i had my last period on the 8th of sep which started on the 5th of sep, i had unprotected sex on the 9th and on the 10th, and today the 19th im experiancing alower back pain and abdomen pain, could this be a sigh of pregnency or ovulation?
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It is difficult to distinguish early symptoms of pregnancy from ovulation symptoms. You are close to your fertile days or time of ovulation after finishing with your periods, hence unprotected intercourse during this time can lead to pregnancy. Few women can experience symptom suggestive of pregnancy as early as 24-48 hours after fruitful intercourse. Your symptoms (low back pain, lower abdominal pain) could be suggestive of possibility of pregnancy especially if you are sexually active and not on any form of birth control measures. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any new symptoms. Wait and watch for your next periods. If you do not get your periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you get abnormal periods, or if you develop symptoms suggestive of pregnancy, you should consider visiting your gynecologist/obstetrician for examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately.
If pregnancy gets ruled out and if you intend to remain sexually active (and are not prepared for pregnancy), consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable non-hormonal regular birth control measures to be protected. Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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