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Am I pregnant??

By December 4, 2015 - 9:05pm
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So my story is a bit lengthy but bear with me. So I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend a little over a month ago. What I think was my period came two days later (relatively on time) and it was normal flow with light cramps, but it only lasted two days. Fast forward two weeks later I get diagnosed with a really bad case of mono and UTI on top of that. I was hospitalized three times, each time they did blood and urine tests and they even did and ultrasound to check my spleen and liver. I am now finally on the rebound and getting well but the only problem is my period is a week and a half late. My question is if I was pregnant would the doctors be able to see that through my blood and urine tests even though that's not what they were testing for? I don't have any pregnancy symptoms and I'm hoping I'm just late/missing my cycle because I was terribly ill and lost a lot of weight and the medicines they put me on could play a part too but I'm still very nervous.

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Before I answer your questions directly I want to share some information about the conception process.
The ovulation period lasts about 12-24 hours and occurs about 12-16 days before your period. If the egg if fertilized during that time, the fertilized egg than takes about 10 days to travel to the uterus. When the egg implants in the uterus most women can experience implantation bleeding, which will usually occur around the same time as your period. Even though it is only spotting for 1 or 2 days, it can be mistaken for a light period since it occurs around the same time.
In your case however, you had intercourse only 2 days before bleeding. This is too soon for it to be implantation bleeding unless you were already pregnant from a few weeks before when you were ovulating. If you were already pregnant by that time, the doctors would have probably noticed during the ultrasound.
It would not have shown in the blood or urine tests unless they were specifically testing for it.
However, whenever a women is hospitalized they often do a routine pregnancy test. But I can't say for sure they did.
In conclusion, the chances of pregnancy are slim unless you had unprotected sex during ovulation as I said before. So, I suggest that you take your own pregnancy test. That will clear up any speculation you have.

December 5, 2015 - 11:11am
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