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I stopped breastfeeding about 3 weeks ago.

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Early pregnancy symptoms? I had unprotected sex 9 days ago. I stopped breastfeeding about 3 weeks ago. Have not had a period in 10 months postpardum due to breast feeding, also took mini pill for a month, made me ill.

Unprotected sex was on 8/2. On 8/5 I had light spotting and a severe bloated feeling. I now have pressure and a heavy feeling in my vagina. My cervix is tingly like when i was pregnant before.

I took a pregnancy test this morning, it was faintly positive.

Is it too soon to be pregnant? It feels like period cramps but less severe and a lower back ache around my previous epidural site. The pressure and heaviness and bloating are all familiar to me from my previous pregnancy.

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replied August 12th, 2011
Am I Pregnant Answer A25938
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Your symptoms are suggestive of possibility of pregnancy. If you had stopped with breastfeeding the baby, you will not have the protection from ‘lactation amenorrhea). You can ovulate anytime after stopping completely with breastfeeding. If you are not on any other form of birth control measures, you are at risk for pregnancy. The spotting/bleeding after 5 days of intercourse could be suggestive of possible implantation bleeding. The faint positive result could suggest pregnancy. Repeat the test after 5-7 days to see if turns positive. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.

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