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possible pregnancy?

By Anonymous May 8, 2015 - 6:12pm
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I got my period right on time, April 6th, last month. I ovulated on the 20th/21st like normal. I engaged in sexual activity the afternoon of the 21st, but it was protected. Anyway, I didn't have any pregnancy symptoms but because I was worried about being pregnant I began taking First Response Early Result pregnancy tests on April 28th. I know that would be super early to get a result but it was a peace of mind kind of thing. On May 1st, I took my morning pregnancy test and it was still negative. Still no symptoms of pregnancy, either. I went to a party that evening (May 1st) and unfortunately got into a physical alteration with another woman, who punched me pretty hard on the lower abdomen (I actually had a bruise right above my crotch where my pubic bone is, so I think the majority of the "punch" was too low but it still worries me). That May 1st was on a Friday... I started having super light pink spotting two days later on Sunday afternoon (1-2 days before expected period) which is pretty normal, I always have light spotting the day before my period, but this particular spotting was off and on from 12:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon until I started my expected period on Tuesday. So Sunday, I had light pink spotting off and on, Saturday morning, woke up to red blood only when I wiped, went away by Saturday afternoon, then off and on light pink spotting until Tuesday morning when my regular flow began. I actually continued taking pregnancy tests every morning, even Tuesday morning right before the flow started and every single one of them was negative. I am really worried about this being a miscarriage, because although I typically spot the day before my period, it's just kind of weird that the spotting this month was so off and on and began a day earlier than usual. And I got my period on time. I have not had any severe cramping, and my period has been normal in regards to how heavy the flow is (moderately heavy but I am only changing a pad every few hours). I have been reading online that being punched in the stomach would not cause a miscarriage that early in pregnancy (even if I was pregnant, which was doubtful) but it is keeping me up at night with worry. I know that won't change anything, but I just would like to know if being punched in the stomach would actually end an early pregnancy. I cannot "go ask my doctor" because I do not have a regular gynecologist (I get my pap smears at Planned Parenthood).
Thank you.

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Lets review the facts.  You used protection during sex which prevents pregnancy.  You did not have any pregnancy symptoms.  Your period came as usual.  Spotting a few days before period is not a pregnancy symptom.  All the pregnancy tests you took were negative.

Since you were never pregnant, there could be no miscarriage.  Even if you were pregnant, you cannot miscarriage from a punch that soon, just like you said.

There extra days of spotting was most likely due to stress, but is no cause for alarm and is very normal.

At this point you need to trust the facts that you are not pregnant.



May 9, 2015 - 10:13am
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