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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous September 24, 2014 - 11:07am
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My period was about a week late then I had light bleeding for 4 days but the first day of bleeding I had little cramps , I'm sure it's not my period I'm usually on a really heavy period with strong period pain, I've also had some pregnancy symptoms .

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community. Your period can definitely be light one month even though you are used to a heavy period and can vary in timing. It sounds like you got your period a week late to me. 

Are you trying to get pregnant or avoid an unwanted pregnancy? Implantation bleeding is also very light, but usually it has a brown tinge to it. 

Here is some information about implantation bleeding http://www.empowher.com/pregnancy/content/pregnancy-words-implantation-bleeding-what-it-and-it-normal

What are some of your early pregnancy symptoms? You could be psyching yourself out if you are overly worried.

The best way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Nobody can tell you over the Internet if you are pregnant or not, all we can do is let you know what we think, based on the information you have given us. A pregnancy test can be taken 10-14 days after unprotected sex and when taken correctly, will certainly be accurate by the time your period is due. 

I hope this information helps you! If you have further concerns, taking a pregnancy test is a good idea if the time is right, or call your doctor for further instructions. He or she may want to give you a physical examination or a pregnancy test at the office. 

I hope this information helps you and you get answers as soon as possible. 

September 24, 2014 - 12:11pm
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