Am I Pregnant?

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If you are unusually tuned into your body, you might begin to suspect that you are pregnant within the first few days of pregnancy. But most women don't suspect they are pregnant until they miss a period, and a few don't suspect or believe they are pregnant for months after conception.

Five very common signs of early pregnancy are as follows. You may experience all, some, or none of these symptoms, as pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman.

  • A missed period. Missing your period is the most clear-cut sign of pregnancy. But it is not definitive. Stress, excessive exercise, dieting, and other factors may cause irregular periods.
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom. Even before missing a period, many pregnant women report having to urinate more often. You may even have to get up during the night! This occurs after the embryo has implanted in the uterus and begins producing the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone triggers frequent urination.
  • Fatigue. Utter exhaustion is a very early sign of pregnancy. Fatigue is a result of high levels of the hormone progesterone.
  • Morning (and noon and night!) sickness. Guess what? That queasy feeling isn't limited to mornings. Most pregnant women who experience morning sickness " which can begin 2 weeks to 2 months after conception " feel slightly nauseated at other times during the day. About half have vomiting, but very few have severe enough morning sickness to develop dehydration and malnutrition.
  • Sore (and enlarging) breasts. If you are pregnant, your breasts will probably become increasingly tender to the touch, similar to the way they feel before your period, only more so. Your nipples may also begin to darken and enlarge. Once your body grows accustomed to the increase in hormones, the pain will subside.

Other signs of pregnancy can include:

Implantation bleeding (spotting). Some women experience a light spotting or a brownish discharge. This spotting can occur at about the time the regular period would occur and can last for a few days to a few weeks.

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Food cravings, constant hunger. Some women begin to crave certain foods, constantly feel that they are hungry, or may avoid foods that they previously liked.

Metallic taste in the mouth. Many women complain of a metallic taste in their mouth during the early stages of pregnancy.

Headaches and dizziness. Headaches and the feeling of lightheadedness and dizziness are common during early pregnancy and are the result of hormonal changes and changes in blood volume.

Cramping. Some women experience period-like cramps. If cramps are felt mainly on one side or are severe, it's important to contact your doctor immediately.

