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ok so if I had sex last Friday & it's too early to tell if I'm pregnant why am I bloated & can't poop it's been 7 days please help

By Anonymous May 3, 2012 - 5:43am
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Hi Anonymous,

Yes, it is too soon to tell if you are pregnant. Please wait until it has been at least 2 weeks from the time you had unprotected sex to test. It is always best to wait and see if you have missed your period first, for more accurate results. 

Constipation is caused by: 

  • Not enough fluid intake
  • Overuse of laxative medicines
  • Too little exercise
  • Bed rest
  • Certain medications, including:
    • Pain relievers
    • Narcotics
    • Aluminum-containing antacids
    • Antidepressant and antipsychotic medications
    • Medications for epilepsy and Parkinson's disease
    • Antispasmodic medications
    • Tranquilizers
    • Iron supplements
    • Calcium channel blockers
  • Frequently delaying the need to have a bowel movement
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Spasm of the anal sphincter, due to painful anal fissures or hemorrhoids
  • Underactive thyroid
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (periods of constipation may alternate with episodes of diarrhea)
  • Neurological diseases such as:
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Intestinal disorders, including:
    • Scarring
    • Tumors
    • Cancer
    • Inflammation
  • Travel, due to schedule changes, stress, and poor diet


Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.

  • Advancing age
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Prolonged bed rest due to surgery or an accident
  • Diet that is high in fat and sugar, and low in fiber

Although pregnancy is on that list, one week after sex is too soon to even tell if you are pregnant, constipation wouldn't occur until later on in pregnancy. 

Best Wishes,


May 3, 2012 - 6:30am
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