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Could I be pregnant?
so i had unprotected sex on Feb 24 and he pulled out before his big moment.. so i wasnt worrying about anything.. then jus this past friday (exactly one week later) i started bleeding and i thought it was my period. i had mild cramps and it was somewhat heavy, (heavy enough that i had to use tampons) not exactly normal for me but it wasn't light. The bleeding lasted two days. My normal periods, since i first started getting them, have always been heavy and always between 6-8 days long. So i am a little confused.. i've heard of implantation bleeding, but i heard it was light and only lasted about a day.. and that doesnt sound like my bleeding.. Im jus curious to see if there is a possibility of being pregnant? or if my period jus decided to change on me.. idk..
im not stressin so stress isnt part of the period stopping. I jus woke up this morning and i wasnt bleeding anymore..
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replied March 5th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A32396
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Implantation bleeding is usually mild and can last upto 2-3 days at times, and it usually occurs within 6-12 days of ovulation/fruitful intercourse. Pullout/withdrawal method is associated with highest failures. Wait and watch for your periods. If the bleeding occurred around your expected period time, then could also suggest possibility of decidual bleeding (if you are pregnant). Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if you are not ready for pregnancy.
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