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Could i be pregnant or stress out?
i had unprotected sex last week on nov 30th. i took the early pregnancy test on sunday which came out negative. throughout this week i've been feeling cramps, light cramps they were on and off and i got the usual discharge i would usually get before my period starts. so i thought it was my period coming. Today i took another pregnancy test right after i woke up and it was my period was suppose to come but it didn't,and i'm having back pains and some cramps with watery like discharge. I don't know if its because of stress that its running late. because i was stressing a lot about being pregnant. its been ten days since i had unprotected sex and i did it 2 or 3 days after i ovulated.

could this mean i pregnant,or is it the stress thats causing me to be late.

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replied December 9th, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A29280
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If you have had unprotected intercourse around your probable ovulation time, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days inside you and egg once release can stay alive for 6-7 days). If you have not taken any emergency protection within 24-48 hours of having unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is a possibility. Periods can also get delayed due to stress, changes in lifestyle, changes in eating habits or diet, changes in sleep pattern, emotional changes, etc., which can affect hormonal balances in your body causing period disturbances. Wait and watch for your 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 any new symptoms, 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 gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods) as well as regulate your periods. Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. 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 and lifestyle.
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