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Ok so my boyfriend and I have been having unprotected sex, with no birth-control, since Nov. 2011. We are trying to have another baby, this would be our second. My periods have been really light and only lasting 4 days. They have been starting the same time every month except this month, Instead of starting on Feb. 12 I started on the 8th, still just lasting 4 days. My normal periods usually last 6-8 days and are extrememly heavy. I have taken like 5 pregnancy test since Dec. and they have all been neg. I have been really tired, moody, emotional, some neausa, my breast felt really big and swollen for about a month, I get headaches all the time, my back and legs hurt, and my stomach looks like I'm pregnant. In the last week I have been feeling little taps in my belly. I think if I did get pregnant in Nov. I would be about 15 weeks right now. I just want to know, even thought the hpt's have been neg., if there is a chance that I could still be pregnant? Or is all of this in my head? Help


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replied February 29th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A32190
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you are pregnant, it is possible that you are having decidual bleeding (lighter and shorter bleeding at expected period time). Few women can experience period like bleeding during expected period time during first few months of pregnancy which is also known as Decidual bleeding. The urine pregnancy tests done in early pregnancy can keep showing you false negative results as the kits are calibrated ones, so unless the hormone levels in urine reach a certain level, they do not show positive results. The symptoms that you describe (altered periods, increased tiredness, mood changes, emotional changes, nausea, fuller/heavier/swollen breasts, headaches, back pain, leg discomfort, abdominal distension) could suggest pregnancy possibility. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist 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 is confirmed, an ultrasound scan done will also help to know the gestational age and viability, and serial HCG levels showing doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance.
Take care.



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