I'm nauseous almost all day, I feel little movement now and then, and I'm really tired throughout the day even if I got a lot of sleep. What do you guys think?

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      If you only had unprotected sex 10 days ago then I would say don't test yet, wait at least another couple of days. And yes, stressing about it can make your period late!

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      Mira 2 months ago

      Okay so last week on the 6th of august I had unprotected sex. Now my boyfriend did the pull out method and we didn't last long while doing it. We got into it about 10-16 seconds and I stopped him. The next 3 days I had spotting and it stopped. My period was suppose to start the 11th but I ended up being 6 days late now. At first I freaked out and cried and stressed about it but my boyfriend told me to stay calm because it'll cause me to be late. The only thing I've been having lately are constipation and what I think is bladder infection. My constipation went away a day ago and I'm good now and my urine doesn't burn anymore. The light blood is gone but I still haven't started. Im planning on taking a test today but I wanted to do this right before. Please help??

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      Hi Aleema, you are not necessarily too old but in your 40s your cycles can start to change and become more irregular. If you think there is a chance that you might be pregnant then it is worth testing to find out as you might need to make sure you are taking the right vitamins. However, if you just have slightly different breast pain I would not particularly think this is an indication that you might be pregnant (a late period is more indication). If you have been trying to get pregnant for a while it may be worth testing your FSH levels either through your doctor or using a home test (see here https://hubpages.com/health/Home-Fertility-Tests) to see if you are near menopause and then you would get a better idea of your chances x

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      Aleema 2 months ago

      I had my period on 3rd July and now it has been 42 days since then. Unlike the normal days this time i felt pain on one side of my breast. normally i feel this pain when my period is near. This time the pain is different just a sharp pain. I wonder if i am pregnant or not but don't want to do the test because i have had enough negative results plus i am too old now 43 years

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      Hi Nakema, the only way you can know if you have had a miscarriage early is if you had a positive pregnancy test beforehand. If you period was pretty much on time then it looks like a regular cycle generally.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      Hi Shay, yes I think it is too early to get a positive result at this point. I usually say you need to be at least 10 days past ovulation, possibly more, even to see a faint line on a test. Even if you had sex 9 days ago you may only have ovulated a day or 2 later. These could be pregnancy symptoms so it might be worth ordering some cheap tests online and then wait a few days before testing. Good luck.

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      Shay 2 months ago

      Hey guys,

      Me n and my bf is trying to conceive. We had sex 9 days ago. Actually 5 days ago that's when I notice dull back pain I didn't think nothing about it. As I read about early pregnancy I seen that back pain can be caused by implantation. Ok so 4 days later I'm still experiencing back pain following sum uncomfortable left stomach pains that move to left to right but mainly on my left side of my stomach. There's no spotting just uncomfortable cramps and headache..I went to the er but they saying negative results but I think its to early for positive results..Do this sound like early pregnancy signs or is it all in my mind

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @Aminah that is difficult to answer - feeling like your period is about to come is typical in early pregnancy but obviously it could be your period about to arrive! Is your period late? Did you have unprotected sex at about the time you ovulated? If so then it is definitely worth taking a pregnancy test.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @bigole there is a chance that you had an early miscarriage but it is not possible to confirm this if you didn't take a test to see if you were pregnant beforehand. Early miscarriages are extremely common and can be characterized by bleeding and sharp pains/cramps.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @jaqueline also your weight can fluctuate very quickly during your cycle. I have put on 3kg in a couple of days for no apparent reason before. In terms of pregnancy you are likely to get bloated in the early stages but don't really put on weight until a bit further in.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @jaqueline as you get older the symptoms you have around your period can change and you can experience different things. 3 1/2 days is perfectly normal for a period even if it might be a bit different from your normal.

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @Supriya, yes there is a chance. Some people experience bleeding in the early days of pregnancy. At least if you take a test then you know the situation and can move on accordingly x

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      Hi Candi, doctors may not take much notice until you get a positive pregnancy test. I think one of the key things in this article is saying that you can get what appear to be pregnancy symptoms even when you are not pregnant unfortunately...

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      jaqueline 2 months ago

      i also have been gaining weight some of my pants that use to fit me don't fit me anymore and that can't be possible i can't gain weight that quick

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      jaqueline 2 months ago

      hi i had sex almost 3 weeks ago and i get headaches out of nowhere sometimes i'm also kinda gassy and i eat healthy foods so i don't understand why i'm gassy i also got a stiff nose out of no where and my stomach sometimes gets smalls quick pains i don't know if i could be pregnant or it can be something else ? also i find this really weird because i got cramps before my period more of a backache tho but when my period came days later i didn't have cramps and that never happens to me and my period only lasted 31/2 days i would say i feel like i am pregnant but then again it can be something else what do ya think it could be ? help please . i also took a test not too long ago and it come negative .

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      Candi 2 months ago

      I had a one day period july 9th and was actually suppose to start 17th and have not I have took three dollar test and all are negative but I have alot of symptoms of pregnancy...what should I do....my primary Dr won't listen to me

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      It sounds like the bleeding came pretty much on time for your period but you can get a bit of bleeding when you are pregnant so it is probably worth testing.

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      Supriya 2 months ago

      Hi.. my lmp was june 26.. i had unprotected sex on july 7,8,13,14,15.. i felt abdomen cramping, left leg cramping and size of my breast also changed.. usualy i have 28 days cycle.. abdomen cramping comes and goes lightly.. unexpectedly july 25 morning bleeding started.. no pms symptoms before that.. bleeding stopped on 26th night.. dark red bleeding lasts 2 days.. after that no cramping.. but now past 4 days i have running nose and headache.. i am so confused.. am i pregnant or it was my period?

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      I would say the bleach and sugar tests are not entirely accurate so it might be an idea to take a pregnancy test.

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      Gl 2 months ago

      Hi i had unprotected sex 3 and ahalf weeks ago using the pull out method. I have slight cramps but no blood and i have not had any pregnancy symptoms. I tried using the sugar pregnancy test and the bleach pregnancy test and they all labled be as "not pregnant" but my period seems to be late. What should i do?

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      @miranda yes there is a chance so it's worth doing a test.

      @mk people also get sore boobs just before their period so that is not necessarily a symptom on it's own.

      @Sg if you are 4 days late then it is worth taking a test.

      @virodeen if the symptoms started last week and you ovulated last week then they are unlikely to be pregnancy symptoms as they would take probably a week to kick in.

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      MK 2 months ago

      Hi. I had my last period on July 15 and had unprotected sex July 19 using pull out method. My period should come next week and i have sore and tender breast. No other pregnancy symptoms. Is it possible that I'm pregnant?

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      Jackie Grant 2 months ago from UK

      I would say it is definitely worth taking another test as the one you took before could have been very slightly too early to tell if you ovulated a couple of days after you had sex perhaps.

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      Cjford 2 months ago

      I had unprotected sex about 8 weeks ago haven't been on contraception for a year I don't get periods oftern my last was 6months ago and only bled for one day but recently my stomach is very bloated and hard I feel really sick mid dayish keep putting weight on plus feeling very tired I did a pregnancy test, 2 weeks after having sex but came up negative but during this week I'm getting frequent headaches and lower back pain? Am I pregnant