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I'm 19 and I always start my period on the 28th or 29th of each month. It's now almost the 4th of May and no period. I've had cramps and back pain.. all the symptoms of starting my period. I thought I started a couple times but nothing. And my nipples are really tender. I'm bloated and gassy as well as constipated. I lately have had a high sense of smell. My boyfriend and I usually use a condom or we only have sex for a couple minutes without a condom before putting one on. Could I be pregnant?


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replied May 4th, 2010
Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms Answer A11713
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Yes, you could be pregnant if you are about a week late. Condoms can leak or can cause spill or can rupture without knowledge and can result in pregnancy. You also have other signs of pregnancy such as tender breasts, high sense of smell, bloatedness and constipation. Hence take a pregnancy test and see.

If the test is negative, wait for 4-5 days and repeat or go for blood pregnancy test which is more confirmatory. Hope this helps. Take care!



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