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late on dec period. Could I be pregnant?

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Hi. I just got my period on Saturday which was 5 days late. This period seemed shorter than normal. I got it sat and lasted until Monday. I had sex Monday unprotected and he ejaculated in me. Now 2 days after my period I am spotting light pinkish/red blood. Also prior to this cycle I had sex on dec 1st which was a fertile day but he didn't come inside me. My periods are normal 28 day cycle. My last period started on dec 20 th had sex on the 22 rd and ended on the 23rd. My November period was Nov. 19th normal cycle so like I said I was 5 days late on dec period. Could I be pregnant?

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replied December 31st, 2014
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Since your periods of November were on 19th November and you had your periods of December around 20th, chances of pregnancy are less. The short period could be just an irregular period due to stress or hormonal changes.

If you are apprehensive regarding the status of your pregnancy you can get it checked. Most home pregnancy tests that check urine beta-HCG are sensitive to 20-25 mIU/ml of HCG. The test can be positive anywhere from about 2-3 days prior to a missed menses to 4-5 days after, but usually it should be done 7-10 days past your missed period.

Otherwise you can get a serum HCG also done which is more specific than urine pregnancy test.
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 and regards.

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