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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous April 7, 2011 - 11:11am
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I'm a woman of 31 and I took the nuvaring out on 4 March, I got my fake period on 7 march and did not put back a new nuva ring on 11 March. I think I had my ovulation on 24 March as I took an ovulation test and the lh hormone was on its highest peak on 22 and 23 March and the lh hormone was not detected on the 24th of March. I had intercourse with my husband on the 24th. Last week I started to get dizzy nausea spells, since this week they last longer, and last two days I was almost continously nauseaus except for in the evenings, sensitive about smell of food, not hungry at all, no taste for food, since a few das also I have to pee often, last days I also had some brownish blood loss, like spotting, only few drops and stomach cramps. Some days I would feel constipaed and bloated and other days completely the opposite of that, however I have no sore breasts and I don't feel particularly tired which normally are pregnancy symptoms as well. Could I be pregnant or are these symptoms due to me getting of the nuva ring? I did a test yesterday and one today, thinking I would get my period this week, but both were negative. Could it be too early to detect anything. I still didn't get my period but as I only quitted with the nuva ring a month ago I don't whether I can expect to have a regular cycle or not. Before using the nuvaring I did have regular cycle of between 30-32 days. I feel pregnant but don't there to trust my body as it could be mixed up after the nuva ring so I hope you can advise me. I don't have the possibility to see a doctor until Friday 15 April. Thank you for all your help!

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It may have been too early to take a home pregnancy test, since it was a few days before the "2 week mark" since you had sex.

For most women, it is unlikely that you would become pregnant after just one "try" (intercourse on one day). For all of the reasons/concern/worry you have...these are the reasons most doctors suggest women wait before they try-to-conceive until after they have one regular menstrual period after stopping the use of hormonal contraception...there are just too many questions.

One definite answer I can give you is this: most women ovulate two weeks before their menstrual period begins. If you are pretty certain you ovulated around 24th of March, you can most likely expect your menstrual period to begin something in the next 7 days. If it does not begin in the next 7 days, you can take another home pregnancy test at that time.

I know waiting 7 days is agony, but since you are not sure about when your menstrual period was going to occur since you just stopped using hormonal contraception, and the ovulation predictor kits are not 100% accurate...allowing another week to see what your body does is the only thing you can do right now....you will know by then if you have a menstrual period or more pregnancy-type symptoms. Please know that any "pregnancy symptoms" are also so general that they can relate to almost any other condition, too (upset stomach, GI issues, upcoming period, flu/cold or other illness).

Let us know when your period begins, or if you take a test next week!

April 7, 2011 - 12:10pm
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