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what could be the first symptom that may occur if I'm pregnant?

By October 24, 2011 - 4:26pm
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A blood test can detect hCG levels about 11 days following conception. A urine test detects levels about 12 to 14 days following conception.

The hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (better known as hCG) is produced during pregnancy. In general the hCG levels will double every 72 hours. The level will reach its peak in the first 8 - 11 weeks of pregnancy and then will decline and level off for the remainder of the pregnancy.

With this information, you may want to retest. Be certain to follow the directions carefully to get the most accurate results.

Wishing you the best,


March 6, 2012 - 6:32pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

false alaaurm for me.... auntie flow is in the house.... tryingagain next month...

March 6, 2012 - 6:55pm

Hello everyone. my last period started Feb 04,2012. My husband and I are trying to have a baby, so we had unprotected sex during my fertil days. now it is 3/2/2012, and i have not gotten my period. i should have gotten it on feb 26th, i think. i am very irregular. for example dec 31 i got my period and jan's period i didnt until feb... all i have is really tingly breast, light cramps- mainly down the center of my pelvic area. i tested this morning with a HPT- negative. someone help me to determine if i am really expecting. i dont want to go to the doctor's quite yet.

March 2, 2012 - 7:17pm

If you want to take a home pregnancy test, wait until your period is late by at least one week. A blood pregnancy test can detect elevated hCG or the pregnancy hormone about 11 days after conception.
The hormone hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is produced during pregnancy.

October 24, 2011 - 5:15pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

me and my bf have sex. his first attempt of penetrating my vagina hurts. does that mean that my hymen is present? no bleeding occur.. on our second attempt, his penis entered smoothly into my vagina without protection. is it possible that I will become pregnant? he said he knows when the sperm will come out. the time he felt it, he withdrew, then he masturbate again to make it hard. is there possibility that there are some sperm left and entered to me? fluids comes out in me. he said it's mine. is there any possibility that he did not notice that his sperm came out in me? I'm very worried. please help me.

October 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
Guide (reply to jdimayuga)

Hello Jdimayuga,
The pain that you felt during the first attempt at penetration could have been caused by not enough lubrication. When your vagina is dry, penetration of the penis will be uncomfortable.

Yes, your boyfriend would know when he ejaculates, but, there is always a slight risk that a little bit can leak out when the penis is erect.

You will notice lubrication from your vagina when you are sexually stimulated. That is the fluid you noticed.

In the future, to reduce the risk of an unwanted pregnancy, have your boyfriend use a condom every time you have sexual activity and you should be using some form of birth control consistently.


March 6, 2012 - 6:24pm

That is a very good question. The earliest symptoms of pregnancy can appear in the first few weeks following conception, even before a missed period.
Some women experience morning sickness, which presents as nausea with or without vomiting,
As early as two to three weeks after conception, hormonal changes might make your breasts tender, tingly or sore. Or your breasts might feel fuller and heavier.
You might find yourself urinating more often than usual, especially at night.
Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy.
Food cravings are common, too. Like most other symptoms of pregnancy, these food preferences can be chalked up to hormonal changes — especially in the first trimester, when hormonal changes are the most dramatic.
There is no single first symptom. Early signs vary among women.


October 24, 2011 - 4:46pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

thank you very much. what is the right time to i use pregnancy test to check if i'm pregnant?

October 24, 2011 - 4:52pm
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