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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous November 10, 2014 - 4:32pm
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My last flow was in September around the 15th. I was due on the 13th if October but I didn't start. Since then I've been having bloating, pain in my lower stomach like my muscles are being separated by a dull spoon, pressure in my upper stomach, lower back and side pains, headaches, nausea for a while but it slowed down, a general uncomfortable feeling in my stomach when I'm not in pain, fatigue even thought I get a good night's sleep, moody and irritable, hunger pain if I skip a meal and hungrier that usual, pain in nipples and left him joint, firmness in upper pelvic region, sore/tender nipples and more recently if I sleep on my stomach at night I'm in extreme pain the next day. Now I am a day late for this month's cycle and unsure what to do. I took two home tests when I was four and five days late but I was told I may have taken them too early. Do I want to take another test if. I don't have my cycle this week or do I go to the doctor or both?!?!

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Hi Anonymous and thanks for bringing your concerns to EmpowHER.

Pregnancy tests check for the presence of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine. After you conceive, your body begins to produce HCG. It takes about two weeks for there to be enough HCG for most pregnancy tests to detect it. Generally most testing is done 14 - 21 days after having unprotected sex.

If your last period was in September and you are pregnant a test taken now should be able to tell you if you are pregnant. You may want to take the test and schedule an appointment with your doctor no matter what the outcome as you will either be dealing with a pregnancy or issues with your period. Extreme pain is never normal and needs immediate attention. Let us know what you learn, we hope everything works out for you.



November 10, 2014 - 5:35pm
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