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first cycle after pill anyone have cycles less than 28 days?

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I need some help...i've been off for about 3 weeks now. hubby and i are TTC. i am extremely bloated, have had small headaches a few times this week, been spotting a little the last few days, (stopped now) and two nights ago i had horrible lower back pain. i have also gained 3.5lbs this week. i am not sure if i am getting my TOM or pregnant. It's too early for a pregnancy test (I have tried already!) and I'm DYING in anticipation!...also, i have been checking ovulation with a OPK for 2 weeks now and nothing. (even though i had the other signs: ovulation pain in my ovary and wetness)so maybe i ovulated before i started the tests??? is that even possible? i dont know how long my cycle is because this is my first after the pill. if i assume 28 days, it won't be due until 12/30...and i am getting the feeling in my lower abdomen that my TOM may be coming (even though this week will only be 21 days) - does anyone have cycles less than 28 days?
Any advice would greatly be appreciated.

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replied December 22nd, 2011
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A29647
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The symptoms (bloating, headaches, spotting, low back pain, weight gain in short period of time, etc) suggest chances of pregnancy if you have been sexually active without protection around your ovulation time. If pregnancy is suspected, look out for development of any other new symptoms suggestive of pregnancy. If periods have not started 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). Consider being 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.
Take care.

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