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I heard it is still possible to get your period while pregnant. How far along pregnancy would i have to be to experience nausea and dizziness? I feel as though i want to vomit but yet i don't. I am eating foods i don't use normally but my eating isn't constant.
Yes, It is possible that you are, I'm having the same problem. He thinks I am, I hope I'm not, It's whatever though. Good luck!
I think that i might be pregnant. I took a pregnancy test, it said no then my period came on and now I am having symptoms. Im not sure b/c i am also takin medication that causes the same symptoms u get when you're pregnant. I am eatin regularly, not vomiting, just cramping and bloating. My stomach feels kinda hard. I m so confused somebody please help me understand what is going on right now. Can u get pregnant from anal sex anyways? I think u can b/c the anal and vaginal openings are so close together. But it is so mind boggling. I m really scared that I might actually be expecting.
If you took a test and it was negative, then you had your period. I really doubt you are pregnant. All the symptoms you are having probably have to do with the medication you are taking. And sometimes when you think too much of being pregnant, symptoms will just come. If you are still unsure take another preg test. But it seems you are not pregnant.
I HAD THE SAME EXACT SYMPTOMS AS YOU, BUT I EXPERIENCED PAINFUL CRAMPS, FREQUENT TRIPS TO THE RESTROOM AND I HAD MOOD SWINGS ALL DAY EVERYDAY AND I WAS PREGO...BUT OTHER THAN THAT IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE NOT PREGNANT THAN I SUGGEST YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR DOCTOR. ANOTHER THINGS THAT FROM WHAT I KNOW YOU CAN NOT GET PREGNANT WHEN YOU HAVE ANAL SEX I DON'T KNOW THE REASON WHY BUT YOU CAN'T....HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR YOU GOOD LUCK!!!
Um... no you cannot get pregnant from anal sex... I am not going to explain the details, I'm just going to beg you o do some research, or maybe refrain from any type of sex if you have to ask these types of questions. And btw. Anal is very dangerous. Accidents can happen that can cause u to shit yourself the rest of your life. That a chance you Wana take? It's an exit, not an entrance. Sorry...but no. You can't get pregnant from a dick in your bum. :) hope I helped ;)
You cannot get pregnant from Anal sex, the passages are not connected meaning the sperm will not reach the egg (other wise if they where we would be pooing from the front and back and peeing both ends too).
Okay Hi Im 16 Yrs Of AGe And Me And My Boyfriend Is VERY<--- Sexual Active [[WE DONT USE PROTECTION AT ALL]] And He DOnt Pull OUt He Just Basically Nuta Inside Me!! --->HOWEVER As Much Times He Has Done That I Havent Got Pregnant....Until This Time My Period Came Twice In A MontH [[August<---]] But This Month [[September<---]] It Has Not Came!! Could I Be Pregnant!! Can Someone Tell Me Is This Normal Whats Going On?
I would suggest that you first take a pregnancy test. You can do it at home or go see a doc.
GIRL I SEE WHERE YOUR COMIN FROM!! IM 16 TOO. ME AND MY BOYFRIEND ARE THE SAME WAY. THE THING IS THAT HE USUALLY DOES PULL OUT.....UNTILL 3 WEEKS AGO. HE DIDNT AND OF CORSE HE PLANNTED THAT SEED IN ME!! :[ I MISSED MY PERIOD TOO THIS MONTH. IDK. BUT THIS SUCKS CUZ I HAVE THE SAME QUESTION AS YOU!!! BUT GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND TAKE CARE :D
Just so you little girls know, HAVE YOU EVER HEAR OF PRECUM.....you can still get pregnant even if he didn't cum in you, precum contains sperm and yes indeed you can get pregnant.....i am a nurse i would know that...but get tested, adn good luck
I stop using injecting last year sept nw am trying to hv a bby it seem impossible plz help
Same. Last year stop taking deposit and it seems so hard my husband want a baby. What's going on. Welllll we are actually trying now about 9 months now
Me and my boyfriend are sexually active and I am on the pill. I have a habit of forgetting them so this month I got my period a week early. We had sex two nights ago while I was still on my period and he cummed inside of me. I took my pill the next day, but last night we had sex and he cummed in my 3 times. I know I'm too young to have a child but I can't get the courage to take the pill. Just thinking about it makes me cry. I don't get what's wrong with me.
Can I be pregnant if early this month my husband had a slip up and he came. But he states not in me he was pulling out then he did it again about 2 weeks later but that time i took a plan b the next day to prevent. But i think i have been having the symtoms job until i took the plan b my cycle is supposed to come on the 6th of this month
Hi i am 22 years old i have a serious question me and my boyfriend. Been having unprotected sex and he leaves all his sperm in me his been doing that for over 4 months. Now last month i got my period twice in the begining of the month and then again on the end of the month and the thing is i havent gotten it this month is it possible i am prgnant???
This is very true. I got pregnant in this manner. He pulled out a good 5 minutes before the big finish. It was our 1st and only time. He had his sperm tested and apparently his pre cum was more potent than the finale.
Hi. Need help. I had my period june 28 -july 1 2017. I normally go 5 days instead i went 4 days friday witch was the 30 my period started fading n i stop bleeding saturday july 1st. my period was heavy for the 2 days on the 28 n the 29 of june. So on july 4th i had unprotected sex with my friend and 2 days after that i started spotting and feeling nauseous for about 4 days n my breast was hurting just for that 1 day.
