my period was week late.. am i pregnant?

I had sex about 3 weeks ago on a sunday. My period was due that thursday/friday. It did not come. On that friday i had nausea and sore breasts. The nausea lasted 2 days and the sore breasts lasted for 5 days (they did grow and are still that size). I took a pregnancy test when i was 2-3 days late and came up negative. 9 days after intercourse i felt a pain in my lower left abdomen that lasted for about 6 or 7 hours then i never felt again. After about a week of having sore breasts and nausea, my symptoms went away completely and that next thursday (1 week late for my period and 11 days after intercourse) i bled on the heavier side for 2 days and the period or implantation bleeding stopped after 6 days total. My periods usually last about 7 days and i am always regular. I need insight on if you think i am pregnant or not. i plan to take another hpt in a day or so. I am experiencing slight back pains but i think its due to work since i work in a department store and always walk around.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi Honey, here are some symptoms of pregnancy, check them and then see your doctor

    Tender, swollen breasts

    One of the early signs of pregnancy is sensitive, sore breasts caused by increasing levels of hormones. The soreness may feel like an exaggerated version of how your breasts feel before your period. Your discomfort should diminish significantly after the first trimester, as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes.


    Feeling tired all of a sudden? No, make that exhausted. No one knows for sure what causes early pregnancy fatigue, but it's possible that rapidly increasing levels of the hormone progesterone are contributing to your sleepiness.

    You should start to feel more energetic once you hit your second trimester, although fatigue usually returns late in pregnancy when you're carrying around a lot more weight and some of the common discomforts of pregnancy make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep

    Nausea or vomiting

    If you're like most women, morning sickness won't hit until about a month after conception. (A lucky few escape it altogether.) But some women do start to feel queasy a bit earlier. And not just in the morning, either — pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting can be a problem morning, noon, or night.

    About half of women with nausea feel complete relief by the beginning of the second trimester. For most others it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up.

    Increased sensitivity to odors

    If you're newly pregnant, it's not uncommon to feel repelled by the smell of a bologna sandwich or cup of coffee and for certain aromas to trigger your gag reflex. Though no one knows for sure, this may be a side effect of rapidly increasing amounts of estrogen in your system. You may also find that certain foods you used to enjoy are suddenly completely repulsive to you.

    Abdominal bloating

    Hormonal changes in early pregnancy may leave you feeling bloated, similar to the feeling some women have just before their period arrives. That's why your clothes may feel snugger than usual at the waistline, even early on when your uterus is still quite small.

    Frequent urination

    Shortly after you become pregnant, you may find yourself hurrying to the bathroom all the time. Why? Mostly because during pregnancy the amount of blood and other fluids in your body increases, which leads to extra fluid being processed by your kidneys and ending up in your bladder.

    This symptom may start as early as six weeks into your first trimester and continue or worsen as your pregnancy progresses and your growing baby exerts more pressure on your bladder.

    A missed period

    If you're usually pretty regular and your period doesn't arrive on time, you'll probably take a pregnancy test long before you notice any of the above symptoms. But if you're not regular or you're not keeping track of your cycle, nausea and breast tenderness and extra trips to the bathroom may signal pregnancy before you realize you didn't get your period.

    Your basal body temperature stays high

    If you've been charting your basal body temperature and you see that your temperature has stayed elevated for 18 days in a row, you're probably pregnant

    Good luck.


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  • 1 decade ago

    That is a tough call, I had an experience where I was about a week late and got several confirmed pregnancy tests, only to begin bleeding a few days later( I had a positive blood test and all) It turned out that I was pregnant (very early) and that when i started bleeding it was actually my body rejecting the pregnancy. Not exactly what most people wanna hear, I'm sorry, but the truth is a lot of people have miscarriages so early they never even know they were pregnant in the first place. If you are uncertain I would skip the home tests all together and ask your Doc to send you for blood work, most are more than willing to do this.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think you are pregnant. If you had said you just spotted for those 6 days I would say maybe. Some people still bleed their first month but it is usually not heavy at all. A lot of times before my period I get some of the same symptoms of pregnancy. I know you say that you are always regular but if you have been really stressed out about stuff that could have been why you were late. I would probably take another test to be sure. I hope everything works out for you!

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  • 4 years ago

    I am in the same situation, I had sex 3 and a half week ago and i came on my period the start of this week but it only lasted a couple of days. I have done a pregnancy test but it came back negative. I don't think I am pregnant, although I am having really bad nausea and my boobs are bigger-which is actually quite good. And I am having really strange dreams when I sleep-which is what I want to do all the time!! I'm going to do another home pregnancy test in a week or so.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A late period doesn't always mean pregnancy. If you had intercourse that soon to the end of your cycle, I would guess that you are not pregnant. Although it is possible to still have your period while pregnant, it doesn't sound like you are pregnant.

    Have you had stress in your life lately that could have altered your cycle? Implantation bleeding is not heavy at all. You may be having some other female issues going on. If it happens again next month, run to your OB/GYN.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you bled heavily for that amount of time you could have conceived and then miscarried. Implantation bleeding though is not heavy bleeding but just "spotting". I would guess that your pain in your left abdomen could be something called meddlesmertz which is painful ovulation. I could also be a tubal pregnancy however because the symptoms have gone away I would say that was unlikely.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Any number of things can postpone or stop your mense. 1 week is far to short to make any predictions but if you were concerned your best bet would have been the "day after" pill. you can probably test in about a week or two. But stop stressing, eat right, and go about your business. I'm not going to preach but some sort of birth control might not be a bad idea.

    EDIT: in response to some other answers- how can you have a miscarriage less than two weeks after intercourse?

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  • 1 decade ago

    While it is entirely possible that you could be pregnant since you did have sex (protected or unprotected?), your anxiety and worry is producing stress that could be causing your mind & body to "think" it's pregnant when it's really not.

    I know a lot of women, including myself, who have been in your same position and started to freak out and obsess. The stress manifested as physical symtoms and delayed their periods from starting on time. Take another prego-test, that's the only way to be sure. If it turns out to be negative and your mind accepts the fact that you're not prego, your body may relax and your periods should start up again.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You might be pregnant, but you might not be. If you're worried about being pregnant, the stress can cause your period to be late or irregular, and if you think you're pregnant, sometimes you'll show signs of being pregnant even though you aren't. Maybe you should try another pregnancy test. If it says negative, too, then you're probably not pregnant.

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  • TD R
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    1 decade ago

    I would say, that you are probably not pregnant, the symptoms that you are having are very common to just having your period, if you really think you might be go to the doctor and have a pregnancy test done.

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