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My period's nine days late, mild symptoms but I'm not sure if I'm pregnant...

By Anonymous August 18, 2011 - 10:45am
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So, my period was due to start last around August 9th at the latest, and in the past I've always had a pretty regular 30-day cycle. I've had sex three times since my last cycle started (on July 8th) and each time we used a condom and he never actually ejaculated inside of me, but I'm still worried about the possibility of pregnancy. I've had on-and-off sore breasts (but they've constantly remained fuller), coupled with a good amount of discharge, but these are normal things that I regularly experienced before getting my period. TMI warning, my cervix is also pretty high, hard and feels closed, but I have never kept track of my cervical position until now. Before my period started in July, I was extremely ill with the flu for about four days before my period arrived, and I've heard that illness can mess around with menstruation. I'm probably going to take a test within the next couple of days just to be sure, but does sound like I could possibly be pregnant?

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Hi Anonymous,
The only sure way to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Since you are late by more than a week, now is a good time to test. I am confused by what you say regarding your cervix. The cervix is the lower end of the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina. The cervical canal passes through the cervix. It doesn't close, nor can you feel it by touching your abdomen. Tender, swollen breasts are a sign of early pregnancy, usually noticed 2 to 3 weeks after conception.


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