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Could I be pregnant?

By Anonymous November 17, 2016 - 12:13am
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I had protected sex (condom and birth control) in August. I've had my period in August, September and October. I've been having some odd abdominal pain and back pain. Could I be pregnant?

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Hi Maryann,
Last month by period was 2 weeks late. It was very light and didn't last a full day. This month it came a week and a half early. It was very light and lasted a day. My usual cycle is 28 days. I'll usually have it for 4 days and it's very heavy. Since the late period I have noticed swelling in my lower abdomen. Basically, the last month. I have been feeling nauseous and fatigue. I'm also experiencing some cramping. I do have unprotected sex. I haven't taken a pregnancy test. Can I be pregnant?

November 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Time to take that pregnancy test. For the most accurate result, test in the morning. Use the urine when you wake up and use the bathroom.

Please let us know the results.


November 21, 2016 - 12:24pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to us with your question if you could be pregnant.

You had three normal periods following protected intercourse in August. Pregnancy is not likely the reason for this month's late period, unless you have had unprotected sex since your last period.

Other factors can delay a period. Extreme weight changes, excessive exercising, stress, certain illness and medications can cause a delay. Has any thing changes in your life in the last month/


November 17, 2016 - 7:48am
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