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Am I possibly pregnant?

By September 18, 2013 - 9:04am
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My last cycle started 8/25, my bf and I were pretty active from 9/1-9/4 with no protection. I am now 11 dpo and have had off and on light pink spotting since 9/14. I have a regular 27 day cycle and am due on 9/21. I got a negative result this morning, but have been having a few symptoms, such as fatigue, mild cramps and headaches. Confusing as ever since these can be signs of menstruation as well. Do I spend money and buy more tests or can I trust the result I received.

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HERWriter Guide

Hi 1missann

Thanks for your post!

Hmmmm, this is an interesting situation - you don't have your period as such, you've been having plenty of unprotected sex and having pregnancy symptoms but these are similar to PMS too.

Normally I'd say that a pregnancy test, when taken properly, is nearly 100% accurate but some women either take longer for the pregnancy hormone to show up on a test or these women don't look very carefully at the test where it looks blank but there is actually a very faint line there. Are you taking digital or traditional tests?

1missann, you may want to have a blood test done (most accurate) to make sure, otherwise you might want to wait a few days to see if there very light bleeding grows into your actual period. It's probably quite frustrating for you, right? Let me know what you think!


September 18, 2013 - 10:36am
(reply to Susan Cody)

Hi Susan,
I did the cheap generic traditional brand lol. I'm a frugal girl. I just came from the restroom, did a check and nothing is there, though I'm still having these mild cramps. This is completely nervewracking. LOL any suggestions are welcome.

September 18, 2013 - 11:14am
HERWriter Guide (reply to 1missann)

A digital test might be worth the ease of mind, 1missann!


September 18, 2013 - 11:39am

I can only see the spotting when I wipe, it doesn't even make it to the pantyliner.

September 18, 2013 - 9:08am
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