Hi I wonder is it possible to be 20 DPO and not be due my period for another 4 days? My last cycle was 41 days. I got my period on the 22nd Dec and then not again until the 1st Feb. we had unprotected sex on the 8th Feb, my cycles are usually between 30 and 36 days. Could I have ovulated early? I am having milky white discharge, tender breasts, some light cramping, some nausea too. is it possible i am pregnant? HPT this morning was negative
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Variations in menstrual cycle length of about 5-10 days are considered to be normal. If your menstrual cycles have been regular (including the variations), then it would suggest regular ovulation. If you had been sexually active during ovulation time, chances of pregnancy are possible. The symptoms (milky white discharge, tender breasts, light abdominal cramps, nausea) could also indicate possibility of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods. 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). Urine pregnancy test kits usually start showing positive results after about 20 days post-conception (roughly corresponding to about 1 week after your missed/altered periods). You may also consider taking a urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days of missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test. Be 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.
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