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implantation bleeding or my period or something else?

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I've had unprotected sex since Jan. 7 shortly after my last period Jan. 4. My period was late 9 days until Feb. 4 on which along with bleeding i had bad cramps which usually doesn't happen on the first day. I'm concerned whether or not i may have implantation bleeding or my period or something else. The bleeding is heavy and light sometimes dark with clots. If it is my period does that mean i cant get pregnant?


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replied February 8th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A31289
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you are not on any form of regular birth control measures and have been sexually active after last normal periods, chances of pregnancy are possible. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. 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).
If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you have been trying for pregnancy and have not been successful, you should consider getting a complete infertility work-up done for you and your partner to see if there are any underlying causes for the infertility/inability to conceive. Treatment as needed (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you get pregnant. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.



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