Is It My Period or Am I Pregnant?

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Registered: 01-06-2012
Is It My Period or Am I Pregnant?
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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 3:15pm

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on January 1. January 5, I went to urinate at 2:25pm and after I clean myself, I saw light, pinkish blood on the toilet tissue. When I used the bathroom again around 4, there wasn't any blood and when I used the bathroom around 7:30pm, there was that light red/pinkish blood again. Today, I'm bleeding like its my period. Mild cramps, not too painful and not too light. Just in the middle. But, I'm not bleeding heavy.

My last period started on December 17 and lasted until December 20 so when I had sex, I was in my ovulating cycle and my period isn't due until January 17. Yes, it is possible for my body to change and my period would come on early but my menstrual cycle never really change. What could this be? I would be disappointed if I am not pregnant but we could always try again. We are expecting to move in together after I graduate undergrad in May and get marry when I complete my masters. Any ideas and advice would be helpful.

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Registered: 01-06-2012
Sat, 01-07-2012 - 2:43am
I appreciate that. And yes it was only once this month. As a matter of fact, it's the first time I had sex since I been with him. We waited until we were comfortable and know each other. I have 7 nieces and 3 nephews so I know it's hard. I use to take care of them while their parents were at work and trying to get my homeworks done. I will wait and take a test. If it comes back negative, we will wait. Thanks!
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Registered: 09-08-2011
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 10:29pm

Did you only have unprotected sex once this month? January 1 was only 5 days ago. Implantation takes several days. It's HIGHLY unlikely you would show any sign of pregnancy yet. The egg might not even be implanted yet. Wait a week at least and then take a home pregnancy test. Even the best tests on the market say you should wait until the week your period is due.

I know you might hate the advice, but slow down. Move in together then have a baby. Do you really want to deal with morning sickness and pregnancy tiredness living on your own? Do you know how hard it is to drive yourself to your doctor's appointment when you can't stop pulling over to puke? Or how hard it is to go to a really important appointment, like an ultrasound or gestational diabetes results, and the only time you can fit the appointment in your class schedule is when you have to go alone?

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