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pressure in my lower abdomen, pregnant or not?

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i last had sex on the 26th of nov, my period came on the 4th, lasted for the usual 5 days but the bloating is not going away, i sleep alot more now and theres a feeling of pressure in my lower abdomen as well as lower back pain, i need some insight as to whether i can be pregnat or what would cause such other than pregnancy
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replied November 25th, 2011
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the status of your pregnancy. Since you have a history of unprotected intercourse without any birth control, so it can result in pregnancy. For confirming the status of pregnancy by urine for pregnancy test (UPT),the most accurate way to test for pregnancy is to wait until after your period is due. First appearance of pregnancy hormone, HCG, due to implantation occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if you don’t want to wait for your periods and test for pregnancy then you can test at 9 or 10 days past ovulation with a sensitive ( 20 - 25 mIU ) pregnancy test.

I sincerely suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test and if the test comes negative, then please wait for your periods and repeat the test after 1 week of your missed periods date.

You can also get serum HCG levels estimated which is more specific than urine tests for pregnancy. Otherwise these can be due to gastrointestinal or kidney causes.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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replied February 27th, 2013
What if your preiod is 11 days late you take a text and its negative then you get your period and your period only last 3 to 4 days and its light could you still be pregnant?
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