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ovulation still or something else?

By September 25, 2010 - 10:46am
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I had my period on September the 2nd, I had sex on the last day of my period Friday the 6th unprotected. It is now the 22 and I am having "cramping" in my uterus and my breasts and tender. Sometimes before my period I will get tender breasts but usually not this early. I figure I am 2 weeks out till my next period is due. I also sometimes get cramping a day or 2 before I start but again not usually this early. I'm concerned I may be pregnant or there might be something else wrong. Suggestions?

I posted this question about a week ago and I am still having cramping. I know some cramping during ovulation is normal but for it to go on for a week? Should I be concerned?

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I'm just worried I may be pregnant. It seems unlikely with the timing of my last period and when I sad sex but still. its to early to take a text or anything though so its a waiting game now.

September 25, 2010 - 6:47pm
(reply to cassandramaria)

It is unlikely that you would get pregnant during the last day of your period, but anytime you have unprotected sex there is a risk of pregnancy (regardless of "when" it is during your cycle). The reason is that sperm can live up to 3 (maybe 5) days inside your vagina, near your cervix, "waiting" for an egg to be released. You could ovulate early in your cycle (some women can ovulate as early as "day 7"). This scenario is plausible, could cause a pregnancy, but is not very common.

It is a waiting game, unfortunately, anytime you have unprotected sex, as it takes a few weeks until either your period begins or you take a home pregnancy test to know if the symptoms you are experiencing are related to pregnancy, PMS or just some gastrointestinal distress. I'm sorry you have to wait and be worried, but it is a good time to think about your birth control options for next time so you don't have this extra stress weighing you down. Let us know if you would like to talk about this further!

In the meantime, I agree with Cary: if your symptoms have been occurring for a few weeks and you are concerned, it is always best to call your doctor.

We wish you the best, and please let us know when your period begins!

September 26, 2010 - 7:10pm

Hi Cassandramaria

It looks like you wrote 4 days ago. The advice you got then was good, and it could still be related to ovulation or it could be the beginning of PMS but I think since you are concerned about it you should contact your health care provider. It seems you are worried and the symptoms are not typical for you; you know your body best so if you feel something is not right, it is worth checking out.

Please let us know what happens, and good luck.

September 25, 2010 - 5:07pm
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