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Symptoms of pregnancy or pms?

By Anonymous July 21, 2010 - 1:32am
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My period ended on the 30th of June and round about the 12th of July i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend. About 2 days after intercourse, i had cramps in my abdomen which have been ongoing for a week now. My breasts are larger and i also have very sensitive nipples. Usually i only experience period pains once i start my period and my breasts become tender, not my nipples. Could i be pregnant or are these just pms symptoms? My period should start between the 25th-28th of July.

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Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHer.
You're right, symptoms of pregnancy can mimic those signaling a period coming. The surest way to know is to take a pregnancy test. Many of them will give accurate results up to 5 days before you expect your period. Those results are pretty accurate, so if it's negative, it's negative (and vice versa). The alternative is wait until next week and see if you get your period, then if you end up being late take a pregnancy test, or go to the doctor for one.
Try and not stress. Stress can do a number on your health and your period. Your doctor can help you figure out what birth control is right for you so you don't have to go through this uncertainty again. If you're going to have sex, empowher yourself, and protect yourself from unwanted STDs and pregnancy.
Here's an EmpowHer article discussing the different options:
And a tool from Planned Parenthood to help you pick a birth control method that works for you:
Good luck and please let us know how you're doing.

July 21, 2010 - 10:15am
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