Your whole life is before you and being responsible is being careful. If you're not pregnant good for you but if you are your life have just changed mentally, physically , financially and sometimes there are legal issues where you break up and the boyfriend wants custody of the child, therefore you should think about these things before you bring undo stress on yourself.I'm sure you knew what the outcome would eventually be if you continued to have unprotected sex . At this point you should go to the neighborhood clinic and take the necessary steps to confirm pregnancy & be followed by a gynocologist or try and see what protection works best for you to delay pregnancy until you're ready for this huge responsibility.Yes,pregnancy is inevitable as your body is changing to womanhood...LAGYRL
I TOOK THE MORNING AFTER PILLS WITHIN 72 HOURS. ABOUT TWO WEEKS LATER I WAS SPOTTING FOR ONLY A HALF OF DAY. MY PERIOD WAS DUE TO COME ON oCTOBER 8 AND IT HAS NOT. IS THERE A POSSIBILITY I MIGHT BE PREGNANT.
No your not pregnant, day after pills change your period or make it come sooner, that's what its supposed to do. I've had that scare myself once, and I called and asked the doctor about it. Plan b stops you from ovulating and changes the mucus on your vagina to become thicker so the sperm can't get too them, then eventually it makes your period come, weither its lighter or heavy, most of the time it will be lighter but it throws your cycle on a whole different schedule so if you normally started your period at the beginning of the month, had the oops in the middle then took the pill you will most likely have your periods in the middle of the month more frequently than if you did in the beginning or what not kapesh? Lol be safe, not sorry
Ok well i conceived on october 13th,2008 and my last day of my period was october 6th( a week later i conceived),,, and i just want to know if i was pregnant...now im only two weeks (if i am pregnant) pregnant and im already tired and dont want to do nothing...is this a mind state of thing? or am i really pregnant?....every morning i have cramping pains and then i use it and feel better a lil bit. and on the day of conception he ejaculated twiice in me...so is there a good of enough chance that i might be pregnant???? please respond.,..... ive been reading up on sum things (yeah i did my research lol) and it said by the 1st of november i should have a embryo...now is the crampings because i am going thru pregnancy or my period?...i never experience nothing like this...oh yeah last question does a guy have to keep ejactulating in u to become pregnant or does he just have to come in u once (in my case twice in one day) to become pregnant??? please help
Yes all he really needs to do is cum once inside of you and bam your pregnant. Not saying that you are but if you feel the symptoms best to get a pregnancy test at the store and if u really wanna make sure get a blood test at the doctors
Hello. With me, my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex, and I got my period a week later. It came exactly when it was supposed to, and was a regular period. I'm now on the last day of my second period, but earlier I felt really sick and nauseous. If there a chance I could be pregnant after having two regular five day periods. That was the first and only time I had sex. Please reply.
So my boyfriend and I had sex on the 31st of October then three days later i got my period but it was lighter than usual, but I didn't think any thing of it, until the fifth day when it was a light brown color. I've also felt nausea but it accures at night or in the middle of the day, mood swings, cramps that are painful which i've never had cramps like this, and headaches that come and go once in a while. I've never expirenced this before could i be pregnant?
Im 16 years old and i live with my boyfriend and we're like really [{sexually active}] i was using pills but i stoped on purpose cuz i want a baby ...and his mom doesnt want me to be [prego] so what my boyfriend basically did was just go ahead and let in me [{ not the 1st tyme}]...the thing is that he did it the very same day that his mom said she didnt want me prego.... The day that he did it just happened to be 3 days after my period ended... [period ended 11/8/08 and the day we did it was 11/11/08] 4 days later [saturday] i woke up and went to the restroom and noticed i was having some pink discharge....[thats all i saw that day] the next day it was some kind of brownish discharge and i was having cramps [almost like my period] that same night i began to bleed alot like a menstrual cycle except the flow was stronger.... i bacame worried and 1ce again my hope broken down.... and just today [11/20/08] i stopped bleeding but have some really bad abdominal pain... ive needed to use the restroom alot lately and i get hungry alot more now too which i think is weired cuz im like really skinny and i dont eat much..... i get short and mild head aches that last atleast 5 to 10 minutes.... i need some answers ive been on te internet all week trying to figure something out... can somebody please help me????? [[{Oh and i forgot to add i took a tast on 11/8/08 yeah i know but i was anxious i needed to know then i found out how long were supposed to wait and about implantation bleeding}]]
Did you end up pregnant?
i need your help my boyfriend and i had sex 4 times after my period is there any chance i can be pregnant i took a test the other day that came back negative but im not sure i feel different
well what happen was i got my period on nov. 17/08 and before that i got a bit of spotting but i didnt take it into consideration cuz i usually sometimes get it but after my period ended on nov.23/08 i had sex with my bf like 2 or 3 days later. usually he doesnt come in me but this time he came and he didnt kno he did, so he took it out and put it back inn and my question is could i be preg?
I had sex last night and then got my period today. Does that mean I'm definitely not pregnant or would I still have my period even if I was pregnant?

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