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Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous January 22, 2015 - 6:15am
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I had unprotected sex about a week and a half ago (Jan 11 or 12) I was barely off my period,a few days later i had sex again this time using protection but the following morning (Jan 18) I noticed a spot of blood in my white shorts. This blood was dark red and only happened once that day. The next day it was back but more of a brownish color. It skipped the 20th but happened again the 21st. My periods have always been very regular and predictable and not to mention I got off less than two weeks ago. I think what I may be experiencing is implantation bleeding. I have no other symptoms of pregnancy. Could I be pregnant?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us for help.

Let's look at this: if your menstrual cycle is usually 28 days, ovulation would happen about 14 days before the start of your next period-about mid cycle.

The fertile period is considered to range from 5 days before ovulation and up to and including the day of ovulation.

You had unprotected sex one and a half weeks after the end of your period.

Implantation bleeding occurs about 6 to 12 days following conception, is scanty and pink to brown in color.

Hard to say if this is definitely implantation bleeding, since it started, lasted two days, skipped a day, and returned.

I can think of two options: call your gynecologist and describe what has happened or wait to take an early response pregnancy test. You can test with this type of product as early as five days before your expected next period.


January 23, 2015 - 9:21am
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