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could i be pregnant??

By Anonymous October 2, 2014 - 2:08am
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Hello, I think I might be pregnant. I had sex then couple of hours later I had what seems like a period but very light not like my normal period as I'm heavy. I have bad stomach pain and eating loads. I've done tests they all came back negative. Also have really bad stomach pain at the top and bottom part of my tummy and my ovaries hurt a lot even when not on my period. My tummy gets bigger and bigger and don't know why as tests are negative.

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question and welcome! 

If your tests are coming up negative over and over then you are likely not pregnant although a blood test will tell you for sure. 

Your pain and swelling sounds more like you may have cysts than a pregnancy. 

The two most common symptoms are:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Menstrual bleeding


Pain is usually caused by:

  • Direct pressure from the cysts on the ovaries and surrounding structures
    • Causing chronic pelvic fullness or a dull ache
  • Bleeding from a cyst into and around the ovary
    • Causing more intense, sharp pain as the blood irritates the lining of the abdomen


Pain may come and go on a regular basis. Or, you may notice the pain more:

  • Just before or after your period
  • During sex


Other symptoms:

  • Urinary discomfort associated with bladder pressure or irritation
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea


In rare cases, a cyst may become twisted. This can cut off its own blood supply, causing:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Fever


Call your doctor right away if you have these symptoms.


The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. She will also do a pelvic exam. Cysts are often found during routine pelvic exams when there are no symptoms.

If a cyst is suspected or found, the doctor may do a pelvicultrasound . This is a test that uses sound waves to create images of the ovaries. Using this test, your doctor can determine:

  • Type and size of the cyst
  • Type of treatment needed


Other tests or procedures may be used if a cyst:

  • Does not go away after several menstrual cycles
  • Gets larger and more painful
  • Does not appear to be a simple functional cyst


Other tests may include:

  • Laparoscopy —a thin, lighted tube and other small instruments are inserted through several tiny incisions in the abdomen to look at the ovaries directly, drain fluid from a cyst, or take a sample for biopsy
  • Blood test for the protein CA-125 —done when a cyst is suspected of being cancerous
    • CA-125 is often elevated in the case of ovarian cancer. But it can also be elevated in benign situations.
Anon, I think it's very important that you have an examination done by a doctor. You may not have cysts at all but it's worth looking into. Will you look into this and let us know your progress? 


October 2, 2014 - 5:59am
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