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Could i be pregnant?

By Anonymous August 19, 2009 - 5:26am
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Okay, well I'm 7-8 days late, I have had unprotected sex a since my last period, taken two pregnancy tests both negative the 1st was my 1st day late the second on my 3rd! Maybe too soon? Been having right side lower abdomen and back pain, and a few niggly headaches (dont usually get many headaches) Urinating alot more an feel like I cant hold it in and just haveto go, going like every 20 mins and still feels like my bladder aint empty. Four - five weeks ago I had food poisoning and possibly a slight virus so not too sure if this could of maybe messed things up?? I dont want to rush to taking another test as the negative result everytime hurts like mad I really wany a baby and seein that result is like a knife thorough my heart :( also dont want to rush to the GP just to waste everyones time. Thank You.

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Hi Anon,

How regular are your cycles, usually? Are you often a few days late, or are you usually like clockwork?

Do you have a feeling for when you ovulated? Was the unprotected sex right around that time?

Being 7-8 days late is a good indicator that you might be pregnant, but other things can cause that as well. Yes, sickness can be a factor, as can a lot of stress. Anything that affects our hormones can also affect our cycles -- a change in activity, in diet, a weight loss or gain, a change in medicines, and so on.

But you might be pregnant, and just tested too early for the test to pick up any levels of HCG (the pregnancy hormone) in your blood.

If I were you, I would take another test now that you are more than a week late. If it's negative again, I might make an appointment with the doctor's office to make sure that the pain in the lower abdomen and back isn't due to an ovarian cyst, for instance.

Please come back and update us. My fingers are crossed for you!

August 20, 2009 - 8:22am
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Also forgot to mention I sometimes this past week get tummy cramps, and tiredness. cant walk very far without being sometimes doubled over in pain.

August 19, 2009 - 5:32am
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