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Early period , back pain , moody

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Me and my husband just got married,and in the moment,we forgot to use protection. That was about two and a half weeks ago,and I had just got off my period a couple days before. Well,I wasn't expecting my period until the 14 of this month and it came on the 3 of this month. I've been hurting in my back,and I've been extremely moody,worse than I normally am on my period. I've gone from crying myself to sleep to fussing at everyone at my school,and getting very upset when my husband doesen't say a thing wrong. I was wondering if this is an early sign of pregnancy? or just an off period??

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replied December 7th, 2009
Am I Pregnant Answer A8312

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the mood swings that you are having and the status of your pregnancy. When pregnancy occurs, cessation of menses occurs. It is true that you have a recent unprotected intercourse history but since you had an early period on the 4th of this month, so chances of pregnancy become bleak. However to differentiate this menstrual bleeding from a miscarriage, I would suggest you to do a urine for pregnancy test or get your serum HCG levels estimated. The HCG (it is a hormone) levels rise only in pregnancy and its levels are raised even for a few days after a miscarriage. So HCG presence will confirm the status of your pregnancy.
The mood changes that you are having can be due to the hormonal changes which are there whenever there is any irregularity in periods. This should become better with the next menstrual periods ( in the absence of any pregnancy). So get your pregnancy status checked and if the symptoms still persist then please consult your gynecologist.

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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