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Am I pregnant?

By Anonymous March 21, 2016 - 6:40am
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My last period was Feb 10, 2016. My period lasts typically seven days and I have a 31 day cycle. I have very regular, predictable periods. According to period tracker apps I should've ovulated around Feb 27, 2016. I had unprotected sex Feb 20, Feb 21 & Feb 24 (also March 5, 11, 13 in case my ovulation is off) I took a home pregnancy test on March 16, it was negative. My period is nine days late now. I don't know whether to keep testing or just keep waiting for my period to come. I have never been late. Some of the on/off symptoms I've had within the last two-three weeks include: excessive gas, frequent urination, pings of pain in lower abdomen, achy legs and hips, bloating. I just don't know what to think and don't want to continue freaking myself out with negative test results but still no period. Please help.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us. It is very likely that your period is late because you are pregnant.

Did you test in the morning and did you use the first urine of the day? I can suggest you test one more time. If you still get a negative result, wait until the end of this month. Still no period, call your gynecologist, who can order blood tests to check hormone levels, including a blood pregnancy test.

Please keep in touch,

March 21, 2016 - 8:22am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

So, I don't know what to think...last time I did anything sexual was February 9th (no insertion-I'm a Virgin still. Just grinding naked) I had my period on the 21st of February it was super light though and that's not what I'm used to...I spotted 2 days before that period and bled for two days pretty heavily and then it went back to brown spotting for 4 days. And now March is here and I'm 7 days late according to my app. I don't think I'm pregnant because I haven't had any pregnancy symptoms and my bf didn't ejaculate near my vagina...I have been feeling fatigued. Like I normally would close to my period...but I've been super stressed this year so far...and am wondering if that has affected my normal schedule...but I also know that 2 of my family members have been diagnosed with PCOS and I'm wondering if I also have it and with all the stress that it's just acting up. I need some advice! Do you think I'm pregnant?

March 29, 2016 - 11:52am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

There is no indication of pregnancy - a test can confirm this for you.

PCOS can cause irregular bleeding so this is something you can get checked with your gynecologist.


March 29, 2016 - 3:12pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann. I did not use the first urine, and couldn't wait so I tested in the afternoon. I will buy a new test tonight and test in the morning. I am so anxious to find out. Thank you again.

March 21, 2016 - 11:31am
(reply to Kdale615)

Hey. Did your period end up coming? Or are you pregnant?

March 24, 2016 - 11:33am
(reply to Shanec)

It did end up coming yesterday, eleven days late... sigh.

March 24, 2016 - 6:58pm
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