I Normally have my period at the end of the month(18,19,or 20) and in june 2012 i missed mine, it is now july 3,2012, and i still have not had mine. however about an hour ago i went to the bathroom and when i wiped there had been pinkish color blood on the tissue, there is very little. i am also experiencing very light cramping in my abdominal area and lots of lower back pain, is it possible that i am pregnant? it is too early too test? i have had an increased appetite as well followed by nausea and lots of back pain!
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Sometimes, periods can get delayed by 5-10 days. However, if you have been sexually active, the symptoms that you describe (pink discharge, delay in periods, light abdominal cramps, low back pain, increased appetite, nausea) could be few of early symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. Wait and watch for your periods (see if you get your usual bleeding within next few days). 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 have got 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). The test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). You may also consider taking urine pregnancy test after 7-10 days of missed/abnormal periods. 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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