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I'm three days late. Should I be worried??

By March 2, 2011 - 6:50pm
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My periods are regular. They occur every 28 days. I was supposed to start the 28th of Feb. I had unprotected sex around my ovulation date. My breasts are tender, my lower back hurts, I'm not sleeping well at night, I'm extremely moody for a laid back person, my sense of smell is every keen, and I'm nauseous, plus some foods either turn me off or I can't get enough of them. Should I be worried?

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I haven't taken a test yet. My last period was Feb 1, 2011. My periods have been normal and regular up until this point.

March 3, 2011 - 4:03pm

hi l_mae,
Thanks for your question and for joining EmpowHER. The funny thing with symptoms is that pregnancy symptoms often are similar to pre-menstrual symptoms with only the slightest of differences.
The surest way to know for certain is to take a pregnancy test. I know it may be scary, but it will verify it either way. If the test is negative then you likely are just late or skipping. Make sure to keep track of when you expected your period, when your last menstrual period was, and any symptoms you are having in case you need to relay those to a doctor should you end up needing to see one. If you go without a period for 90 days, a doctor will want to see you so they can figure out what is causing secondary amenorrhea (lack of menstrual period).
For more information, please review these articles: Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Unprotected Sex?, and Am I Pregnant? Myths and Facts About Sex

March 3, 2011 - 8:40am
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